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Can you tell me anything about narrowing blood vessels to the brain?

Can you tell me anything about narrowing blood vessels to the brain?

NOT GOOD: If a major blood vessel in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral starts to get narrow, a process called stenosis, blood flow gets compromised eventually, and a stroke could ensue. Certain percentages of narrowing dictate potential surgery or use of medications. KEY issue is to do all possible to prevent a stroke. ...Read more

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How can you stop thinning of blood vessels in the brain?

How can you stop thinning of blood vessels in the brain?

Blood vessels.: You cannot stop this. This is a process of getting old. Vessels become fragile as get old. ...Read more

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Why does blood vessels swell in the brain? What causes this?

Why does blood vessels swell in the brain? What causes this?

Swell?: If we find a swollen blood vessel, it is either due to aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. Blood vessels may dilate minimally due to increased acidic reaction associated with carbon dioxide increases, or metabolic issues, and of course, caliber varies due to blood pressure, relative hypoxia, and even migraine. Inflammatory arteritis more usually causes narrowing. ...Read more

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Could trans fat buildup in the blood vessels and brain ever dissolve/breakdown?

Could trans fat buildup in the blood vessels and brain ever dissolve/breakdown?

Fat in vessels: fat in vessel walls may be reversible before inflammatory changes and scarification take place, once the wall is damaged, reversibility is not likely to be major ...Read more

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Can strengthening the blood vessels reduce the risk for brain aneurysm?

Can strengthening the blood vessels reduce the risk for brain aneurysm?

Great question: This is actually an area of great interest for research. Smoking is thought to contribute to weaknening of the arteries and this is an important risk factor. We are actually pursuing research on hormones and their role in the strength of blood vessels. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more information. ...Read more

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A MRI may have shown a cluster of blood vessels in my brain. They are unsure. They ordered a angiogram. What if they don't see a cluster?

A MRI may have shown a cluster of blood vessels in my brain. They are unsure. They ordered a angiogram. What if they don't see a cluster?

No cluster?: Actually, what you really want is for them not to see a cluster. This would tend to mean that the original findings on the MRI were a "false positive"--something that looked abnormal without any real abnormality. This happens a fair amount. Good luck. ...Read more

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When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read more

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Do the blood vessels in your brain shrink if you never drink water? And how do they go back to the normal size?

Do the blood vessels in your brain shrink if you never drink water? And how do they go back to the normal size?

Yes: Drink 8 glasses of clean fresh water a day. Your cerebral vessels will thank you as will your liver, kidneys and several other important body parts. ...Read more

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Multiple organ issues and 1 neurologist said amyloidosis, affecting brain all major organs and blood vessels.Nothing offered.Who on health t would help?

Multiple organ issues and 1 neurologist said amyloidosis, affecting brain all major organs and blood vessels.Nothing offered.Who on health t would help?

Specialist: There are physicians that specialize and do research in amyloidosis. I would contact a major medical center and find one. Call boston medical center( I have referred amyloidosis patients there in the past )and ask for some names of centers that have amyloidosis specialists around the area where you live. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal MRI of brain (without contrast), but still have a clot or clots in small/medium blood vessels of brain?

Is it possible to have a normal MRI of brain (without contrast), but still have a clot or clots in small/medium blood vessels of brain?

POSSIBLE: Depending on resolution of mri, and thickness of cuts, is possible to miss small stroke, and not visualize minimal pathology, but a clinical exam by a neurologist should be able to correlate a potential stroke if exam is consistent, regardless. In some cases, a followup image is useful. ...Read more

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What is inflamed blood vessels from the eyes to the brain, had a scan but can't find no tumors.Why do the veins become inflamed and can it change into anything.?

What is inflamed blood vessels from the eyes to the brain, had a scan but can't find no tumors.Why do the veins become inflamed and can it  change into anything.?

