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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

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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Is diffuse moderate pancreatic fatty atrophy serious?

Is diffuse moderate pancreatic fatty atrophy serious?

It depends & more: Info about u would help. Why ✔️'d? If test was US not very accurate for this. Gen this is in overweight/obese people, usually w ↑ triglycerides. The wt is the prob & w wt loss the panc fat will improve. There are more rare causes? Reason usually never be found, can be a gallstone, chronic pancreatitis, rarely mass. Main concerns are pain if chronic pancreatitis/stones & malabsorption. Needs eval. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my MRI showed a mild-moderate asymmetric enlargement of my right lateral ventrical? But no signs of atrophy.

What does it mean that my MRI showed a mild-moderate asymmetric enlargement of my right lateral ventrical? But no signs of atrophy.

Normal: Ask the provider who ordered the test. However some degree of asymetry of the lateral ventricles in usually normal. ...Read more

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Is moderate generalized cortical atrophy part of the normal aging process? I am 62.

Is moderate generalized cortical atrophy part of the normal aging process? I am 62.

Cortical atrophy: Yes. The brain is like a muscle. If we don't use muscles, then they atrophy. Likewise with the brain we need to keep it stimulated with mental and physical exercises. Performing fine motor tasks or those that require significant focus increase brain function. Toxins such as tobacco and alcohol increase the rate of brain atrophy. Check out Lumosity. Com. ...Read more

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Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness, falls and connective tissue disorder?

Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness, falls and connective tissue disorder?

Comments: A common cause of cerebellar vermin atrophy is history of alcohol nutritional occurrence, and this variety might respond to thiamine 50-100 mg daily. Your imbalance is likely secondary to this. Connective tissue disease may be an underlying cause, but this will require further investigation to pin down. Physical therapy gait training may well help your unsteadiness. Ankle weights often aide. ...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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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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The MRI of my brain showed moderate small vessel disease & diffused atrophy. I am a 69 yo female with a balance problem and dizzyness.

The MRI of my brain showed moderate small vessel disease & diffused atrophy. I am a 69 yo female with a balance problem and dizzyness.

Sorry: Those are age related degenerative changes that you can't correct. I suggest physical therapy (Tai Chi is helpful) and maybe consider using a cane. Be sure you blood pressure is under control and that your cholesterol is optimized. ...Read more

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Moderate Glaucoma with low eye pressure but last exam Dr. Says I have optic atrophy. What does this mean?

Moderate Glaucoma with low eye pressure but last exam Dr. Says I have optic atrophy. What does this mean?

See a specialist: It is very common for people to be misdiagnosed with "Low Tension Glaucoma" or "Normal Tension Glaucoma." If you have optic atrophy, this means it is probably not glaucoma, and you need to see a specialist, such as a neuro-ophthalmologist, to check for other causes. This will likely include getting an MRI to check for a brain or optic nerve tumor. ...Read more

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Right eye open angle glaucoma with moderate field damage and optic atrophy. Does optic atrophy mean end stage glaucoma?

Right eye open angle glaucoma with moderate field damage and optic atrophy. Does optic atrophy mean end stage glaucoma?

No: Glaucoma is staged by the visual field test. Visual loss that approaches the center of the vision or extensive visual field loss overall makes it advanced. End-stage glaucoma has no useful vision. The optic nerve changes usually precede the visual field changes. ...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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In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. Last 6 mos. Colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?

In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. Last 6 mos. Colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?

Glaucoma likely: Epiretinal membranes cause distortion of the vision but don't usually alter color sensitivity as a rule. Glaucoma causes a loss of photoreceptor sensitivity and as these disappear, the color can be diminished. So glaucoma is more likely the cause of your color washout. ...Read more

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In the ct chest :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail do I need more test im 50 y?

In the ct chest :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail do I need more test im 50 y?

Depends: On your medical history and clinical condition, although that was an incidental finding, your doctor / the doctor who ordered the the study would be the best to judge, best wishes ...Read more

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On a CT scan it showed moderate cortical atrophy of my kidneys, positive ANA test, nephrologist said the Sono was ok. Should I have further testing?

