vertebral basilar artery occlusive syndrome

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

I have a congenital abnormality of the basilar artery and right vertebral artery (small & foetal configuration). Would any pregnancy be high risk?

High risk

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If you are monitored closely by your doctor and an internist for high blood pressure you may be able to succeed. Good luck
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I have a congenital abnormality of the basilar artery and right vertebral artery (small and foetal configuration). What exercises are safe / avoid?

Exercises

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I would avoid strenuous weightlifting exercises
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What is a basilar artery migraine?

Brainstem origin

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More common in woman, is associated with an aura of < than one hour followed by a headache. The aura produces a field cut (loss of vision) leading to temporary blindness, followed by ataxia, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, bilateral paresthesia, or a change in the level of consciousness. It affects all age groups and both sexes. The presentation can be confusing
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Can you die from basilar artery migraine?

May be

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If you get a serious stroke then you may, usually not.
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Will basilar artery migraine respond to botox?

Migraines

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Generally speaking only chronic migraines have been shown to respond to Botox injections.
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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Not really

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About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

Nothing

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Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine,which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine.
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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

See your doctor

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Please consider seeing your doctor and describing your symptoms without use of internet or medical book research.
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What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

Varied

In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala answered:

How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

Meds, reduce risks

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This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain. Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. aspirin, Plavix, Aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent.
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