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My mum, aged 81, has just had a CT scan and the report states that she has chronic deep white matter and periventricular ischemic change. Please could someone explain what this means. Thanks
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
MRI findings could indicate small vessel ischemic disease or changes of brain blood vessels. These changes are seen in aging, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Wilson's Disease,. Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your grandmother’s treating doctors. Take care!

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