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Global Atrophy Of The Brain
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 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
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
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
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
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
Age: Assuming atrophy is global - or at least non focal - the most likely cause is age related change. ...Read more
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
Old age related: Not usually serious - not reversible - probably due to hypertension- chronic. ...Read more
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
Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more
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
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
Brain atrophy: Usually not although the content may not be too beneficial. ...Read more
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
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
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
Neurologis, refuse to release images saying al fine, just increased white dens matter in brain, can it by mysotis, atrophy, start after h1n1, conditions
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without seeing the images. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can primary hypogonadism and sudden testicular atrophy cause brain atrophy? Are the two conditions related in any way?
No: You'd thinks so sometimes, but there's no relation. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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