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My father's is 68.In his MRI report mentioned that senile cerebral atrophy with suspicion of early nph-interval follow up suggested. What does it mean?

My father's is 68.In his MRI report mentioned that senile cerebral atrophy with suspicion of early nph-interval follow up suggested. What does it mean?

Look at these links: Http://www. Lifenph. Com
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/normal_pressure_hydrocephalus/normal_pressure_hydrocephalus. Htm
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000752.htm
http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/normal-pressure-hydrocephalus ...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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best medicine for cerebral atrophy?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best medicine for cerebral atrophy?

Depends upon cause: As people age, brain size declines, but at your age, atrophy would be of concern. In some cases, atrophy is genetic associated with spinocerebellar degeneration. Toxic causes include recreational drugs and alcohol. Atrophy is a hallmark of dementias such as Alzheimers, Parkinson's, but also, a bad sign in MS. Treatment is directed toward cause and symptoms. No perfect approach. ...Read more

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What is the expected prognosis for my baby of 25 weeks with cerebral atrophy?

What is the expected prognosis for my baby of 25 weeks with cerebral atrophy?

Not clear: This is a complicated situation. First of all, is the 25 weeks the gestational age, or the chronologic age? If the gestation was 25 wks and there is cerebral atrophy, there are still a range of outcomes. Even with being born severely early, and having abnormal findings on imaging of the brain, babies can grow up to have normal thinking and movement. I would do all you can for a good outcome. ...Read more

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My son has generalized cerebral atrophy, and within a year he has had multiple issues. Is it likely his atrophy is progressive? He is 1 year old.

My son has generalized cerebral atrophy, and within a year he has had multiple issues. Is it likely his atrophy is progressive? He is 1 year old.

Hard to say: The GCA is more a description than a diagnosis. It could relate to a specific one time event and as such not "progress" but at that age, the outcome is worrisome. If an adult suffers an event, you know soon what functions you loose. With a small kid, you don't know what functions are lost until they don't develop, so the effect seems worse. Some conditions producing GCA do progress ...Read more

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What is cerebral atrophy?

What is cerebral atrophy?

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

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What is best medicine for treating cerebral atrophy?

What is best medicine for treating cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy: Risk reduction through lowering blood pressure, using antioxidants, & staying active & eating well balanced diet. ...Read more

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What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

? concern: Do you at age 38, have cerebral atrophy? Would get this checked out ASAP. Seen with aging, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, repetitive brain injury, and variety of other problems. If this is YOU, see a neurologist, as you need help!! ...Read more

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How can we improve the condition of the person who is 50+ and suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy? Can we make them self dependent once again?

How can we improve the condition of the person who is 50+ and suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy? Can we make them self dependent once again?

Not serious: You have only mentioned a ct finding that we see commonly. I assume he is doing well otherwise and will continue to do so in the future, as long he/she has a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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My mom was told she has cerebral atrophy, What is this?

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My mom was told she has cerebral atrophy, What is this?

Cerebral atrophy: Shrinkage of brain tissue with aging, termed Dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Some causes are; Injury such as Stroke, Disorders such as Epilepsy or MS, Infections such as Encephalitis. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

Please help! What is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy: Cerebra; atropy is most commonly related to ageing, can occur after head trauma and some rare neurological disorders. While much research is being so nothing for reversing the illness or loss of brain. ...Read more

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MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy? Age 74. How serious is this?

MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy? Age 74. How serious is this?

Unsure: First off, this has nothing to do with the fall. We all have atrophy of the brain as we age. Cannot tell you how significant it is without looking at the MRI itself. ...Read more

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What would cause cerebral atrophy in my 5 yr girl. What is the long term affect on her?

What would cause cerebral atrophy in my 5 yr girl. What is the long term affect on her?

Likely congenital: There are numerous both congenital and genetic conditions, and unclear as to significance base upon your information. Suggest visit to pediatric neurologist or Concierge consult online with one of our pediatric experts. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

Eval: Depends on whether the atrophy looks prenatal, normal brain otherwise. Work up for neuro developmental diseases...Deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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Does infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or it is the opposite way?

Does infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or it is the opposite way?

Both: Infantile spasm (west syndrome) has many causes. One cause of infantile spasm is cerebral atrophy.
I imagine that the other causes of infantile spasm will also be associated with cerebral atrophy as a secondary effect. ...Read more

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Did the infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or the other way around?

