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Why is it hard to tell the amount of brain damage after a stroke happens?

Why is it hard to tell the amount of brain damage after a stroke happens?

It is not !: The amount of brain damage after a stroke can assessed reasonably well with new generation MRI scans the symptomatic;ogg depends on the location as well as the amount and the rate of progress if any is very much related to age and other concomitant illnesses, . ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Not sure: What you mean by "deal with". It is hard to have to deal with the emotional impact of your grandparents' problems. There is help out there. I suffest that you see a therapist to help you work through those emotions. Unfortunately, fairness doesn't enter into it. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage is a stroke likely to cause?

Which type of brain damage is a stroke likely to cause?

Size vs location: The brain is a complicated organ in the sense that there are some highly specialized areas where a lot of function (speech, language, swallowing, breathing, movement, vision, eye movement). A very small stroke in one of these areas can have devastating effects whereas a larger stroke in other areas can be tolerated very well and with rehabilitation even be overcome to a surprising degree. ...Read more

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If I try to write now it's barely legible. Could it be the brain damage from stroke sneaking up on me?

If I try to write now it's barely legible. Could it be the brain damage from stroke sneaking up on me?

Signs of stroke: Could be. If this smptom came sudenly you need to go to the emergency room. If this is gradual, get evaluated by a neurologist. Remember that strokes can be avoided or reversed if treated in the first 4 hours of symptoms. Micrographia ( write with small letters is a sign of parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help alleviate some of the problems that come with brain damage from stroke in sharp elder?

Is there anything to help alleviate some of the problems that come with brain damage from stroke in sharp elder?

Cognitive rehab: Stroke prevention is key to preventing other damage. Cognitive therapy may help to nudge other areas of the brain to take over the areas of damage in their activity. Of course if there is motor damage, then physical and occupational therapy is imperative. ...Read more

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Is it possible that doctors confirm if i've had strokes, and if there's brain damage?

Usually, with a: Complete history and physical. Imaging will also likely be beneficial, especially a head mri. Ct is much less helpful in cases such as this. Please see your doctor. A consultation with a neurologist (a physician specially trained in diseases of the brain and nerves) may be useful as well. ...Read more

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Limited options for placement. Daughter wants alz center but doesn't have alz dx. Just brain damage from stroke.?

Limited options for placement. Daughter wants alz center but doesn't have alz dx. Just brain damage from stroke.?

Dementia: It sounds like this person has dementia from one or more strokes. Alzheimer's is one of many causes of dementia. Any patient with dementia can be placed in a long-term care facility, not just patients with alzheimers. Contact social services in your area, or contact your doctor right away. ...Read more

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My son is 45 yrs old born with brain damage had fits ever since. He has just had two strokes he he at risk of having more.?

Reason for stroke: Based on your description this is impossible to answer but the likely answer is yes. The question is what is the underlying reason for the stroke. It could be that your son has a specific vessel abnormality that is related to his birth that could contribute. Also consider that your son is at this point an adult and may also have a problem that would affect any other adult as well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

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Cerebrum (Definition)

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