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Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Dec 11, 2018 | Replies (16)

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Hi there, yes Bruxism is teeth grinding, only happens during the day (thank goodness) .An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen circulation.

Arteries are responsible for taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. Veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart.

When an AVM disrupts this critical process, the surrounding tissues may not get enough oxygen, and the affected arteries and veins can weaken and rupture. If the AVM is in the brain and ruptures, it can cause bleeding in the brain (hemorrhage), stroke or brain damage.

An arteriovenous malformation can develop anywhere in your body but occurs most often in the brain or spine. Read more about brain arteriovenous malformation.
Hope that helps.. the AVM occured 19 years ago, he is lucky to be alive! yes he suffered a stroke L side affected and lost 50% of sight to both eyes..ie has no vision to the left….
extensive rehab he is able to complete most tasks..ie left hospital in a wheel chair, but no walks well.

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Thank you for taking the time to teach me and the community a bit more about the diagnoses you mentioned. I am also glad to hear that your husband is doing so well 19 years after his AVM. While I did not find anything directly referring to bruxism on Connect currently, there is a discussion on TMJ (temporomandibular joint) taking place that many members talk about many different symptoms. I reccomend at least giving the discussion a look here:


There is also a conversation that includes some discussion about AVM you may find value in joining. You can find that discussion here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arteriovenous-malformation-avm-survivors-and-side-effects/.

Thank you for your help.