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Can you tell me about fibromuscular dysplasia?

Can you tell me about fibromuscular dysplasia?

Yes: It's non-atherosclerotic narrowing of arteries that can cause ischemia (circulation deficiency) and necrosis (heart attack) but occurs in younger people who without atherosclerotic risk factors. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of fibromuscular dysplasia?

What are the signs and symptoms of fibromuscular dysplasia?

Depends on site: The most common site is the arteries that go to the kidney. This causes elevated blood pressure. This is a disease treated with angioplasty. It is an uncommon finding. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?

Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?

Possibly: "when fibromuscular dysplasia develops in the arteries that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries), the condition can cause neurological symptoms, including the following: blurred vision or vision loss dizziness (vertigo)headacheneck pain ringing in the ears (tinnitus) fibromuscular dysplasia that affects the carotid arteries can cause serious complications, such as stroke"--mayo. ...Read more

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Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Some: Raynaud's disease or phenomenon cold agglutinins and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means in laymens terms when someone dies of "fibromuscular dysplasia of the small coronary artery"?

Please explain what it means in laymens terms when someone dies of "fibromuscular dysplasia of the small coronary artery"?

Rare disorder: There is blockage in the heart's arteries which is not due to garden variety "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) but, instead it's due to scarring - the cause of which is not understood. If enough small arteries are involved, the result can be heart failure and/or rhythm disturbance resulting in death. My condolences for your loss. ...Read more

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Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection.What is the prognoses please?

Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having  stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection.What is the prognoses please?

Good: Usually, that is. Need more info but in my experience in dealing w pts who have had HTN due to vascular dysplasia in renal artery do well. ...Read more