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Dr. Georgianne Snowden
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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Can diabetes cause chronic microvascular ischemic change in brain?

Dr. Georgianne Snowden
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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Can diabetes cause chronic microvascular ischemic change in brain?

Yes: It along with hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common causes of chronic microvascular changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. John Baker
Board Certified, Neurology
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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

Dr. John Baker
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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

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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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?

Dr. Larry Armstrong
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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: 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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Sure can: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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77 year old's MRI - chronic microvascular ischemic disease & shrinking of brain. No diabetes or high BP. Hasn't smoked for 30 yrs. What's the cause?

Dr. Paul Velt
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77 year old's MRI - chronic microvascular ischemic disease & shrinking of brain. No diabetes or high BP. Hasn't smoked for 30 yrs. What's the cause?

Well that's the question: As we age the brain tends to lose fluid content. There are many seniors who do not have this issue while others do. The micro vascular ischemia is not dependent upon diabetes but small vessels that become blocked by many things including blood clots and cholesterol. Often times it doesn't affect the function of the individual. Occasionally it will. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Do symptoms with microvascular ischemic disease of brain return once they are gone?

Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Do symptoms with microvascular ischemic disease of brain return once they are gone?

Can return: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Diagnose of microvascular ischemic dissease in brain. Symptoms are now gone will they possibly return?

Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Board Certified, Neurology
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Diagnose of microvascular ischemic  dissease in brain.  Symptoms are now gone will they possibly return?

Can return: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

See comments: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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