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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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My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

Further work up.: Cerebral atrophy occurs as part of the normal aging process and there is no treatment for this MRI finding. As part of aging, the ventricles may enlarge. However, hydrocephalus is not a normal radiographic finding. A consultation with a neurologist to determine if your mother has any symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus would be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?

My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?

No cure: The changes you describe are typical ct changes of most people over age 60 with dm and htn. There's nothing that will reverse those changes. To slow progression which is as inexorable as aging, keep the BP and cholesterol under meticulous control. Control of dm is important for other reasons but may not slow the vasular changes. Of course, no smoking. Good diet and regular exercise also help. ...Read more

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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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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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I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. What to do I fear no treatment now I am taking steroids but no good?

I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. What to do I fear no treatment now I am taking steroids but no good?

Doubt the diagnosis: The diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy is doubtful. This is often based on MRI findings and it tends to have no clinical significance. There is probably no need for steroid treatment.

It would be a good idea to obtain a second opinion and formal consultation about this matter. ...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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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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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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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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My daughter have a vsd, chd problem with a gdd, epilepsy & difuse cerebral atrophy with siezure. What must I do to avoid the attack of her siezure?

My daughter have a vsd, chd problem with a gdd, epilepsy & difuse cerebral atrophy with siezure. What must I do to avoid the attack of her siezure?

Ask Neurologist: This is a complex situation. The vsd should not play a role in the brain or seizure issues. I would assume that the child is on anti-seizure medication. Make sure that this is taken regularly and there is regular follow-up with whomever is managing the seizures. It can be a very frustrating situation as you describe it. I'm not sure you can completely 'avoid' a seizure. ...Read more

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My mother is suffered from glaucoma and diffused cerebral atrophy. Should I go for the glaucoma surgery? How can I improve her condition? Plz suggest.

My mother is suffered from glaucoma and diffused cerebral atrophy. Should I go for the glaucoma surgery? How can I improve her condition? Plz suggest.

Surgery might help: If she has cerebral atrophy, then she might need the best visual input for orientation and mental stability. Be certain that her mental condition will allow the surgery to be performed. Discuss this with her glaucoma surgeon. Also be mindful of her life expectancy in these decisions. ...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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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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Is moderate diffuse brain atrophy another name of alzheimer's? Is it life threatening? Will it worsen with time? How many stages?

Is moderate diffuse brain atrophy another name of alzheimer's? Is it life threatening? Will it worsen with time? How many stages?

No but: If you have concerns please get a full evaluation from a geriatric psychiatrist or neurologist who specializes in cognitive disorders. You can get specific answers this way. ...Read more

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My father, 75 years, diagnosed with moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Doctor has advised us alzil m 5 tab and felicia capsule......Is iit ok?

My father, 75 years, diagnosed with moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Doctor has advised us alzil m 5 tab and felicia capsule......Is iit ok?

Brain atrophy: Do not know what the meds are, as these are not names of us products. But perhaps, he has been labeled as suffering possible alzheimer's disease, and needs meds. Best to use combinations early, and seems that donepezil 5 mg and memantine 10 mg would be of value. Check with doc regarding these chemical names. ...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