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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
Yes: Bruits can change their sound depending on the degree of blockage. In the carotid arteries, for example, as a blockage is almost complete ( > 90%), the bruit actually goes away! this is why a bruit is not the best way to evaluate someone for carotid disease. An ultrasound is much more accurate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are heart murmurs that can sound similar to carotid bruits. Particularly, the murmur of aortic stenosis (a tight aortic valve) can mimic the sound of a carotid bruit because the sound of the murmur radiates up into the neck area. A physician can perform maneuvers that distinguish between sounds emanating from the heart and those from a diseased carotid artery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc heard bruit in caroited arteries only at rest & goes away during exercise. Doppler ultra sound & cardiac stress tests both normal. Why??
Bruit: not all things that get called bruits are pathologic. With a normal doppler probably ok. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Can beauty products that claim to "draw out toxins" from your body truly do that? It sounds phony to me.
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Startle reflex: The initial alarm reaction to the loud unexpected noise is a completely natural, involuntary reaction. The startle reflex is innate, and is found in newborn babies. It is brought about by the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, and still occurs even when a loud sound is anticipated. It can take a while to calm down as another part of the nervous system (pns) slows heart rate & breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer