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What Is Ischemic Gliosis
Lack of blood flow: Causing a loss of myelin in the central nervous system. This condition is most commonly seen in the periventricular white matter in both hemispheres. There appears to be 5 major risk factors for these lesions: 1. Hypertension 2. Hyperlipidemia 3. Diabetes 4. Smoking 5. Family history of stroke please be evaluated to minimize the risk for stroke and consider antiplatelet therapy if appropriate. ...Read more
A term: .. broadly used to indicate loss of neural white matter in the brain. Can be secondary to toxin exposure, infection, loss of normal oxygen delivery etc. and can be associated with localized or generalized slowing of central nervous system functional efficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Am not familiar with "unspecified", but transient cerebral ischemia means diminished blood flow to a part of the brain causing clinical symptoms. Since this can be the first sign of an impending stroke, this needs to be fully evaluated and medication started for prevention. See a neurologist and get this fully addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Intestinal angina.: Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function. When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brain inflammation: Reactive gliosis is a pathology term that refers to the histological appearance of brain tissue on light microscopy where it is observed that glial cells have both multiplied and grown larger in response to trauma. The neuroscience community have assigned both beneficial and negative effects to this phenomenon. It prevents axons from connecting again although it restores the blood brain barrier. ...Read more
MRI lingo: This is a description of white spots seen, using t2 software, within the white matter of brain in a nonspecific fashion. Although these could be non-diagnostic, they may well be associated with some atherosclerotic changes associated with aging. Smaller blood vessels are noted here, and unless you have had cerebrovascular events, it is unlikely that these represent strokes. ...Read more
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more
Affects whole brain: Strictly speaking, diffuse cerebrovascular(cv) disease refers to an entity that affects all of the vessels throughout the brain.That is both the large and small vessels. Many times the diffuse cv disease is inferred by the clinical findings or MRI findings-ie. Signs of stroke/ischemia in multiple areas throughout the brain. Diffuse processes like diabetes or lupus are examples that can lead to this. ...Read more
Lack of blood deep : In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following: 1. Hypertension 2. Diabetes 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
Lack of blood flow: Ischaemia (or ischemia) refers to the state of a lack of adequate oxygen to a tissue, or an imbalance between supply and demand; since blood carries oxygen to tissues, ischaemia occurs when blood flow is limited by a narrowed artery, or a muscle is exercised beyond the capacity of its blood vessels to supply blood flow. It merits an evaluation to determine its cause and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more
TIA: A transient ischemic attack is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. The seriousness depends on the cause of the blockage (blood clots, atherosclerosis, etc) and the medical problems of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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