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Will arteriosclerosis cause memory loss?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

If the arteries to the brain are effected, it can cause memory loss.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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?".

In brief: 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?".
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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