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Cerebral Atrophy

Cerebral atrophy is the loss or degeneration of the brain cells. It is a feature of many diseases affecting the brain. It causes loss of neuron connections. It can be a diffuse or focal lesion, resulting in decreased brain function. It can affect a person's lifespan and worsen if the underlying conditions worsen. There is no cure available, but supportive treatment can be provided.

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What does the MRI report state regarding my 78-year-old father's condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My 78-year-old father recently underwent an MRI, and the results indicate prominent diffuse cerebral atrophy along with mild chronic ischemic changes involving the periventricular white matter bilaterally. He had a massive heart attack 15 years ago, and since then, he has been on bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, Results of clinical reports, such as an MRI, need to be interpreted in the context of the patient's specific clinical symptoms. If your father does not exhibit any clinical symptoms despite the abnormal MRI findings, the results might be considered age-appropriate, and...  Read Full »

I have poor balance, dizziness, and difficulty swallowing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please check my MRI carefully? My symptoms started nine years ago suddenly, and gradually these symptoms are progressing. I have poor balance, difficulty swallowing, tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers, difficulty standing still for more than three minutes, slow heart rate...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. I hope you are not in much discomfort. After reviewing your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain and spine images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), my observations are below. Brain: There is mild cerebral and cere...  Read Full »

What is diffuse cerebral atrophy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old and suffering from headache in the left side for 30 months and have pain in the left shoulder, left arm, left leg, and left nerves, the spine, and burning foot. My bodyweight is 127.88 lbs and height 5 feet 5 inches. I decided to go for a brain MRI (Magnetic Resonance Im...  Read Full »

Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. The MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) you had is normal without any problems detected (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cerebral atrophy means that your brain is smaller than usual. Causes include age-related changes or alco...  Read Full »

I have been stressed since four weeks. Could you take a look at my CT scan reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I traveled to a different country four weeks ago and was stressed. So the doctor told me my migraine headache was due to stress and advised a CT scan of my head. I have attached the result (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I have high blood pressure but have been on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You had a headache after a lot of stress, probably aggravation of old migraine. CT (computed tomography) brain showed cerebral atrophy, commonly seen in the elderly. But it can be seen at a younger age with excessive alcoholism or smoking; if...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in the head with concentration difficulty and memory loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms like pain in my head bones, swollen sensation in my brain, pain on the left upper side of the head, temporary memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and chronic fatigue. Please review my MRI report.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The findings of the MRI brain scan are not of serious concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild cerebral atrophy changes and slightly prominent lateral ventricles. A curvilinear T1 flair hyperintensity in the left frontal convexity i...  Read Full »

Is my giddiness connected to CT diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, CT scan report of the brain shows that I have cerebral atrophy. What does it mean, and what should I do? I need proper guidance and suggestion. I have giddiness, and the doctor informed me that I have a vertigo problem. I am feeling good. But regarding the CT scan reports, I need cl...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding the symptoms. Mild Cerebral atrophy means that your brain size and volume is a little less as compared to others. Now it is a very subjective thing, and you need not worry about it. This is not related to your vertigo episode. Commenting upo...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to walk steadily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 76 years old. For the past two years, I am unable to walk steadily. I do not have vertigo. While sitting down, I do not have any problem. Within seconds after standing up, I feel my legs become heavy and difficult to walk. If I try to veer sideways abruptly, I feel like I am going t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms could be related to brain atrophy or small vessel disease of the brain. I do not think that you have Parkinson's disease like your brother, so I do not think Syndopa (Levodopa and Carbidopa) will help you. Anyw...  Read Full »

Will Olanzapine help in delusion and behavioral change in elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, This is about a 71-year-old male. Psychiatrist said that a plain CT scan and another CT scan should be taken with contrast, but after four attempts they could not create channel in his veins, so contrast CT scan of the brain was not done. Plain CT scan of the brain showed: Cortical ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have described, of paranoid ideation, suspiciousness, restlessness, decreased sleep are all indicative of a psychotic type of illness, most probably schizophrenia. It will require treatment from a psychiatrist with antipsychotic medicines. Olanzapin...  Read Full »

Will mild cerebral atrophy lead to dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, Diffusion-weighted images, ADC maps, and postcontrast sequences were also performed. Findings: There is mild cerebral volume loss and ex vacuo dilatation of ventricular system. There are scattered punctate foci of increased signal intensity within the periventricular and deep subcor...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your MRI shows mild cerebral atrophy with some small vessel disease changes. I would like to know about your memory, speech, gait and urinary symptoms. Are there any abnormalities? These changes are much common at the age of 70 but still, you have to take some precau...  Read Full »

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