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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy?

Progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy (PSVE) occurs due to fatty deposits and blood clot in the blood vessels that supply the white-matter and deep structures of the brain resulting in their damage. It's most common in elderly individuals, suffering from hypertension.

Symptoms of progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

  • Poor memory

  • History of dementia

  • Slurred speech

  • Patient unable to recall or speak his/her name and birthday

  • Difficulty standing up from sitting position

  • Feeling down

  • Personality change

  • Seizure

Questions your doctor may ask to check for progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

  • Have you been forgetful recently?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with dementia?

  • Do you have slurred speech?

  • Is the patient unable to recall or speak his/her name and birthday?

  • Do you have difficulty in getting up from a chair on your own?

Treatment for progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

There is no cure for progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy, the best is to prevent the condition by controlling risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and smoking.

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