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Vascular Spasm Brain
What are some difficult vascular conditions in brain that can be somewhat controlled by med but eventually need surgery?
Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified", what does this mean; does this affect brain function?
Normal...jargon: Medical reports often have phrases such as "expected flow voids" that indicate to the physicians caring for patients that an expected finding is present. What "flow voids" implies is that the visible arteries are patent. This is a normal finding. ...Read more
No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos hypermobility or classical. Vascular is ruled out. What are the chances of vascular complications like brain aneurism or others?
Depends on severity: Small vessel disease is the term used to describe a category of blood vessel damage. Hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes tend to damage small blood vessels first but the main culprit is systolic hypertension. The risk for vascular dementia is directly related to how bad the extent of damage is in your brain which loosely correlates with white matter damage in MRI ...Read more
Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?
Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are other ways to detect vascular or neural abnormalities in the head other than a CT scan or brain mr?
Those are good: Mri really is best at evaluating for neural or vascular abnormalities. With contrast, they can do an mra (mr angiogram). One alternative would be a traditional angiogram where a catheter is inserted into a major vessel that goes to the brain and dye can be injected (much more invasive than an mra). That can see vascular abnomalies, but not neural isseus. ...Read more
Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isn't it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? My GP doesn't know
Epinephrine: Can definitely affect your brain, either directly or indirectly. The most common reaction some people have is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension, although this is usually mild. It is certainly possible to have a stronger reaction, including various sensory illusions including hallucinations. If your GP doesn't know this, I would recommend consulting with a different physician. ...Read more
Migraine with aura-can causes b faulty willis circuitry in the brain, open p.F.O in the heart? Can cumulative vascular damage occur untreated attacks?
Yes: People with pfo tend to have problems with headaches. Generally it is thought that fixing the pfo helps. ...Read more
Can epilepsy cause brain cancer? I have may have a vascular epilepsy. I tend to lose a lot of memory, lose hair, and get weak at times.
Seizures are the...: Seizures are the result of abnormalities in the brain structure, imbalances in brain chemistry or electrical signals, etc... Seizures are not the cause of the brain problems, but rather the person's brain problems may be causing her seizures. That means seizures and brain cancer can both be present and each may be due to a different cause, but one's seizures do not cause cancer. ...Read more
Told total subclavian blockage, & one artery of 4 leading to brain has reversed, and is trying to route this blood to make sure arm has blood flow. Vascular surgeon says do nothing??
Would prob agree:
Subclavian blockages generally don't lead to a lot of pain. The pain you may experience from blockage would be arm fatigue or muscle discomfort in arm when using it. The reversed blood flow is your body compensating for the blockage. If severe could lead to feeling light headed.
Best to treat with antiplatelet (aspirin) possible staton and reduce risk factors. ...Read more
First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?
Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate ganglion, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis and other entities must be considered, but HealthTap is not the place for individual diagnoses to be made. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?
Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more
American Stroke Assn: One of the best, reputable sites is the american stroke association (part of the american heart association). It has clinical information and advice for patients. Http://www. Strokeassociation. Org/strokeorg/. ...Read more
CT and MRI: If you think you are having a cva (commonly called a stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A ct scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the er. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two. ...Read more
Stroke: Aka stroke.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp. Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...Read more
I don't understand: If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry I'm not understanding the question. ...Read more
Lessened not fixed: The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves. The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young. Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups. However, there is no "fix" for CP. ...Read more
TIA: Lasts less than 24 hours. Cva is a stroke that has permanent damage. ...Read more