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Is there a vascular disorder that causes severe raynauds w/ digital ischemic, partial adrenal insuff, and multi-wk episodes of ovarian failure, carb intol, bradycardia, & sev. Constip (sibo etc.)?

Is there a vascular disorder that causes severe raynauds w/ digital ischemic, partial adrenal insuff, and multi-wk episodes of ovarian failure, carb intol, bradycardia, & sev. Constip (sibo etc.)?

Check out endocrine : These systemic issues would seem to hint of more than a vascular disorder. Would look into your endocrine system (hormones), as features of adrenal insufficiency, and thyroid insufficiency (bradycardia and constipation) seem to be at play (pituitary might be the common denominator). Raynauds canoccurfora for primary or secondary reasons. In absence of a known ctd, shd rule out hormone issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more


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Can normal vascularity be present on ultrasound in ischemic testicle?

Can normal vascularity be present on ultrasound in ischemic testicle?

Contradiction: Ischemia is the result of decreased of no blood flow, so .....No. Pain could be from an infection or inflammation of the testis or vas deferens. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

What's the difference between a cerebral vascular accident (stroke) & a transient ischaemic attack (tia)?

Definitive damage: A TIA describes stroke like symptoms that resolve without other intervention within a short timespan, usually less than 1 hour although the classic definition uses 24 hours. A stroke describes irreversible brain tissue damage caused by a lack of blood flow (technically a bleed is also a form of stroke). This damage can be diagnosed definitively on a MRI scan, no such damage can be seen in the tia. ...Read more

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Mri report says: few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region are seen which might have ischemic origin. What does it mean? Thanx

Mri report says: few tiny abnormal  signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region are seen which might have ischemic origin. What does it mean? Thanx

These are common : Small white matter lesions, such as yours are one of the most common findings on brain mris in people over age 50 and usually indicate changes related to areas of silent ischemia or that are related to narrowing atherosclerosis of the small arteries that perforate the brain's white matter or deep grey matter, called the "basal ganglia". Many other less common causes such as migraine headache. ...Read more

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Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?

Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?

NONSPECIFIC : Although the films were read as suggesting ischemia, location might also suggest prior head trauma, congenital lesions of no consequence, genetic or hereditary issues, even underlying inflammatory condition. This is only "serious", if clinically you are having stroke symptoms or you possess uncontrolled blood pressure or elevation of blood lipids. Likely quite non-diagnostic. ...Read more

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Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?

Subcortical ischemia: This translates to changes in the smaller blood vessels that lead to loss of blood flow to the area and then scarring. Somewhat like a small silent stroke and frequently seen in people with migraines. The opinions about this have swayed from very worried, to common and mundane and more recently back to looking to stop the damage (help the blood flow, oxygen and glucose status optimize). ...Read more

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Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Becoming a senior: These changes in signal in the white matter are believed to be due to small vessels losing their flow. This is a finding in older or senior citizens. It remains to be seen if they amount to anything as we age ...Read more

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I'm not interested in a formal diagnosis from my MRI Just need an Eng transl: "most likely vascular etiology" T2 prolong. in peri. tectum + up. pons Assoc w chron micro ischemic change See doc 7/10.

 I'm not interested in a formal diagnosis from my MRI Just need an Eng transl: "most likely vascular etiology" T2 prolong. in peri. tectum + up. pons  Assoc w chron micro ischemic change See doc 7/10.

Cerebral ischemia: The radiologist is describing normal aging in the brain (atherosclerosis changes) in the region of the midbrain and the pons. These structures serve as a relay station between the cerebrum and the spinal cord. High blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol can accelerate these aging changes and lead to stroke. Discuss these findings with a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Eye pain & headache; MRI says: "few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region r seen which might have ischemic origin"...Diagnosis?

Eye pain & headache; MRI says: "few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region r seen which might have ischemic origin"...Diagnosis?

Would need to ....: Actually evaluate the films, but sound like radiologisy jargon for mild non-specific whit matter abnormalities. Used to called ubo's about 25 years ago. ...Read more

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MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. could this be MS?

MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. could this be MS?

See neurologist : While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is degenerative vascular disease?

What is degenerative vascular disease?

Atherosclerotic : Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the vessels begin to degenerate from the damage to their walls. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vascular disease?

What are the tests for vascular disease?

Many: There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in the carotid arteries. Another important tool is a lowerextremity arterial evaluation/abi which measures the blood pressure ratio in the arm to ankle to estimate blood flow to the legs and ais an excellent marker of vascular disease. Certain blood tes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

Highly variable : Highly variable...Sometimes a symptomatic until latter & irreversible stages. Talk to your physician & get appropriate screening for you. ...Read more

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What is intracranial vascular disease?

What is intracranial vascular disease?

Brain arteries: This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain. ...Read more

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Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Inflammation: Diabetes can lead to protein changes and inflammation, leading to atherosclerosis, or narrowing and stiffening of blood vessels. Depending on the location, these narrowed arteries may cause heart attack (heart or coronary arteries), stroke (carotid), amputations due to infection/poor healing (legs & feet), blindness (eyes), and kidney failure (kidneys). ...Read more

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Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Special cases do: Warfarin is not the standard treatment for most cases of peripheral vascular disease. In general, most people with PVD benefit from Aspirin and statin medications which reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. However, some people may have other diseases associated with vascular disease that require warfarin. Check with your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

Several: 1/ reduce bad cholesterol. 2/ reduce inflammatory reactions. 3/ reduce tone in arteries (help the artery to relax and permit better blood flow. I think has a role in healing of the injury cholesterol does to the artery. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

No: They are certainly not a substitute for blood thinners ((e.g. Coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa, etc.) & "natural" supplements are not regulated by the fda. Please don't do this. I had 2 patients who did against my medical advice in the past year who had strokes! ...Read more

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