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What are the symptoms of microvascular disease?

Thank you, my aunt (72) just recently had a CT scan of the brain which showed signs of microvascular disease. She also is complaining of her body jumping while she is asleep. She is not a diabetic but does have eczema. Are the body jumping symptoms r/t the microvascular disease?
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
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Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that body jumping is not a typical sign of microvascular disease.

Microvascular brain disease is usually related to chronic uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. It can lead to small strokes or progressive dementia.

But it can be a sign of seizures or a sleep disorder.

Coming to this point, I would recommend performing an EEG to exclude possible seizures.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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What are the symptoms of microvascular disease?

Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that body jumping is not a typical sign of microvascular disease. Microvascular brain disease is usually related to chronic uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. It can lead to small strokes or progressive dementia. But it can be a sign of seizures or a sleep disorder. Coming to this point, I would recommend performing an EEG to exclude possible seizures. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri