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How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?

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 more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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How long does it take to regain vision after a stroke?

How long does it take to regain vision after a stroke?

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

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How long after stroke does dementia appear in those who will get it?

How long after stroke does dementia appear in those who will get it?

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

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How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

It depends: It depends on the quality of life. There are different stages of renal failure. There are different presentations of stroke. But the most important part of piece is the living wills. So if this person has bad stroke and renal failure along with the living wills stating that this person does not want an artifical nutrition and dialysis then it is terminal condition, less than six months to live. ...Read more

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How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

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

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How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay alive on a peg tube?

How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay  alive on a peg tube?

Nobody knows exactly: Unfortunately we can't predict death that time and day is so unknown to human at this point even with cancer we can give a majority( stat significant) 5 year survival rate but that is not true for every body but something like stroke which in itself not consuming the body as cancer is is not predictable now with fracture femure and hip they have studied and in couple of years after the fall and. ...Read more

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After a stroke how long will light headedness and lack of taste last i?

Many months perhaps: Patients that have stroke that are even mild often report symptoms for many months and in some cases can be permanent. The brain is poor and slow to heal. Any symptoms that last over 18 months are generally considered permanent. ...Read more

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After an ischemic stroke, how long does it usually take for the brain swelling to subside?

Days: When an ischemic stroke occurs, peak of brain swelling starts in 3-4 days after the stroke. It will last for several days and then subside slowly. ...Read more

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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How  long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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