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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

None needed: Tortuous arteries (as long as they are not blocked or aneurysmal) do not require treatment. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Arterial tortuosity?

What is the definition or description of: Arterial tortuosity?

Wandering artery: In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we age but sometimes is seen in younger people as a variation from normal. It rarely causes any problems but mat result in seeing an unusual pulsation due to the bend in the artery pressing against the skin and be confused as being an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could hereditary retinal artery tortuosity be cured?

Please tell me, could hereditary retinal artery tortuosity be cured?

No. It is inherited: Hereditary conditions are by definition genetically inherited. However recent research into stem cell treatment of inherited conditions of the eye are beginnjng to be treated and studied Retinal tortuosity can also be caused by carbon monoxide exposure. You would benefit from habing your car muffler checked by your mechanic for leaks and see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is tortuosity of the basilar artery and the basilar artery impresses upon the lower brain stem.?

What is tortuosity of the basilar artery and the basilar artery impresses upon the lower brain stem.?

A radiologic descrip: I'll presume you're reading off a radiologic report that involves imaging the arteries within the brain. Description that an artery is 'tortuous' means its curvier than usual, and not abnormal; basilar artery sends blood to brain stem, located in basal part of skull in back of your head; whether any clinical significance to 'impresses on the brain stem' needs to be interpreted by neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

CLot: Depending on where and how critical the occlusion is, treatment could be anticoagulation, thrombolysis, all the way up to vascular surgery. ...Read more

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What causes arterial venious malfirnations and venious malformation and what are some treatment opptions for really large ones?

AVM: I assume you mean a cerebral AVM, but they can occur in the spinal cord among other areas. Most malformations are congenital or from birth. Besides removing surgically, embolization with tiny spring coils has been done to treat these problems. http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/TypesofStroke/HemorrhagicBleeds/What-Is-an-Arteriovenous-Malformation-AVM_UCM_310099_Article.jsp ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Treat symptoms: The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms. Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help. ...Read more

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What is arterial occlusion? What is the treatment for that? How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

What is arterial occlusion?  What is the treatment for that?  How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

Vascular disease: Arterial occlusion is blockage of blood flow thru the artery. It can be caused by a clot or atherosclerotic buildup in the artery. Treatment is anti coagulation occasionally surgery to bypass the blockage and on occasion attempts to remove the blockage with a balloon or chemically. ...Read more

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Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affect his hormone production and fertility in the future, although it is probably too early to tell at this point. Close follow-up with your is essential. ...Read more

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I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?

Lower than what?: Lower cost than what? Pentoxiflyline 400 mg 3X a day as a generic meds cost $120 a month and is indicated for claudication, not ED. I'm not aware that either pentoxifyline or shock wave treatment is effective. How was the diagnosis made? If you had an arteriogram, I suspect angioplasty is your best bet, but at your age, 37, I suspect either you have small vessel disease or the dx is wrong. ...Read more

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Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks. He is a diabetes patient as well?

Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks.  He is a diabetes patient as well?

Unlikely: Coronary bypass has specific indications, and risks. Depending on age, risk factors, diabetes your surgeon can give a very good opinion. In general the risks are low. ...Read more

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1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

It happens: The testical is created from tissue that also gives rise to the kidneys.It makes a gradual move during fetal development down toward the pelvis, pulling it's blood supply with it.It normally crosses into the scrotum by the 28-32'd wk.If it cannot be brought down, it should be removed(cancer risk) & cannot be monitored.The remaining testical can and does maintain development & fertility. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin , lecithin and vitamin d?

Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin , lecithin and vitamin d?

Chelation therapy &: Dr. Dean ornish did a landmark study showing that a program of a low fat diet, exercise & stress reduction can reverse atherosclerosis, as detailed in his book dr. Dean ornish's program for reversing heart disease. More controversial is chelation therapy, but a large body of research proves it is safe & effective. See http://drcranton.Com/chelation/allgood.Htm & http://www.Acamnet.Org & comment:. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for aortic tortourosity?

Is there a treatment for aortic tortourosity?

Just a bit curvy: Arterial tortuosity syndrome is a rare connective tissue disorder causing some tortuosity (curves) of the major arteries including the aorta. It is associated with hyperextensible skin and hypermobility of joints. There isn't any specific treatment for this condition. If it involves the heart/valve area which may cause trouble and that needs treatment. Consult doc if you have trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Arterial Tortuosity (Definition)

In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we age but sometimes is seen in younger people as a variation from normal. It rarely causes any problems but mat result in seeing an unusual pulsation due to the bend in the artery pressing against the skin and be confused ...Read more