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How Long Do People Live After A Stroke
What is "full"?: A full stroke would best be defined as fatal. There is no such thing but there are completed strokes in which the full extent of the damage has already been realized. Stroke recovery depends on many things including age, co-mordities, life-style support systems (family, friends etc) and a person's determination to overcome the stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many variables: Age, temperature, humidity, medications, hydration status. Sunstroke also occurs with a high heat index such that the air is so humid one's sweat cannot evaporate to cool the body down. Many medications (primarily psychiatric ones) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate its temperature & lead to sunstroke. Keep hydrated; stay in a/c when heat index high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although the first f: The first few months is a significant predictor for the level of stroke recovery. However, recovery can continue over a much longer period of time. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a sub group of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it is possible: Might be for years, as brain death or severe injury does not necessarily cause cessation of cardiac function, and artificial machine support could prolong life indefinitely. This assumes that the brain stem functions which support cardiac and vascular homeostasis have been unscathed. Different issue if stroke causes herniation, which can destroy brainstem function. ...Read more
How long does it take to "recover" from a stroke to the point where no more improvement is expected?
How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?
Stroke: There isn't a simple answer. Some strokes appear likely to be irreversible from the start but improve notwithstanding. Healing of nerve damage can take many weeks and therapy can also modify what's going on so a simple answer that fits all situations isn't possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have outboard evinrude 60hp 2 stroke and unfortunately the model no. tag can no longer be located :(?
Boats?: This site is not a general resource. It is a health resource. You should find a resource for boats for your question. Best of luck! ...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
Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of onset, mechanism of onset. Recovery may come in days, weeks, years, or never. If the stroke involves the dominant temporal responsible for speech prognosis is worse than for equal sized non-dominant temporal lobe stroke, other things being equal. ...Read more
Uncertain: Of your question. Most stroke patients don't progress to coma. Many patients with coma are not suffering this issue because of stroke. Massive stroke can result in coma immediately or progressively depending on the nature/severity of the stroke (lack of blood to the brain or bleeding in the brain). Bottom line, question is unanswerable. ...Read more
Uncertain: In patients who recover fully, it may take as little as a couple of weeks, or it may be several months. However, some frontal temporal strokes result in permanent damage and these individuals will not fully recover. It depends on how much brain tissue is affected. ...Read more
Very fast (TPA?): Improvement can be dramatic, sometimes within 10-15 min, and even up to an hour or so. ...Read more
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