Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by plaque build up resulting in a narrowing of the arteries.

This plaque hardens in the arteries and may partially or completely block the flow of blood through arteries in the kidneys, heart, pelvis, brain, arms, or legs.

Cerebral Arteriosclerosis is atherosclerosis of the vessels in the brain.

Symptoms

Symptoms of cerebral arteriosclerosis include:
  • impaired vision;
  • headache;
  • facial pain.
Cerebral arteriosclerosis can cause life-threatening conditions such as hemorrhagic or ischemic strokes. Survivors of these strokes may have long-term motor and neurological impairments.

Cerebral arteriosclerosis can also cause vascular dementia, a condition in which neurons in the brain are damaged or destroyed by small, symptom-free strokes.

Assessment

The presence of cerebral arteriosclerosis can be detected by computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before stroke or hemorrhaging occur.

Treatment

Cerebral arteriosclerosis may be treated with medication or surgery. Risk factors should also be addressed by a physician, who will suggest to quit smoking and control cholesterol levels and blood pressure.


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