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What is chronic white matter ischemic disease?

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Lack of blood deep : In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following: 1. Hypertension 2. Diabetes 3. Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) 4. Cigarette smoking 5. Family history of stroke of course there are others but these are most important. Please meet with your neurologist to discuss why and what you can do to help your situation. Good luck and well wishes.

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