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Doctor insights on: Neck Arteries Clogged Symptoms

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Is there a clogged artery in my neck, if my doctor hears noises there?

Is there a clogged artery in my neck, if my doctor hears noises there?

Not always: Just hearing noises in the neck, in medical terms known as a carotid bruit, does not necessarily imply carotid blockage. In fact, the most common cause of a neck bruit is transmitted noise from the aortic arch, the main blood vessel leaving the heart that branches to provide blood throughout the body. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

Screening ultrasound: Ask your family doctor to examine you and listen to your neck . The best screening test is by doing a duplex ultrasound. ...Read more

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How risky is clogged neck artery surgery?

How risky is clogged neck artery surgery?

Not very.: Carotid endarterectomy, in qualified hands, should be problem free over 94% of the time. In some patients, the risk is even lower. Usually, the CEA operation is recommended when the risk of not doing it is higher. Surgery is far and away the safest option; complication rates are higher with other techniques. ...Read more

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I've been told I have clogged arteries in the neck. What should I do?

I've been told I have clogged arteries in the neck. What should I do?

Work w/ your doctor: Tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. 1st need thorough cardiovasc eval, then tx plan & follow up. Tx will likely include: no tob, healthy diet, reg exercise, achieve ideal weight, maintain good bp, normal glucose (sugar) & good cholesterol & adv lipid levels & more. ...Read more

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How can I convince my mom to have surgery on her clogged arteries in her neck?

How can I convince my mom to have surgery on her clogged arteries in her neck?

Don't. : Don't. The way your mom needs to come to this decision is on her own. You can help by finding a good vascular surgeon who can sit down with her and explain the reasoning behind surgery. In many circumstances surgery offers a lower risk of future stroke. This can be a very complex decision and she'll need to have a detailed discussion of the risk, benefits, and alternatives of surgery. ...Read more

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If you have clogged arteries in your arms and legs, is it possible to have them in your neck?

If you have clogged arteries in your arms and legs, is it possible to have them in your neck?

Yes: You almost have to imagine the arteries of the body as a tree. If one branch is diseased, then it is likely that other branches are also diseased. In fact, we know that peripheral vascular disease is a strong marker for coronary artery disease. If you have peripheral vascular disease, there is a greater than 90% chance that you have concomitant coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a lymph node is swollen if artery in neck is clogged?

Please tell me, could a lymph node is swollen if artery in neck is clogged?

Most unlikely. The: Ln might be enlarged due to some other reason, but specifically not from the clogged arteries. ...Read more

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Is a artery in my neck clogging if my blood pressure has been high for 7 years?

Is a artery in my neck clogging if my blood pressure has been high for 7 years?

Maybe: Carotid artery disease is one possible negative effect of chronic high blood pressure. "clogged" vessels in other places (heart, brain, legs, more) can also occur, and lead to things like heart attacks, strokes, poor leg circulation, kidney problems, etc. However, it's not too late to do something-talk to your doc about eval & tx including healthy diet, exercise, wt. Loss and poss medication. ...Read more

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I have clogged arteries toward the neck, doctor said if i get surgery, its a 40% chance no stroke, what to do?

I have clogged arteries toward the neck, doctor said if i get surgery, its a 40% chance no stroke, what to do?

?carotid stenosis: If you possess 60-90% obstruction of your carotid arteries on one or both sides, surgery may be protective, but medication may be an alternative approach in some cases. Your words convey lack of confidence, so, seek out a second opinion with an experienced vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

An infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection. Get a throat culture to make sure you do not have strep throat which is usually the only reason that you may need antibiotics for this. In the meantime, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, fluids, chloraseptic or cepastat and rest. If you get much worse, severe headaches, throat closes, or shortness of breath, or anything else scary, then go to the ER ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clogged arteries?

What are the symptoms of clogged arteries?

Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may feel chest pain and have a heart attack. If they're in the leg, there may be pain in the calves while walking. Clogged arteries in the neck or brain can lead to a stroke. If the artery to an organ gets clogged it can lead to failure of that organ. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of clogged arteries in the heart?

What could be the symptoms of clogged arteries in the heart?

Frequently: Chest pain / angina. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, arm or jaw pain, diaphoresis. See your doctor. ...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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Symptoms of torn artery in neck? How long could this go on before a serious event occurs. More than 3 weeks? Mri wait is 8 months!

Symptoms of torn artery in neck? How long could this go on before a serious event occurs. More than 3 weeks? Mri wait is 8 months!

Pain and numbness: The usual symptoms of a carotid or vertebral dissection are chronic pain and numbness or weakness in a part of you body on one side, usually in your face. Treatment is usually just Aspirin but sometimes a more significant blood thinner. Very rare however. ...Read more

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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 can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present? Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present?  Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

Atherosaclerosis: The carotid and vertebrall arteirs feed the head and brain with arterial blood. Progressive blockage of the arteries is known as atherosclerosis. When the blockage becomes severe enough the patient may have just symptoms like dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness or eventually a stroke and may lose motor function of a limb, or may even lose consciousness. ...Read more