048 How Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Affects Most Aging Brains

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Dr. K explains what to know about cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), a very common brain condition linked to cognitive decline, balance and walking problems, dementia, and other significant health issues. She covers:

  • Common terms used by radiologists to describe this condition, such as “white matter disease,””small vessel ischemia,” and others
  • What is cerebral SVD
  • What are the symptoms that can be caused by this condition
  • Risk factors and other potential causes for cerebral SVD
  • How to treat and prevent cerebral SVD
  • Why it’s not usually a good idea to request an MRI to check for this condition
  • What to do if you’re concerned about cerebral SVD for yourself or an older loved one

MRI brain small vessel ischemic disease
Signs of cerebral small vessel disease. From Inzitari et al, BMJ. 2009 Jul 6;339:b2477. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2477

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