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Lack Of Blood Flow To The Brain Symptoms
How much little?: Extremely vague. Are you asking about a little decreased? Moderately decreased? "Lack" means none. That's called brain death. Brain death is the same as death. A patient who is brain-dead is legally dead. Physicians don't need to clear it with family or anyone else to turn everything off. This is why establishing brain death is done with great care & according to a strict uniform protocol, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIA and Stroke: The brain needs oxygen to function properly and that oxygen is delivered by your blood. If you are not getting enough, the brain may suffer leading to dysfunction such as weakness, speech problems or worse. This can even lead to a stroke if the lack of flow is severe enough. ...Read more
Depends: The effects depend on the distribution, severity, speed of decline and existing disorders. If the decrease is sudden, transient and global, it causes fainting. If it is prolonged and global, it could cause life-threatening consequences like respiratory and/or cardiac arrest. If the decrease if focal, transient and mild, it causes transient ischemic attack; severe decline would result in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of consciousnes: With lack of blood to the brain you would faint or lose consciousness. If the interruption is prolonged, damage could be permanent. ...Read more
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely : perceived cracks in the neck are usually from the joints and ligaments of the cervical spine. However, manipulation of the neck and trauma have been associated with dissection of the arteries in the neck that give blood supply to the brain. ...Read more
Would fibromyalgia affects the blood flow to the brain? If not what are the reasons for that case of brain low blood flow?
Is there any relationship between the circulation of blood flow to the brain and tinnitus? Could tinnitus be one of the symptom?
Here you go: Blood enters through the vena cavae, passes through the right atrium into the right ventricle. The blood then goes out into the lungs and returns via the pulmonary veins to the left atrium. That blood then goes out the left ventricle to the body and returns via the vena cavae. The order of blood vessels is great vessels, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins and back to the cavae. ...Read more
Ultimately STROKE: The brain is the cpu of our human body controlling its ability to comprehend speach, assimilate words, see, hear, swallow, coordinate movement and assimilate tactile feeling from our environmnt. Like any organ, just as the engine of a car needs gas 2 work, if circulation is compromised then the ability of that organ to function properly can also be compromised - occnl transient or may b permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vascular Neurology: Trauma can cause bleeding in the brain sometimes referred as a clot. Dehydration and infections may increase risk of venous clots in the brain. A clotting disorder, hypertension, diabetes smoking, high cholesterol, cardiac rhythm/mechanical problems may increase a risk of clot formation. We call them strokes and symptoms can vary from headaches to weakness, numbness, speech and gait difficulties. ...Read more
What R the lasting effects of a years worth of reduced cerebral blood flow due to vasoconstriction?
Does the lack of proper CBF result in cell death?
Could midodrine cause too much vasoconstriction in the brain and cause reduced blood flow and even brain ischemia?
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more
Unusual: Typically carotid artery disease causes stroke or TIA by embolic phenomena where a plaque rupture induce clots that travels to the brain. Due to extensive blood flow to brain from two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries, it's unusual for chronic occlusion in one artery to cause symptoms but it can especially with more proximal occlusion , this can be corrected with bypas surgery or stent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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