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Is there something wrong with my brain? I had stroke but they said I recovered

Is there something wrong with my brain? I had stroke but they said I recovered

Not exactly: A stroke is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that supplies an area of the brain. The cells in that part of the brain may have been killed, but the muscle and sensation functions that are controlled by those cells can recover since other cells of the brain can often take over those functions. ...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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My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

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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How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?

How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?

Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with severe white matter brain disease. What is that and what does it mean? He is recovering from a stroke.

My husband has been diagnosed with severe white matter brain disease.  What is that and what does it mean?  He is recovering from a stroke.

"White matter": I agree with dr. Kumar. "white matter" refers to the nerve fibers that facilitate communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. White matter is below the surface layer of the brain, and can be followed all the way down the spinal cord. Strokes can injure these areas; some people have cognitive changes as well as physical symptoms afterwards. ...Read more

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My Nephew,11 years old had ischemic stroke in his left brain 2 months ago,with minor visible symptoms but he cant concentrate much on studies and cant memorize much he learnt in school.Can he recover?

My Nephew,11 years old had ischemic stroke in his left brain 2 months ago,with minor visible symptoms but he cant concentrate much on studies and cant memorize much he learnt in school.Can he recover?

Yes!: I'm an adult cardiologist, so this question may be better fielded by a peds cardiologist. However, in general we see recovery stretching out over 6-12 months before one is left with what one has for good. I'd say his youth gives even greater plasticity and hence recoverability potential. Let him know the whole medical community is rooting for him! ...Read more

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My uncle had a stroke and is suffering from brain hemorrhage. The stroke affected his right side. Will he recover?

My uncle had a stroke and is suffering from brain hemorrhage. The stroke affected his right side. Will he recover?

Likely will: In the first few days, the disability is certainly the worst, and over time, problems will improve somewhat, but not fully, unless very small area of damage. Rehab steps with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech Rx, all may hasten his recovery. ...Read more

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How to recover from brain stroke due to blood clot?

How to recover from brain stroke due to blood clot?

Close F/up: After a stroke due to a blood clot aka-embolic stroke, one should be carefully followed by a doctor. This includes blood thinning medication and monitoring, physical and occupational therapy and in cases of speech impairment - speech and swallow therapy. The severity and the amount of total recovery or lack of recovery from the stroke dictates the length and time of follow up and treatment. ...Read more

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My husband suffered from brain stroke in pons area one and a half year back..He is recovering but is unable to walk as his left side is still weak.

My husband suffered from brain stroke in pons area one and a half year back..He is recovering but is unable to walk as his left side is still weak.

Your Question?: Are you wondering if he will walk again? That depends. His ability to recouperate is based on many factors including his overall health and age. Physical therapy is key though to maximizing any potential recovery. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more