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Have dilated carotid artery. Done ultrasound. Feeling lightheaded. Due to not taking medication?

i have recently been diagonised with a dialated carotid artery .. it was found using ultra sound and differed from the previous scan. I have been advised not to be overly concerned, however I have recently been feeling lightheaded. my bp is moniter daily and has remained 120-137- over 76-84.. i have not taken my bp meds in 2 days tying to figure out if it is from the med
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Cardiac Surgeon 's  Response
Yes, as you rightly said, the lightheadedness is the commonest symptom of BP medications(antihypertensives).
It is usually because of postural hypotension. The BP drops once you get up from the sitting or lying down position. Don't worry about it. It will get better with time.
Carotid artery dilatation itself is not a disease to be bothered. It is common for few people and an incidental finding in some scans.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Johann Christopher's  Response
you need to distinguish the dilated carotid artery from an aneurysmal one. I suggest go in for a MRA scan specially focussing on the intra and extra cranial arteries.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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