A small vessel disease such as leukoaraiosis leads to the blockage of blood to the brain, depriving the brain cells of the needed nutrients and oxygen, according to Life Extension. The effect of the blockage is dementia,... More »

Microvascular ischemic brain disease is a condition in which small blood vessels in the brain are damaged, either by rupturing or by clotting, according to New Health Advisor. Damaged vessels impede blood flow to certain... More »

Small vessel ischemic disease is also referred to as lacunar infarction; it is diagnosed when there is a blood flow blockage in smaller arterial blood vessels. It is linked to hypertension and stroke. Studies have also s... More »

Strokes in humans occur when blood supply flowing to the brain is reduced or interrupted, which causes the brain cells to die because the brain is not receiving nutrients and oxygen, according to Mayo Clinic. A stroke ma... More »

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Small vessel ischemic disease is also referred to as lacunar infarction; it is diagnosed when there is a blood flow blockage in smaller arterial blood vessels. It is linked to hypertension and stroke. Studies have also s... More »

Parkinson's disease kills the cells that produce dopamine in the brain, according to National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This loss of dopamine damages the motor functions of the brain, which causes t... More »

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Symptoms of small vessel disease include shortness of breath, chest pain in conjunction with jaw pain or pain in the left arm, and abdominal or upper back pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Prolonged symptoms may lead t... More »

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