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Can cerebrovascular disease cause a stroke? What causes cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular disease (CD) can increase the risk of stroke. This condition affects the blood vessels in the brain and may cause an ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or mini-stroke. Certain causes of CD may not be controllable, such as fat embolisms (brought about by severe bodily injuries) or aneurysms. However, lifestyle factors that can lead to CD, such as high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, and diabetes can be controlled.

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