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What is mild cortical atrophy?

What is mild cortical atrophy?

Brain shrink: Cerebral atrophy occurs naturally as you age and is usually an incidental finding on head ct. ...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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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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What is the treatment of mild cortical atrophy?

What is the treatment of mild cortical atrophy?

Find the cause: Many conditions, in addition to aging (which normally is accompanied by mild cortical atrophy) can lead to this. This includes neurodegenerative conditions, nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, chronic oxygen deficiency, remote effect of cancer, genetic predisposition. See a neurologist. ...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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Is moderate diffused bladder thickness something to worry about? What is the cause & is it reversible?

Is moderate diffused bladder thickness something to worry about? What is the cause & is it reversible?

Bladder thickness: Increased urinary bladder thickness generally is caused by some degree of bladder neck obstruction such as seen in prostate enlargement in males or stone, growth or bladder spasticity conditions in either sex. It may be reversible if the causative problem is corrected. A urologist is best qualified to evaluate the type and cause of a patient's thickened urinary bladder wall. ...Read more

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What is mild prostamegaly?

What is mild prostamegaly?

BPH: Mild benign prostate hypertrophy. The prostate gland is enlarged. Contact your doctor for medications to treat this very common condition for middle-aged males ...Read more

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There is moderate leukopenia due to moderate lymphopenia is this dangerous ?

There is moderate leukopenia
due to moderate lymphopenia
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Not likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you were to provide the actual values, it may be possible to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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What is mild hyperhomocysteinemia?

None: usually nothing. it is not very definite if level correlates exactly. ...Read more

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What is the significance of mild reversible ischemia?

What is the significance of mild reversible ischemia?

Coronary narrowing: Ischemia (which is found on a stress test) connotes heart muscle not getting enough blood flow to meet its needs. Mild ischemia implies that the defect showing up on stress test is more subtle, i.e. That there is slightly less blood flow to the area during stress than at rest. It usually means the severity of underling narrowing is less, though by definition it is still enough to limit flow. ...Read more

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What is considered "mild exercise"?

What is considered "mild exercise"?

Often referred to as: Low intensity exercise, this is the type of exercise like a gentle walk( ...Read more

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What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

Cerebral involvement: I wonder if you may have misinterpretered the conclusion of the study (probably ct or mri). If it is what it is, then all it means is that your brain tissue (diffuse) is not significantly involved in some kind of process, inflammatory or infection or malignancy, or... ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is the cause is it severe or moderate?

More Info Needed: I'm not able to accurately understand your question. Please re-submit your question and add additional details. Thx! ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

Poor heart function: The left ventricle is the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body. Hypokinesis means not pumping as well as it should. Global mean the whole left ventricle. Mild to moderate shows the degree of malfunction (as compared to normal or severe). Your doctor can help determine the cause of the poor function, but this could include heart attack, poor circulation, infection, or poor nutrition. ...Read more

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What is SMA (spinal muscular atrophy)? Is it treatable?

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What is SMA (spinal muscular atrophy)? Is it treatable?

SMA: Genetic disorder affecting control of muscle movement, caused by loss of motor neurons in brain stem & spinal cord, leading to weakness & wasting of muscles used for activities such as crawling or walking. Treatment is palliative. ...Read more

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What is moderate apical kinesis?

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What is moderate apical kinesis?

This is a : Description of left ventricular wall motion & is describing the apex portion of that muscle as being moderately reduced in its squeeze...This suggests infarction or ischemia resulting in reduced muscle performance in the usual distribution of the distal lad. ...Read more

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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 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 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