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Blocked Blood Vessels In The Brain
Blood vessels.: You cannot stop this. This is a process of getting old. Vessels become fragile as get old. ...Read more
NOT GOOD: If a major blood vessel in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral starts to get narrow, a process called stenosis, blood flow gets compromised eventually, and a stroke could ensue. Certain percentages of narrowing dictate potential surgery or use of medications. KEY issue is to do all possible to prevent a stroke. ...Read more
Swell?: If we find a swollen blood vessel, it is either due to aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. Blood vessels may dilate minimally due to increased acidic reaction associated with carbon dioxide increases, or metabolic issues, and of course, caliber varies due to blood pressure, relative hypoxia, and even migraine. Inflammatory arteritis more usually causes narrowing. ...Read more
Fat in vessels: fat in vessel walls may be reversible before inflammatory changes and scarification take place, once the wall is damaged, reversibility is not likely to be major ...Read more
Great question: This is actually an area of great interest for research. Smoking is thought to contribute to weaknening of the arteries and this is an important risk factor. We are actually pursuing research on hormones and their role in the strength of blood vessels. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a neck rest compress my neck blood vessels and decrease the amount of blood flow to my brain?
Neck compress: Not really, unless you too much pressure. ...Read more
A MRI may have shown a cluster of blood vessels in my brain. They are unsure. They ordered a angiogram. What if they don't see a cluster?
No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple organ issues and 1 neurologist said amyloidosis, affecting brain all major organs and blood vessels.Nothing offered.Who on health t would help?
Specialist: There are physicians that specialize and do research in amyloidosis. I would contact a major medical center and find one. Call boston medical center( I have referred amyloidosis patients there in the past )and ask for some names of centers that have amyloidosis specialists around the area where you live. ...Read more
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