This is Dr. David
volume loss in the brain is called brain atrophy and can occur more as we all get older
you are age 87.
moderate chronic small vessel ischemia results from bad blood vessels in your body like from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, lack of exercise, or just advancing age.
ischemia means lack of blood flow
if the blood vessels to the brain are not in good shape, this can cause lack of proper blood flow to the brain which can cause atrophy and shrinkage of the brain tissues.
every patient's prognosis is different with brain atrophy. many patients can continue to live years and years with this problem
usually other medical problems in your body affects your health more.
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