Small Vessel Disease | Causes & Risk Factors

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Am I at risk for small vessel disease?

Women are at higher risk for small vessel disease. This may be because of hormone levels, and the risk increases after menopause. Other risk factors include:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking

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Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 05/10

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