Neurology Community
ischemic microvascular brain disease
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

ischemic microvascular brain disease

hi,
i have had a cranial mri which reveals scattered punctate hyperintese foci of T2, signalling abnormality consistent with ischemic microvascular disease.  i'm waiting to neuropsychological testing to better define cognitive defects and see if there may be a correlation between them and the mri findings.  i have difficulty with my gait and balance (falling), memory, swallowing, understanding language and being able to find the right word when speaking.  i have tingling in my hands and feet and a constant sound in my ears, and some head aches.  could anyone please help me understand what the mri reveals?  i'm only 54 and suddenly i can't take care of my home, have difficulty at work and can't even go grocery shopping.  my insurance won't pay for all the test so the neuropsych won't see me unless i pay up front. any insight anyone can give is much appreciated.
thanks!
j
Blank
1093617_tn?1279305602
Hi, Thank you for your question. In white matter disease or microvesicular ischemic disease of brain, pathology is associated with the brain white matter, either exclusively or in combination with grey matter changes. It occurs due to metabolism errors, exogenous toxins released by virus, autoimmune disease, leukodystrophy, demyelination, and radiation effects. Spasticity, muscle weakness, paralysis, hyper-reflexia and movement disorder may be the clinical features associated with white matter disease that need to be evaluated thoroughly. However, it is sad to say that there is no permanent cure but conservative treatment & physiotherapy exercises that would help you to regain your normal function and stopping the further progression of the disease. Please consult a neurologist in this regards. Hope this helps.

Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1093617_tn?1279305602
Hi, Thank you for your question. In white matter disease or microvesicular ischemic disease of brain, pathology is associated with the brain white matter, either exclusively or in combination with grey matter changes. It occurs due to metabolism errors, exogenous toxins released by virus, autoimmune disease, leukodystrophy, demyelination, and radiation effects. Spasticity, muscle weakness, paralysis, hyper-reflexia and movement disorder may be the clinical features associated with white matter disease that need to be evaluated thoroughly. However, it is sad to say that there is no permanent cure but conservative treatment & physiotherapy exercises that would help you to regain your normal function and stopping the further progression of the disease. Please consult a neurologist in this regards. Hope this helps.

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
thank you for your response. it was very helpful.   i have another appointment with a neurologist but it is not until january.  can you please give me any idea what conservative treatment might look like?  thank you.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1441402992
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nancy99n