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Bilateral internal carotid artery stenosis

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Greater than 65 : The incidence of carotid stenosis increases steadily as one ages. More common in men than women, and significantly after age 65.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Above 50 : There is different numbers depending on age ( more common above 50), sex ( more common in males), presence of symptoms and severity of stenosis . Gene... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Blocked plumbing: Your carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery stenosis is when gunk and inflammation make it harder for the blood to flow... Read More
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
2 things: Carotid artery stenosis means narrowing of the artery. Stroke is death or damage to brain due to circulatory issues. Many strokes (approx 1/3rd) are d... Read More
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
No: There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases. Your carotid artery in your neck is too far remo... Read More
Dr. Michael Rimlawi
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
P.A.D: Vascular disease causes hardening of the arteries which can turn cause leg pain and mimick nerve impingement or radiculopathy down the legs. If you h... Read More
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
No: Sciatic is a peripheral neuropathy caused by compression on sciatic nerve. Carotid stenosis causes a TIA or stroke.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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The carotid arteries: Are the main arterial blood vessels to the brain. Stenosis is preceded ; caused by plaque. Lilies ; familial history are culprits! have carotid dopple... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: There is a risk of devastating stroke. See your doctor asap.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Carotid stenosis: None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: You should be on an Aspirin and a statin. Both lower your risk of a stroke, but neither will make the carotid stenosis go away.

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