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Brain MRI - ischemic foci

My father aged 75 suddenly went unconscious 2 years back, had fall with head injury. He was admitted to hospital -
cerebral conscious - MRI says narrowing of blood vessels to brain. Ever since fall has loss of balance, loss of coordination, difficulty in sitting, standing, walking, dullness. Thrice he felt near fainting with sweating. His blood sugar fluctuates. Also his BP has difference between sitting and standing, whenever he changes position feels giddiness.
New MRI report today says - "early subacute  ischemic foci in the left MCA  and right MCA - PCA watershed territories". Kindly explain us.

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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your father. He has a recent onset (subacute) but not acute closure or narrowing or spasm of certain blood vessels in the brain causing restricted blood supply to the areas of the brain supplied by these arteries. This could be causing dizziness and change in blood pressure reading. Nothing much can be done to reverse the condition, but the doctor may prescribe medications to keep the blood thin and avoid further plaque formation. BP fluctuations and blood sugar fluctuations need to be seriously monitored, especially if he has diabetes and is on medications. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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