Ischemic Changes to white matter in the Brain

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I have been diagnosed as having moderate Ischemic changes to the white matter in my brain. I am 65 years old and had the MRI done after suffering what they call a Trans Global Amnesia attack.

is this common? They don't seem to give you much information apart from keep the blood pressure down. I am very active, eat extremely healthy, I  am concerned that I might get dementia. I find it really intolerable to take BP mess as well. Does anyone have some advice please.

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    I understand that the prognosis of a TGA is pretty good and you should be able to carry on life as before. It must have been pretty frightening though.
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      Thanks. I was told the TGA would be OK, but having the MRI with the Ischemic changes has made me wonder. I am sure it is probably part of the ageing process (I hope)
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      I think the problem is as soon as you have some medical problem, they then find all sorts of other things which you would not have known about or worried about if you had not had the initial problem.
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      indeed! I had a scan on my gall bladder. It was OK but they found an aortic unureysm and a lot of harmless cysts on my liver. Later scans on my anureysm found cysts om my kidneys.

      I later tried to get on a new hypertension treatment and their examination found that I had aortic stenosis and needed my aortic valve replaced.

      Seek and ye shall find.

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      I did also have a head CT scan and am glad to report that my brains are still intact. That was evidently a surprise to some:-)

       

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    Sorry to hear that Mo it must be worrying for you .I have been told I might have ischemia bowel like you I don't know what this means I have to have a C T scan done good luck to you Mo
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