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Can Vascular Conditions Cause Brain Damage
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
What are some difficult vascular conditions in brain that can be somewhat controlled by med but eventually need surgery?
No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes they do!!: Vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killers. Cancer is number two. Vascular conditions kill by cardiovascular events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out. Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends what you mean by vascular conditions. Vascular conditions (aneurysms, dissections, strictures, etc) are very unlikely to cause spleen damage. On the other hand, certain blood diseases can clog the "filtering" capacity of the spleen and damage it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sle (lupus) affect vertebral and/or carotid arteries, or cause vascular conditions / diseases and if so, how (and what)?
Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lumbar puncture: Lumbar punctures can cause headaches from low cerebrospinal fluid pressure but this is usually temporary. Brain damage is a rare complication related to a large mass or pressure in the brain that can cause brain contents to herniate into the spinal canal or against the brainstem. Vomiting and aspirating after a lumbar puncture could lead to pneumonia. ...Read more
Not usually: l believe you mean brachycephaly, which is foreshortened head resulting from premature fusion of coronal sutures of skull. Cosmetically skull will look broader and short from front to back. Usually problems with brain development occur when multiple sutures are fused. Surgery has to be done to allow brain to grow. Sometimes surgery is done for cosmetic reasons., ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more
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