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Doctor insights on: Frontal Lobe Atrophy Causes

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My wife has frontal lobe atrophy. Any treatments? Is life going to be difficult or shortened significantly?

My wife has frontal lobe atrophy. Any treatments? Is life going to be difficult or shortened significantly?

Check with your doc: This should be evaluated by a neurologist. Most likely there is nothing that can be done about it but there are some very rare diseases that may be the underlying cause. Neurologist is a must. ...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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Should I be concerned if my son is 8 years old, doctor diagnosis frontal lobe atrophy, is it cure able deices, to whom I can consult?

Neurodegeneration: The brain does not regenerate. Frontal lobe atrophy is a serious condition, for which a Neurologist should be an integral part of the disease management plan. Depending on the type of disability and degree of dysfunction, Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy may also be important to involve in the overall care. ...Read more

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Pls comment regarding ventricles (dysmorphic?)and cerebellar tonsils (borderline Chiari?).Frontal lobe atrophy? MRI images in profile.

Pls comment regarding ventricles (dysmorphic?)and cerebellar tonsils (borderline Chiari?).Frontal lobe atrophy? MRI images in profile.

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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

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Is mild atrophy of both frontal lobes normal at 51, no symptoms? My doctor (not a neurologist) said "normal at my age, as brain stops developing at 25

Is mild atrophy of both frontal lobes normal at 51, no symptoms? My doctor (not a neurologist) said "normal at my age, as brain stops developing at 25

Brain atrophy: Cannot be determined using a single neural imaging study contrary to popular belief as one must demonstrate that there has been an actual loss of brain substance over time rather than the lack of development of a particular area of the brain. My suggestion to you would be to arrange to have a consultation with a cognitive neurologist to address the matter of frontal lobe impairment. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

No: Development of the frontal lobe is not associated with development of the visual system. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

Likely no much: Sounds like a congenital arachnoid cyst was revealed on imaging. This may be totally asymptomatic but of value to periodically recheck to assure not increasing in size.
However, cysts can be secondary to other mechanisms, such a parasitic infections, but typically there would be multiple lesions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

See your doctor: Not wearing glasses may cause eye strain, etc., but it will not cause frontal lobe damage. If you suspect a problem with the brain, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

Nope: Fortunately that's not how we get frontal lobe dementia. So its OK to concentrate on TV and think deeply about things, Just don't text and drive. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe tbi cause MS in later life?

Can a frontal lobe tbi cause MS in later life?

NO: Loads of controversy has swirled regarding ms and trauma, but looking at all of this, it is quite clear that there is no real relationship btwn the cause of ms and any kind of trauma. There is some possible tendency to worsen ms with open head trauma, that is penetration through the skull, but not with a closed head injury. In short, your injury did not cause ms. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a frontal lobe injury cause depression?

Might it be that a a frontal lobe injury cause depression?

Frontal lobe: Sometimes injury to one frontal lobe is tolerated. Symptoms like depression are common, frequently apathy, or a symptom called inanition can seem like depression. Inability to plan or think through things or changes in judgment can occur. Parts of the frontal lobe are directly associated with mood and emotion, and can effect in ways beyond depression. ...Read more

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I understand that developmental venous anomalies rarely cause symptoms, but if/when they do, what are they for a large one- right frontal lobe?

I understand that developmental venous anomalies rarely cause symptoms, but if/when they do, what are they for a large one- right frontal lobe?

Right frontal lobe: The frontal lobes control executive functioning (planning, multi-tasking), memory, expression of emotions, personality. The right frontal lobe also controls the motor function of the left side of the body. Importantly, developmental venous anomalies aren't usually clinically significant. See your neurologist for further discussion. Http://jnnp. Bmj. Com/content/67/2/234.full ...Read more

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Other than multiplesclerosis which other things can cause juxtacortical frontal lobe that are up to 3mmhyperintensities and 1mm centrum semiovale

ABN MRI: ABNORMAL FINDINGS ON BRAIN MRI NEED TO BE CORELATED WITH THE CLINICAL EXAM AND LABS. The differential DX would also include CNS LYME/CNS SJOGRENS SYNDROME/CNS SARCOIDOSIS. It would be wise to get a second Neurologic Opninion and Rheumatolgic opinion. A lumbar puncture may be needed to evaluate CNS LYME. A pronged period of respiratory failure with hypoxia may also cause these lesions. ...Read more

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What problems can frontal lobe damage cause?

FL damage: Memory loss & risk taking behaviors (impulsivity), depending on site & extent of damage. ...Read more

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How to get rid of frontal lobe migraine for teens and what causes it?

How to get rid of frontal lobe migraine for teens and what causes it?

Preventive meds: Medical eveluation helpful need good sleep pattern at least 8 hours daily, avoid caffiene, try to minimize stress, decrease processed meats, if continued and severe may use daily preventive medication, . ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS?

Probably not: The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS in later life after a tbi?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS in later life after a tbi?

NOPE: Trauma to brain or neck does NOT cause MS either early or late in life. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, im having a grnaloma on left frontal lobe of my brain. Does this cause any disease please tell me sir?

Hi doctor, im having a grnaloma on left frontal lobe of my brain. Does this cause any disease please tell me sir?

The only: Problem I can think of is a SIEZURE and your treating physician may wish to place you on anti-siezure medication to PREVENT one...discuss with your treatng Neurologist/PCP
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more