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I am age 53. My MRI shows mild matter changes of aging and…

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I am age 53...

I am age 53. My MRI shows mild white matter changes of aging and microvascular disease with the largest foci in the frontal subcortical region measuring 5 mm. Is this more than normal for my age? I've had multiple TBIs. Are these related?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have frequent headaches? Any issues with coordination or balance?

Headaches no, balance and coordination, yes, a little.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

No headaches or nausea

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Degenerative disc disease, facet joint degeneration. Multiple orthopedic traumas and surgeries in past.t

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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 2 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 2 months ago

Almost 60% of your age group people will show the same changes.

TBIs may contribute slightly to these changes.

Please see this authentic reference;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2631089/

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