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Can a fall cause a stroke?

Can a fall cause a stroke?

Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke! ...Read more

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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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stroke?

What are the causes of stroke?

Clot vs bleeding: There two types of strokes: embolic (clot) vs hemorrhagic (bleed). Clot can come from the heart (more rarely from leg if u have a hole in yr heart), and from a piece breaking off from wall of cartotid arteries. Bleeding is from damage to the vessel or an aneurysm. Risks: smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, kidney disease, rheumatologic diseases, hivs etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes mini strokes?

What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes: smoking high blood pressure atrial fibrillation high blood sugar arterial disease / atherosclerosis high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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Can a stroke cause damage years after the stroke?

Can a stroke cause damage years after the stroke?

Not usually: Most of the damage from a stroke occurs right away. Almost always there is some recovery. Contractures and spasticity secondary to strokes can worsen over time, but usually stabilizes after one year. Obviously if you have had one stroke, you can always have another stroke which can make things worse. ...Read more

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Does a stroke cause damage right away or does it take months to years for damage to show?

Days: A stroke will manifest itself clinically rather suddenly. Imaging findings may be seen within an hour on MRI and within hours on ct. Imaging findings will evolve over ensuing days and weeks. We used to say that you'll get maximal improvement by 6 months after the stroke but now we know that improvement can continue for years with appropriate rehab therapy. ...Read more

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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Stroke Speech Loss : Speech loss itself could be a manifestation of stroke. One does not have to have other motor or sensory deficit. Mri & mra of brain, will pick up, the missing links. Later, aggressive speech therapy, helps to bring back speech loss. ...Read more

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What causes strokes?

What causes strokes?

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) and hemorrhagic stroke (when a broken blood vessel leaks blood into the brain). Most strokes are related to high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, high blood cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What causes stroke and how can it be avoided?

Stroke: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision loss of vision focal weakness focal numbness facial weakness (abnormal face) identify the cause of stroke such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, irregular heart rhythm, etc. Optimal control of stroke risk factors physical therapy. ...Read more

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