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Is It True You Smell Toast Before A Stroke
One of many symptoms: Odd smells, visions, and a multitude of other symptoms are all possible with a stroke. The type of symptoms you have depends on what part of the brain the stroke is affecting. If you are experiencing strange sensations, smells, weakness, loss of function, you should seek further care. Other brain pathology, and not just strokes, can also cause these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain neck up left side.had Stroke from Carotid 1 yr ago Have some unreality feeling and feel faint and strange smell 2x a week GP not worried?
These symptoms: could be a type of Seizure or more small strokes. See your Neurologist asap. ...Read more
I have eye pressure, eyes ache, seeing halos, color changes, lights too bright, too much detail. Enhanced smell. Confusion. ER visit, no stroke. ?
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Nope: Sexual arousal is much more complex than this. There are few if any odors that are likely to cause sexual arousal in either women or men, but various scents may contribute to an overall context that might include lighting, music, and -- most imprtant -- the partner's style and approach. Get these right and maybe the right scent might contribute, but it's almost never the deciding factor. ...Read more
Midodrine: Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor typically used for patients with difficult neurally-mediated syncope or significant orthostasis . As such, it can drive the BP up higher. In someone with a volatile bp, such a drug could precipitate a very high BP that could increase ones risk for stroje. ...Read more
Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?
It is extremely rare: for teenagers or young adults to have a stroke but it can occur. Bad headaches can be associated with a number of problems, such as migraines, sinus disease, stress, high blood pressure, and in rare cases tumors. Knowing the source of the headaches can be very helpful in determining the proper treatment. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more
When I went to Morocco I bought Nigella seeds. I was told if you smell them that it will help fight allergies. Is that true?
Smell?: I haven't heard of smelling them, but may be behind the curve. Nigella seeds contain thymoquinone, which blocks (likely H2 receptor predominantly) histamine and is shown to activate TRP1 receptors. Notably, azelastine (nasal antihistamine) is effective in part due to activation/desensitization of TRP1 receptors (good for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis). Suspect Nigella acts (see comment) ...Read more
I massaged my SMC muscle not for very long a half a minute but read that if touched the cartiod artieries it can cause a stroke? Is that true?
Carotid arteries: Two adverse reactions can occur if you significantly compress a carotid artery. One is stimulating the vagus nerve which can slow the heart rate and cause low blood pressure and fainting. The other is interfering with blood flow to the brain, but this usually also requires a plaque buildup in the artery. It's not a good idea to mess with the carotid artery, but your very gentle massage did no harm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that by going to the chiropractor it can cause me to have a stroke? After i went for my first session no feel like my nerves are insane
Extremely rare : Its usually reported at a rate of one in a million, usually involving an elderly person who has arteriosclerosis receiving a high thrust neck adjustment. Chance of a serious complication by taking an Aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medications is higher than a stroke from an adjustment. As your regular doctor to refer you to one he feels comfortable with. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes of diminished sense of taste w/ normal sense of smell? Can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, etc., but lost the true "taste" of foods.
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Difference is that in bv, your discharge will smell badly, while in yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is this true?
Well....: That is generally true. But bacterial vaginosis is not the only reason for a malodorous discharge. If uncertain, it is important to see your physician. A sexually transmitted disease is also a possibility. ...Read more
Read an article which stated that frequent orgasms prevents cardiac arrests and strokes. Is it true or just a myth?
Double blind studies: Cardiac arrests and strokes tend to occur in the elderly population. Orgasms tend to occur in the younger population. No double blind studies exist to prove the protective effect that article claims. ...Read more
I have been told that my hand remains in the sammin the same position it was in at the time of the stroke is tht true because my hand remains extremel?
Get hand therapy: Consider botox, especially in spasticity in your arm. A good hand therapist or occupational therapist can do wonders. With your age, stroke is unusual, and high cholesterol may affect heart but not brain directly, as usually high triglycerides more in stroke. Have you been checked for high homocysteine or a cardiac pfo? ...Read more
I have Afib. I read that 1 out of 3 people with Afib will have a stroke. Is that true even if I'm treated with Warfarin and rhythm medications?
Atrial fib & stroke: There are a few guidelines that can be used to estimate the risk of stroke in a patient with atrial fibrillation. One of the best is the "CHA2DS2-VASc" score. If the risk of stroke is high, anticoagulation with warfarin or one of the newer oral anticoagulant meds is usually advised. Antiarrhythmic drugs may reduce episodes of atrial fibrillation, but won't eliminate the risk of stroke. ...Read more
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