Obesity generates vascular brain disease

The development of Cerebral Vascular Disease (EVC), is developed to a large extent in patients suffering from overweight or obesity ; smoke or in those who live with diabetes and with high blood pressure .

In this regard, the doctor Jesús Alfredo Flores Ciro , coordinator of the Neurology Service of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), indicated that when the blood supply to any part of the brain , the heart attacks inside of the Central Nervous System .

The circulation disorders in the brain tissue, they give way to EVC , whose first symptoms can be confused with temporary discomfort, such as headache or dizziness.

These heart attacks have an ischemic origin (lack of oxygenation due to poor blood supply), when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a local clot (thrombus) or generated remotely (embolus) from another part of the body.

It is estimated that 500,000 cases of EVC in Mexico. This disease occurs in a common way in men, usually above 50 years of age. As for women, when they go beyond the stage of menopause , but the disease affects each other in equal numbers.


From there spills can arise or cerebral hemorrhages , by the clogging of arteries , product of atherosclerosis (hardening of the walls of the blood vessels)

This is because the grease , the cholesterol and other substances accumulate in the wall of the arteries , forming a sticky substance called plaque, which hinders the proper flow of blood, which can cause it to clot and occlude the blood. blood vessel .

The neurologist and neurophysiologist at Social Security stressed that the main risk factors for a cerebrovascular accident are the arterial hypertension , obesity , diabetes , as well as sedentary lifestyle, smoking and hypercholesterolemia or increase of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood.

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