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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Not really: About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Do a lot of people get temporal arteritis?

Do a lot of people get temporal arteritis?

No: There are certain populations that are at risk including those of scandinavian ancestry, but it can be found in all populations including blacks, asians, etc there is not a clear picture to predict who gets it but these are generalizations. ...Read more

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Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Usually: Coronary dissections can be induced or rarely be spontaneous. They can occur during coronary interventions. If flow to the heart muscle severely compromised, myocardial necrosis may occur. If not corrected may progress to thrombosis, acute cardiac death, acute potentially fatal arrythmias, low cardiac output syndrome. ...Read more

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Do people with coronary artery anomaly have a lot of pain?

Do people with coronary artery anomaly have a lot of pain?

It depends: The presence of symptoms, such as chest pain, depends on the type of coronary artery anomaly. Many patients with an anomalous origin or course of a coronary artery are entirely asymptomatic, but some have intermittent chest pain (sometimes during or immediately after strenuous exercise). Many anomalies are benign, but some require surgery because of an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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Do people with vertebral artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Symptoms: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) can cause localized pain (often described as being sharp, aching or pulsing pain) in the head, neck and face. It is estimated that between half to one third of patients with a VAD experience this type of pain. Though VAD can be diagnosed on the basis of pain alone, it is usually followed by neurological symptoms such as numbness or vertigo within hours or days. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get dissecting aortic aneurysm?

Do a lot of people get dissecting aortic aneurysm?

No: About 2000 new cases/yr in the US. Very high mortality. Hard to estimate actual occurrence, 1-3%of all autopsies or 1/350 cadavers. Very high mortality if ascending aorta involved. High index of suspicion, symptoms not consistent. If ascending aorta involved, emergency surgery needed. Most of descending aorta dissections can be managed medically into chronic. Periodic cat scans to monitor needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of migraine?I don't have any family history of migraine.Why do I get migraines then?Iam a bit high BP person.

What are the causes of migraine?I don't have any family history of migraine.Why do I get migraines then?Iam a bit high BP person.

Migraine: Is due to two things. First, it is a lack of balance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system controlled by the lower brain. Second, there is a release of inflammatory substances from the affected blood vessels. The whole thing is caused by sweet, sweeter, sweetest in the diet. Thus, so called diet drinks are causative. Please see my post on diet. ...Read more

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Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Not usually: Strokes are not usually painful. However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get coronary artery disease, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get coronary artery disease, or is it unusual?

Common: Unless you die from an accident or truma, if you die of natural causes, the most common cause of death are cardiac event or stroke or cancer. Heart attacks and strokes are secondary to arteriosclerosis. Dying during sleep when you are 100 y/o still a cardiac event or a stroke. Of about 3000 autopsies done on young soldiers, approx. 20% already showed signs of early arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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At what age do people get strokes and then a brain hemorrhage?

At what age do people get strokes and then a brain hemorrhage?

Any age: Stroke from interrupted blood flow (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke) can happen at any age. However, it is more frequent in older age groups, and in people with certain predisposing conditions, including clot-forming conditions, some heart conditions and blood vessel conditions. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get optic neuritis?

Do a lot of people get optic neuritis?

Uncommon: Optic neuritis (also called optic neuropathy) is due to inflammation of the main visual nerve behind the eye. Many cases are isolated and only occur once. A lot are associated with multiple sclerosis and may be the first happening in that condition. You should see your ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Do people with cavernous sinus tumor have a lot of pain?

Do people with cavernous sinus tumor have a lot of pain?

The Cav. Sinus: Is near many important structuers (pituitary, optic chiasm) and many cranial nerves controlling eye function and motion pass through it. It is eye movement issues that are the most troubling. Pain is not usual a key factor, and usually can be controlled with meds and treatment. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Do a lot of people get renal trauma?

Depends of Severity: The kidneys are generally well protected under the ribs and heavy flank muscles. However, major blows such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, large objects, fists, etc. May crush or compress the kidneys. Of course penetrating objects like knives, gunshots, or missiles, can directly damage any internal organ. Blood in the urine is often found after major kidney trauma. ...Read more

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Why do some people have a vein in middle of forehead?

Why do some people have a vein in middle of forehead?

Congenital: You were born that way, and often times there are relatives with the same type of vein prominence. The manifestation is made more prominent with straining, talking, singing, yelling---anything that will result in a valsalva maneuver, which is basically holding one's breath and straining down. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Not common: Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels. The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area. ...Read more

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Do people with dissecting aortic aneurysm have a lot of pain?

Do people with dissecting aortic aneurysm have a lot of pain?

Most: Most patients with a dissection aortic aneurysm have a sensation of tearing in their chest that is painful and distressing. However, between 5-15% of patients with aortic dissection have a painless dissection, making detection more difficult. Unexplained hypotension with dyspnea and heart failure usually lead to a diagnostic echocardiogram... But missed diagnosis are common in this group. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get optic neuritis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get optic neuritis, or is it unusual?

Pretty uncommon: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve which usually temporarily causes marked decrease in vision and pain on eye motion. Most recover, and are isolated issues. With recurrence, the liklihood of multiple sclerosis as an underlying cause is quite probable. You should see a neuro-ophthalmologist for this condition. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get sinusitis?

Do a lot of people get sinusitis?

Yes: It is one of the most common upper respiratory tract infections. Always starting with a virus, about 2% become secondary bacterial infections. Thus in the first 5-10 days an antibiotic should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Not really: About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Karelis
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Basilar Artery Migraine (Definition)

What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbness ...Read more