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How long does it usually take to recover from a stroke?

How long does it usually take to recover from a stroke?

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

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How long will it take to recover from a stroke?

How long will it take to recover from 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

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How long does it take to recover from a stroke in frontaltemporal?

How long does it take to recover from a stroke in frontaltemporal?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a full stroke?

How long does it take to recover from a full 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 more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a stroke?

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 more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to fully recover from a stroke?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

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

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Why does the arm take so.Long to recover post stroke?

Nerve damage: Of any sort can take a long time to heal if it does at all. ...Read more

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How long to recover from stroke left leg?

How long to recover from stroke left leg?

Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients recover completely, only time will tell. ...Read more

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My age is 42. I m a patient of high bp. 5 yrs back i had a stroke n my left hand n leg were motionless. I recovered. Should i take aspirin life long?

My age is 42. I m a patient of high bp. 5 yrs back i had a stroke n my left hand n leg were motionless. I recovered.  Should i take aspirin  life long?

Stroke: Long term Aspirin depends on risk benefit ratio. If you have a high probability of bleeding and you stroke was from bleeding, might be too risky. If you had thrombotic stroke and otherwise no other risk factors, would take asa. Best to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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

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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How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside from an ischemic stroke?

How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside from an ischemic stroke?

Brain Edema: Brain usually develops swelling starting 3 days after stroke and peak 5 days and decreases in 7 days . Your brain can swell as a result of injury, illness, or other reasons. Brain swelling, though, can quickly cause serious problems -- including death. It's also usually more difficult to treat, because the bony skull doesn't let the brain to expand... ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside after an ischemic stroke?

How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside after an ischemic stroke?

3-5 days: Depending on the size of the initial stroke, 3-5 days is a fair "peak" period. Most danger is in the first week. ...Read more

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How do I recover from a stroke?

How do I recover from a stroke?

Give order to brain: Agree with other drs. Will add that if the stroke is caused by an infarct and not by bleeding in the brain pts. Should take some sort of anti platelet or anticoagulant. If the reason was an emboli associated to atrial fibrillation needs anticoagulantion with warfarin/other. If the stroke was b/o carotid stenosis higher that 75% needs carotid surgery (endarterectomy). Physical therapy is critical. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband recover from a stroke?

How can I help my husband recover from a stroke?

Encourage: Physical therapy, mobility, continue to love him and work with communication and exercises. Strokes can be varied and he and you have to work on the involved muscles, brain etc. Depending on the damage full recovery can be possible. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to recover from a stroke with no complications, how can someone reduce their risk of a stroke?

Yes, possible: Key is prevention, and depending on type of stroke, several meds should be taken daily, and these include a statin and anti-platelet drug. Also, focus on risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats, homocysteine, etc. ...Read more

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What is a gradual stroke? Can we recover from it?

What is a gradual stroke? Can we recover from it?

Progressive thrombus: A stuttering progressive stroke involves gradual closure of a large or medium blood vessel by a localized clot, and may be reversible with t-pa infusion if provided within the first few hours. Many completed full stroke pts can recover substantially, but it may take time and full rehabilitation program. ...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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