As we have all studied during our school days, the human brain is the master controller of every action of the human body. And what helps the brain function? The answer is simple – the continuous supply of oxygenated blood from the heart, by means of two large arteries on either side of your neck, called the Carotid Arteries. Now imagine, what happens if the blood supply to the brain gets interrupted, even for a second? You get the picture right?
As you might have guessed, the blockage of blood flow through the Carotid Arteries can have serious symptoms like stroke, paralysis or even death. And what causes the blockage of this blood flow? There can be any one of the following reasons
Hence, ensuring that the blockage is minimal for any damage is mandatory. This is generally done by medicines and / or lifestyle changes. But, in certain cases, the doctor may suggest Carotid Artery Surgery. This surgery is not for everyone and is generally advised to the following types of patients
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