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Good morning My father had a stenosed basilar & carotid

Customer Question

Good morning
My father had a stenosed basilar & carotid . He discovered these in his 60s .
Since about 2 weeks he had a stroke but fortunately he had injected with TPA within 45 min . & thanks God he is now fine .
But when i was with him today at the neurologist clinic to check him up . I heared the Dr told the nurse about another patient that untreated stenosed basilar can cause vertigo or dizzness .
My question :
I am always anxious about my health .
I sometimes feel vertigo or dizziness when standing up from a seat or sleep position . It lasts for a seconds then i become very normal .
I always work out & all my cardio exams are very fine . Thanks God .
But his talk is ringing my ear that it may be a stenosed artery that cause for me this vertigo . I know that i may amplify it as I am suffer from the fear of illness & i hate doing exams & medical tests . As i fear to death .
I am on Natrilix SR (diuretic) & Lipitor 10 for Cholesterol.
I have a cervical disk protrusion C5 & C6.
Can i have the same fade of my dad in this early age ?
What can cause this vertigo when standing up ?
How to prevent myself from the strokes & clogged arteries?
Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.
Hi there.
Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I am Dr.Abid a Medical Internist and will help you out.
Vertigo could be because of many reason it can be ear , basillar artery carotid artery issue or simply it can even be because of low blood pressure , heart rhythm abnormalities or cervical spine issue .
As you have cervical disc protrusion this could be the reason of your occasional vertigo , so try to fix it .
Regards ***** ***** luck .
Please leave positive feedback for me .
Thanks .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Basilar or carotid can cause a vertigo for a seconds ?
I knew that the diuretics can cause this vertigo feeling ?
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.
Yes Diuretics can cause vertigo because of volume depletion .
Usually Carotid / Basilar artery related vertigo is persistent and not for seconds .
Regards .
Positive feedback will be appreciated .
Thanks .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So you think i am panicked & i am amplfiing it .
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is highly unlikely that you have such issue , and you are just nervous and panic , so relax please .
Good luck .