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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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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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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

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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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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Sure can

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We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job involves prevention with an appropriate stroke anti platelet, or anti-coagulant approach.
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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

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Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but NOT straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury.
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Do symptoms with microvascular ischemic disease of brain return once they are gone?

Can return

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Ischemic microvascular of the brain is usually a radiologic description of certain findings on CT or MRI. These findings are typically seen in pts. with poorly controlled hypertension and/or Diabetes mellitus. Symptoms can return/worsen if the underlying risk factors are not addressed. Though the imaging abnormalites rarely return to normal, treatment can prevent progression.
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Diagnose of microvascular ischemic Dissease in Brain. Symptoms are now gone will they possibly return?

Can return

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Ischemic microvascular of the brain is usually a radiologic description of certain findings on CT or MRI. These findings are typically seen in pts. with poorly controlled hypertension and/or Diabetes mellitus. Symptoms can return/worsen if the underlying risk factors are not addressed. Though the imaging abnormalites rarely return to normal, treatment can prevent progression.
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Can Microvascular ischemic disease be seen on brain mri without contrast?

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It can.
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Is stable bilateral frontaoparietal white matter T2W/FLAIR hyperintense signals, probably chronic microvascular ischemic changes called mild stroke?

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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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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

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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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