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Does Having A Stroke Mean You Will Have More Strokes
If you have extreme vertigo symptoms with collapse and think stroke and a very high inr, does it mean you have a bleed or an ischemic stroke?
Not necessarily: A small stroke does not necessarily mean that you will have a larger stroke in the future, but it does increase your risk dramatically. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that all stroke reversible risk factors are well controlled, and that you are on the appropriate medications for secondary stroke prevention. ...Read more
I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.
Treat sleep apnea: The standard therapy involves a C-PAP unit, but some custom dental splints work in many. Yes, sleep apnea does provide a risk, and needs focused intervention. But also, you should be taking anti-epileptic meds, and stroke preventatives. See a neurologist and address all of this ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hopefully not : Depends on whether there is lasting damage affecting your speech or other cognitive functions, and especially your ability to walk, balance and use hands. Assuming good recovery, you should be able to resume functioning, but best to use a medication to prevent further strokes. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I had an ocular migraine yesterday. How dangerous are those? Does it mean I have a brain tumor? Or that I will have a stroke?
Puzzling: Are you sure it was an ophthalmic migraine? I ask because people who are informed enough to know what a migraine IS are usually also pretty well informed about what a migraine is NOT, which includes brain tumors. Strokes & migraines are (only very) SLIGHTLY related. Go to the website of the American Headache Society and do some reading about migraines. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It does, however, depend on the cause of the previous seizures. ...Read more
Risk factors for MI: Certain factors contribute to the unwanted buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) that narrows arteries throughout your body, including arteries to your heart. You can improve or eliminate many of these risk factors to reduce your chances of having a first or subsequent heart attack. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-attack/ds00094/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A murmur means we can heard blood flow through your heart with a stethoscope. This may be a normal heart, or may be associated with a heart valve that is either narrowed or leaking. This is not related to heart attack, which is caused by obstruction in a coronary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?
Probably not: Concussions are not a common cause of brain aneurysms. These are believed to be more likely due to genetic factors and other "triggers" like high blood pressure. If there is family history of brain aneurysms you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug use may put you at higher risk of aneurysms also. ...Read more
TIA: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause another TIA or stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any level: From low to normal to high can occur with either heart attack or stroke. With very high 150and greater systolic and 100 or so diastolic a number of bad things can happen: aortic tear-dissection, and heart attack or stoke may evolve. With high pressure intracranial aneurysm may burst, o r the brain may bleed. Complex sets of diagnostic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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