What are the symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?

Updated at: Dec 26, 2014
What are the symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?

The thickening or hardening of walls of arteries in the brain is called cerebral arteriosclerosis. The symptoms of the condition include chest pain, pain in leg, shortness of breath etc.

Vasudha Bhat
Other DiseasesWritten by: Vasudha BhatPublished at: Dec 26, 2014

When the walls of the arteries in the brain thicken or harden in the brain, the condition is known as cerebral arteriosclerosis. The symptoms of this condition include headache, facial pain and impaired vision.

The condition can cause serious health problems. When the walls of an artery become too thick or blood clots occurs in the narrow passage, the flow of blood in brain can become blocked and can lead of ischemic attack.

When the thickening and hardening is uneven, the arterial walls can develop bulges. Cerebral arteriosclerosis is related to a condition known as vascular dementia. In this condition, small-free stokes cause cumulative damage and death to neurons in the brain.

Cerebral Arteriosclerosis Symptoms

Symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

Most symptoms of the condition do not show up until the blockage occurs. The common signs and symptoms of cerebral arteriosclerosis include:

  • Pain in chest
  • Pain in leg, arm and anywhere the artery is blocked
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness in legs due to lack of circulation

Cerebral Arteriosclerosis Symptoms


Types of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

Cerebral arteriosclerosis takes place when fat, cholesterol and calcium harden in the arteries. Arteriosclerosis can take place anywhere in the body, including heart, legs and kidneys. There are some other types of arteriosclerosis like:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Kidney disease

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