Preventing Cerebrovascular Disease
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Cerebrovascular disease affects the arteries that supply the brain. Any condition that blocks or disrupts blood flow to the brain can cause cerebrovascular disease. When brain cells lose blood supply, they start to die within minutes, resulting in a stroke. Stroke is the main danger of cerebrovascular disease.
Many conditions can cause cerebrovascular disease and stroke. You can make lifestyle changes to prevent these conditions and to lower your risk of cerebrovascular disease. By making these changes, you can also improve your overall health and quality of life.
Talk with your health care provider about your risk for cerebrovascular disease. Work with your provider to manage any diseases that you have that may contribute to cerebrovascular disease. Your provider may prescribe medicines to help prevent major causes of cerebrovascular disease.
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This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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