Fibromuscular dysplasia

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a vascular disease that can make the artery walls too weak or too stiff. This can lead to the arteries being either narrowed, known as stenosis, or become enlarged, otherwise known as aortic aneurysm. FMD patients can also suffer from artery dissections – which is akin to the sudden tearing of the artery wall.

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