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What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

Vertibrobasilar: Usually in older ,it is atherosclerosis/stenosis. Can have visual disturbances, balance, auditory issues,spinning while still, drop attack,dizzy when turning head,strokes. It is diagnosed via MRA(magnetic angiogram), Likely your ringing is from allergies and middle ear congestion. Would anyway check your lipid profile, take meds if HTN and no smoking to avoid risk factors. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency? is vertigo its only symptom? is it life threatening if left untreated?

What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency?  is vertigo its only symptom? is it life threatening if left untreated?

VBI: Angiography, no, and can be. See http://m.stroke.ahajournals.org/content/31/8/2011.full.pdf by Lou Caplan, one of the world's top stroke docs and a heck of a nice guy. ...Read more

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Smoking is making me have attacks. I think i might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction.. Tia?

Smoking is making me have attacks. I think i might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction.. Tia?

Need more info: In order to give you an informed answer, any physician would need more information on what you mean by attacks that are triggered by smoking. ...Read more

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Is Vertebrobasilar syndrome not a regognised condition anymore?

Is Vertebrobasilar syndrome not a regognised condition anymore?

Quite the contrary: Vertebrobasilar transient ischemic attacks and strokes are not uncommon, and hopefully are recognized, and diagnosed in a timely fashion to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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I was rear ended in a car accent today and all the sudden have symptoms of vertebrobasilar ischemia. Do I go to ER asap?

I was rear ended in a car accent today and all the sudden have symptoms of vertebrobasilar ischemia.  Do I go to ER asap?

Symptoms: There are lots of possible VBI symptoms spinning sensation is one of them. If you are having CNS symptoms post accident go to the ER ...Read more

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Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial blockage cannot be repaired surgically.You might be experiencing: dizziness, loss of balance, and incoordination. ...Read more

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more

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What causes renal insufficiency?

Descriptor only: Renal insufficiency is a descriptor that your kidney function is not 100% of normal. Usually providers call a function between 60-99% insufficiency. The cause could be anything from incorrect lab ( the calculated function is an estimate only), taking Ibuprofen regularly, recurrent kidney infections, hypertension, diabetes and glomerulonephritis( kidney filter inflammation). See your provider. ...Read more

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