Question by  SHOAIB (50)

What does it mean if someone is diagnosed with nonspecific white matter disease?


Answer by  Mary15 (347)

The person literally has an abnormal appearance of white matter in the brain. White matter is the stuff around enclosing your nerve cells to sort of help electrical impulses to travel faster throughout the body. It is referred to as nonspecific if no one cause can be singled out.


Answer by  Olin (101)

Since white matter is used to transport messages amongst the nervous system, a nonspecific white matter disease prohibits signals to different parts of the body. Depending on the severity of the disease, the afflicted area will have a degree of effects ranging from weakness to paralysis.


Answer by  dholmes (82)

Non specific white matter disease refers to changes found on the cerebral white matter of the brain that cannot be linked to a specific causative factor. Changes may occur because of radiation or chemotherapy or because of demylination (myelin protects the nerve cells in the brain). A definitive diagnosis involves evaluating the changes within the context of the person's symptoms.


Answer by  pearl02080419 (69)

Nonspecific white matter disease is a term used after an MRI or sometimes a CT depending on your doctors request that is done and that may show an area affected by disease and the process of disease however small amounts of nonspecific white matter may show up with age on any MRI or CT.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

This is the space in your hear between the neurons around the brain and spinal cord. If has been infected by certain diseases, such as diabeties, high blood pressure, high cholestrol. It has also be a cause of Alzheimers Disease and Muscular Dystrophy. Check with your doctor on what the nonspecific statement means.


Answer by  Anonymous

I am 46 had an MRI and showd non specific white matter and probably normal for my age I have zapping in my head and aching limbs but neuro put this down to stress gave me propanolol but still the same he told me my MRI was normal please help

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