Lowering your risk of small vessel disease (SVD)
Professor Joanna Wardlaw at the University of Edinburgh explained a bit more about the condition.
“Altogether, the brain has about 400 miles of small vessels,” she begun. It’s when these vessels become damaged that small vessel disease occurs.
She explained: “If there isn’t enough oxygen and food getting into the brain, and rubbish isn’t being removed as efficiently as it should, then damage occurs.”
Risk factors for developing small vessel disease is high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, too much fat in the blood, lack of exercise and eating too much salt.