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Is There A Relationship Between Migraines And Aaa
No: No, there is no well established relationship between migraines and aaas. Symptoms of rupture are excrutiating abdominal/flank or back pain, and shock.The greatest risk factors for aaas are age >65, smoking, male gender, and a family history. People with connective tissue disorders (marfan's syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome) are also at greater risk. Ultrasounds are a great screening modality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Weight does not have anything to do with aaa. The most important risk factors are smoking , high blood pressure and age. Genetics is also a big factor as a history of AAA in a parent or grandparent. Basically if you are a smoker and have high blood pressure with a history of AAA in a parent you should have an ultrasound to see if you have an aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hey Doc man i need some help please its about my wife, she suffers weekly from migraine what can it be its causing major problems in our relationship?
Migraines: There are several causes of migraines. Menstrual issues with hormonal changes, ocular migraines, stress, etc. etc. Diet with caffeine, certain chemical triggers, smoking, certain drugs, BP also may play a role. Have your wife evaluated to determine her cause and then she can start to get treated best. ...Read more
Ocular migraines!: Yes, ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not.: Answered but disappeared. Migraine is severe headache, may be aura or neurologic signs afterword, but pathophysiology is dilataion of arteries, and rx is constricting these vessels with meds. Reynald's is a constriction of small arteries/capillaries usually in fingers, triggered by cold air or water, and rx is geared toward dilating the vessels. The two are likely distinct entities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a taa and aaa, my ankles are swelling and have some pain in the calves. Is there a connection, should I call my vascular dr. My gp has no answ?
AAA/ankle swelling: While a large aneurysm could lean on the big vein that lays right next to it (vena cava), impairing blood flow out of the legs and causing swelling...This usually does not occur. So...Usually the two conditions are not related to each other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NOT USUALLY: I am not fully aware of any connection between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and migraine, other than a relationship btwn allergic rhinitis in migraine sufferers and then ingestion of antihistamines for relief. Most meds seem to be associated with headaches due to frequency of headaches, and perhaps this explains some of the data. ...Read more
Neck pain: Tension migraines are common with neck pain due to arthritis in the cervical spine. Muscles of the neck insert on the back of the head and connect with muscles attached to the skull. As the muscles of the neck tighten or go into spasm to maintain proper posture, tension headaches occur. Often the headaches worsen in the afternoon and evening. ...Read more
I started taking montmorillonite clay and inositol with choline yesterday. Had a visual migraine, any connection?
See below: Why did you take those otc medications? ...Read more
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