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Chronic Microvascular Ischemic Change
Is stable bilateral frontaoparietal white matter t2w/flair hyperintense signals, probably chronic microvascular ischemic changes called mild stroke?
Is it normal for a 42 yr old female to have chronic microvascular ischemic changes of the brain & what could be the cause? History chronic muscle pn
Brain: My opinion on chronic microvascular changes...Most important is how bad. Sometimes there are a few small speckles seen in people with migraines that are definitely not worrisome. Otherwise risk factors for this are: smoking, high bp/cholesterol, diabetes, drug use, and genetics...Among other rare causes. My biggest recs would be to work on any changeable things like some of these. ...Read more
Hello dr, I had a MRI of my brain. It came back as slight chronic microvascular ischemic changes. What does that mean? Also what does a air cell mean?
Aging changes: As we get older, arteries harden and we see small vessel changes in the brain due to aging. They simply mean the brain doesn't work as well as it did when we are young and mostly attest to our slowly diminishing function. These are microvascular ischemic changes. You probably don't notice these changes. Air cells are bony areas of the skull with air spaces in them- normal. ...Read more
My grandpa have chronic microvascular ischemic changes.He has deficiency in vit B12,show low O2 in the brain,have memory loss,his behavior has changed?
?vascular dementia: 1. Get the vitamin B-12 into normal range with injections. 2. He may have had small strokes which need to be prevented with medication. 3. Could have Alzheimer's. Any of above separately or together could affect memory and behavior. A neurologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a diabetic and my MRI shows chronic microvascular ischaemic changes. What is this and what are the symptoms. I have recently have memory problems
Brain MRI right?: On brain MRI your radiology physician saw small signal abnormalities that he or she thought were related to ischemia. These are not uncommon in older patients. What would be good to know is your age and the quantity of the disease that was seen on mr. Your ordering physician will want to put these 2 pieces of information together and talk to you about controlling risk factors to minimize brain dz. ...Read more
Ischemia: Ischemia is a technical term for "lack of oxygen". Microvascular means the smallest of blood vessels. Think of the plumbing in your house. The microvasculature would be your shower head. When there is a malfunction of the microvasculature either because of spasm or buildup because of cholesterol, smoking, diabetes etc.. The organ with the bloodvessels ( ex. Heart) will malfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more
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