F01.3: Mixed cortical and subcortical vascular dementia
You have a dementia disease. This is being caused by blood circulation disorders in your brain.
When nerve cells in the brain do not get enough blood, they die off. If the circulatory disorder occurs suddenly it is called a stroke. But some circulatory disorders are not noticed immediately. These circulatory disorders mainly affect the small blood vessels in the brain. With a circulatory disorder, a blood vessel may become blocked or narrower. But the blood vessel can also tear so that it bleeds into the tissue.
You have a dementia disease as a result of these circulatory disorders. With this dementia disease, one’s memory can gradually get worse. But one’s mood may change too. One may feel very depressed or confused. The disease often keeps people awake at night and tired during the day. The brain is also no longer able to carry out different tasks so well. One may have difficulties speaking, or in finding the right word for something.
In your case, the circulatory disorders are beneath your cerebral cortex and in your cerebral cortex. Beneath the cerebral cortex there are numerous nerve fibers. The nerve cells are within the cerebral cortex itself. The circulatory disorders beneath your cerebral cortex are often caused by persistent high blood pressure.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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