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Cerebrovascular Diseases

Classification : Stroke
Symptoms : weakness, visual impairment, loss of coordination, or balance and a sudden headache
Causes : hypertension, smoking, obesity, and diabetes
Prevention : Smoking, Obesity, Excess alcohol, Hypertension
Death Per Year
(in Millions)
: 4.18
Description: Cerebrovascular disease is a set of brain dysfunctions related to disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Hypertension is the mainly important cause; it damages blood vessel lining, endothelium, exposing the underlying collagen where platelets collective to initiate a repairing process which is not always complete and perfect. Sustained hypertension enduringly changes the architecture of the blood vessels building them narrow, stiff, deformed, uneven and more vulnerable to fluctuations in blood pressure.