Temporal arteritis: It is uncommon to see "inflamed veins" in the eye and brain area. Inflamed veins get that way because of thrombosis(clot). Temporal arteritis is a vasculitis involving the temporal artery, and can progress to involve the eye (ophthalmic) artery resulting in blindness. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so,how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears.. Or brain?,

Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so,how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears.. Or brain?,

Maybe: In some cases, migraine headaches can involve changes in cerebral blood flow. Interestingly, treating a type of chronic sinus disease known as vasomotor rhinitis with nasal anti-histamine results in desensitization of the TRPV1 receptor and can improve migraines. As for blowing your nose hard: this raises intracranial pressure and can cause ears to pop and even broken blood vessels in the eye ...Read more

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Had Ct scan & was then sent to ER due to possible brain bleed. ER doc said no bleed but enlarged blood vessels. Should I be concerned about diagnosis?

Had Ct scan & was then sent to ER due to possible brain bleed. ER doc said no bleed but enlarged blood vessels. Should I be concerned about diagnosis?

On the internet?: Are you kidding? We cannot see your scans nor do we have any physical exam data or any specific information about you. Yes. You should be concerned and you should be in the office of your doctor or your neurologist. Not on the internet. Please sign off of the internet and go get the healthcare you need. ...Read more

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Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes,  through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Collagen Vascular Dx: Raynauds and scleroderma are likely collagen vascular disorders and overlaps amongst these disorders can cause vasculitis or inflamation of blood vessels in lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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What happens if tiny blood vessels in the cerebrum become obstructed what could happen to the person?

What happens if tiny blood vessels in the cerebrum become obstructed what could happen to the person?

Stroke: And if many of these little vessels get blocked, lots of areas of brain that don't function with several lacunar strokes leading to vascular dementia. ...Read more

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I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

See a Counselor: See a counselor to be evaluated and be taught coping strategies before it becomes a permanent condition. ...Read more

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Can clogged cerebral blood vessels and tias cause forgetfulness or slurred speech?

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Can clogged cerebral blood vessels and tias cause forgetfulness or slurred speech?

TIAs: Ossible, depending on location & extent of blockage. Consult a neurologist for more details. ...Read more

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Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be ms

Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be  ms

Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more

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I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness.  What to do?

See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. ...Read more

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What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

What caused blood vessels to appear in my contacts?

Contacts: Dilated vessels in the eyes can occur from any reason that causes eye irritation (such as contacts, dry eye, blepharitis, etc). ...Read more

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If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

If the blood vessels are not dialating properly, do you feel cold?

Yes and no.: If your blood vessels are constricted you may feel cold. There are no diseases of the blood vessels not dilating properly. Blood vessels dilate or contract in response to chemicals in the blood stream, systemic conditions and local environmental factors. ...Read more

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What tissues are found in blood vessels?

Blood,A fluid tissue: Blood has the cellular elements and plasma . The cells are 3 types called red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid portion in which these cellular elements are suspended is called plasma which is rich in proteins called plasma proteins - including albumin, globulins, and in additon have the special clotting related proteins -clotting factors i to xiii. ...Read more

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Can tubercolisis widen your blood vessels?

Can tubercolisis widen your blood vessels?

Unlikely: Tuberculosis results from mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium. It enters and travels through blood vessels but it does not widen blood vessels. Its destination and residence is in organs, such as the lungs, lymph nodes, bones and joints, skin, intestines, genital organs, kidneys, and bladder. ...Read more

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What looks like burst blood vessels on shoulders?

What looks like burst blood vessels on shoulders?

Spider veins?: The most common burst vessel are telangiectasia or "spider veins". They are caused by sun damage and trauma. ...Read more

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What would cause boken blood vessels in a toddler?

See a pediatrician: The most common reason is trauma but it if there no obvious explanation such as a fall etc consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's the inside lining of the blood vessels like?

Endothelium: Blood vessels are lined by endothelial cells. These are thin flattened large cells that are metabolically active. The electrical charge on the endothelial cells and blood cells keeps them apart. ...Read more