uprightdoc wrote:Very interesting. I will review the findings again later when I get back from my swim. I suspect you may have issues with ischemia and edema.
What are your signs and symptoms? Do you have a history of significant trauma? Do you have a history of migraines with or without aura or other visual disturbances. Have you had any ultrasound studies of the carotid and vertebral arteries?
--- Bad Fatigue, spastic paraparesis, worse on the right and muscleWhat are your signs and symptoms?
--- No.Do you have a history of significant trauma?
--- No.Do you have a history of migraines with or without aura or other visual disturbances
--- No.Have you had any ultrasound studies of the carotid and vertebral arteries?
Typically head extension or rotation decreases blood flow through the vertebral arteries. In your case the vertebral arteries are deficient and the position relieved tinnitis which leads me to believe you have mechanical stress at the base of your skull in the craniocervical junction.
Cerebral blood low...is tightly controlled by the neurovascular myogenic autoregulatory reflex mechanism, which includes neurological controls, muscle controls, endothelial controls and BBB controls to name a few. While local metabolism is constantly changing according to needs and functions, brain blood flow basically remains steady.
uprightdoc wrote:The mild dizziness and pressure while standing fits with your finding of underdeveloped vertebral system and one sided drainage system. All your signs and symtoms tie together, including the lesions which suggest possible chronic ischemia, inflammation and edema in the brain and cord. I would need to go through your blood work further but you may have slight anemia due to the chronic inflammation, which wastes energy and gums up blood flow.
I would want to see x-rays of your spine. Developmental anomalies often go hand and glove with musculoskeletal anomolies. You have a large cisterna magna that may be a sign of poor drainage of the brain and cord. You must be tall if you have to duck your head in certain cars.
My suggestion would be to work with a professional on developing a diet and exercise programs specific to your current condition, genetic metabolism and your cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. You need physical movement and a diet or supplements that will help to build, move and remove blood and CSF, as well as inflammation.
I don't know what I can tell you to tell professionals if they have blinders on and plugs in their ears. You might ask them if they think there could be a connection between the undersized vertebral-basilar system and the white spots located in the distribution of the vertebral-basilar arteries, and if the enlargement of the posterior communicating artery is possibly a an anomolous compensatory mechanism to make up for the deficiency by stealing blood from the anterior supply routes by way of the Circle of Willis resulting in ischemia and subsequent white spots in the water shed areas of the anterior and middle cerebral arteries.
uprightdoc wrote:Brain capillaries are supposed to respond to tight internal controls and local metabolic demands of the brain not systemic circulation, diet or external conditions.
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