On a CT scan it showed moderate cortical atrophy of my kidneys, positive ANA test, nephrologist said the Sono was ok. Should I have further testing?

Is nephrologist good: If the nephrologist is good to go with the results of the tests and what needs to be done then, I would say follow his/her lead. My guess is you've done plenty of tests....time to let your doctors analyze all the tests and come up with a good plan. ...Read more

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EGD diagnosis atrophic gastritis/IM. 4d history of moderate to severe stomach pain, fever, nausea/vomiting worse at night. What can I take for relief besides PPI?

EGD diagnosis atrophic gastritis/IM. 4d history of moderate to severe stomach pain, fever, nausea/vomiting worse at night. What can I take for relief besides PPI?

Fever abdominal pain: If EGD was 4 days ago call your doctor/ ER/urgent care NOW and state you are having post procedure pain and fever, could be from biopsy site, microperforation, pancreatitis, bleed, sepsis or spasm.

If EGD was a while ago can be H. pylori, infection, gallbladder, pancreatitis, esophageal infection (rarely candida). Ranitidine/carafate may help, but need to seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What does global atrophy in a child mean?

What does global atrophy in a child mean?

Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused by metabolic, mitochondrial, or other genetic disorder. This will affect longterm development. Other causes of global atrophy are toxins, malnutrition, epilepsy, encephalomyopathies, or any number of severe infectious insults to the brain. ...Read more

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Please tell me what marked vermian atrophy is?

Please tell me what marked vermian atrophy is?

Vermian Atrophy: Mean degenerative changes in the part of the cerebellum called the vermix. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

Several: You mean atrophic vaginitis.Symptoms include dryness, soreness, white malodorous discharge due to infection, painful intercourse. Sometimes bleeding in post menopause. Estrogens are helpful. If you have these symptoms see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

Thin skin: 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 contributing to more atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions of the testicle are sperm and testosterone production. Fortunately, if the other testicle is normal, then there should be no impact on overal fertility or hormone levels. It's important to protect the remaining testicle if playing contact sports. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more

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Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Brain atrophy: Atrophy of the cerebral cortex is often seen on ct scans of elderly people who have no significant cognitive problems. Therefore that ct scan finding often has no clinical significance except for ageing. If you have further concerns about cerebral atrophy, a neurologist or psychologist can do a mental status evaluation to further check for any cognitive loss. ...Read more

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What is bifrontal atrophy?

What is bifrontal atrophy?

Atophy means loss: Of structure or wasting. I assume this is in reference to brain imaging, so they are saying the front portion of the brain on both sides has lost volume. ...Read more

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What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...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 are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking, using the arms, or with speaking of swallowing. Eye movements may sometimes be affected also. ...Read more

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How we can cure atrophic testes?

How we can cure atrophic testes?

See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mumps), old age, medications (steroids, testosterone, chemotherapy), varicocele, etc. Most causes of testicular atrophy are irreversible unless medication is the cause in which case stopping the medication and restoring proper hormone balance may help. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular atrophy?

What is left ventricular atrophy?

Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy. ...Read more

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How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious. ...Read more

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What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

MSA: There are three subtypes of MSA. MSA-A (Autonomic Dysfunction), MSA-P (Parkinsonism), MSA-C (Cerebellar Dysfunction). MSA Signs are Cogwheel Rigidity, Bradykinesia (Slowness of Movement), Autonomic Dysfunction (urinary incontinence, Orhtostatic Hypotension, Vertigo, etc.), Dementia, loss of postural reflexes in the first 1-2 years, no or sub therapeutic response to Levodopa & seldomly tremor. ...Read more

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Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Low estrogen: Atrophic patterns on pap smears are usually associated with decreased estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels are found in women that are either going into, or already in menopause. ...Read more

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Can medications cause the kidneys to become atrophic?

Can medications cause the kidneys to become atrophic?

Probably not: Kidney atrophy is usually due to long-standing kidney failure or kidney ischemia. ...Read more

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What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) or h.Yplori infection. Atrophic gastritis is the remnant of chronic stomach inflammation which has left the stomach glands atrophied (wasted, shriveled, weakened). This can be caused by h.Pylori or autoimmune disease. ...Read more