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What is stroke

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
28 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Rizwan Kalani
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See below: Sudden onset of neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or understanding, vision loss, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech) ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Relearning speech: Actually speech therapy is much more than simply relearning talking. But mainly it deals with articulation (making speech sounds), loudness, word retr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Much too high: You are at stroke level. You need to be urgently seen, preferably in an emergency room right away.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Lack of blood: Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Most : Most strokes are caused either by blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. About three quarters of strokes occur when a blood clot closes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sun stroke: read this: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266551.php
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Stroke symptoms: Sudden focal neurological change (weakness/balance problems/sensory or motor abnormalities). Associated headache or mental status change may be prese ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hector Dourron
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Clot From heart: People with afib can dislodge clot from atrium.
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