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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Paraophthalmic Artery

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Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual disturbances?

Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual  disturbances?

Around Eye: Para ophthalmic is around the eye. So if the aneurysm of the artery is around the eye it may cause stroke by effecting the blood supply to certain brain area. ...Read more

Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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What does hardening of the arteries signal?

What does hardening of the arteries signal?

Hardening of: It means that ones arteries have become stiff due to a process known as "atherosclerosis" happens over a period of time.It usually applies to coronary arteries.Which could mean a future heart attack. ...Read more

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What food cleans the ?Arteries?

What food cleans the ?Arteries?

None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read more

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Can hardening of the arteries cause a person to behave different?

Can hardening of the arteries cause a person to behave different?

Yes for sure: Hardining of the arteries make the blood flow slower to certain area of the brian, which could lead to behaver changes. ...Read more

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Will the fat that clogs arteries stay there permanently or disappear with exercise?

Will the fat that clogs arteries stay there permanently or disappear with exercise?

See below: The fat or plaque in arteries does not disappear. The hope is to stabilize the plaque with statins, control of blood pressure, smoking cessation and exercise. Hopefully this will prevent plaque rupture which is the cause of heart attacks. ...Read more

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What foods can unclog my arteries?

What foods can unclog my arteries?

While food plants : Fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding animal protein, animal fat, and dairy will lead to reversal of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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When does ur arteries constrict and what makes them do that? can u have problem that make arteries constrict when they shouldnt?

When does ur arteries constrict and what makes them do that? can u have problem that make arteries constrict when they shouldnt?

Fight or Flight: Generally speaking, blood vessels constrict in response to a drop in blood pressure or stressors, which may constrict the peripheral blood vessels in an effort to shunt blood back to the heart and core organs. Certain types of drugs, like tobacco or caffeine, can cause arteries to constrict, as can withdrawal from alcohol. Other causes of autonomic dysfunction include diabetes and Parkinson's. ...Read more

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Is there any way to test or diagnose hardening of the arteries?

Is there any way to test or diagnose hardening of the arteries?

Yes IVUSorCarotidUS: Arterial disease typically begins in childhood, is within artery walls (not openings), thus angiograms ; especially stress tests do not detect. Best examine wall of arteries. The most effective is ivus: intravascular ultrasound. But this is complex, invasive ; expensive using catheters, guide wires ; blood contrast agents. Less effective alternative: high quality us from outside of larger arteries. ...Read more