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Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused by metabolic, mitochondrial, or other genetic disorder. This will affect longterm development. Other causes of global atrophy are toxins, malnutrition, epilepsy, encephalomyopathies, or any number of severe infectious insults to the brain. ...Read more
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
Global atrophy for 5 year old what is it? Had scan but have not been told what it is as doctor first said the result was clear! Please help worried
Depends on cause: Hi Lawrence242 global brain atrophy means that the overall size of the brain is smaller than normal. The significance depends on its severity, whether it is progressive and its cause. Accordingly the effects on learning and functioning can range from very mild to severe. I strongly recommend you seek clarification from the physician who originally ordered the scan. Best wishes to you and your child ...Read more
My nephew had a brain scan and came back with Global atrophy what does this mean he is 5 years old?
Why ask here?: Unless it's different in Merrie Olde England from US your nephew's parents didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The brain scan was ordered by a doctor for a reason your nephew saw the doctor & the scan was ordered why? The ordering physician has responsibility to go over results with parents & explain them look at scan images? What do they show. ...Read more
Ct scan showed global atrophic changes with increased extra axial fluid for a 5year old boy what does this mean?
Question?: Extra axial fluid is essentially CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) that is acting as a fluid cushion for the brain. Extra fluid is the face of atrophic changes makes sense - it needs to fill in more space to compensate. Discussing specifics of your child's case really needs to be done face to face with a pediatric neurologist who knows your child's symptoms and test results. ...Read more
What could it mean if MRI of brain showed "moderately severe global atrophy" in one @83yrs old? It was 2 weeks after chemo on 83yrold & had severe uti
Brain shrinkage: Is commensurate with age. Length of life varies from person to person. The treatment has probably helped the process too. ...Read more
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 contributing to more atrophy. ...Read more
Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions of the testicle are sperm and testosterone production. Fortunately, if the other testicle is normal, then there should be no impact on overal fertility or hormone levels. It's important to protect the remaining testicle if playing contact sports. ...Read more
Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more
Brain atrophy: Atrophy of the cerebral cortex is often seen on ct scans of elderly people who have no significant cognitive problems. Therefore that ct scan finding often has no clinical significance except for ageing. If you have further concerns about cerebral atrophy, a neurologist or psychologist can do a mental status evaluation to further check for any cognitive loss. ...Read more
Shrinkage: A certain amount of atrophy occurs as we age. When atrophy is excessive or is very focused in a specific region of the brain it can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder. For example, in alzheimer's disease focal atrophy can sometimes be seen in the inner part of the temporal lobes (memory regions). In frontotemporal dementia the atrophy is in frontal and/or temporal lobes. ...Read more
Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking, using the arms, or with speaking of swallowing. Eye movements may sometimes be affected also. ...Read more
See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mumps), old age, medications (steroids, testosterone, chemotherapy), varicocele, etc. Most causes of testicular atrophy are irreversible unless medication is the cause in which case stopping the medication and restoring proper hormone balance may help. ...Read more
Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy. ...Read more
Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more
Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious. ...Read more
MSA: There are three subtypes of MSA. MSA-A (Autonomic Dysfunction), MSA-P (Parkinsonism), MSA-C (Cerebellar Dysfunction). MSA Signs are Cogwheel Rigidity, Bradykinesia (Slowness of Movement), Autonomic Dysfunction (urinary incontinence, Orhtostatic Hypotension, Vertigo, etc.), Dementia, loss of postural reflexes in the first 1-2 years, no or sub therapeutic response to Levodopa & seldomly tremor. ...Read more
Excersize: You start excersizing, that will build you musles up. ...Read more
See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) or h.Yplori infection. Atrophic gastritis is the remnant of chronic stomach inflammation which has left the stomach glands atrophied (wasted, shriveled, weakened). This can be caused by h.Pylori or autoimmune disease. ...Read more
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Menopausal changes: These are common findings in menopausal and pre- menopausal women. ...Read more
What if it is focal? I have seen info on non focal atrophy, but nothing so far about mild focal atrophic change.
Clarify: We can not cross -reference your previous questions. May wish to re-ask with clarification. ...Read more
I've been in bed for more than 3 years and now my muscles are atrophied. What kind of exercices should I begin with in order to reverse this state?
Atrophy: Start slowly & with a supervised pt program to work on stretch, range of motion, modalities, and slow progressive strengtgening. 3 years is a long time. ...Read more