Dr. Oliver Aalami
Renton, WA, Mexico
23 years experience
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Depends: It really depends on why you had the balloon occlusion test and if you had these headaches before the test. The test is diagnostic, not therapeutic (doesn't treat the cause of the headache). If this is a new headache or the severity of the headache is great, then definitely let your neurosurgeon / neurologist know.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Vasodilator : Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring compound released by the healthy lining of blood vessels (endothelial cells). It acts both as a vasodilator and also prevents blood clots from forming. Nitric oxide (or its precursor l-argenine) supplements are not recommended as first-line treatment for HTN or cardiovascular disease. We don't have strong scientific evidence that it works.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Unlikely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms arise due to inflammation over many years. Age >65yrs, a smoking history, and male gender are the greatest risk factors. A family history also comes into play, especially for women. It would be extremely unlikely for a teenager to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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TestimonialsRecommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.
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Thank you notes
Nov 9, 2012
As a Healthtap scholar, one of my duties to both peers and patients is to evaluate the quality of answers. Dr Aalami provides not only accurate answers, but with compassion and completeness. I endorse...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Aalami is an outstanding vascular surgeon and well respected by his peers.
Sep 10, 2013
a great doc with helpful answers! thank you!
Well now I wonder if it could be something because I have one on the other side with the same situation - it started small and unnoticable and has grown quite a bit. Someone suggested a tumor? I don't...Read More
Thank you for the detailed response, we appreciate your comments and will investigate your suggestion
Ive always been so curious! Now I'll know what to tell my friends at dinner parties!
Education & Training
Boston University School of Medicine, MA