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Hello,Can anything be done to manage,Focal Ischemia?Many T

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Hello,Can anything be done to manage,Focal Ischemia?Many Thanks,Lee
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

are you talking about focal ischemia in the brain?

Dr. David :

were these seen on MRI scan of the brain?

Dr. David :

what symptoms are you having from the focal ischemia?

Customer:

Hello Dr.David,yes in the Brain,and yes,shown on MRI scan,symtons are,slow movement,and lightheadiness,Leon

Dr. David :

at your age of 78, you could have poor blood vessels

Dr. David :

which can cause leaking and broken blood vessels in the brain and cause these ischemic spots in the brain.

Dr. David :

the best way to improve the blood vessels in the body is to not smoke, and avoid alcohol and exercise.

Dr. David :

and avoid diabetes.

Dr. David :

at your age, it can be hard to improve your blood vessels and blood flow if you have had many years of poor blood vessels.

Customer:

Ok understand,but suprised about exercise,as I try to keep fit?Leon

Dr. David :

yes, it is important to keep fit at any age.

Dr. David :

even at age 78, you can walk and exercise

Dr. David :

you could do physical therapy to help your movements and joints and improve flexibility and strength

Dr. David :

if you are having low blood sugar or low blood pressure, this can cause light headedness.

Dr. David :

poor circulation can cause light headedness as well.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

No,thats fine, thanks for your help,Regards,Leon

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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