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Doctor insights on: Levels Of Stroke Severity

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Are there different severities of strokes?

Are there different severities of strokes?

Yes: Tias last less than 24 hours with no residual symptoms. Major stroke can cause immediate death. See stroke. Org for good info. ...Read more

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Decreased sodium level - indication of stroke?

Decreased sodium level - indication of stroke?

No: There has to be other symptoms --see pcp for ck up! ...Read more

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I had a blood pressure reading of 255/212 and hr of 172. What is stroke level?

Much too high: You are at stroke level. You need to be urgently seen, preferably in an emergency room right away. ...Read more

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What can cause high levels of tone other than a stroke? And can gabapentin help it?

What can cause high levels of tone other than a stroke? And can gabapentin help it?

Cerebral Palsy, MS: Many neurological conditions can cause elevated tone (hypertonia). Extensive list includes stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury dystonia, mulstiple sclerosis, hereditary diseases etc. Gabapentin may not be very helpful. Commonly used medications include baclofen, benzodiazepines (e.g. Diazepam) dantrolene, tizanidine. ...Read more

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Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?

Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?

No: What is the reason for the vi d in this case? 1 far too many people take supplements self prescribed that at best are useless. Stop the medication and see if it was not prescribed and contact your pcp if it was, but the simple answer is no! ...Read more

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Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status I recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read more

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Should I seek help from my cardiologist if I want to know my stroke and heart attack risk level?

Should I seek help from my cardiologist if I want to know my stroke and heart attack risk level?

Risk factors: A cardiologist or internist can help define your rsk profile by getting a history (family history, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia), and arranging for a fasting lipid level. In high risk settings additional risk can be found with a lipid NMR study assessing non traditional risk factors such as lipoprotein particle size. Other risk factors, plac, crp, homocysteine could help. ...Read more

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High prolactin levels, but I don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?

High prolactin levels, but I don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?

Several: Possible causes for high prolactin with no tumor:
a) medications such as antidepressants
b) hypothyroidism
c) severe stress (if the increase is mild)
d) a laboratory abnormality called "macroprolactinemia". ...Read more

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Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).

Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).

No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more

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My lp (a) level is 91.83, rest all lipids are in normal range. Am I at risk of stroke or heart attack.

My lp (a) level is 91.83, rest all lipids are in normal range. Am I at risk of stroke or heart attack.

Yes, but can lower it: Yes, lp (a) is an independent risk factor for heart attack ; stroke, so even if you have no other risk factors it increases risk. You can lower it some but even more importantly you can neutralize lp (a) with adequate doses of vit c, lysine ; proline. See http://www. Ayurveda-florida. Com/research_non_ayurvedic_topics_health_disease_related/vitamin_c_the_cure_for_heart_disease. Htm
for details. ...Read more

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Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?

Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?

Serious: Such high bilirubin indicates jaundice. That could be a serious condition like vira hepatitis and some other serious conditions. ...Read more

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Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn. Due to an stroke. Age : 52. sex : female. What is the treatment?

Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn. Due to an stroke. Age : 52. sex : female. What is the treatment?

PT/prevention: Once you have had a stroke the treatment focuses on therapy to improve deficits and prevention of another stroke. Speech and physical therapy are extremely important in recovery, depending upon your deficits. Your doctor will work with you to make sure that your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are optimal to try and prevent another stroke. Smoking cessation is also important. ...Read more

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42 WfHad a miscarriage and undergoing tests to find out why. My homocysteine level is11.11!! Am I at high risk for strokes or heart attack? Worried: (

42 WfHad a miscarriage and undergoing tests to find out why. My homocysteine level is11.11!! Am I at high risk for strokes or heart attack? Worried: (

See below: First thing to do is determine the reason for your elevated level. If its high due to lack of a vitamin then your risk of stroke or heart attack is probably within the expected range from someone your age. If you have a metabolic anomaly which leads to elevated levels then your risk is increased, but its difficult to say by how much. High levels of homocysteine can increase chance of miscarriage ...Read more

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One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

Yes. Why do you ask?: These are the three common non-pneumonia, non-cancer killers. There are plenty of other risk factors -- hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, genetics, others. Manage all your risk factors and you're likely to stay healthy longer. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many strokes/heart attacks happen in people with normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels?

