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Doctor insights on: Cerebellar Stroke Effects

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Can a cerebellum stroke cause personality change?

Can a cerebellum stroke cause personality change?

Usually not, but....: Typical probs. Resulting from a cerebellar stroke include poor coordination of arm/legs, equilibrium/balance problems, ataxic gait, visual disorders. But well done studies have found that if the posterior part, or the vermis are damaged, there are complex neural pathways to prefrontal, temporal and parietal connections affected that can cause pers. Changes--cerebellar cognitive affective disorder. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

Not uncommon: For small strokes to be un-noticed by the pt., as may occur in relatively silent areas, but if these continue, you may develop deficiencies in intellectual fnctn, and even have problems with strength and balance. Crucial is need to find out why these events occurred; may have been embolic from heart, or due to vasculitis. You need to take prophylactic meds based on causation. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Impression states: small lacunar infarct in the right cerebellar hemisphere. Is that considered a stroke? Should I be doing anything about it

Impression states: small lacunar infarct in the right cerebellar hemisphere. Is that considered a stroke? Should I be doing anything about it

Stroke.: That finding would be considered a stroke, yes. You should be on medications, and you should have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked/monitored. You may want to consider seeing a Neurologist as well. And more testing may be required, such as 2d echocardiogram and carotid Doppler. ...Read more

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What could lead to my mother in-law that had a cerebellum stroke to see colored spots?

What could lead to my mother in-law that had a cerebellum stroke to see colored spots?

Occipital stroke: She may have had also an occipital lobe stroke, which commonly occurs together with cerebellar stroke. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I just had a cervical MRI & it noted a small area of encephalomalacia in my left cerebellum. I have not suffered a stroke nor head injury?

Hello Dr. I just had a cervical MRI & it noted a small area of encephalomalacia in my left cerebellum. I have not suffered a stroke nor head injury?

That you know of: But I would follow up with the doctor to see what this might be related to. Or if the reading is accurate. There is a difference on radiology readings between the words "possible" "probable" etc, you get the idea. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?

Faster recovery: I would recommend to see someone skilled to optimize your recovery. If your primary care does not help, look for functional medicine practitioner in your area. Good luck and speedy recovery. Homeopathy might be also of help. ...Read more

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A stroke that damages parts of your amygdala would have what effects?

A stroke that damages parts of your amygdala would have what effects?

Fear itself: The amygdala is located in both temporal lobes. One of the chief functions is coordination of perception with fearfulness. Damage to the amygdala can have either stimulatory (fear-enhancing) or inhibitory (fear-negating) effects; either of which can be quite impairing. Other aspects of mood and behavior can be affected. Epilepsy is not infrequently a byproduct of amygdalar damage. ...Read more

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Ischimec stroke symptoms? Can you feel after effects on body?

Ischimec stroke symptoms? Can you feel after effects on body?

Stroke: For most people symptoms of a stroke result in a loss of function...So feeling this loss of function, yes most people do feel this. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke on brain?

What are the effects of stroke on brain?

Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance. Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more

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What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking, using the arms, or with speaking of swallowing. Eye movements may sometimes be affected also. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke?

What are the effects of stroke?

Depends: Strokes can cause a large range of effects from returning to normal function all the way to complete paralysis, inability to speak and take care of oneself. It's important to follow up with your primary care doctor, neurologist, physical and occupational therapist after a stroke. Because time is of the essence when treating strokes it's important to call 911 immediately at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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What long term effects does a stroke have?

It depends: Your question can not be answered without knowing what your neurological examination is now and what t was when you had the stroke. It is also essential to know what your studies (mri, ct, eeg) showed. The best person to answer this question is your neurologist. Don't hesitate to discuss your concerns with the specialist or your primary physician.. ...Read more

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Please explain the effects can a stroke have on an older person?

Varies: The effects of a stroke vary based on the area of the brain that was affected and the size of that area. The most common effects include weakness or paralysis in one side of the body, difficulties speaking, difficulties swallowing. These can significantly affect mobility and the person's ability to care for themselves. A good rehabilitation program helps ameliorate these problems. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to prevent and reverse the effects of a stroke?

Strict veg diet: If a patient turns vegetarian avoiding foods from animal origen and avoid any oils and avoiding even fish the formation of plaques of cholesterol is less or reverse (disappears) according to dr. Orlich. Once stroke happens, a lot of physical therapy (including speech and occupational therapy) is fundamental for recovery. Low sodium. Treatment of htn, Aspirin or anticoagulant (if not contraind). ...Read more

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A question about anxiety and its effects on us. Does anxiety cause more strokes?

