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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Blood flow: A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function. It can be categorized in many ways b... Read More
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain... Read More
Dr. Rizwan Kalani
A Verified Doctoranswered
Neurology 12 years experience
See below: Sudden onset of neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or understanding, vision loss, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech) ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional 21 years experience
Blood flow problem: Stroke is a problem with blood getting to brain tissue. It can be from blood vessels being clogged ("ischemic"), or from blood leaking out because of... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ischemic: Dry stroke is a misnomer used for ischemic stroke that means interruption of blood supply to the brain due to a clot or an embolus. On the other hand,... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
MCA: Middle cerebral artery stroke is a stroke happening in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. T... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Elderly . . .: Old age is typically defined as 10yrs older than my/your current age. So common age for stroke is in older folks. However, a recent study suggests tha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
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

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