Can you let me know how many strokes/heart attacks happen in people with normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels?

Stroke MI: Great question! myocardial infarction in individuals with no cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, or obesity is very rare but can happen. Stroke on the other hand is not uncommonly associated with blood cloths caused by certain heart rhythm abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain is interrupted due to a blockage resulting from plaque build up and/ or blood clot. Also rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain can result in stroke. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

Stroke: Two type of stroke:
hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke
ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke

common symptoms:
speech difficulty
loss of speech
double vision
focal weakness
focal numbness
imbalance
memory loss
facial weakness (abnormal face). ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes strokes?

What causes strokes?

Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) and hemorrhagic stroke (when a broken blood vessel leaks blood into the brain). Most strokes are related to high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, high blood cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What is a MCA stroke?

What is a MCA stroke?

Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more

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What is a dry stroke?

Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. This is different from a "wet stroke" in which a blood vessel break or is disrupted, causing bleeding or hemorrhage into the brain. ...Read more

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Conmon age for stroke?

Conmon age for stroke?

Any age: A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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What does stroke mean?

Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst pipe. In either case, you don't get water flowing where you need it. Same w/stroke - you lose blood flow to vital areas in your brain (are there non-vital areas?). Without blood flow, brain dies. So if you think you're having a stroke, call 911. ...Read more

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What are "mini strokes"?

What are "mini strokes"?

Mini stroke = TIA: A mini stroke, or TIA, is a stroke - a stroke with symptoms lasting less than 24 hours. This could be weakness of an arm or leg, numbness of the face, arm and leg, double vision, etc. A mini stroke or TIA cannot be determined by testing, it is a clinical diagnosis. The cause of a TIA is the same as for a regular stroke. Blood pressure and smoking are important risk factors. ...Read more

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Can weed causes strokes?

Can weed causes strokes?

Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a report that smoking mj is protective like aspirin. But mj causes vasoconstriction & fluctuations in arterial spasming that may contribute to a stroke in a susceptible person. No good data either way. Best not to smoke anything and mitigate your risks. ...Read more

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What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes:

smoking
high blood pressure
atrial fibrillation
high blood sugar
arterial disease / atherosclerosis
high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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What to do about stroke?

Stroke: Once a stroke occurs the focus needs to be on rehab and prevention. The sooner you begin rehab, the more likely you are to regain abilities. Also proper blood pressure and cholesterol control as well as improved lifestyle - ie improved diet/exercise are needed to prevent another from happening. This should all be done under the watchful eye of your physician - may benefit from medicine as well. ...Read more

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How is a stroke diagnosed?

How is a stroke diagnosed?

By the neurologist: It needs history, physical examination, lab and xray testing and frequent monitoring of the patient's symtoms by the nursing staff. ...Read more

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What are sympt of stroke?

Many?!!: Stroke is the name given to a sudden vascular event in the central nervous system, the symptoms depend on the site of the lesion, from sudden onset of weakness usually focal, to sudden onset of visual, hearing, balance problems, facial asymmetry or altered mental status. The list is long and the symptoms variable. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for stroke?

Who is at risk for stroke?

Lots of people: Diabetics, anyone with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure not controlled, high cholesterol especially with known plaques, those with a strong family history, atrial fibrillation, mechanical valves and more. ...Read more

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What are signs of stroke?

Emergency: This kind of question worries me. If you are watching anyone who you think is having a stroke then minutes count. Lives can be saved with rapid and immediate medical attention. If you have not already called 911 or gotten the person into medical care regardless of the answers here it may be wise to do so now. ...Read more

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Can a fall cause a stroke?

Can a fall cause a stroke?

Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke! ...Read more

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Can stroke affect eyesight?

Absolutely: You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye. You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What procedures help stroke?

What procedures help stroke?

Carotid surgery: It depends on type---
carotid stenting--
carotid endarterectomy--
merci retrieval to remove a blood clot
aneurysm embolization. ...Read more