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Is Inflamed Temporal Arteries Life Threatening
Sight threatening: Temporal arteritis (aka giant cell arteritis) is an inflammatory condition of large and medium-sized arteries, including the arteries feeding the eye. Symptoms include headache, jaw pain, visual disturbances and others. If not treated promptly with steroids it can lead to blindness in one or both eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it possible that it be life threatening or fatal to go on a treadmill with a knot in the carotid artery?
Is it possible that it is life threatening or fatal to go on a treadmill with a knot in the carotid artery?
Knot?: Depends on what you mean by "knot." there are carotid "kinks" and "coils, " which are twists and turns in the carotid artery that are quite typical in older patients but can be found in just about anyone. These are not dangerous at all and you should not limit your physical activity. If by "knot" you mean "blockage, " that is a little more serious but does not prevent you from being active. ...Read more
Dr.Ronald krauser what do u think can b going on with me can it something life threatening thick/tough temple artery & pain around my ear? I'm scared
Doubt an abnormality: See a rheumatologist and have it evaluated. It is likely normal. ...Read more
Im afraid that I have temporal arteritis becaise I have scalp pain with tender to touch and pne sode temple pain is it life threatening?
Yes, it can mimic: TMJ due to the anatomical proximity. Because temporal arteries rarely occurs in individuals under age 40, any new onset headache or TMJ disorder in a patient over the age of 50 warrants investigation into the presence of this disease. You are only 20, and temporal arteries is unlikely your diagnosis. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation of TMJ and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What artery feeds the temporal lobe and if this was involved in a stroke would it produce noticeable symptoms?
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