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How Long Do People Live After A Stroke
Alpha-omega: From 10 seconds to never. Depends on stroke size, location, patient age, comorbidities, degree of skillful medical care, home support system, good or bad habits, drug abuse/misuse, smoking, physical exercise, mental exercise, optimism/pessimism, etc. ...Read more
Recovery depends on: a great many things including the size and location of the stroke. The medical and physical condition of the patient and his/her age. Discuss these concerns with your health care provider who has all of the necessary information to be able to be specific for you. ...Read more
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 more
Hard to say: It depends on the degree of the stroke, the exact location of the stroke and how quickly the stroke was treated. It could be hours to days to weeks or possibly never. ...Read more
Depends: Strokes are classified into a variety of subtypes. Recovery is often linked to the type of stroke that occurred. Regardless, patience and aggressive therapy is key to progressing. ...Read more
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 more
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. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a subgroup of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read more
Stroke: Only stroke patients with the right damage become unconscious or comatose. Without knowledge of an individual's findings one can't predict. Even when one can predict, it is imperfect. ...Read more
Varies greatly: From full recovery to no recovery. Factors that are important include size of the stroke, location of the stroke, presence of bleeding with the stroke, previous strokes, cause of the stroke, and baseline medical condition of the patient. ...Read more
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?
One year: In general, I tell patients to expect the majority of improvement within one year of their stroke. ...Read more
How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?
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
How long does it take for a stroke to unfold? I'm worried I'm having a stroke, have had one sided tingling for 3 hours.
Stroke: If you think you are having a stroke — do not wait to see if it develops — please go to a hospital or an ER immediately and have them evaluate you. Quicker the intervention the better you will do. ...Read more
How long do. U. Stay on clopridogel for. It was prescribed for. Prevention of stroke. Many thanks?
Usually.: Usually people will just stay on it. But discuss it with your physician as each patients treatment is individualized. ...Read more
Hard to say:
It depends on the size, location, and severity of the stroke to tell how long the aphasia will last.
I know this is vague, but your local neurologist should be able to tell you this answer as he evaluates your loved one with stroke. ...Read more
It all depends on th:
It all depends on the type and severity of the stroke.
In general if someone requires inpatient acute rehab we are looking at a stay from 10 days to 3 week admission(again this needs to be individualized). After this admission, patients usually require additional therapy either in the home or on an outpatient basis. ...Read more
Nerve damage: Of any sort can take a long time to heal if it does at all. ...Read more
It may take time: A lot depends upon where the stroke was, how large, and to some degree each person is wired just a little different. Often it takes 3 to 6 months to get back most of what you'll back. Best of luck on a speedy recovery! ...Read more
Varies: Every stroke has different outcomes, depending on the location of brain and the type of stroke (blood pressure related, blockage of vessels, blood clot, bleeding, high cholesterol, etc). The development of dementia could begin immeidately, few days or few months after stroke. It is important to start cognition retraining immediately after stroke if this person is fully awake. ...Read more
Highly variable: Stokes come in all degrees of severity. Some people begin improving immediately. Others take longer. You should understand that improvement is possible for up to two years following a stroke so don't despair — keep trying and working with pt. ...Read more
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