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What Does Foci Of Ischemia Mean?

my mom is 46 year old, suffers from chronic migraine from past 4 years, has been under constant alopathic medications but of no use, 15 days back she started experiencing sever bouts of headace, almost continuous, along with complaint of movement of pain on the left side, after MRI SCAN of brain, she was detected with foci of ischemia, white matter, in temple region , report also says that low blood circulation in brain, kindly advice what does this mean , and wot treatment would be the best for her
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Hello,

The small white matter foci could be related to migraine headaches. It is also important to closely monitor her blood pressure values.

In the meantime, I would recommend discussing with her doctor on the possibility of starting daily baby aspirin to prevent future strokes.

It is also important starting preventive therapy for migraine (topiramate, valproate, verapamil, etc).

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What Does Foci Of Ischemia Mean?

Hello, The small white matter foci could be related to migraine headaches. It is also important to closely monitor her blood pressure values. In the meantime, I would recommend discussing with her doctor on the possibility of starting daily baby aspirin to prevent future strokes. It is also important starting preventive therapy for migraine (topiramate, valproate, verapamil, etc). Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist