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How is Small Vessel Disease treated?

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How is Small-Vessel Disease treated?

How is Small Vessel Disease treated? Do you have any information about treatment for Small Vessel Disease?

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Most patients with small vessel disease are treated with long-term medications, such as medications that widen blood vessels or anti-clotting drugs, as well as medications that control blood pressure, cholesterol, or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes that increase the risk of small vessel disease. Treatment for small vessel disease also focuses on lifestyle changes targeted at reducing the risk factors for progression of blockages in the coronary arteries, such as stopping smoking, controlling blood pressure, and maintaining a healthy diet.

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Created on: 10/28/2009
Reviewed on: 08/12/2011

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June Chen, MD wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

Without knowing your medical history or being able to examine you, we are not able to offer specific medication recommendations for you. However, in general, medications that control blood pressure, cholesterol, or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes that contribute to the progression of small vessel disease may be helpful. Just as important as medications are lifestyle changes -- quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and controlling your blood pressure -- that lower the risk of developing further blockages.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

I have small small vessek disease that is affecting by brain with various
syptoms. Need help as to treatment options. Also, I just had an ACDF a week
ago so seem limited in terms of any meds. Can you help me?