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Fibromuscular dysplasia FMD

Fibromuscular Dysplasia FMD is a condition where some of the arteries that carry blood throughout the body do not develop as they should. Fibrous tissue grows in the wall of the arteries, causing them to narrow. As a result, blood flow through the arteries decreases.

In most cases, FMD affects the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys. But it can also affect the artery in your neck that supplies blood to the brain. Sometimes it affects other arteries, such as those to the arms and legs or to the abdomen.

How is Fibromuscular Dysplasia FMD related to stroke?

Fibromuscular Dysplasia FMD may damage arteries to the brain, interrupting blood flow to the brain and causing a stroke. It may also lead to bleeding in the brain, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.