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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.”

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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.

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