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I had a MRI of the brain to rule out tumers because I lost my taste & smell sences

what does modertaly severe changes of chronic microvascular ischemia involving both cerebral hemispheres and the pons mean? I'm a white female 70 yrs.old.I had a MRI of the brain to rule out tumers because I lost my taste & smell sences. Thank you,Adrienne
Asked On : Wed, 16 Mar 2011
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Hi Adrienne

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Chronic microvascular ischemia happens commonly with age .Its presence keeps you at a risk of high incidence of stroke.So it is important for you to start stroke precautions.Problem in your taste and smell senses might be due to the same.
Please do not panic .Please get a complete neurological examination with your Neurologist.

Take care dear.
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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