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Conmon age for stroke?

Conmon age for stroke?

Any age : A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Can strokes cause mental illness regardless of age?

Can strokes cause mental illness regardless of age?

Mental illness?: What do you mean by "mental illness"? Schizophrenia? Bipolar disorder? Please define your terms. Strokes cause COGNITIVE deficits which vary depending on affected hemisphere. They can cause personality changes but this is rare. They can cause psychosis but this is ALWAYS transient (hours or days). They can definitely cause mood changes (depression or euphoria) but that's not really "illness." ...Read more

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If my parent had a stroke, what do I need to do if middle aged?

If my parent had a stroke, what do I need to do if middle aged?

Check blood pressure: It would be best to know what kind of stroke: bleed vs ischemic, any other causes of your parent's stroke, age at which the stroke occurred; then focus on your risks for stroke, particularly high blood pressure. ...Read more

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She had a stroke,affects left side of body including trunk m at her age will rehab be able to reverse some of the damage?

She had a stroke,affects left side of body including trunk m at her age will rehab be able to reverse some of the damage?

Yes, if done right: Rehab will help but she will require careful assessment and specific recommendations based on her baseline health status and other underlying conditions. Also need to consider, not just physical but emotional and mental requirements and capabilities. ...Read more

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How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30?Especislly with no family history and healthy life style.What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

Patent foramen ovale: PFO is a possible cause . patient would need a cardiac catheterization with bubble test. PFO is an opening between the right and left sides of the heart . This is usually closed in normal development . However , in some people this passageway remains open and can caused blood clots that can travel to the brain. If clot ( embolus ) blocks a blood vessel in the brain it could cause a stroke ...Read more

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In regard that i've mvp, is it possible that i die suddenly or have stroke for any reason in this age? If yes, how much is its percent?

Association: Mitral valve prolapse association with sudden cardiac death has been reported, possibly due to ventricular arrhythmias. The risk is still quite low especially given how common mitral valve prolapse is. I am not aware of increased risk of stroke, unless there is atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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This aged, disabled person, a consequence of a catastrophic cerebral event, or “stroke“, has been relegated to a wheelchair …in a nursing facility. Having objected to placement in that facility it has falsely alleged this disabled person is “..Incapacit

This : This appears to be primarily a legal matter and i suggest to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area. Since the issue of capacity of that individual has been raised, it may be helpful to obtain an opinion of a geriatric psychiatrist as to the nature of that individual's disability. Oftentimes a stroke could significantly affect the person's speech and hence the ability to communicate while leaving the ability to think, reason and make informed decisions intact. Distinguishing between these possibilities could be important in planning future care for this individual. ...Read more

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