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Will arteriosclerosis cause memory loss?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Louis Grenzer answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes: If the arteries to the brain are effected, it can cause memory loss.

Answered 3/26/2013


Dr. Gopinath Upamaka answered

Specializes in

Yes: Arteriosclerosis will result in reduced blood flow and in the brain can cause memory loss. Keeping BP at target and cholesterol and blood sugar at goal is vitally important.

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

End organ effect: If brain receives inadequate blood flow, this can cause a stroke, and if multiple small strokes occur, this creates a "lacunar state", which can surely result in a vascular dementia. Even worse, the causes of atherosclerosis, such as hypertension and diabetes are risk factors for alzheimer's. So, "ounce of prevention?".

Answered 3/15/2013



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