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mild, chronic periventricular small vessel ischemic changes

I just had an MRI and the result was- mild, chronic , periventricular small vessel ischemic changes.  I'm 68...what does this mean?
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It would be best if you discuss this with your doctor since he/she knows you past medical history.  You may have had a small stroke in the past but we don't know the entire history.  Some of it indicates normal aging.  So talk to your doctor.
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I did and that is what he said.   He said it was normal aging...Thanks!   But it still does nothing for my headaches that I seem to have more often then not.
10389859 tn?1409921868
You may want to see a Gerantologist (someone who specializes in the field of aging).  The often work with other MD's.  Perhaps he/she can figure out what is going on.  Bring a list of your medications and allergies, get a copy of your MRI film and report to bring to him/her.

Have you tried using any ice to your head or Tylenol (if you have no liver problems) for your headaches?  Are they all the time or do they come on as the day progresses?
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