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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both.: A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

No: Vascular disease can involve any artery anywhere in the body. Frequently the coronary arteries as well as the blood vessels supplying the brain are involved.. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Yes they do!!: Vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killers. Cancer is number two. Vascular conditions kill by cardiovascular events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out. Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

It depends: It depends what you mean by vascular conditions. Vascular conditions (aneurysms, dissections, strictures, etc) are very unlikely to cause spleen damage. On the other hand, certain blood diseases can clog the "filtering" capacity of the spleen and damage it. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Portal hypertension: It is typically the other way around. The liver has an amazing dual blood supply. Lack of flow is almost never a problem. Alcohol will damage the liver until high pressure from scar results, called portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more