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Paraventricular White Matter Disease
Lack of blood deep :
In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following:
3. Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
4. Cigarette smoking
5. Family history of stroke
Of course there are others but these are most important. Please meet with your neurologist to discuss why and what you can do to help your situation. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more
Maybe of no signif.: White matter lesions may be caused from a host of circumstances, such as migraine, prior head or neck trauma, hardening of the arteries, inflammation like multiple sclerosis, prior small strokes, effect of some medications such as methotrexate, and is not specific. The location of your concern maybe actually a chronic, lifelong issue. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
I had an MRI that showed minimal white matter disease that was not addressed. Now im having signs of MS.?
Get re-evaluated: The MRI may well be nonspecific, and the result of migraine, old head trauma, smoking, etc. But if you now have neurological symptoms, and "signs", this needs to be evaluated fully and diagnosed, so that the appropriate cause can be treated. This may not necessarily be MS, and certainly best to find out. ...Read more
I had an MRI and was diagnosed with white matter changes to my left external capsule(not sure where that is) Is there a way to slow this disease down?
White matter changes: Without understanding what prompted the ordering of the MRI, not the specific aspects and findings of the MRI (location, sequence etc) it is difficult to determine what these findings on their own mean. Since you have clearly had a previous health care provider interaction, suggest you speak to that provider to further discuss the relevance of these findings. ...Read more
Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and they are "white" because of myelin insulation. The ventricles are fluid-filled "shock absorber" spaces inside the brain. Ischemic means they have been deprived oxygen, microvascular means in tiny blood vessels. Mini-stroke strips off some insulation. ...Read more
I have white matter disease and the neurologist didn't really tell me that it would cause cognitive issues. Will these issues get better?
Maybe...: Really depends on the location and the number of white matter lesions. In demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis if having an increase lesion burden, cognitive dysfunction will occur. Otherwise, the number and location is important to determine whether there'll be any memory or cognitive issues. ...Read more
I asked earlier about MS and white matter disease. I have had an MRI (2) actually. Shows lesions. "Stroke" in october. But wad told not a stroke?
MRI WHITE LESIONS: Mris are very sensitive at identifying any change in anatomy. Some lesions can look like the beginning of ms, but not actually turn into the disease. High blood pressure and trauma can cause lesions they look like ms or small strokes. Serial examinations are sometimes required to figure out if the findings improve, stay the same, or increase. ...Read more
I have MS symptoms, balance, memory, speech thinking problems. Had an unfounded stroke as well. Dr says only white matter disease. I feel like it's ms.?
MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. There are often numerous brain lesions and abnormalities in the CSF, which is obtained by spinal tap.
Think of having symptoms, but they are not necessarily MS symptoms. Sometimes the spinal tap or MRI tests done over a long time help answer your question. ...Read more
MRI done showed brain lesion... If it were white matter disease would they have known by this MRI?
My husband has been diagnosed with severe white matter brain disease. What is that and what does it mean? He is recovering from a stroke.
"White matter": I agree with dr. Kumar. "White matter" refers to the nerve fibers that facilitate communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. White matter is below the surface layer of the brain, and can be followed all the way down the spinal cord. Strokes can injure these areas; some people have cognitive changes as well as physical symptoms afterwards. ...Read more
I had an MRI done an it says mild patchy white matter hyperintensity of the pons is stable likely representing microangiopathic disease mean what doe?
I am 32, Male.
I had an MIR done on my brian.
The findings show: Mild small vessel disease in the periventricular white matter.
Should I worry?
MRI showed moderate supratenatorial white matter disease suspicious of demyelinating process. Multiple nodular foci periventricular Could you explain?
Concern for MS, But: Phyllis, talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI, since he/she can interpret the MRI in the context of the symptoms that brought you to the clinic. In some cases, periventricular white matter lesions are the result of migraines, old head trauma, neuron migration issues, or MS. It is hard to know from just a description of the MRI which is the cause. Good Luck and Stay Healthy! ...Read more
I'm 42 female with anxiety and was trying to rule out everything. Had a brain MRI which shows minimal nonspecific white matter disease. Should I worry?
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
MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.
I suggest you contact your neurologist right away to explain the findings. The idea is to find out what's going on so that you don't have to worry!. You might consider consulting with one of us. That's what we do!
www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
Hello I had a car accident and my cat scan came up I have mild periventricular white matter disease. Can the car accident show pwm this after two day?
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?
I also had a CT scan of the brain which showed I had chronic ischemic white matter disease. I am only 43!. Is this too age related? Thank you, Patty
What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?
Long list. : See brain atrophy at rightdiagnosis. Com. Discuss concerns with your doctor and a neurologist. ...Read more
My cat scan showed mild intracranial atrophy and mild supratentorial small vessel white matter disease?
I recently had an MRI of the brain. The results whereas follows mild atrophy and mild periventricular white matter ischemic small vessel disease. Wh?
Arteriosclerosis : You are taking hydrocodone, tramadol & Lyrica (pregabalin) for nagging pain plus Ambien for sleep and Buspirone for anxiety. Combination is heavy stuff. Had migraine but not anymore? Microvascular disease is the blockage of tiny vessels-arteriosclerosis. These can happen in heart & kidney as well. Check your lipid profile and possible use of statin. For headache & reevaluation of all your meds see neurologist. ...Read more
Mom is 79 brain CT scan: moderate cerebral volume loss, mild widening of the cortical sulci, mild white matter microvasc. Ischemic disease serious?
Depends: Most likely these are aging changes that have occurred with time. ...Read more
81 year old mother, CT periventricular deep white matter changes and moderate small vessel iscjaemic disease. Serious?
I had a cat scan, showed chronic microvascular ischemic white matter disease. My doctor who ordered the CT looked at it and did not comment. Is MS or other auto immune system possible?
Was told I have white matter disease. I feel like drs aren't listening. I have had problems with numbness in face, legs, feet. Alien hand, " stroke"?
Ordered CT scan brain MRI for lumbar spine after fall stairs lft leg has been numb 3yr prior to stairs spine not bad brain chronic microvascular ishemic white matter disease ms? Autoimmune?
Ischemic Brain: Not likely. At your age, the vascualr ischemia is more apt to be due to chronic high blood pressure or diabetes. It is important to follow up on this with your doctor to avoid small lesions called "lacunar" infarcts. Often, medication can be prescribed which will improve your micro vascualr integrity and avoid further damage. ...Read more
What does periventricular white matter changes mean on MRI, have bells palsy since 2/14 due to lymes. also, have mixed connective disease with lupus, htn,epilepsy, diabetes,copd, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea, avavascular necrosis both hips,I'm 52?
Our daughter has elevated aldolase and lph. She has a complex chronic pain disorder. What should be looked at? Eeg is normal. Mri shows white matter.
Growing pains?: If your daughter is nearing puberty the laboratory studies just indicated hormone effects and growth effects. Mri changes need to be evaluated by a good specialist, but may be normal variant. The chronic pain disorder is becoming a major epidemic now among young people. Be careful not to over react or over treat. She needs counseling to help with pain management. ...Read more
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- Diseases of the white matter of the brain
- Microvascular white matter disease
- Supratentorial white matter disease
- Microangiopathic white matter disease
- Mild nonspecific white matter disease
- White matter microvascular ischemic disease
- Mild periventricular white matter disease
- Periventricular and subcortical white matter disease
- Minimal white matter disease