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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus.Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus.Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

Further work up.: Cerebral atrophy occurs as part of the normal aging process and there is no treatment for this MRI finding. As part of aging, the ventricles may enlarge. However, hydrocephalus is not a normal radiographic finding. A consultation with a neurologist to determine if your mother has any symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus would be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?

My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control
  diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?

No cure: The changes you describe are typical ct changes of most people over age 60 with dm and htn. There's nothing that will reverse those changes. To slow progression which is as inexorable as aging, keep the BP and cholesterol under meticulous control. Control of dm is important for other reasons but may not slow the vasular changes. Of course, no smoking. Good diet and regular exercise also help. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

Eval: Depends on whether the atrophy looks prenatal, normal brain otherwise. Work up for neuro developmental diseases...Deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy: Cerebra; atropy is most commonly related to ageing, can occur after head trauma and some rare neurological disorders. While much research is being so nothing for reversing the illness or loss of brain. ...Read more

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I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment now i am taking steroids but no good?

I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment  now i am taking steroids but no good?

Doubt the diagnosis: The diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy is doubtful. This is often based on MRI findings and it tends to have no clinical significance. There is probably no need for steroid treatment. It would be a good idea to obtain a second opinion and formal consultation about this matter. ...Read more

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How can we improve the condition of the person who is 50+ and suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy? Can we make them self dependent once again?

How can we improve the condition of the person who is 50+ and suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy? Can we make them self dependent once again?

Not serious: You have only mentioned a ct finding that we see commonly. I assume he is doing well otherwise and will continue to do so in the future, as long he/she has a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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My daughter have a vsd, chd problem with a gdd, epilepsy & difuse cerebral atrophy with siezure. What must I do to avoid the attack of her siezure?

My daughter have a vsd, chd problem with a gdd, epilepsy & difuse cerebral atrophy with siezure. What must I do to avoid the attack of her siezure?

Ask Neurologist: This is a complex situation. The vsd should not play a role in the brain or seizure issues. I would assume that the child is on anti-seizure medication. Make sure that this is taken regularly and there is regular follow-up with whomever is managing the seizures. It can be a very frustrating situation as you describe it. I'm not sure you can completely 'avoid' a seizure. ...Read more

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