Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

What is Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?

Cerebral arteriosclerosis is a condition in which the walls of the arteries in your brain become thick and stiff. This impacts blood flow and can lead to stroke, dementia and other neurological disorders. It's more common in older adults and may frequently go unnoticed or undiagnosed in its early stages.

What are the Symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?

Symptoms of cerebral arteriosclerosis can vary, but the most common include:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding language
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Vision problems
  • Loss of balance

Treatment Options for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

Generally the main treatment option for cerebral arteriosclerosis is medications, such as aspirin or other anticoagulants that help in maintaining healthy blood pressure. Additionally, lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of complications. Your doctor may also recommend alternative therapies like acupuncture or massage to help reduce the symptoms associated with this condition.

Preventing Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

There are a number of steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing cerebral arteriosclerosis. These include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight and diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding or limiting smoking and alcohol
  • Managing stress
  • Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol under control
  • Limiting your exposure to air pollution