Did the infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or the other way around?

Both: Infantile spasm (west syndrome) has many causes. One cause of infantile spasm is cerebral atrophy.
I imagine that the other causes of infantile spasm will also be associated with cerebral atrophy as a secondary effect. ...Read more

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Recommend medicine or any surgery for cerebral atrophy due to genetic inheritance?

Recommend medicine or any surgery for cerebral atrophy due to genetic inheritance?

No: You are most likely dealing with the genetic inheritance. You might want to ask your neurologist for advice but I am not aware of any medication for this ; surgery has no place in this condition. I must say that cerebral atrophy at your age is a bit unusual. ...Read more

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What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

That's irrelevant: You're making a common layperson's mistake: You're confusing a correlative marker with the thing itself. The presence of cerebral atrophy either during life in imaging or pathologically after death tells you nothing by itself. What matters is how well a brain WORKS, not how it looks. It doesn't really matter how the brain of someone in PVS looks. What matters is the PVS. A fate worse than death. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom was told she has cerebral atrophy, haven't been to the doc. Yet, but will?

What do you suggest if my mom was told she has cerebral atrophy, haven't been to the doc. Yet, but will?

Cerebral Atrophy: Everyone has atrophy or shrinkage of the brain as one ages. If the atrophy is excessive for the person's age, then there is a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's or other illnesses. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My nephew has been diagnosed with cerebral atrophy, due to an accident last year with lack of oxigen for 15 min. What can be done about it?

My nephew has been diagnosed with cerebral atrophy, due to an accident last year with lack of oxigen for 15 min. What can be done about it?

Frank talk: Your nephew and the entire family have my sympathy. I understand he remains in coma. It sounds like a frank discussion with the health care team is past due. If I were in the boy's situation, my own advance directive would have forced an end to life-sustaining treatment for me long ago. If you are not fully satisfied and informed, consider engaging the services of an attorney. ...Read more

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My aunt was diagnosed of Mild Cerebral atrophy, (8*9mm) sized hypo intense lesion noted in right frontal region of scalp. How to address? Any remedies?

My aunt was diagnosed of Mild Cerebral atrophy, (8*9mm) sized hypo intense lesion noted in right frontal region of scalp. How to address? Any remedies?

Nothing to worry: Cerebral atrophy is a universal aging process that everyone gets. Mild cerebral atrophy that your aunt has is probably nothing more than normal aging. As for the small lesion in the right frontal scalp region, I must advise that you have her primary care physician look at this. If the lesion was in the brain, then a nonspecific small lesions in the brain are also very common with aging. ...Read more

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My father is 69 and is diagnosed with mild cerebellum and cerebral atrophy. Please suggest the precautions and medications?

My father is 69 and is diagnosed with mild cerebellum and cerebral atrophy. Please suggest the precautions and medications?

Fall and balance: Loss of balance and falls are major risk with cerebellum degeneration. Get his gait evaluated by neurologists and physical therapy expert. Get a Walker to prevent falls. ...Read more

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If MRI report shows diffused cerebral atrophy does it mean it has been spread to the whole brain how can a patient recover from it?

If MRI report shows diffused cerebral atrophy does it mean it has been spread to the whole brain how can a patient recover from it?

Treat person not MRI: Cerebral atrophy simply describes the appearance of the brain on imaging studies. It does not imply anything about cause, effect, treatment. It is up to your doctor to determine whether the atrophy is age-appropriate, if it is causing symptoms, and ultimately if treatment is needed.

Atrophy, once identified, is not reversible. One can't undergo treatment to make the brain appear less atrophied. ...Read more

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Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

See another cause: Men in their twenties may have mild cerebral atrophy from alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, birth injury, some other cause, or an overread by a radiologist. None of these will stop him from walking. Look for another explanation. ...Read more

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My husband has cerebral atrophy due to genetic inhrtance medicine gven by doctor NT benefiting. Is there any medicine or surgery to benefit him.

My husband has cerebral atrophy due to genetic inhrtance medicine gven by doctor NT benefiting. Is there any medicine or surgery to benefit him.

There is no treatmen: There is no treatment for cerebral atrophy, once brain cells have been lost the damage is permanent.
Treatment is directed towards the symptoms and complications and includes
1 meds that change the amount of chemicals that control brain signaling or treat symptoms of cognitive impairment,
2physical therapy to improve function and ability to perform
3psychlogical counseling and support. ...Read more