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Doctor insights on: Tests For Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

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What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency? Is vertigo its only symptom? Is it life threatening if left untreated?

What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency? Is vertigo its only symptom? Is it life threatening if left untreated?

VBI: Angiography, no, and can be. See http://m.stroke.ahajournals. Org/content/31/8/2011.full. Pdf by Lou Caplan, one of the world's top stroke docs and a heck of a nice guy.

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What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

Vertibrobasilar: Usually in older, it is atherosclerosis/stenosis. Can have visual disturbances, balance, auditory issues, spinning while still, drop attack, dizzy when turning head, strokes. It is diagnosed via MRA (magnetic angiogram), Likely your ringing is from allergies and middle ear congestion. Would anyway check your lipid profile, take meds if HTN and no smoking to avoid risk factors. F/u w/ doc

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Is Vertebrobasilar syndrome not a regognised condition anymore?

Is Vertebrobasilar syndrome not a regognised condition anymore?

Quite the contrary: Vertebrobasilar transient ischemic attacks and strokes are not uncommon, and hopefully are recognized, and diagnosed in a timely fashion to prevent further damage.

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I was rear ended in a car accent today and all the sudden have symptoms of vertebrobasilar ischemia. Do I go to ER asap?

I was rear ended in a car accent today and all the sudden have symptoms of vertebrobasilar ischemia. Do I go to ER asap?

Symptoms: There are lots of possible VBI symptoms spinning sensation is one of them. If you are having CNS symptoms post accident go to the ER

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Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial blockage cannot be repaired surgically. You might be experiencing: dizziness, loss of balance, and incoordination.

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Smoking is making me have attacks. I think I might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction. Tia?

Smoking is making me have attacks. I think I might have a blockage in vertebrobasilar artery secction. Ischemia caused by vasoconstriction. Tia?

Need more info: In order to give you an informed answer, any physician would need more information on what you mean by attacks that are triggered by smoking.

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common.

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What are the tests for venous insufficiency?

What are the tests for venous insufficiency?

Ultrasound: A duplex ultrasound that looks for the presence of reflux in the superficial and deep system of veins is the most useful test for venous insufficiency.

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What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

Doppler studies.: Doppler studies of the fetal umbilical artery and the middle cerebral artery are the cornerstone of placental failure management. Only experts can perform these tests reliably.

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What are the tests for cervical insufficiency?

What are the tests for cervical insufficiency?

Ultrasound, exam: Ultrasound good way to test length of cervix vaginal exam can be used also to check the cervix.

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What are the tests for adrenal insufficiency?

What are the tests for adrenal insufficiency?

Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium.

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What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

Many tests, see REI: Reproductive endocrinology md will confirm poi - pregnancy test, fsh, lh, estradiol, amh, thyroid and prolactin tests, pelvic ultrasound. Test for genetic causes: karyotype looking for turner's syndrome, fragile x premutation testing, fish test for sry (y-chromosome material). Test adrenal antibodies which cause addison's disease. Screen for diabetes, thyroid antibodies, and parathyroid disease.

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Can convergence insufficiency be the cause of my daughter's nystagmus? It only presents when looking near and all her tests have came back normal.

Can convergence insufficiency be the cause of my daughter's nystagmus? It only presents when looking near and all her tests have came back normal.

No: Convergence insufficiency is a common cause of visual complaints such as the following list on a standard screening questionnaire. * one eye drifts or aims in a different direction than the other (this can be subtle). This is significant even if it only occurs when tired or stressed. * turns or tilts head to see * head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher * squinting or closing or covering of one eye * excessive blinking or squinting * short attention span * daydreaming at school/work * poor handwriting * poor visual/motor skills (often called "hand-eye coordination") * problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things * clumsiness While reading or doing close work: * holds the book or object unusually close * closes one eye or covers eye with hand * twists or tilts head toward book or object so as to favor one eye * frequently loses place and fatigues easily * uses finger to read * rubs eyes during or after short periods of reading * reversals when reading (i.e., "was" for "saw", "on" for "no", etc.) * reversals when writing (b for d, p for q, etc.) * omitting small words * confusing small words * transposition of letters and numbers (12 for 21, etc.) * loss of place when reading, line to line and word to word. * child's ability to learn verbally surpasses his ability to learn visually. Frequent complains of: * only being able to read for short periods of time * headaches or eyestrain * nausea or dizziness * motion sickness * DOUBLE VISION! It is not a cause of nystagmus. If your daughter has true nystagmus she should have an examination by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. One can have both conditions but the CI does not cause nystagmus.

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What are some of the tests that would show an adrenal insufficiency?

What are some of the tests that would show an adrenal insufficiency?

Specific test: Adrenal insufficiency may not be detectable independent of stress. A morning corisol/acth level may or may not give you some clue. A low/high dose acth stimulation test would really be a good way, particularly for secondary adrenal insufficiency. An Insulin tolerance test would also work. Adrenal crisis would not require further testing as long as cortisol and acth levels measured at the time.

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Can you get home tests that tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

Can you get home tests that tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

No: An endocrinologist needs to be involved in order to diagnose adrenal insufficiency. Usually stimulation testing is necessary. If your pituitary gland is involved then other hormones will also be checked. The adrenal makes lots of different hormones. If the source of insufficiency is because of congenital adrenal hyperplasia or autoimmune disease, testing is a little different.

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I did vitamin d test and it was insufficiency what should I do? And what are the symptoms of this case?

I did vitamin d test and it was insufficiency what should I do? And what are the symptoms of this case?

Take D3 because:: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx.