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can a fall cause a stroke

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke!
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Stroke: Heart attack and stroke can make you fall. If you hit your head in a fall, you can have stroke.....
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) an ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See below: Any type of disorder which can narrow blood vessel caliber or cause rupture of the vessel: aneurysms, traumatic arterial dissection, hypertension, smo ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a re ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
26 years experience Neurology
Many things: Heart clots, heart rhythm issues, neck artery calcification, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Tia patients have to see their doct ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Many things: Too many things to take up in this forum. I suggest you hit the website of the american stroke association.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Clot vs bleeding: There two types of strokes: embolic (clot) vs hemorrhagic (bleed). Clot can come from the heart (more rarely from leg if u have a hole in yr heart), a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes, can happen: On occasion, a stroke might involve the thalamic area of brain causing a de-afferentation syndrome, or "thalamic pain syndrome". Painful spasms due t ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Homocysteine : Rare cases of genetic hyperhomocysteinemia can lead to early-aggressive vascular disease but outside of that, elevated homocysteine has not been estab ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
24 years experience Radiology
Stroke: Ungortunately yes it can cause permanent damage. It depends on where the stroke is and the size and type of stroke. It can be minor damage or majo ... Read More
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