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Does Having Migraine With Aura Put Me At Higher Risk For Stroke I Am 39
Unfortunately yes: The risk of ischemic stroke in migraine with aura (ma) is 2x that of migraine alone. The risk of ma +tobacco+bcp is 10x that of a smoker + bcp. Recent population studies suggest that ma also increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Not all strokes that occur in patients with ma are related to the headache, other etiologies may exist, such as patent foramen ovale and arterial dissection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
Docs said i had higher risk for stroke bc of hemiplegic migraines. But those migraines mimic a stroke, so how will i know if/when its really a stroke?
Strokes persist: And, if they improve, take weeks or months to do so. Your symptoms presumably only occur in relation to your migraines and are not lasting. ...Read more
I have inappropriate sinus tach (always 120+). Does this put me at higher risk for cardiomyopathy with pregnancy?
I have severe migraines with aura that occur at least a few times per month. Brain MRI was normal. I also have heart disease. Am I at risk for stroke?
Yes: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic response of small blood vessels in the digits to external cold. It is a risk factor for stroke. You probably can't eliminate your cause of raynaud's as its ultimately genetic in origin. You can control other risk factors for stroke like cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does smoking put me at higher risk for heart disease? I smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. I keep hearing it puts me at a higher risk of getting heart disease. Why does smoking increase my risk?
Many reasons: Nicotine itself is toxic to the heart, and elevates heart rate, which makes the heart work harder. It lowers the oxygen level in blood, raises carbon monoxide levels (which further steals oxygen from our cells), adds poisons such as formaldehyde into the body), and anything that damages the lungs will damage the heart as well. You don't need to know why, you need to know it does, and to stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father had a heart attack last week. Does this put me at a higher risk of heart attack myself? I am also overweight and over eat. Don't smoke?
Maybe later: Predisposition for heart attack is hereditary. You are 28yo and female and that gives you certain protection now. However, because you do not want to have heart disease later in life, it is never to late to start doing right, like eating healthy and appropriately and start exercising to be in better shape, loose weight and delay or completely avoid a heart attack. Get clearance by your md. ...Read more
I have no stroke risk factors except age, 77 and irregular heartbeat and two short episodes of afib in 8 month. Should i take xeralto which i hate?
42 WfHad a miscarriage and undergoing tests to find out why. My homocysteine level is11.11!! Am I at high risk for strokes or heart attack? Worried:(
See below: First thing to do is determine the reason for your elevated level. If its high due to lack of a vitamin then your risk of stroke or heart attack is probably within the expected range from someone your age. If you have a metabolic anomaly which leads to elevated levels then your risk is increased, but its difficult to say by how much. High levels of homocysteine can increase chance of miscarriage ...Read more
I had a TIA nine months ago, quit smoking, hypertension controlled well, will i definitely have another stroke? Every tingle scares me.
For 4 years i had single reading BP of 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings.Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night.Is my risk of CKD high?
I recently had some blood work done and was told I'm at increased risk for gout. My uric acid level was at 9.3 mg/dl. I'm in my early twenties. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?
You have gout!: With a uric acid level of 9.3 mg/dl not only are you at increased risk for gout...YOU HAVE IT! You need to , avoid beer and grain liquors, red meat, lamb and pork, organ meats, such as liver, kidneys and sweetbreads, seafood, especially shellfish, like shrimp, lobster, mussels, anchovies and sardines. A quick internet search will tell you much more. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Slept for 5hrs. My sleeping sched is all over the place however (good hrs bad hrs). Am I gonna die? Risk of developing disease? I do have high bp.
If I am a male and my mother had breast cancer, does that put me at higher risk for other cancers?
That is a good: ...question but hard to answer without more data. Most (8-9 out of 10) breast cancers are not related to an inherited trait so just based on statistics, the answer to your question is probably no. That said, there could be a high risk gene passed from your mother to you, especially if she had cancer at an early age or if there are many other family members afflicted. Also, certain families.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from migraines and hear it may make me at risk of stroke, female of 45 non smoker, meds are bisoprolol for SVT and tegretol for epilepsy , ?
For 4 years i had single reading BP 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings.Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night.Is my risk of CKD high?Pls
CKD?: You are awfully young to have hypertension, (h) as you started at age 19. Did they investigate you for a secondary cause of h, such as a conn's tumor? You major risk of ckd is your protein in your urine (p). Get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and p. You will probably need to start an drug such as ramipril 20 mg/day to reduce your p. People with p have more heart attacks, strokes and ckd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 6 hours of sleep per night. Does this really increase the risk of sudden death? I have a heart condition and don't sleep much. Am I at risk?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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