Atrophy

What is Atrophy?

A wasting of tissues, organs, or the entire body, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, decreased cellular volume, pressure, ischemia, malnutrition, lessened function, or hormonal changes.

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What is kidney atrophy and is it serious?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Atrophy-decrease in kidney substance and function

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Kidney stropy means deterioration of structure as well as function of the kidney.
Atrophy can be caused by a number of causes like chronic infection or chronic...

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Hi I am 41 yrs old. Have done a MRA and the observations shows mild generalised parenchymal atrophy. Pls suggest what does that means

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Overall brain matter shrinkage

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. A generalised parenchymal atrophy means that overall the entire brain matter is showing shrinkage. Usually it occurs with...

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Hi,
I have been having pain in my right arm for several months. Last month my Ortho did an xray didn't see anything, so he gave me a steroid shot. Yesterday I noticed a dent right below my shoulder where the muscle should be. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hi dent is die to muscle atrophy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion this dent ,you are feeling is, probably due to muscle atrophy which occurs rapidly in any shoulder pathology.
I suggest get a MRI to diagnose the cause of shoulder pain....

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I have a question pending but didnt ask it quite correctly - i have pinched nerves at c5-c6 and c6-c7 - allegedly severe at c6 - could this cause atrophy of forearm or thenar?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist and would try my best to help you.

Pinched nerves at C5-C6 and C6-C7 would affect C6 and C7 nerves. These two nerves innervate forearm and hand muscles. Therefore, it is possible to get...

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Can a pinched c6 nerve cause atrophy in forearm or c7 in hand?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
C7 supplies the triceps muscle of the arm.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

A pinched nerve at the C6-C7 level affects the C7 nerve root.

Sensitive changes are localized at middle finger.

The C7 nerve root...

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Doctor I am Prasanthkumar from XXXXXXX I am having cerebellar atrophy and Hypothyroidism. Now I am going with ayurvedic treatment, I would like to know which one(Homeopathy or Ayurveda) is the better treatment?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
For Cerebellar Atrophy, Ayurveda is better than Homeopathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you.

For Hypothyroidism, Tab.Thyroxine...

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I have been treating a diagnosed case of eczema of my glans.

I was diagnosed and prescribed Protopic by a dermatologist. I have been using twice daily for over 8 weeks.

I have been making some progress, but its been very slow and frustrating and i am looking to see how i can make faster progress.

Prior to my diagnosis with eczema i was prescribed Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% (Hyderm) as my GP had thought it was inflammation / balantis.

My question is:
1. Can i used the hydrocortisone in combination with Protopic? Are there potential side effects.

2. Is Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% a potent steroid. Do i need to be concerned about skin atrophy in genitals as a result of using this?


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Use hydrocortisone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.

You can use hydrocortisone along with protopic.
Use protopic at night and hydrocortisone in morning.
It is a mild and least potent steroid.

Don't worry it won't cause atrophy.
Use both the medication for 15 days and...

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My left arm is noticeably bigger than my right arm. There is pain in the upper forearm, lower bicep and shoulder, especially when there is weight applied. I use it everyday so it's definitely not an issue of just not using it. I have neck and lower back pain everyday, more so when I'm at work. plus I have the "slumped shoulder" posture. Any suggestions as to what exactly is causing the possible atrophy in my right arm??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cervical prolapsed discs/ canal stenosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: male/32 - atrophy in right arm - pain as described - neck, upper forearm, lower biceps, shoulder, lower back - more so when at work - slumped shoulder posture - wants to know...

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Recently I had a MRI with and w/o contrast of the pituitary due to increase in prolactin level.l'm a w\m age 67.Report was fine no tumors but did list severe atrophy as part of Dx. What could radiologist have meant by this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
decrease in size, wasting away, declining function, degeneration

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Atrophy means a reduction in size, wasting away, degeneration.

The significance of the term would depend on the area that is atrophied. The MRI should state which...

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would like to understand fully the implication of a CT Brain scan report - " Clinical Indication : dementia, focal intracranial pathology ? There is global cerebral involutional change in keeping with cerebral atrophy. No evidence of lesion or haemorrhage " I am thinking the use of word global indicates the atrophy is not just mild .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Global word signifies whole/generalized changes in brain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Global word signifies whole/generalized finding in brain.
Global cerebral involutional changes indicates atrophy in...

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my brother has/had muscle atrophy after taking a non statin cholestrol drug, he had been taking it for 6 months, after which his doctors advised him not to continue taking the drug, think it was called entimbe, is this classed as an adverse drug reaction and should be reported.

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