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What is moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Is it curable? Please suggest and guide

What is moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Is it curable? Please suggest and guide

Variable: Brain atrophy is the term for decreasing size of brain faster than seen in normal aging, and in elderly, might be a sign of alzheimer's. Can also be seen in other infirmities such as ms, prior repetitive head trauma, spinocerebellar degenerations, and prior brain infections and multiple strokes. Moderate is a lower grade of extent. Need to get an underlying diagnosis to address this. See neurol. ...Read more

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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Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

Yes: Very common. It sometimes has no effect at all. It sometimes is associated with alzheimers. It depends on your gebetics and the distribution of the atrophy. ...Read more

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Is moderate diffuse brain atrophy another name of alzheimer's? Is it life threatening? Will it worsen with time? How many stages ?

Is moderate diffuse brain atrophy another name of alzheimer's? Is it life threatening? Will it worsen with time? How many stages ?

No but: If you have concerns please get a full evaluation from a geriatric psychiatrist or neurologist who specializes in cognitive disorders. You can get specific answers this way. ...Read more

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My father, 75 years, diagnosed with moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Doctor has advised us alzil m 5 tab and felicia capsule......Is iit ok?

My father, 75 years, diagnosed with  moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Doctor has advised us alzil m 5 tab  and  felicia capsule......Is iit ok?

Brain atrophy: Do not know what the meds are, as these are not names of us products. But perhaps, he has been labeled as suffering possible alzheimer's disease, and needs meds. Best to use combinations early, and seems that donepezil 5 mg and memantine 10 mg would be of value. Check with doc regarding these chemical names. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about brain atrophy?

Can you tell me about brain atrophy?

Many causes: The many causes of cerebral atrophy include aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, Pick's disease, Huntington's disease, leukodystrophies, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anorexia, malnutrition, type II diabetes, and inflammation of the brain from encephalitis, AIDS, or neurosyphilis. Ref: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain atrophy?

What are the causes of brain atrophy?

Age : Brain atrophy is common in the elderly population. If the atrophy is pronounced may be secondary to dementia. It is not specific of any particular condition. ...Read more

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What are the medications for brain atrophy?

What are the medications for brain atrophy?

Symptomatic: Most cases of brain atrophy are due to neurodegenerative disease, which are irreversible. Certain medications may reduce symptoms but not reverse atrophy. Atrophy can be reversed in cases of alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiency, syphilis if proper treatment is provided. ...Read more

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Can brain atrophy be normal in a 42 year old?

Can brain atrophy be normal in a 42 year old?

No: Our brains shrink as we age from 30 to 90, but this is due cell size reducing. The term "atrophy", if used correctly, means the degree of shrinkage is more than normal for age. This is generally an imaging term, like from MRI data. Atrophy can then be graded mild, moderate or severe and given regional specificity (e.g. Global v. Medial temporal). This then means a loss of brain cells. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more