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Why do abnormal MRI and MRA show cognitive decline, fatigue, and anxiety?

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Published At October 3, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 3, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

The doctor told me to do MRI and MRA, which showed abnormal changes. Very concerned with ongoing symptoms. I have cognitive decline, fatigue, and anxiety. Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

These MRI(magnetic resonance imaging) and MRA(magnetic resonance angiography) changes are not specific or related to your symptoms. I recommend checking blood lipid profile and thyroid hormone levels, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 plasma levels. The white matter changes are not specific to any medical disorder. I recommend following up with a brain MRI after a year. In the meantime, I recommend taking daily baby aspirin. Regarding the changes in MRA, performing a contrast enhancement MRA is necessary, which is more specific for the blood flow and atherosclerotic plaques. I recommend consulting with a psychiatrist to help treat anxiety. Yoga can help in this regard.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


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