No: No, but it may feel like you're having one if you're having a panic attack. It's worth getting some help. ...Read more

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How can someone know if they are feeling some of the many strong and unwanted side effects of 2 BP medications or actually having stroke symtoms?

Get this fixed: There are numerous anti-hypertensive medications, and you may have to try several prior to finding some you feel comfortable with. You need to work closely with your doctor, and if he/she cannot provide satisfaction, find new physician. You need to control BP to prevent stroke, and some symptoms maybe confusing, but be proactive, and get things appropriate. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of cerebellar syndrome?

Imbalance: The "cerebellar syndrome" refers to imbalance, primarily when walking, known as ataxia. If the cerebellar dysfunction is temporary, imbalance may improve. If disease is progressive, ataxia worsens. Recently cognitive functions have been discovered which are modified by the cerebellum but these are not considered in the "cerebellar syndrome". ...Read more

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Which symptoms are a result of my stroke, and which are side effects of simvastatin?

See below: Simvastatin adverse events include muscle weakness diffusely with/without pain, and cognitive difficulties. Stroke may cause acute focal weakness, numbness, speech problems, visual loss, incoordination, etc. If confusing, contact your doc. ...Read more

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How can a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. The symptoms and impairments are related to the area of brain affected, as the brain has different regions dedicated to speech vs memory vs movement, etc. ...Read more

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Do people ever experience a stroke with no ill effects?

Complex: Small strokes (lacunes) may not be noticed, but all strokes do cause tissue damage, and multiple lacunes will at least cause cognitive loss, and difficulty with gait and balance if not prevented. Key concept, prevention. ...Read more

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What would be a long term effects of having a ruptured/redundant chordae tendinae? There is a chance I might have one. Could that have cause my stroke

What would be a long term effects of having a ruptured/redundant chordae tendinae? There is a chance I might have one. Could that have cause my stroke

Mitral valve: Problems are common, -, this could lead to other cardiac problems- dought relation to strokes, see cardiologist- my dad lived 40 years with it! - again, see cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is uloric dangerous? The heart n stroke side effects look scary. Is the med safe?

See below: All medications have side effects. In any clinical trial, all clinical events are reported whether it may be due to the drug or not. Untreated gout does convey a higher risk of cardiovascular disease as well as progression of renal impairment. Talk to your prescribing doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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What exactly is a lacunar stroke signs, symptoms, lasting effects, is it seen on mri?

Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. It is estimated that lacunar infarcts account for 25% of all ischemic strokes, with an annual incidence of approximately 15 per 100, 000 people. They may be more frequent in men and in people of african, mexican, and hong kong chinese descent. ...Read more

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Can paralyzing effects of a stroke due to a pituitary tumor be reversed by removal of the tumor?

Can paralyzing effects of a stroke due to a pituitary tumor be reversed by removal of the tumor?

Very unlikely: First, unless it is extremely large, a pituitary tumor will rarely, if ever, be a cause of a stroke. It is more likely that after a stroke that was caused by a different problem, a MRI revealed an unsuspected pituitary tumor. Rehabilitation is much more likely to help a stroke victim that treatment of the tumor. ...Read more

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I have had two strokes due to endocarditis the last was 3 months ago now am having severe headaches arwethese effects from thestrokes?

I have had two strokes due to endocarditis the last was 3 months ago now am having severe headaches arwethese effects from thestrokes?

Odds are high: Ischemic strokes occasionally but not usually cause headaches. Embolic strokes (such as from endocarditis) more often cause headaches. Cerebral bleeds, often caused by emboli, usually provoke headaches. Infectious or parainfectious vasculitis may be result of endocarditis causing persisting headaches. Septic aneurysms often form, can rupture. Get brain vascular imaging & consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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If a hemorrhagic right occipital stroke only effects the eyes than why can;t I think clearly and off balance sometimes it has been 2 years, off meds?

Occipital stroke: The stroke affected your occipital lobe and your visual field. The adjacent area in the medial temporal lobe are often affected at the same time and therefore memory and subtle cognitive impairment may also occur. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

Depends: Lots of assumptions here. Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered. ...Read more

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What symptoms or lasting effects of a lacunar stroke on the left side mid brain?

Lacunes: Many people will have no symptoms from lacunar infarcts. However, ultimately symptoms depend on the location of any such strokes. ...Read more