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Cerebellar Stroke Effects
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
No: Epley is for benign positional vertigo due to tiny crystals in a semicircular canal. It never makes any vertigo worse. ...Read more
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
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
Occipital stroke: She may have had also an occipital lobe stroke, which commonly occurs together with cerebellar stroke. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lacunes: Many people will have no symptoms from lacunar infarcts. However, ultimately symptoms depend on the location of any such strokes. ...Read more