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Can diabetes cause chronic microvascular ischemic change in brain?

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It along with hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common causes of chronic microvascular changes.
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Is stable bilateral frontaoparietal white matter T2W/FLAIR hyperintense signals, probably chronic microvascular ischemic changes called mild stroke?

Stroke

Stroke
These small micro vascular changes seen on mri are called "lacunar infarcts", which is a result of uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time.
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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

Brain
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.
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Dr. John K. Baker answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Brian Sabb answered:

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?

Brain_mri
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
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

38y F. Brain MRI shows left maxillary polyp, partial empty sella, small chronic ischaemic lesions in subcorticle frontoparietal white matter. Cure?

Nothing to cure

Cerebrum
but try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella cannot be fixed, and nothing to worry about unless abnormal pituitary function - may need to see an endocrinologist. Ischemic lesions may be within normal limits (allowed 1 per decade of life), but need to understand cause(s) and try to prevent more.
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Cerebral ischaemic changes in relation to headaches ?

Migraine related

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Chronic migraine patients frequently demonstrate MRI abnormalities consistent with chronic ischaemic change. We frequently will add either Plavix or aspirin plus a calcium channel blocker, if their BP will tolerate it, to address this small vessel abnormality. This is off label treatment, and no studies have confirmed effectiveness. We monitor aspirin and Plavix effectiveness thru assay.
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What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood

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Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood.
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What is best treatment for recurrent ischaemic stroke?

Preventative meds

Stroke
If this were an embolic event, an anti-coagulant would work best, but if localized thrombotic process, would choose antiplatelet drug such as Aggrenox, and add lovastatin. Due to your age, if you were the patient, might check for unusual causes, such as anti-phospholipid syndrome or hyperhomocysteinemia. Also, was there any trauma which might have caused a dissection?
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What are the symptoms of Angina-ischaemic heart disease?

Pain

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Shortness of breath or fatigue generally
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