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Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Disease
Is there a vascular disorder that causes severe raynauds w/ digital ischemic, partial adrenal insuff, and multi-wk episodes of ovarian failure, carb intol, bradycardia, & sev. Constip (sibo etc.)?
Check out endocrine : These systemic issues would seem to hint of more than a vascular disorder. Would look into your endocrine system (hormones), as features of adrenal insufficiency, and thyroid insufficiency (bradycardia and constipation) seem to be at play (pituitary might be the common denominator). Raynauds canoccurfora for primary or secondary reasons. In absence of a known ctd, shd rule out hormone issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more
What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?
Definitive damage: A TIA describes stroke like symptoms that resolve without other intervention within a short timespan, usually less than 1 hour although the classic definition uses 24 hours. A stroke describes irreversible brain tissue damage caused by a lack of blood flow (technically a bleed is also a form of stroke). This damage can be diagnosed definitively on a MRI scan, no such damage can be seen in the tia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri report says: few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region are seen which might have ischemic origin. What does it mean? Thanx
These are common : Small white matter lesions, such as yours are one of the most common findings on brain mris in people over age 50 and usually indicate changes related to areas of silent ischemia or that are related to narrowing atherosclerosis of the small arteries that perforate the brain's white matter or deep grey matter, called the "basal ganglia". Many other less common causes such as migraine headache. ...Read more
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?
NONSPECIFIC : Although the films were read as suggesting ischemia, location might also suggest prior head trauma, congenital lesions of no consequence, genetic or hereditary issues, even underlying inflammatory condition. This is only "serious", if clinically you are having stroke symptoms or you possess uncontrolled blood pressure or elevation of blood lipids. Likely quite non-diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?
Subcortical ischemia: This translates to changes in the smaller blood vessels that lead to loss of blood flow to the area and then scarring. Somewhat like a small silent stroke and frequently seen in people with migraines. The opinions about this have swayed from very worried, to common and mundane and more recently back to looking to stop the damage (help the blood flow, oxygen and glucose status optimize). ...Read more
Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?
I'm not interested in a formal diagnosis from my MRI Just need an Eng transl: "most likely vascular etiology" T2 prolong. in peri. tectum + up. pons Assoc w chron micro ischemic change See doc 7/10.
Cerebral ischemia: The radiologist is describing normal aging in the brain (atherosclerosis changes) in the region of the midbrain and the pons. These structures serve as a relay station between the cerebrum and the spinal cord. High blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol can accelerate these aging changes and lead to stroke. Discuss these findings with a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye pain & headache; MRI says: "few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region r seen which might have ischemic origin"...Diagnosis?
Would need to ....: Actually evaluate the films, but sound like radiologisy jargon for mild non-specific whit matter abnormalities. Used to called ubo's about 25 years ago. ...Read more
MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. could this be MS?
See neurologist : While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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