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What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present? inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

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Dr. Ismael Nuno
Thoracic Surgery 45 years experience
Atherosaclerosis: The carotid and vertebrall arteirs feed the head and brain with arterial blood. Progressive blockage of the arteries is known as atherosclerosis. When the blockage becomes severe enough the patient may have just symptoms like dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness or eventually a stroke and may lose motor function of a limb, or may even lose consciousness.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2017

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