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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Aortic Sclerosis

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Can you tell me if minimal aortic sclerosis always get worse?

Can you tell me if minimal aortic sclerosis always get worse?

Not necessarily: Aortic sclerosis is normal aging from "wear and tear" and doesn't inevitably get worse. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Is it normal for a 45 year old female to have aortic sclerosis? I am healthy otherwise.

Possible: Aortic sclerosis is thickening of the valve leaflets which occurs naturally as people get older. It certainly can start showing up as early as 40s but is it also possible that whoever read your echocardiogram may have made note of something very minimal. Either way it is a benign issue that is different that aortic stenosis and may or may not progress. ...Read more

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Had an echo that stated "essentially normal". Said my three aortic leaflets are mildly thickened but open well. isnt that considered aortic sclerosis?

Had an echo that stated "essentially normal". Said my three aortic leaflets are mildly thickened but open well. isnt that considered aortic sclerosis?

Yes: What the reader might have meant was that "there is no hemodynamic adverse effect" as a result of "mildly thickened" trileaflet aortic valve. But, yes, you are correct is making the connection to early atherosclerosis = sclerosis. Consider checking your fasting lipid levels and embarking on a heart healthy lifestyle if you have not already. ...Read more

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How can I help my father who has aortic sclerosis?

How can I help my father who has aortic sclerosis?

Support/encourage: Aortic sclerosis is quite common as people get older, 25-30% in those>65 yrs of age. It is the calcification and thickening of the aortic valves without flow obstruction, but it a marker for athersclerosis/heart disease. Encourage him to take good control blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes etc--take meds!. And don't smoke. Regular exercise, keep ideal body wt. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Thickening: Thickening and calcium build up on valves causes the sclerosis . Doesn't mean anything in the short term need follow up in yearly echo. ...Read more

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If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

See a Cardiologist: The best way to assess the heart valves and size is with an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart. If the heart valves do not open well and are stiff (sclerotic or stenotic) or are leaking (regurgitation) and the heart is enlarged (cardiomegaly) this could be a problem which requires medications and further testing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of muscular sclerosis?

What are the symptoms of muscular sclerosis?

Do you mean multiple: Presume question involves ms, and symptoms vary, but could include loss of vision, double vision, loss of balance, loss of leg strength, fatique, issues with focus memory and concentration, numbness, bladder control problems. Sometimes, initial symptoms are confusing, and docs may have a hard time diagnosing. ...Read more

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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tuberous sclerosis?

What are the symptoms of tuberous sclerosis?

TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS: Sx are mental retardation, epilepsy, learning disorder, behavioral problems and cardiac, renal, cranial manifestations.Cutaneous findings are shagreen patches, neurofibromatosis, cafe-au-lait spots and tumors. ...Read more

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What symptoms does tuberous sclerosis manifest?

What symptoms does tuberous sclerosis manifest?

Small tumors: Ts is a genetic disease that causes small tumors to grow in various places in the body. Tumors can grow in the heart, eyes, brain, kidneys, as well as on the face and skin. Brain tumors will cause seizures, retardation, and hydrocephalus. Kidney tumors can cause kidney failure. Heart tumors can be present even at birth. New medication now available may shrink these tumors. ...Read more

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What are visible symptoms of tuberous sclerosis?

What are visible symptoms of tuberous sclerosis?

Early vs Late: This condition is often first suspected when several skin patches appear with diminished pigment in the shape of an ash leaf on arms, legs, trunk. Over time the skin near the nose is populated with small pimply looking lesions called adenoma sebaceum.Thickened skin areas called shagreen patches are common on the back. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What are signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Maybe significant: Several common presentations can include unilateral loss of vision, progressive weakness of legs, loss of coordination or balance, a band of tightness around the waist, double vision. More insidious issues include, bladder problems, cognitive challenges, fatigue, peculiar sensation losses. ...Read more

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What were your initial symptoms of systemic sclerosis?

What were your initial symptoms of systemic sclerosis?

Raynaud's : Raynaud's 1st but other systems can be involved - skin tightening, each person is different and on occasion the skin can be normal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a child with tuberous sclerosis?

TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS: Dominantly inherited genetic disorder, affecting the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys and skin.Child presents with mental retardation, epilepsy, learning and behavioral disorders. Skin sx are angiofibromas, shagreen patches, subcutaneous nodules and cafe-au-lait spots. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis be screened for prior to any signs or symptoms?

Can multiple sclerosis be screened for prior to any signs or symptoms?

Not easily: There are small studies looking at the risk of developing early stage MS (clinically isolated syndrome) after getting an MRI (for non-ms reasons) which has changes very suspicious for MS lesions. The risk is low but not zero, with a minority of cases going on to have a neurological event which would put them into a clinically isolated symdrome category. Screening MRI are not currently advised. ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize symptoms of multiple sclerosis, joined with taking medication ?

What can I do to minimize symptoms of multiple sclerosis, joined with taking medication ?

Complex but doable: First, make certain that your basic dmt is potent and appropriate (like tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya), and you need advice from an experienced ms specialist. Multiple meds to alleviate symptoms are available, for fatigue, urinary frequency, cognitive issues, walking problems, spasticity. Also, take supplemental vitamin d-3, 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more