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What is moderate diffuse cortical volume loss, Had to go to

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What is moderate diffuse cortical volume loss
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Had to go to ER last night. Had redo on knee replacement 6 weeks ago and still on pain pill. I know I'm not drinking enough water.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Yes, some. And still hurts. Not the reason for ER visit. Husband thought I had some memory loss.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Type 2 diabetes. It was high this morning - 157. I take a Kombiglyze in the evenings.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you had a CT or MRI scan of your brain

as we all get older, we can get shrinkage of the brain which can cause moderate diffuse cortical brain volume loss.

poor circulation, or diabetes can cause poor blood flow and this plus aging can cause the brain to get smaller.

how old are you?

improving your health, eating healthier, regular exercise can all help the brain get more blood flow

let me know if you have questions.