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Carotid Artery Spasm Symptoms
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Risk of stroke: Carotid disease is a risk factor for stroke. Prior to a stroke, a patient may have transient ischemic attacks (tias), which are brief episodes of weakness or numbness on one side of the body, coordination or speech difficulties. A specific TIA attributable to carotid disease is a brief loss of vision in one eye called amaurosis fugax. Treatment of asymptomatic carotid disease is controversial. ...Read more
Carotid arteries: Dilated arteries none good flow. Stenosis restricted flow stroke like event. ...Read more
Very rarely, if ever.: Usual is amaurosis fugax, like a shade coming down over the vision of one eye only, but not both. An unusual variation is bright light amaurosis, brought on in one eye when in bright light, because the extra light puts more demand on the retina.The key in all vision changes with carotid disease is that it is monocular, a point missed by most practitioners. If a symptom affects both eyes, not carotid! ...Read more
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more
What are symptoms differences both common carotid arteries are compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?
One Hurts: When you compress both carotids, you only have two tiny arteries ("vertebrals") left supplying the whole brain. Ergo, you hit the ground unconscious. If the compression isn't relieved, you die fast. The veins are more compliant, but less redundant. Compression of the jugular leaves the brain with no backup drainage. You'll get a phenomenal headache as pressure builds up, then something will pop. ...Read more
How different are symptoms when both common carotid arteries is compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?
If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a systemic problem, I.e. High circulating levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) deposit in different vascular beds over time. In other words, more important for u to get a fasting lipid panel and treat your cholesterol aggressively rather than query about a point in time to check for occult carotid artery disease. Additionally if u are of south Asian descent, pls not LDL <100 mg/dl. ...Read more
I am having left carotid artery spasms. The spasms started about 6 weeks ago intermitant and now I am having 4 or more daily for 30 sec. Or more?
I am not clear as to what you mean by "spasm". If you are having muscular pain or spasms in your neck, this is not related to your carotid artery and is not an emergency. See your family doctor if that is the case.
If you are having transient ischemic attacks (tias), you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Pain and extreme spasms on the front left side if Murphy neck on the carotid artery and it feels bigger and I think there is a not in it?
Exam/US: Get a physicial examand an ultrasound of the neck. ...Read more
I have spasms in what feels like my left carotid artery I had an ultrasound of it a year ago what could this be should I be worried?
My left front of my neck where carotid artery is spasms and hurts the carotid artery feels swollen and I think there's a knot. I'm scared?
The Sternoclidomasoid" Muscle goes into spasm. I believe this what is happening to you. It is a benign condition. Nothing to worry about, although it is painful and cannot turn neck in all direction.
Rx Anti Infalmmatory like Ibuprofen Ice application, Local Muscle recant like Bengay /Flexall/Deep heating and Oral Muscle Relaxant will help you.
And if not better in 24 H. get examined by your MD. ...Read more
My internal carotid artery spasms at siphon causing me to have tia's. Is there a way to stop the spasms, which will stop the tia's. I can have 5 a day?
Carotid arteries: This seems a worrisome issue. How was it determined specifically? Please discuss this fully with your physicin or consult a vascular specialist. ...Read more
I am a hypochondriac and I am really scared my carotid artery hurts there a knot in it it has spasms and my neck and face on that side are numb?
My left carotid artery hurts and pounds terribly strong it spasms a lot anspd face neck numb on that side. Scared I have carotid anurysm help me?
Throat/vocal cords spasm when I talk. Left side in front of carotid artery. Sharp stabbing, interferes with speech. Any idea?
Exceedingly unlikely: The chances of this happening are extremely remote. Having said that we are always extremely cautious in examining patients with carotid artery atherosclerosis. I have personally witnessed at least one patient getting a stroke after a carotid artery examination--fortunately he recovered. So it is theoretically possible to get a stroke large enough to cause death, but the odds are extremely small. ...Read more
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