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Hi. I am a 27 year old female and I just had a CT done. It came back
showing mild cerebral atrophy and a mild prominence of the frontal
cortical cerebral sulci bilaterally. I have a really bad memory and I am
always forgetting things... I also have severe headaches all the time. I
even wake up with them... what do you think? Everything that I have
found online says that it is normal for older people to have this... but
what about me?I am only 27. Does this mean I am going to have dementia or alzheimer's or something?
I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on
the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that
this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute
for a formal office visit with a doctor.

Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell
you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. It is also difficult to
provide an adequate answer without the ability to look at the CT myself.
However I will try to provide you with some useful information.

You should probably have an MRI of your brain
performed. This will be more sensitive to evaluate the brain and its
contents. Why did you have a CT performed? Do you have other symptoms
such as numbness, tingling, weakness, visual disturbances, sensitivity
to hot water, etc?

I suggest that you be evaluated by a neurologist. Being 25 years old
is young to have atrophy and more information is needed to determine
either why you do or whether or not the CT was overread.

Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck

Source: http://www.brainatrophy.net
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