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Symptoms Of Plaque In The Throat
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat?myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque,head pain,chest pain-symptoms!?
At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Dont tell me "only if you have symptoms" i don't take any chances. What age?
It's not so simple: The problem is that there is no proved, effective test to check for plaque in the absence of symptoms. Controversial methods include "calcium scanning", ultrasound, and others, but most experts consider them unreliable. Even if abnormal, without symptoms usually there is no treatment except what should be done anyway (no smoking, exercise, weight and BP control, drug Rx if abnormal lipids, etc). ...Read more
Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Can try cortaid: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean your teeth: Plaque is a biofilm that grows on your teeth and is mainly bacteria and food. If is stays on the teeth for a long time, it hardens into calculus which is difficult to remove. Plaque and calculus (tarter) contribute to tooth and gum disease. If you are brushingand flossing effectively, there should be little plaque. If you are not sure how effective you are, check out "listerine cool blue". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologist may try and blanket my symptoms and not order a scan to find the root cause of inflamed plaque. What should I say. I struggle with words?
Ask why.: I am unaware of any test that can find the root cause of inflamed plaque. If the symptoms are driving you crazy then treating the symptoms seems to make a good deal of sense. Ask your doc for a good explanation - if you are uncomfortable seek another opinion, but don't go second guessing all your docs. You cardiologist has many many years of training. ...Read more
33 yr old male. Cardiac cath 2 yrs ago showed plaque in arteries but no blockages. Having Symptoms now. Could I have blockage this young?
When a brain MRI says there are microvascular possibly due to migraines, could it still be MS lesions/plaques if i'm having MS symptoms? I'm 33 .
Challenge?: Mri lesions in ms and migraine have been compared, and the location and distribution are usually different, and most radiologists can easily distinguish. However, in some cases, pts can have both disorders, and rarely this may be associated with a genetic disorder cadasil. Occasionally, spinal fluid testing is needed, and cervical MRI may distinguish ms from migraine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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