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Subcortical microvascular ischemic occlusive disease. Want additional information about this?

My new Neurologist in Waterloo, IA gave me a diagnosis for my Head Pain occurring at different times and different places in my brain. The exact diagnosis using a CTscan, MRI , and information I gave him on how and when this occurs is: Subcorticol micro-- vascular ischemic occlusive Desease. He told me this can be treated either with a prescription drug daily or injections between the vertebrae in my neck. I am very worried and confused about this eventually leading to a stroke . Could you please give me some additional information as to what I may expect in the future? I am a young 75 year old female. I already am having some lapses of short term memory and dizziness getting in and out of bed. The dizziness occurs looking straight up or down for a very short time. Thank you so much! Jan Jorgensen YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query.

You would agree that in order to make a correct diagnosis and treatment plan, detailed history, clinical examination and full MRI brain reports are mandatory.

However, with the limited information available, I can say that the problem is minor and there is no cause of concern. Micovascular ischemic disease refers to decreased blood flow to brain. This could explain some of your symptoms such as memory lapses and dizziness.

You would need to be on aspirin to reduce the chances of brain stroke in the future.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Tue, 3 Dec 2013
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