Cerebral atrophy

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What is cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them.

Common symptoms reported by people with cerebral atrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cerebral atrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with cerebral atrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cerebral atrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness jittery feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cerebral atrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cerebral atrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 3
30s 5
40s 9
50s 15
60s 7
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from cerebral atrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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