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Medicine for stroke in the brain

A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: When we treat blood pressure both systolic and diastolic are lowered. If she's experiencing no symptoms or secondary losses from the low diastolic, th... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get all facts: This does not sound like a treatable illness, and it may be to your physician's credit that he/she was up-front with you. If you are the person making... Read More
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
How sad!: What a tough time for you! You don't say what her condition is at present, but it sounds dire. Talk to the doctor and your family, and a second opin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stroke: Stroke is brain damage caused generally by blood vessel obstruction or bleeding in the brain. The brain is a marvelously complex structure and damage ... Read More
Dr. Barry Czeisler
Specializes in Neurology
Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Stroke: Syroke is death of brain tissue from blood vessel occlusion.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
MRI: The best way to know that someone had a stroke is doing a brain MRI. If someone had a stroke it means that a part of the brain died do to lack of blo... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a rehab doctor: The stroke location and it's effect on your actvities of daily living (adls) guide treatment. Likely you have movement/cognitive deficits, and psychol... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Not really.: Swelling can and does occur in normally responsive patients to inflammatory insults such as strokes. However, once a stroke has occurred and the infl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of st... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Not exactly: A stroke is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that supplies an area of the brain. The cells in that part of the brain may have been killed, but t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many: Death in severe cases or right side paralysis.

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