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Can A Fall Cause A Stroke
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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