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Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?

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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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