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I have low blood pressure 107/66 and I fainted today after abruptly standing up when my blood pressure went down to 99/60. I fell without breaking anything. I was sent to emergency where everything checked out well, except for the C-T scan. It was normal, but for signs of ischemic white matter disease. I have, as I said low blood pressure and low cholesterol. My father had high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and had several small strokes before dying of one. How dangerous is ischemic white matter disease in my case?
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?
Customer: I was checked up recently. I had low blood pressure since I was a child (my mother was a cardiologist). I rarely feel dizzy and have not felt so recently.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Well, I had postpartum depression twenty more years ago when I also developed auto-immune symptoms that disappeared by themselves. I've been taking Paxil 40mg, and Trazodone 100 mg for sleeping, plus Ortho-cyclen ever since I felt generally fine. Like my father too, I suffer from environmental and food allergies.
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Well, it confirms of Ischemic white matter disease

This refers to small blood vessels in the brain that are clogging up a bit.

I would make clear that this is usually not a serious condition unless the amount of small vessel disease gets to a moderate or severe degree.

It is more common to be seen the older you get.

It may indicate a higher risk for strokes but if it is just minimal, this may not be a significant finding.

Sorry to hear about loss of your father. I understand that your father had several small strokes.

This condition is actually is a relatively common condition, especially around late middle or old age.

In most, cases cause may not be found.

In your case, such symptoms are related with low blood pressure levels. You should increase salt intake.

Take healthy and well balanced diet. Remain away from stress/ anxiety issue.

Exercise 4-5 times a week.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you. The full diagnostic was: "mild atrophy loss ischemic white matter disease present; otherwise, normal head CT."
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Please call me.

As results says- Mild atrophy loss ischemic white matter disease.

So, i would not be worried at all. This would not put you at risk. It can be normal finding with age.

Please be relaxed. You should be safe.

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