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What are the symptoms of inflamed arteries?

What are the symptoms of inflamed arteries?

Depends: Vasculitis or inflamed arteries can involve different organs. Each one will cause symptoms according to the organ involved like kidneys, lungs, brain. Etc. There is general symptoms like fever, malaise, fatigue and sometimes skin rash. ...Read more

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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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What conditions are caused by inflamed arteries?

What conditions are caused by inflamed arteries?

It depends: Symptoms caused by inflammed arteries (medical terms: arteritis or vasculitis) depends are which vessels are involved. ...Read more

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Could dissolving with effective supplementation "plaque" from inflamed arteries dislodge and cause stroke or heart attack pre-maturely? %?

Could dissolving with effective supplementation "plaque" from inflamed arteries dislodge and cause stroke or heart attack pre-maturely? %?

No: Stating drugs have been shown to decrease plaque. Most OTC supplements have not been proven. If you have plaque cussing symptoms you should talk to your doctor about treatments. Don't take a chance. Dissolving plaque should not increase the risk of a stroke or vascular event. Make sure you don't risk your life/health on unproven claims. ...Read more

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What is an inflamed brain artery? What causes it? How serious. Is it?

What is an inflamed brain artery? What causes it? How serious. Is it?

See details: I assume you are asking about CNS vasculitis. This is caused by several autoimmune diseases and it is very serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

Risky business: This implies arteritis or vasculitis and several variations exist. Need to specify a diagnosis as prognosis does vary. But here's the point, the blood vessels can obstruct and decrease blood flow, which results in stroke. The weakened arteries may rupture causing a hemorrhage. Hopefully, your question does not relate to you or close ones, but if so, discuss with physicians. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of arteritis made? Occipital lobe of the brain.

How is the diagnosis of arteritis made? Occipital lobe of the brain.

Biopsy: I assume you mean temporal arteritis. The diagnosis is made by biopsy of the
temporal artery in front of the ear. This is a straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Can migraine cause tender and painful arteries too or only temporal arteritis? I'm 25 thought this was too young for TA?

Can migraine cause tender and painful arteries too or only temporal arteritis? I'm 25 thought this was too young for TA?

Yes: Migraines can cause a wide array of neurologic symptoms from partial blindness to scalp tenderness (including temporal tenderness). Migraine induced scalp tenderness should be transient; TA tends to be persistent. If your temporal tenderness persists you need a referral to a neurologist for evaluation. Otherwise you're looking at one of a migraneurs' common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can temporal arteritis subside or is it severe and gets worse? Would the temporal artery not be pulsating?

Can temporal arteritis subside or is it severe and gets worse? Would the temporal artery not be pulsating?

Inflammation: Temporal arteritis is a disease of the elderly. Usually after 60 ys. It needs urgent medical attention and doesn't subside on its own. Temporal artery can still pulsate in the presence of arteritis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Temporal artery color duplex to detect giant cell arteritis- how to find rheumatologist or facility that offers this biopsy alternative in ny or nj?

Ask: Ask your general physician for referral. Or ask the physician who has been treating you for a referral. If a self-diagnosis, please find a GP to start, and follow referral recommendations. ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this I'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this I'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Wrong vasculitis: Tenderness around the temporal artery is quite suggestive of temporal arteritis, a type of vasculitis that most surgeons call giant cell arteritis. If you truly are concerned i'd suggest seeing your pcp right away as untreated temporal arteritis can lead to blindness. Takayasu's ateritis affects the medium sized vessels of the body such as carotid and subclavian arteries. Temp artery is too small. ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis? Can I have this I'm 21 no health problems just that I get this temple artery that gets thick & tough with pain around my ear

No: Anything is possible but your description does not suggest this diagnosis. In addition, giant cell arteritis is incredibly rare in a 21 year old. ...Read more

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My doctor said doing a sedate blood test was good enough to figure out if I had temporal arteritis I'm 21 & test was normal but thick artery & poundin?

Should be fine: Temporal arteritis is a problem of older folks, and usually sed rate is conclusive, but rarely only CRP level elevated, but these are elderly pts with immune issues. I personally would not recommend biopsy, and it is more likely that the pulsations are associated with migraine than giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? Jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. Normal bp

Temporal Arteritis?: It is chronic inflammation of large arteries of the head and has nothing to do with the jaw. If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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What conditions besides Giant Cell Arteritis might cause a swollen temporal artery? Is GCA likely in 45 year old? (Flu-like sx but neg ESR, CRP).

Less likely like: You are young for giant cell arthritis but there can be other reasons. It is best to have your physician have you see s rheumatologist ...Read more

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If other blood vessels take over post temporal arteritis biopsy, why don't these vessels take over before tab to aid the artery when it is inflammed?

If other blood vessels take over post temporal arteritis biopsy, why don't these vessels take over before tab to aid the artery when it is inflammed?

