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Am I too young to get carotid bruits? I am 18 years old.

Am I too young to get carotid bruits? I am 18 years old.

Bruit yes, block no: 50% of bruits have no stenosis. However you need to be sure you don't have a congenital or aquired condition that could cause it. ...Read more

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Bruit (Definition)

Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more

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Can carotid bruits go away by itself?

Can carotid bruits go away by itself?

Yes: A carotid bruit is due to turbulent flow from a blockage in the carotid artery. The natural course of carotid disease / atherosclerosis is progression over time. This is especially true if people still smoke. When the blockage in a carotid artery becomes near occlusive, the flow rate drops and the bruit typically goes away. ...Read more

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Can carotid bruits cause severe headaches?

Generally not: A bruit is the sound of irregular blood flow. They can lead to a stroke which may in fact result in a headache. You need further investigation. ...Read more

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Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?

Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?

Yes: Trick question, but here are my thoughts. A carotid bruit is due to a partial obstruction in the carotid artery. A "sub-clinical" lesion may only give rise to a bruit during periods of intense exercise, when cardiac output is high. In the resting state, a bruit may not exist. At any rate, a carotid bruit in any circumstance should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could a carotid artery bruit come and go ?

Could a carotid artery bruit come and go ?

Yes: If you have a bruit and it goes away the vessel probably has closed completely. ...Read more

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Can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go? Does it mean you have a blockage?

Can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go?  Does it mean you have a blockage?

Yes: Yes bruit can come and go .. Having bruit is not sensitive test to associate with significant stenosis of the carotid artery but if u have bruit u can get a duplex ultrasound test to assess the blockage. ...Read more

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Is 18 years old to young for a girl to get a tubal ligtion?

Is 18 years old to young for a girl to get a tubal ligtion?

Probably: Every patient and every situation is different but in general, the risk of regret is highest when tubes are tied before the age of 30; regardless of the prior number of children. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 years old and I can't get a full erection. ED dysfunction?

What to do if I am 18 years old and I can't get a full erection. ED dysfunction?

Check up: if this has been a problem all along you need to have your doctor check you and possibly refer you to a urologist. If it has just started and only been for a few days, just wait it out for a week or two before going in. ...Read more

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What is the best activity to get fit? I am out of fit. I am such a fat boy. I am 18 years old. I was thin and a deportist when i was at high school.

What is the best activity to get fit? I am out of fit. I am such a fat boy. I am 18 years old. I was thin and a deportist when i was at high school.

Walking: The best and cheapest activity is walking. Buy a pedometer and gradually start walking up to 10, 000 steps a fay. Youd be surprized how well it workd. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old, 5ft 4 and 7 stone 5, I would like to get fit but not sure where to start?

I am 18 years old, 5ft 4 and 7 stone 5, I would like to get fit but not sure where to start?

Start with aerobics: The best place to start is doing something aerobic like walking, biking or swimming. Try to build up so that you are doing some aerobic exercise 30 minutes to one hour daily. If you want to start weight training it is best to see a personal trainer at a gym for instructions so that you do not hurt yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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