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Can A Fall Cause A Stroke
Stroke: Heart attack and stroke can make you fall. If you hit your head in a fall, you can have stroke..... ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two type of stroke:
hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke
ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke
loss of speech
loss of vision
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After having a stroke could narccic pain medicne cause halicination been on this for about 10 years just starte the halucnation only 1 time?
Narcotic medication: Any drug that can alter sensorium can cause hallucinations. Yes. ...Read more
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?
Trauma: ; possibly congenital vessel problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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