Headache is one of the earliest symptoms of atherosclerotic changes on the head and neck blood vessels, which is usually independent of the blood pressure levels. Appearance of tinnitus is attributable to the disruption of the blood flow in the vessels near to the ear labyrinth.
Usually the short-term memory is impaired, while professional and remote memory remains stable. Meteosensitivity, dizziness, fatigue, low mood and sleep disturbances are common in such patients.
The diagnosis “early form of cerebral vascular insufficiency” is made in the patients with risk factors and at least two of the following complaints: headache, dizziness, tinnitus, impaired performance and sleep disturbances occurring no fewer than once a week over the last 3 months.
… Hospital room, bed, and a person attempting without success to raise his/her right arm. How did it all happen? Well, it is rather common case. Repeated headaches now and then, increased blood pressure, lots of work, little rest, smoking, bad weight management. If somebody only knew that one day everything may change…
The complications of atherosclerosis of the head and neck blood vessels are well known as, namely, ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (provided the function of the damaged brain area recovers within 24 hours).