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CT scan done, involutional changes according to ageing. What are the risk involve?

Hi Doctor, I am a 45 years old, female and had a CT scan done recently. The reports said that I had: 1. slight frontal white meterperiventricular hypodensity, 2. calcifications in the basal ganglia , 3. moderate symmetrical dilation of ventricles and sulci. The general impression was: invulutyve changes according to ageing . Please comment and assess the risks involved.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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Hello.Thanks for the question.1Frontal lobe hypodensities are commonly due to chronic ischemia of white matter.In layman's term this is suggestive of reduced blood supply to brain and micro-strokes in this region.2. Calcification is normal with aging.This doesn't cause any symptoms or need any treatment.3 Dilatation of sulci and ventricles means atrophy of brain that is reduction in volume of brain.It's feature of ageing.There is no major risk involved with this feature.You can discuss with your doctor and undertake lifestyle changes to prevent further changes.Sometimes doctor might put you on few prophylactic medications.If there are other health issues like hypertension or increased lipids, then they should be effectively treated. Hope this answers your question.Thank you.
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