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What does the MRI show?

Hello I had a MRI conclusion is Multival small T2/Flair hyperintence signal areas inbilalateral cerebral white matter with sparing of corpus callosum. Most liklly due to chronic small vessel iscaemic changes.the cerebral white matter prodomenly in frontoparietal lobes with sparing of the corpus callosum and the subcortical U fibres.I have never had blood pressure,smoked a little when young,very little.I eat pretty well ,and do moderate exercise.Will I have a stroke from this,how can I prevent that.Or am I heading foe dementia.I am 60 next yr and am female.I do have truble processing what people say,and can t process too much at once.I have pretty much always had this. Could you kindly give me an answer.Thanks Paula.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015
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Hello Paula and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

MRI results are consistent with small vessels disease of brain.

This can result from uncontrolled high blood pressure, Diabetes, high blood fats, and in some cases autoimmune vessels diseases.

All these conditions predispose to stroke, so preventive measures include strict control of blood pressure, Diabetes and blood cholesterol control.

Using a baby Aspirin once daily helps too in preventing stroke.

These measures about preventing stroke are completed by moderate exercises and healthy eating.

So, get blood tests about Diabetes and blood lipids first.

Hope this helps. Wishing you good health.
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What does the MRI show?

Hello Paula and thanks for using HCM. I have read your query and understand your concerns. MRI results are consistent with small vessels disease of brain. This can result from uncontrolled high blood pressure, Diabetes, high blood fats, and in some cases autoimmune vessels diseases. All these conditions predispose to stroke, so preventive measures include strict control of blood pressure, Diabetes and blood cholesterol control. Using a baby Aspirin once daily helps too in preventing stroke. These measures about preventing stroke are completed by moderate exercises and healthy eating. So, get blood tests about Diabetes and blood lipids first. Hope this helps. Wishing you good health.