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Cerebrovascular Diseases

Diagnosis & Treatment from Skilled Neurologists in Dallas

Like all the organs in the body, your brain needs a continuous blood flow to function properly. Vascular diseases are very common, and cerebrovascular conditions are the fifth most common cause of death in the United States.

Warning Signs

Cerebrovascular disease affects the arteries and veins in the brain. If left untreated, cerebrovascular disease can be quite dangerous, as it can lead to strokes or brain hemorrhage. There are many known risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, and by identifying and preventing your risk factors, you and your doctor can plan appropriate screening tests and treatments to prevent cerebrovascular disease.

Risk factors for cerebrovascular disease include:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Excessive drinking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diet that is high in saturated fat and sodium (salt)

Discuss your risk factors with your doctor to learn what you can do to prevent cerebrovascular disease.

Conditions & Treatments

There are many different types of cerebrovascular disease, and treatment varies for each one. Some of the most common conditions include erebrovascular malformation, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), and stroke. At Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, we can provide diagnosis and minimally invasive treatments for all of these conditions.

For more information about cerebrovascular disease, call us at (214) 948-2076.