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What treatments for basilar migraines?

What treatments for basilar migraines?

Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist. ...Read more

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I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination?

I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination?

Brain issues: If you have symptoms or reason to believe you have any brain malformation please see your doctor. He/she will assess the situation and order the proper tests which is the way to rule out your concern or offer proper treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

Decreased movement: The inferior and basilar part of the left ventricle show decreased movement. Hypo (decreased) kinesis (motility). Usually because of compromised blood supply to that part of the heart because the local coronary has a critical stenosis or there was an infarct because the coronary feeding that area closed or is severely blocked. ...Read more

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What's vertibro basilar migraine?

What's vertibro basilar migraine?

Basilar artery: Basilar artery migraine involves reduction of blood flow through the basilar artery, the main blood supply to the brainstem and posterior portion of the brain. It often presents with loss of consciousness and when come to, there is a throbbing headache. Women with basilar migraine should not take birth control pills, since there is a likelihood of debilitating stroke with the combination. ...Read more

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I have basilar migraine, what is it?

I have basilar migraine, what is it?

Type of migraine: Considered a subtype of migraine with aura, this migraine starts in the basilar artery, which forms at the base of the skull. It occurs mainly in young people. Symptoms may include vertigo (the room spins), ringing in the ears, slurred speech, unsteadiness, possibly loss of consciousness, and severe headaches. ...Read more

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Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

Neurologist: Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura (MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved. These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.) ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vertebro basilar stroke?

What do you recommend for vertebro basilar stroke?

Depends: Treatment and followup are dependent on the time frame of the stroke and individual patient need. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my vertebro basilar stroke go away?

How fast can I make my vertebro basilar stroke go away?

Patience: When one has a stroke, nature must heal the damage. You can help by enrolling in physical therapy/rehabilitation, taking the medications you've been prescribed, getting plenty of rest, following a healthy diet, and remaining optimistic. Healing rates are highly variable depending on the extent of damage. It may only take days but healing can persist for up to 2 years. ...Read more

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. What does Minimal left basilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

. What does Minimal left basilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

Atelectasis: This means there is scarring or a small area of collapsed lung at the base of the left lung. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vertebro basilar stroke?

What is the definition or description of: Vertebro basilar stroke?

Stroke: The vertebral arteries feed into the basilar artery which supplies the brain stem and the back of the brain. If part of the brain tissue supplied by these arteries dies, a vertebro basilar stoke occurs. This tends to cause visual disturbances with our without paralysis of the limbs and a lack of co-ordination. Some patients lose consciousness and difficulties with swallowing are common. Serious. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between hemiplegic or basilar migraines?

How can I distinguish between hemiplegic or basilar migraines?

Brainstem symptoms: Both of these conditions are somewhat rare, and both have symptoms that can be caused by stroke. Therefore, anyone with basilar or hemiplegic migraine symptoms should seek emergency treatment until the cause is safely identified. Basilar migraine causes symmetric symptoms, including vertigo/dizziness and fainting. Hemiplegic migraine usually runs in families and causes one-sided weakness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vertebro basilar stroke?

What is the treatment for vertebro basilar stroke?

Up to 24 hours: Tpa (alteplase) can be used by vein up to 3 hours (some patients 4.5 hours) after onset of stroke symptoms. Tpa (alteplase) in the artery can be used up to 6 hours after onset (up to 24 hours in basilar artery). See stroke. Org. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Basilar migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Basilar migraine?

Basilar migraine: Vertebro-basilar migraine usually has visual aura followed by classic throbbing headaches ...Read more

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What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

Incomplete breath: It means that the radiologist felt that you did not take a complete breath in (or the pictures were taken after you started exhaling) during the process of getting the X-ray. As a result, the part of the lungs near the bases (bottom) seem to show up more dense than the rest of the lung. Again, radiologist felt that this is due to incomplete breath during the X-ray procedure. ...Read more

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What isa top basilar artery stroke?

What isa top basilar artery stroke?

Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more

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Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Basilar Artery Steno: Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely. Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

Special headaches: A neurologist or a neurologist who specializes in the care of headaches should be able to answer all of your questions about this. ...Read more

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How are basilar artery migraines diagnosed by doctors?

Outdated concept: There's no such thing as basilar "artery" migraines. The term basilar migraine dates back to a time when migraine pathophysiology was thought to involve arterial wall constriction followed by compensatory dilation. Basilar migraine was thought due to basilar artery spasm. This notion has been discredited; however, the term is firmly entrenched & we all use it & know what it means & doesn't mean. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to have a basilar fracture?

Can you tell me what it's like to have a basilar fracture?

Very bad: Blood from nose
black eyes from pooled blood under skin
blood from the ears
this is a serious life threatening fracture ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/legs, clumsy speech. This is often familial. A higher stroke risk exists with this type. Blood clotting abnormalities may be present predisposing to strokes. ...Read more

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How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

Meds, reduce risks: This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain. Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. Aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent. ...Read more

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Please explain who is the best surgeon to treat basilar tip aneurysm?

Please explain who is the best surgeon to treat basilar tip aneurysm?

It's relative: Many of these aneurysms are best treated by endovascular methods these days. .. But not all. I would suggest you seek treatment in a neurosurgical department where there is expertise in both surgical and endovascular methods. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Depends on health: If you are an active healthy 80 yo it is less of a risk. However with something like this in a difficult area of the spine its best to seek out an "ultra" specialist in this area. What I mean is find a true cervical spine expert even if it means traveling. This is not you average problem ...Read more

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What is shallow lungs & minimal left basilar subsegmental atelectasis signs of?

What is shallow lungs & minimal left basilar subsegmental atelectasis signs of?

Poor inspiration: Probably related to a poor inspiratory effort when the radiograph was taken. Often times if people are in pain or are obese they cannot take a big breath (which would expand the lungs and give a better look to the radiologist) so what we see are low lung volumes and small areas of collapsed lung - all told it is usually not a sign of anything. Sometimes atelectasis can cause a fever. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

VBI: Refers to a temporary set of symptoms due to decreased blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain. The posterior circulation supplies blood to the medulla, cerebellum, pons, midbrain, thalamus, and occipital cortex (responsible for vision). ...Read more

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Basilar migr. I pass out frm them. Am now using low pressure hyperbaric chamber. Keeps the vle ones under co ntro. Anyore research on this?

Basilar migr. I pass out frm them. Am now using low pressure hyperbaric chamber. Keeps the vle ones under co ntro. Anyore research on this?

HBOT: Here is an article about migraine headaches ; hbot: http://www. Hyperbaricoxygentherapies. Com/migraines/. Please be aware that migraine headaches are not currently on the list of fda approved indications for hbot. ...Read more

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I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if you have had other infections. Consider an evaluation of your lungs, as there may be a structural abnormality which is contributing to your lung issues. An active lifestyle will help prevent atelectasis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about basilar artery migraines ps?

Can you tell me more about basilar artery migraines ps?

BAM: Basilar artery migraines are an uncommon type of severe headaches which are accompanied by neurological signs (like vertigo, dizziness) and typically start at the back of the head. You can find more info at http://www. Achenet. Org/resources/basilartype_migraine/. ...Read more