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Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD): The Underdiagnosed Vascular Disease

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a condition where cells in artery walls grow abnormally, often leading to narrowing (stenosis), bulging (aneurysms), or tearing (dissections). FMD can affect arteries throughout the body but most commonly involves those supplying the kidneys (renal arteries) and brain (carotid arteries).  While there's no cure, early diagnosis and treatment are key.

Who's Affected?

Symptoms: They Vary Widely

FMD symptoms depend on the affected arteries:

Causes: Still Being Investigated

The exact cause of FMD remains unknown, but research suggests a combination of:

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Why It Matters: Spreading the Word

Increased awareness of FMD is crucial because:

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