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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

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Can a fall on slippery a floor causes heart attack or stroke?

Can a fall on slippery a floor causes heart attack or stroke?

Stroke: Heart attack and stroke can make you fall. If you hit your head in a fall, you can have stroke..... ...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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Can weed causes strokes?

Can weed causes strokes?

Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a report that smoking mj is protective like aspirin. But mj causes vasoconstriction & fluctuations in arterial spasming that may contribute to a stroke in a susceptible person. No good data either way. Best not to smoke anything and mitigate your risks. ...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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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic
hemorrhagic

thromboembolic
atherosclerotic

reversible
non-reversible

Hypertension
high cholesterol
diabetes
smoking
irregular heart rhythm
thickening of blood
sleep apnea
age
family history
drugs. ...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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Could having a stroke cause pain?

Yes, can happen: On occasion, a stroke might involve the thalamic area of brain causing a de-afferentation syndrome, or "thalamic pain syndrome". Painful spasms due to spasticity are not rare, and other less common direct or indirect painful events can be complications of a stroke. ...Read more

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Can a stroke cause permanent damage?

Can a stroke cause permanent damage?

Stroke: Ungortunately yes it can cause permanent damage. It depends on where the stroke is and the size and type of stroke. It can be minor damage or major damage such as paralysis or speech impediment to loss of memory to name a few. I. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a micro stroke?

What are the causes of a micro stroke?

Causes of a stroke: The causes of a mini stroke or TIA are the same as the causes of a regular stroke- high blood pressure, arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, smoking, atrial fibrillation and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of a stroke?

What are the likely causes of a stroke?

Risk factors include: Hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats (especially triglycerides), high homocysteine, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse (especially sympathomimetic amines, like cocaine, speed), trauma (arterial dissection), arteritis or vasculitis (lupus, etc), vascular malformations (aneurysm, avm), emboli(distant blood clots from heart, or paradoxical like pfo), and genetic such as mthfr mutations. ...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 can cause someone to have a stroke?

What can cause someone to have a stroke?

What I say: Smoking and high blood pressure are probably the two most common causes of stroke. Atrial fibrillation is an important risk factor, diabetes mellitus and high cholesterol can also lead to a higher risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

Watershed stroke: Ischemia or lack of blood flow to brain, such as from Atherosclerosis or Embolism, Factors that increase risk are Congestive heart failure, Angiopathy, Hypertension, Arterial hypotension, Hyperlipidemia, Sickle cell anemia, Carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more

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What are some major causes of stroke?

Major causes: Hypertension for many years, atrial fibrillation, and arteriosclerotic blockage in the carotid (neck) arteries are the 3 commonest causes. Rarer causes are: ruptured berry aneurysms, CNS infections, vasculitis, endocarditis, hypercoagulable states and strokes of unknown cause (cryptogenic). ...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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I was wondering what are the causes of stroke?

Hypertension: High lipids with plaque, head trauma, congenital blood vessel problem. ...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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Could a wipples procedure or septisemia caused a stroke?

Could a wipples procedure or septisemia caused a stroke?

May be: Both Whipple procedure and septicemia are very serious issues in themselves, with or without a stroke. Stroke may be a complication of either condition. ...Read more

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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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How often does 28 yr olds have a stroke? And what would cause it?

Very rarely ....: Age is the single most important risk factor for stroke, but most of it is at ages older than 55. Stroke in a person younger than age 45 is less than 1/1,000. It could be caused by the usual: high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, but other causes from a cerebral hemorrhage/aneurysm or a blood vessel dissection (rupture) could be a cause. Control risk factors mentioned above. ...Read more

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What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

CVA: Stroke is blockage of blood vessels causing secondary death of brain tissue. This can occur due to local thrombosis or distal embolism. The latter might be due to a clot from the heart, the former associated with hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, homocysteine. Could present with sudden focal weakness of arm and leg, loss of speech or vision, gait imbalance, etc. ...Read more

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

Immediate: A cerebrovascular accident or stroke is an immediate vascular event causing neurological symptoms immediately. A severe stroke can have secondary swelling but it progresses in days not weeks. Multiple strokes over time are progressive yet episodic. Any acute neurological symptoms needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Medical conditions that appear to be stroke but end up being something else? An educative list to rule out possible other causes...

Not enough info: Strokes have numerous symptoms depending on of the area of the brain involved. List the specific symptoms you mean and then you can get an answer. ...Read more

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I had a stroke 9 years ago with no apparent lasting damage, but now have trouble feeding myself without dropping food, what could the cause be?

I had a stroke 9 years ago with no apparent lasting damage, but now have trouble feeding myself without dropping food, what could the cause be?

Many potential : If this is new, I would be re-evaluated. Sypmtoms don't come back years later. This could be due to anything from a pinched nerve in your neck, carpal tunnel, nerve disease or another stroke. ...Read more

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Can a mva cause a stroke?

Yes, indirectly: Uncommonly, the force of deceleration may tear the lining of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, called "dissection". When this happens, it can narrow or occlude the lumen of the artery limiting flow to the brain which can lead to stroke. ...Read more