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what causes thining of the blood vessels in the brain and what

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what causes thining of the blood vessels in the brain and what are the consequences of this condition?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.


Thinning blood vessels in the brain usually denotes cerebral aneurysm.

This occurs due to the weakness in the blood vessel wall.

This can be caused by congenital defects from diseases like Fibromuscular dysplasia, Marfan's syndrome, sickle cell anemia, lupus;

High blood pressure;

Atherosclerosis ( fatty deposits in the arteries), or

Head injury.


The symptoms associated can be headache, mental clouding, seizures, stroke symptoms, blurry vision, neurological weakness, rarely hormonal imbalances ( if pituitary gland is compromised by aneurysm).

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