Scott Baio’s wife diagnosed with microvascular brain disease

Scott Baio’s wife diagnosed with microvascular brain disease
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Scott Baio with his wife Renee Sloan and daughter Bailey Baio attend the Scott Baio 1st annual charity golf tournament benefiting The Bailey Baio Angel Foundation at Woodland Hills Country Club on September 21, 2015 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by Lilly Lawrence/Getty Images)

Los Angeles: Actor-director Scott Baio’s wife Renee Baio has revealed that she has been diagnosed with microvascular brain disease.

Renee shared an update of her health on Twitter on Saturday, reports

Replying to a fan asking about her health struggles, Renee tweeted: “Besides having two meningioma brain tumours, in October 2017 I also learned I have microvascular brain disease.”

Scott confirmed the news in his own tweet, praising his wife of 11 years.

“Unfortunately, this is true. Renee is forever my rock, my life and my soulmate! Toughest person I know.”

Microvascular brain disease, also known as chronic small vessel ischemic disease, is a common condition affecting small blood vessels in the brain that is often correlated with chronic illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or high blood pressure.

Scott and Renee married in 2007, welcoming their daughter, Bailey, two months later.