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Is there any cure for atrophy of the brain. In a 39 year old woman I found out 2 years ago and not one dr. Csn give me any answers?

Is there any cure for atrophy of the brain. In a 39 year old woman I found out 2 years ago and not one dr. Csn give me any answers?

Diagnosis correct?!!: True atrophy of the brain at 30 is very unusual, are there any general medical problems?, history of trauma especially in childhood, alcohol or drug problems? If all these are negative, the diagnosis is in doubt. Compare the ct or MRI in a few months, what if any is the clinical problem? ...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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Could multiple sclerosis be considered to be a white matter disease due to atrophy of the brain, like other well known white matter diseases?

Could multiple sclerosis be considered to be a white matter disease due to atrophy of the brain, like other well known white matter diseases?

Not exactly as said: Multiple Sclerosis is considered to be a neurodegenerative disease of the white matter but it's not DUE TO atrophy rather it occurs as a result of an autoimmune attack by the body of the white matter tracts. There's also ATROPHY of the brain (cortex mainly) resulting from the white matter disease & other factors. If you have more questions let me know at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My neurologist did an MRI thinking my symptoms were from my temperal lobe epilepsy. The MRI showed atrophy of the brain. Now having neuro testing.?

My neurologist did an MRI thinking my symptoms were from my temperal lobe epilepsy. The MRI showed atrophy of the brain. Now having neuro testing.?

Sounds right: The MRI will show if there is a structural cause for your symptoms. However, not all people with epilepsy have something structurally wrong with their brains. Instead, there is an electrical problem. Your doctor will probably perform and eeg to evaluate the electrical signals traveling through your brain. ...Read more

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What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory condition, and is seen in dementia. In much older adult patients this may be an expected (normal) finding. ...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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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 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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If I have mild brain atrophy, what could be the cause?

If I have mild brain atrophy, what could be the cause?

Age: Assuming atrophy is global - or at least non focal - the most likely cause is age related change. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with some kind of brain atrophy?

What diseases are associated with some kind of brain atrophy?

Many causes: Atrophy or shrinking of the brain, can be seen with many conditions, including dementias, such as alzheimer's, chronic multiple sclerosis, nutritional and alcohol issues, and sometimes even misleading, as in cases of severe dehydration, which can be reversible. Minor atrophy is invariably associated with aging. ...Read more

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Why is having "mild brain atrophy" serious? Can it be reversed?

Why is having "mild brain atrophy" serious? Can it be reversed?

Old age related: Not usually serious - not reversible - probably due to hypertension- chronic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is atrophic changes in brain for 9 months old kid, with megacephaly - ventriculomegaly?

Can you tell me what is atrophic changes in brain for 9 months old kid, with megacephaly - ventriculomegaly?

MR/CT brain changes: Megacephaly means enlarged brain. Ventriculomegally is enlarged fluid containing structures in central portions of the brain. Icncreased spaces between sulci in peripher of brain may indicate associated brain atrophy. ...Read more

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Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more

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What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

It depends: This depends on the amount of alcohol used, frequency of use, and period of time involved. Also important are other accompanying diseases the alcoholic might have, such as liver dysfunction. Frontal cortex atrophy is frequently seen, and impacts judgment and executive cognitive function. In long term alcohol abuse, one can see cerebellar atrophy also -- leading to uncoordinated movements. ...Read more

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What should I do if my daughter has been diagnosed with brain atrophy?

What should I do if my daughter has been diagnosed with brain atrophy?

Diagnosis?: Why is this present? Is there a hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, has there been repetitive head trauma, does she have multiple sclerosis, has she suffered encephalitis from west nile? Maybe, can heip symptoms with meds to prevent seizures, memory enhancing drugs, etc. There is a specific reason for the atrophy, and best to treat that cause. ...Read more

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Can you suffer significant brain atrophy from youtube, internet, & video games?

Can you suffer significant brain atrophy from youtube, internet, & video games?

Brain atrophy: Usually not although the content may not be too beneficial. ...Read more

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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

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What does indeterminate cortical atrophy (brain) mean? What causes this at age 25?

What does indeterminate cortical atrophy (brain) mean? What causes this at age 25?

Cause unknown: Indeterminate is a phrase used to describe uncertainty. In this case cortical atrophy was determined upon brain imaging- CT or MRI. The description refers to the finding not the cause; ie indeterminate. Often there is a pattern that is found and a differential diagnosis may be offered as to a cause.
The physican ordering the test may have an idea of the cause ...Read more

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My nephew had a brain scan and came back with Global atrophy what does this mean he is 5 years old?

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

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Can the brain atrophy caused by b-12 deficiency be reversed?

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Can the brain atrophy caused by b-12 deficiency be reversed?

Sometimes: When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment. ...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, but see below: As we age, we all lose brain size and slowly atrophy, but typically has minimal effects. If brain size rapidly declines, can be associated with alzheimer's disease, or other problems with cognition. Memory, focus concentration, and organizational skills can decline. Not the same with normal aging. ...Read more

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What are the odds that someone has schizophrenia given that they have brain atrophy?

What are the odds that someone has schizophrenia given that they have brain atrophy?

Too big of a: Question. What is causing the brain atrophy, which parts of the brain are involved, how long has this been going on? These are questions first for a neurologist, and probably a psychiatrist, second. Brain atrophy is a condition where there are less cells and/or there are less connected cells, which can cause cognitive problems, some of which might look like schizophrenia (more like OBS). ...Read more

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An autopsy revealed 1070 grams brain atrophy, what does that signify?

Depends: Normal brain weight depends on age and gender. 1070 gm is lower than normal. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8072950. ...Read more

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Hi ihave a cousin in gaza stripes he has been diagnosed with moderate brain atrophy and he is 5 yrs old, is there any treatment for his condition?

Hi ihave a cousin in gaza stripes he has been diagnosed with moderate brain atrophy and he is 5 yrs old, is there any treatment for his condition?

Brain atrophy: Doe he have any metabolic and or congenital disorder?
There is no treatment available for brain atrophy as far as I know in adults. You should contact pediatric neurology. ...Read more

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Doctor my son is 6 months old and he effected with atrophic brain parenchyma with prominent sulcal spaces in front part of the brain why it comes?

Doctor my son is 6 months old and he effected with atrophic brain parenchyma with prominent sulcal spaces in front part of the brain why it comes?

Children's health: Sounds like lack of development of the brain with what we call atrophy. This situation most likely occurred during pregnancy unless the child has had a severe illness affecting the brain after the delivery. ...Read more

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Grwth hormone generates growth of new cells and tissue (fact), even brain tissue. So, can long term use also help redvlop a 1sided atrophied testicle?

Grwth hormone generates growth of new cells and tissue (fact), even brain tissue. So, can long term use also help redvlop a 1sided atrophied testicle?

Not at all: There is no approval commercially that I am aware of for the use of growth hormone for any length of time to help redevelop atrophy of any tissue, organ, or side of the body. There is certainly a lot of hype of using it for such thing and sports athletes have been the primary reason why such bad information gets to the public but there is no medical basis nor approval to use it as such. ...Read more