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Vascular Dementia: Symptoms and Treatment

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Brain damage caused by multiple strokes.


Vascular dementia accounts for 10 percent of cases, being the second most common cause of dementia. [1]


1. Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured.
2. Requires lab tests and image testing to diagnose.
3. Can happen to both, men and women.


Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that develops because of problems with the blood’s circulation to the brain. It can be caused by a series of strokes or other conditions that block blood flow to the brain. There are chances where it can be caused by because of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.


Symptoms


1. Confusion
2. Trouble concentrating and paying attention
3. Reduced ability to organize and articulate thoughts or actions, and the ability to analyze a situation.
4. Memory problems
5. Agitation and restlessness
6. Unsteady style of walking
7. Frequent or sudden urge to urinate or inability to control passing urine
8. Depression


Treatment


Self-Care: Quit smoking, and manage diabetes to reduce the risk of recurrence of it.


Medications: Your doctor may prescribe medications to aid mental function and balance the mood.


Specialists: Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

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