Aortic valve stenosis; Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction; Rheumatic aortic stenosis; Calcium aortic stenosis
People with aortic stenosis may have no symptoms at all until late in the course of the disease. The diagnosis may have been made when the healthcare provider heard a heart murmur and then performed additional tests.
Symptoms of aortic stenosis include:
Crushing, squeezing, pressure, tightness
Pain increases with exercise, relieved with rest
Under the chest bone, may move to other areas
, or dizziness with activity
Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations )
In infants and children, symptoms include:
Becoming tired or fatigued with exertion more easily than others (in mild cases)
Serious breathing problems that develop wi...
Even back pain caused by a spondylolisthesis and lumbar stenosis can be treated with physical therapy. Because spondylolisthesis and lumbar stenosis can cause nerve damage, surgery is the natural knee-jerk treatment option that people think about. Of course, surgical spinal fusion is the best option to stabilize the spine if the nerves are severely damaged and in jeopardy of further damage. But, what about a low grade spondylolisthesis and mild stenosis? Can surgery be avoided? Absolutely, the body is able to compensate for the misalignment of the passive, spinal structures with optimal functioning of the active, stabilizing muscles. That's right; bones, ligaments, and cartilage are passive structures that sometimes fail; thus, the muscles and nerves which actively control the muscles can compensate for the problem. The spine has two systems, the passive and the active system, which can balance each other out. This redundancy allows for one system to compensate for problems in the oth...
I am trying to distinguish between occipital neuralgia and migraines. I have been diagnosed by a neurologist with the former, but not found any medication very reliable to help with the headaches. I recently went through a 6-week bout with vertigo. The headaches, which had been absent several weeks, returned with the vertigo, recurring intermittently during that 6-week period, often very intense. The vertigo has finally stopped, but the headaches are more persistent. Both an ENT and a PT were not able to elicit nystagmus for testing of BPPV, (nor did Epley maneuvers help), and I had an MRI, which was negative. So I am suspecting the vertigo was migraine induced. However, I have taken 40 mg. Relpax once, which made the headache worse, and 20 mg. a different time, and it didn't help. Am going to try Imitrex, but if that doesn't work, then I will have to conclude that these aren't migraines. I do have a history of ocular migraines, however, which present much differently...
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