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Clogged Arteries Arms Legs Neck
Yes: You almost have to imagine the arteries of the body as a tree. If one branch is diseased, then it is likely that other branches are also diseased. In fact, we know that peripheral vascular disease is a strong marker for coronary artery disease. If you have peripheral vascular disease, there is a greater than 90% chance that you have concomitant coronary artery disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more
I have clogged arteries toward the neck, doctor said if i get surgery, its a 40% chance no stroke, what to do?
?carotid stenosis: If you possess 60-90% obstruction of your carotid arteries on one or both sides, surgery may be protective, but medication may be an alternative approach in some cases. Your words convey lack of confidence, so, seek out a second opinion with an experienced vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Work w/ your doctor: Tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. 1st need thorough cardiovasc eval, then tx plan & follow up. Tx will likely include: no tob, healthy diet, reg exercise, achieve ideal weight, maintain good bp, normal glucose (sugar) & good cholesterol & adv lipid levels & more. ...Read more
Don't. : Don't. The way your mom needs to come to this decision is on her own. You can help by finding a good vascular surgeon who can sit down with her and explain the reasoning behind surgery. In many circumstances surgery offers a lower risk of future stroke. This can be a very complex decision and she'll need to have a detailed discussion of the risk, benefits, and alternatives of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a previous sestimbi scan be looked back on to look for clogged arteries. A spect imaging of the neck and chest was performed.?
Yes: But there could be new diseases that might not be severe enough to be seen on the scan it is good to compair at the least. ...Read more
More info please: Unable to give recommendations or evlauation based on limited information. Try to describe the "bumps", size, color, tenderness, etc. ...Read more
Seek Help Now: It's best to get this checked out now ! Your symptoms may be related to a more serious condition. Your muscles that move your limbs are controlled by your nervous system. Your nervous system can be affected by medication, different types of drugs, infections both viral and bacterial. Don't delay and seek medical help now. ! ...Read more
The day after making love with my partner, my body hurts (legs, arms, waist, neck). What should I do in order to avoid it?
Obvious answer?: Just kidding. Sounds like the 2 of you have an athletic relationship and the positions might be "tortuous." just because there are hundreds of sexual positions, it doesn't mean that you have to use all of them. I recommend that you begin a good general strengthening exercise program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gotten into posion ivy. I have places on my arms both legs and now i believe it is on my neck. When should I go to the dr?
Have a pain in neck and base of neck and arms and legs feels slightly prickley and slight lightheadedness...any ideas? Thank you
I suspect stress/anx: Stress /anxiety can affect our bodies in many different ways. Most often they cause vague muscular aches and pains particualrly in head and neck muscles. I would ask you to look deeply into your daily life and find some time for relaxation. Exercise is one such effective option. Even a short walk gets your mind off from the stress of your work. Find time for a short walk any opportunity you get. ...Read more
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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