Carotid Stenosis

Overview

Carotid Artery Disease Treatment In Hyderabad

Carotid artery disease also known as carotid stenosis occurs when the blood vessels that deliver blood to brain get clogged by the fatty deposits or plaque. The buildup plaque narrows the carotid arteries and reduces the blood flow to the brain. Due to obstructed carotid arteries , brain gets deprive of oxygen and it causes stroke.
Carotid artery stenosis develops slowly and can cause temporary shortage of blood flow to your brain. It is one of the major causes of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Carotid artery disease usually involves lifestyle changes, medication and sometimes carotid artery stenosis surgery.

Symptoms

Usually, there are no visible carotid artery disease symptoms and signs until you have stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Some signs of stroke or TIA include:

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    When to see a doctor

    Whenever you experience signs and symptoms of stroke or TIA, consult your doctor right away. Your doctor may recommend about the management of risk factors of stroke. It can increase your chances of preventing carotid artery stenosis and can be treated before a disabling stroke occurs.

    Causes

    Carotid artery disease is caused by a buildup of fat deposits in blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain. Carotid arteries which gets clogged with plaque or fat deposits have trouble delivering oxygen and nutrients to brain and may even cause death.

    Types of plaques formed in the carotid vessels:

    Risk Factors

    Some of the factors that can increase the risk of carotid artery disease are:

    Complications

    Carotid stenosis can cause stroke that can damage your brain and weaken your muscles.The disease block the blood flow in carotid arteries. As a result, the arteries becomes narrow and blood cannot reach the brain. This causes stroke. Sometimes the piece of fat deposits break and flow in the arteries. It creates a blockage in the blood vessels and stops the blood supply to the brain.

    Prevention

    In order to prevent the carotid artery disease, you need to follow the following steps:

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