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Had stroke. What type of aphasia is this?

Had stroke. What type of aphasia is this?

There are few: Expressive aphasia (broca's) inability to produce language; receptive aphasia - unable to speak meaningful words (some people can do both expressive and receptive aphasia); global aphasia - unable to communicate completely you would need to clarify with neurologist or speecn therapist about specific type of aphasia. ...Read more

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I understand one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems, what happens to it?

I understand one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems, what happens to it?

Visual: Field defect. If you think of the area you see out of your eye as a circle on a clock, strokes can cause reduced vision in certain parts of the "clock area". Hopefully, the graphic gives you an idea. ...Read more

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What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more

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What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

Lack of blood: Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a blockage that results in not enough blood flow 2 - hemorrhagic (which is less often) results when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out uncontrollably, may end up resulting compression on the brain given the limited volume in the skull. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

I have seen it : Now, don't carve in stone, but I have seen amazing recoveries over a 4-6 month period of time in cases of hemiparesis, where i felt there was no hope. This is relatively uncommon, but does happen. So, work hard in rehab program, take your med, exercise, and stay optimistic. Good luck. ...Read more

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During a TIA, what is exactly meant by loss of vision as one of the symptoms? Is this blurred vision?

During a TIA, what is exactly meant by loss of vision as one of the symptoms?  Is this blurred vision?

Yes, and more: A TIA is generally thought to be a temporary loss of brain function. Depending on the area of the brain that is effected, you can have different visual loss symptoms, including blurry vision, double vision, loss of vision, partial loss of vision, in one or both eyes. However, blurry vision in both eyes, would be difficult to explain by a transient ischemic attack. Call 911 if there's TIA concern ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a status migraine episode?

What kind of experience is it to have a status migraine episode?

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE: This implies a constant progressive migraine lasting days to weeks, fluctuating in intensity, and typically resistant to many standard migraine interventions. This can be an evolution of chronic daily headaches, with a significant rebound secondary to analgesic medications. Often however, can be treated with steroids. ...Read more

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I know one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems. Could somesone tell me what exactly happens?

I know one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems. Could somesone tell me what exactly happens?

Blockage: Blood flow to portions of brain is blocked, and distal tissue dies. If it affects arteries to eyes, loss of vision occurs. Maybe affects visual pathways or radiations or even occipital lobe, and thus, loss of vision in parts of visual field. So, best approach is prevention. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Location : Parietal refers to the location in the brain, it is one of the lobes of the brain. There are two parietal lobes, right and left. So, a parietal stroke is a stroke effecting the parietal lobe. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Parietal stroke: A parietal stroke is a stroke of the parietal lobe. This part of the brain is involved in language reception, sensation to touch, and other functions. ...Read more

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Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read more

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What is dysphasia of the brain?

What is dysphasia of the brain?

Dysphasia: Dysphasia refers to the neurological symptom, usually after a stroke in which the left hemisphere (the speech center) has been damaged and results in a difficulty either understanding or speaking language. There are various types: in some, the patient may not be able to make sense of what he hears, but can talk; in others, the patient understands, but can't find the words to say what s/he means. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

Guarded, but depends: The hypothalamus is a critical region and a stroke-either hemorrhagic or ischemic can have profound symptoms. It depends on the extent and size of the stroke. If there is coma as a symptom, the prognosis is not as good. ...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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One of the symptoms of a stroke is severe headache. Wow can a stroke be prevented?

One of the symptoms of a stroke is severe headache. Wow can a stroke be prevented?

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

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What sort of problem is a brain astrocytoma?

What sort of problem is a brain astrocytoma?

Brain cancer: It is a fairly common type of primary brain cancer. It comes in 4 grades, with grade 1 being better prognosis and grade 4 rapidly progressive. Treatment options exist so consult a cancer doctor. ...Read more

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Is a biladerol stroke bad my sister had a stroke on both sides of her brain is there a possibility of recovery

Is a biladerol stroke bad my sister had a stroke on both sides of her brain is there a possibility of recovery

Hello. : Hello. I am sorry to hear about the bilateral stroke that your sister had. The answer to your questions depends on the severity of her stroke and what structure in the brain were impacted. The question would require intimate knowledge of her case to provide a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coma?

What sort of disease is a coma?

Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either traumatic or non traumatic . Non traumatic causes are many - anoxic/ischemic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, degenerative, etc. It is a clinical term with many disease types as cause. ...Read more

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What is the result if the patient of stroke is vomiting?

What is the result if the patient of stroke is vomiting?

Vomiting : Vomiting in a stroke patient may mean increased intracranial pressure. Have the patient evaluated asap. ...Read more

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