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What is Cerebral Atherosclerosis?

Description of the disease

Cerebral atherosclerosis is a chronic condition where there is a disruption of blood supply to the brain due to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of the blood vessels.


  • Atherosclerosis of the brain arteries
  • Atherosclerosis of the brain veins
  • Atherosclerosis of the brain capillaries


Symptoms of cerebral atherosclerosis may include headache, dizziness, vision disturbances, weakness in the arms or legs, speech impairment, loss of consciousness.


The main cause of atherosclerosis is the accumulation of cholesterol and other lipids on the walls of the blood vessels due to improper diet, smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity.


To diagnose cerebral atherosclerosis, Doppler ultrasound of the head and neck vessels, computer tomography, magnetic resonance angiography are performed.


Treatment includes lifestyle changes, taking medications, and in rare cases - surgical intervention.


Prevention of cerebral atherosclerosis includes healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, cholesterol control.


Neurologist provides treatment and observation of patients with cerebral atherosclerosis.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.