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Gliosis Brain Dangerous
Can ischemic small vessel disease cause gliosis? How would ischemic small vessel disease be treated in a minimal area of white matter in the brain?
Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?
Brain cell injury:
It means you may need more tests
'Gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with brain damage/gliosis/low grade glioma in left frontal lobe. Doctors are still not sure what it is. Only MRI done?
I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?
Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain? ...Read more
I had an MRI and they found a right frontal deep white matter lacunar infarct with surrounding gliosis. Any ideas what that could mean?
Small stroke: It means there is a very small, old stroke there. Speak with your doctor about this, it is uncommon in young people. You may need to be checked for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercoagulability, and others. Sometimes migraine is an association. There may be no identifiable cause. ...Read more
Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures.?
The frontal lobes:
Occupy about the front half of the top part of the brain, called the cerebrum.
The posterior area would be towards the back — just in front and above the ear — see attached image — the back part of the pink area.
Gliosis is like scar tissue in the brain, and could cause seizures. Please discuss this with your neurologist and correlate with eeg and other test results. ...Read more
Will gliosis of the white matter of the left occipital lobe cause one eye to be larger than other?
If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?
No: Doesn't matter whether it's MS or anything else: stroke, tumor, anything: ANY lesion in the right hemisphere causes signs & symptoms on the left. Exceptions are a few left-handers & a VERY tiny proportion of right-handers. Southpaws have either left hemisphere dominance just like righties, or they have so-called mixed dominance. True right hemisphere dominance is exceedingly rare. ...Read more
4.5 CM left frontal convexity arachnoid cyst small arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe gliosis left occipital lobe partially empty sella turcica means?
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life. ...Read more
My right eye nerve cut when I was child. I'm now 32 yr & suffer memory & vocabulary problem. Ct show gliosis in "right temporal lobe. What should I do?
Brain exercise: First, you need a very thorough evaluation by a neuropsychologist to assess every last little part of your brain to determine all the areas that may be affected, get a baseline of your function, and see how mild/severe your current problems are. Then and only then can recommendations be made (and there are lots!) of how to exercise those specific areas of brain to optimize function and reduce loss. ...Read more
Happy germs: The damage caused by various germs will very with their aggressive nature. In short, they like the food/drink they find eating through your brain. Since there are no other germs around to compete with, they feed, reproduce and feed some more. Many types form puss pockets in and over the surface of the brain. At some point, they do enough damage to important structures & the untreated patient dies ...Read more
No: For patients that require a shunt, the surgical procedure itself has risk of course. After recovery, most patients are able to resume normal activities with no significant risk. However, patients with shunts should ask their doctor regarding specific activities if they are uncertain ...Read more
Never trivial: No procedure is trivial and brain biopsies are never attempted without a compelling reason — that said depending on the location of the lesion they are generally well tolerated with minimal risk. ...Read more
Are you referring to: An Arnold-Chiari malformation? Herniation of cerebellar tonsils? The answer regarding danger depends a great deal on the patient and what they do or don't do either vocationally, avocationally, recreationally and the severity/specific nature of the individual's anatomic anomaly. This question can only be answered in more detail by a physician who knows the case and has seen images, Neurosurgeon best ...Read more
The radiologist found that there is a non-specific lesion on the left side of my brain. Is it something dangerous?
It really is: Just what it sounds like: the radiologist found an abnormality, but cannot tell specifically what it is based on that study. Additional imaging or followup may be needed. Most of these incidental "nonspecific" abnormalities turn out to be of no concern, but sometimes they don't, so you need to talk to your doc about the next steps, if any. ...Read more
Are there any conditions or circumstances where it is potentially dangerous for a person's brain for them to smoke cigarettes?
Always.: Cigarettes are poison, not just for the brain, but for the rest of the body as well. At age 18, your brain is still developing, and to smoke now would be especially bad for it. Don't do it. ...Read more
No: Just generally useless, that's all.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm looking at taking the alpha brain supplement, are there any dangerous/illegal chemicals in it?
Everything has risk: Though I don't see anything illegal, any chemical that alters neurotransmitter levels can be dangerous or carry side effects. As I am not very familiar with a-brain, I can only say "take such things at your own risk." if you are concerned about fatigue or brain fog and the like, there are many other things to consider as well. I'd make an appt to talk with a holistic-minded doc about your concerns. ...Read more
Working on figuring out cause of my constant lightheadedness but wondering if it is dangerous to brain to have constant lightheaded feeling for days?
Not dangerous: The lightheadedness in itself is not directly damaging to the brain. However constant lightheadedness can be a symptom of something serious such as low blood. Most commonly, lightheadedness can simply be a sign of dehydration, inner ear problems, sinusitis, or medication interactions. Lightheadedness alone, without any other associated symptoms is likely benign. ...Read more
There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born I want to know is it dangerous or deadly? Thank u
Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more
? Narcolepsy: No this is not dangerous. Sleep paralysis is a frightening sensation of being unable to move while you are awake. Ordinarily, we turn off our voluntary movements during sleep. This prevents us from re-enacting our dreams. Sometimes, this does not work. Sleep paralysis is the accidental turning off of movements while we are awake. This is a symptom of narcolepsy. ...Read more