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Any ideas why your face sags if you've had a stroke?

Any ideas why your face sags if you've had a stroke?

Muscle weakness: If the stroke affects the nerve that supplies the muscles of the face, these muscles are unable to contract and become lax, just as the ones in a stroke-affected arm or leg might become. It is this laxity of facial muscles that causes the sagging of the face. ...Read more

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I am 55. I have had 2 strokes. One when i was 40 another @ 50. I have limp on my left side that comes & goes. Any idea why?

I am 55. I have had 2 strokes. One when i was 40 another @ 50. I  have limp on my left side that comes & goes. Any idea why?

Effect of stroke: Your prior strokes may well have caused weakness to your left leg which gets worse as the day progresses or with exertion. Physical therapy and an exercise regimen might be helpful. Consult with a rehab physician. ...Read more

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Can certain indicators in the blood give a good idea of whether a stroke might have occurred?

Can certain indicators in the blood give a good idea of whether a stroke might have occurred?

NO: Blood tests will not tell you whether a stroke has occured stroke (sudden vascular lesion ) is diagnosed by history, physical examinations and appropriate radiological studies. ...Read more

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I do not like to take my blood pressure readings even at home. Can you give me some motivational (but not the stroke scare) ideas?

I do not like to take my blood pressure readings even at home. Can you give me some motivational (but not the stroke scare) ideas?

BP: Would it be interesting to see how your BP changes at different times of day and after different activities. How about enlisting a friend to do it with you. You could even enter it in a computer and make a graph. Give it a try. ...Read more

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After stroke in march 2013, have schmorl's nodes in thorasic spine area that is very painful, pain meds will not help. Any ideas for pain relief?

After stroke in march 2013, have schmorl's nodes in thorasic spine area that is very painful, pain meds will not help. Any ideas for pain relief?

Schmorl's Nodes: Schmorl's nodes are not typically painful. If they are painful that would suggest recent formation with bone edema in the vertebral body. I have seen a large one once that pretty much acted like a vertebral fracture and was amenable to vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty however that is extremely rare. Most likely there are other reasons for your thoracic pain that need workup. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heat stroke, and i drank 8 glasses of milk. Was that a good idea?

What to do if I have heat stroke, and i drank 8 glasses of milk. Was that a good idea?

Water is better: Water would have been better, mainly because the milk could have increased your chances for vomiting. On the plus side, milk is almost entirely water. ...Read more

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Relative w 3 bulging disks and high BP suffering mini strokes but w no clots, plaque or obvious reason for strokes. Related to discs? Ideas?

Bulging disks would: Have no relationship to 'mini strokes." certainly it would be important to get the BP under control and asses for other risk factors for vascular disease. ...Read more