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Have high blood pressure and getting whooshing sounds in brain. How to get cured?

Hello, how are you? I am asking this for my mother. She is 74. She has told me she has whooshing sounds in her brain. Doctors are checking into it. She used to have these even when she was young. She has had high blood pressure that was finally stabilized with med a few years ago. Other than this, she is in good health. She has no other med concerns other than arthritis . She is in physical therapy now. She takes very good care of herself. Her blood values came out very well. Thanks. Berrin Aksavrin
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Some more information was required to pinpoint the cause of whooshing sounds.

However, from the information provided, the possibilities are :-

* A defect of aortic valve (the valve between the heart and the main blood vessel called Aorta. With every heart-beat, the blood gushes into the aorta and blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. this gushing of blood, produces a whooshing sound which is heard in the head. This defect may be congenital, as the problem has been existing since her early childhood.

This can be easily diagnosed on 2-D Echo of the heart.

* Congenital Abnormality/kinking of the blood vessels in the brain. A carotid angiogram will demonstrate this abnormality.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agree with me and order for advised tests.

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Fond regards and have a nice day

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 21 Nov 2013
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