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Suggest treatment for cerebral atrophy and black out

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: Hi my fatger inlaw 73 has been told he has cerebral atrophy has been blacking out for 1 year now how bad is it
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Cerebral atrophy is normal at that age.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your father in law's symptoms and findings.

Cerebral atrophy could be normal at his age. However, if he has memory impairment, then, we should exclude dementia.

Cause of black out should also be investigated. Tests such as carotid doppler and ECG/Echocardiogram would be helpful.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

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Brief Answer: Cerebral atrophy is normal at that age. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your father in law's symptoms and findings. Cerebral atrophy could be normal at his age. However, if he has memory impairment, then, we should exclude dementia. Cause of black out should also be investigated. Tests such as carotid doppler and ECG/Echocardiogram would be helpful. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/