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Can You Die Of A Stroke
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stroke: In young individuals, the presence of an aneurysm or diseases of blood vessels, maneuvers that increase the intracranial pressure such as screaming does have the potential to lead to rupture of blood vessels with the potential for stroke. However, in those who are healthy with normal blood vessels it is highly unlikely. The same principles apply to coronary arteries. Watch for other points of view ...Read more
Thrombosis: Thrombosis is a fancy word for blood clot. If some ones heart arteries a prone to clotting due to narrowing caused by atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) then yes ... thrombosis is the last event. That is why Aspirin is generally recommended for people who can take Aspirin to reduce clotting. ...Read more
Could it be possible to recover from a stroke with no complications, how can someone reduce their risk of a stroke?
WHY ARE YOU ASKING: If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr. If youre wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more
Rare: The incidence of coronary artery disease in healthy 23 year old women is extremly uncommon. Heart disease is a disease of the middle aged and elderly. There are some forms of congential heart disease and if you have a family history of early coronary artery disease or are having what you feel to be symptoms of CAD see your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, in at least : 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time. Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If a patient has a generalized seizure while driving, standing at a height or engaged in any potentially hazardous activity they can have a fatal accident. Status epilepticus (continuous generalized seizure without recovery between successive attacks) can be fatal by causing choking, cardiac arrhythmia or exhaustion. Stopping anti-seizure medicines suddenly can cause status epilepticus. ...Read more
Depends: Stroke is classified into many different subtypes. Some have a much higher mortality rate than others. As an example, patients with a ruptured aneurysm have a higher rate of death than those with a small ischemic stroke. Questions about individual stroke risk should be directed to your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: Hypothyroidism, if treated properly, shouldn't cause any problems. If you suspect hypothyroidism, see your pcp. If you have it, take your medicines as prescribed and keep routine follow up appointments for follow up lab work. Stroke is basically not problem with this disease, and would only be possible in severe and untreated hypothyroidism. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Please can you tell me if a Pulmonary Embolism and a Heart Attack can happen at the same time or can a Heart Attack cause a Pulmonary Embolism.. ?
Many ways: There are many reasons for a stroke. High blood pressure, embolic, cerebral aneurysm rupture, or bleeding problems. If high blood pressure the source, control blood pressure. If you have infected or artificial heart valves, use coumadin (warfarin). If carotid stenosis, control cholesterol, take mini asoirin, carotid enderectomy surgery if necessary. Cerebral aneurysm repair or coil placed. Pineapple, dark ch. ...Read more