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Neurovascular conditions are diseases and disorders of the blood vessels that supply the brain and spinal cord with freshly oxygenated blood. Your nervous system depends on a constant supply of oxygen and other nutrients from this network of blood vessels, called the neurovascular system. For this reason, any problem with a blood vessel or blood flow can impair brain and nervous system function and can quickly become life threatening.
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California offers a number of state-of-the-art treatments for neurovascular conditions in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas. Make an appointment with one of our trusted neurologists, and our team will provide personalized diagnosis and treatment with humankindness. Find a Doctor near you today.
Just a few of the neurovascular conditions we treat include:
The signs and symptoms of neurovascular conditions depend on the disease or disorder. Some conditions have no symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms of a neurovascular condition often start suddenly and include:
Even if your symptoms are temporary, an expert needs to evaluate them because they can be a sign of a serious problem. If you experience symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately for emergency treatment.
Certain conditions, such as AVMs, occur by chance during fetal development, but genetic factors may make you more likely to develop one. Lifestyle habits, other medical problems, and your genes affect your risk of developing other neurovascular diseases.
Risk factors for carotid artery stenosis and ischemic stroke are similar to those for heart attack and include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and lack of physical activity.
Treatment and prevention strategies you and your neurologist at Dignity Health may consider include:
Look to your care team to help you adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent neurovascular diseases:
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California provides care for neurovascular conditions in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas.