What is cerebral small vessel disease?

The term cerebral small vessel disease refers to a group of pathological processes that affect the small blood vessels of the brain. Cerebral small vessel disease is most commonly related to aging and hypertension.

How do members experience cerebral small vessel disease?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with cerebral small vessel disease*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for cerebral small vessel disease*

Who has cerebral small vessel disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 9
40s 32
50s 81
60s 104
70+ 86

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 61
Female 249