A 91-year-old male asked:
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my father is almost 91 year old in oct 2018. last week he had a stroke which made him difficult to speak & eat. what is the best medication for him?

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Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: What medications one needs after a stroke depends on how he got the stroke. He will likely need one or both types of medications. One is blood pressure medications as hypertension is believed to be one of the most important causes of strokes. Two, is medications to thin the blood as clotting is believed to be another reason for strokes. You need to discuss all this with his doctor.
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
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