Temporal arteritis: In temporal arteritis lots of the blood vessels in the head and brain are inflammed. For biopsy, the temporal artery is picked because
1. Often affected
2. Easily accessed
3. Close by blood vessels can re-channel the blood to the areas supplied by the temporal artery.

However, there are many other blood vessles, particularly in the brain that carry blood to tissues where no other artery flows. ...Read more

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Pulsing, bulging artery in forehead above right temple. Pinching pain sometimes. Advil (ibuprofen) lessens appearance greatly. Normal bp. Arteritis likely? Age 33

Pulsing, bulging artery in forehead above right temple. Pinching pain sometimes. Advil (ibuprofen) lessens appearance greatly. Normal bp. Arteritis likely? Age 33

Possibly: If the artery is tender when you touch it there is a good chance it is inflamed. You also need some blood tests to help determine if you have arteritis. See a doctor for proper work up. ...Read more

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Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?

It depends.....: Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition. Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider. ...Read more

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Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more

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If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

Possibly: The larger vessels entering the crainum are often and well evaluated by mr angiography. As these vessel branch and travel to the brain matter they get progressively smaller. Some vascular problems can be seen even is some of these smaller arteries.
It cannot see microvascular disease. ...Read more

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Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

Yes: Cta is a good test to evaluate the vessels of the neck and brain. You can have blockages in the vessels inside your head. ...Read more

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What causes hardening of arteries (brain)?

What causes hardening of arteries (brain)?

Many factors: High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and random chance. Not all of these may apply to any one person. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Stroke: Obstructed blood vessels in brain can result in transient visual loss, numbness, weakness, dizziness, etc, but if the vessel is obstructed, a permanent problem can occur, and this is a stroke. If this is your problem symptom complex, see a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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What arteries do doctors use to reach the brain?

Endovascular: For endovascular trans-arterial approaches, we generally enter the common femoral artery, navigate the catheter through the aorta across the aortic arch, and then access the brain either via catheterizing the carotid arteries or vertebral arteries, depending upon the site of pathology. ...Read more

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Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Totally confused: I'm not sure what you mean. All arteries, not just brain arteries, have fluid in them. The fluid is called blood. When an artery does NOT have fluid in it is when you worry. ...Read more

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What causes arteries in your brain to become blocked?

What causes arteries in your brain to become blocked?

Brain arteries: Atherosclerosis most often is by fatty deposits in arteries usually from high cholesterol plus smoking plus other factors such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension. Also from clogging of arteries by thick blood clots or injury to vessels. ...Read more

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

Cerebral Arteries: Anterior supplies the medial portions of the Frontal lobes & Superior medial Parietal lobes.
Middle supplies the anterior part of Temporal lobes & the Insular cortices, & many parts of lateral cerebral cortex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with plaque build up in the arteries of my brain.?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with plaque build up in the arteries of my brain.?

Get protected: You are at future risk for stroke, and the severity of the risk depends upon the extent of arterial narrowing. I would suggest you discuss with your doctor whether you should start an anti platelet drug, and/or a statin drug. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in brain?

What are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in brain?

Stroke: Is the worst one. Tia or mini stroke also. Numbness or weakness of face of limbs. Difficulty speaking. Vision changes. Sometimes headache and nausea. ...Read more

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Does an MRI of the brain also show the arteries?

Does an MRI of the brain also show the arteries?

Magnetic resonance: An MRI of the brain shows the blood vessels indirectly because the moving blood creates a "signal void". A magnetic resonance angiogram of the brain shows the arteries more directly. The vessels may be detected through the administration of contrast or may be detected due to the movement of blood within the vessels. This latter phenomenon is referred to as flow related enhancement. ...Read more

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Do you know any symptoms of clogged head/brain arteries?

Do you know any symptoms of clogged head/brain arteries?

Clogged arteries: The symptoms depend on which brain blood vessels is clogged. Symptoms can range from speech difficulties, weakness of the arms or legs among other findings. ...Read more

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What happens of there is no blood flow to brain arteries?

What happens of there is no blood flow to brain arteries?

Stroke: When an artery in the brain gets blocked the area of the brain that is fed by the artery dies and this is called a stroke. If there is no blood flow to the brain at all it is called brain death. ...Read more

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What is a 5mm Dolichoectasia of the basal artery. Of the brain?

What is a 5mm Dolichoectasia of the basal artery. Of the brain?

See below: Dolichoectasia of vertebrobasilar artery is a condition in which the vertebral/basilar artery is elongated, distended and tortuous. It is usually asymptomatic. It may present with compressive or ischemic symptoms.
You may visit this site for more info: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3123011/
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What is an artery infundibulum in the brain?

Dilation of vessel: An infundibulum is a slight bulging or dilation of a vessel as it branches off of another vessel. There is some debate as to whether these are precursors to cerebral aneurysms, but most do not feel that they are, as there is no true neck or outpouching. The treatment is observation and possible follow-up mr angiograms or conventional angiograms to make certain they do not increase in size. ...Read more

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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