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Levels Of Stroke Severity
I know migraines with aura increase the risk of stroke, but does the frequency or severity of the migraines matter? I get mild to moderate migraines with aura about twice a year.
Much too high: You are at stroke level. You need to be urgently seen, preferably in an emergency room right away. ...Read more
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
In 65 year old male, serum CPK enzyme level is above 5000u/l. How to safe blood from CPK level. The patient also have a stroke?
Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?
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
History of ischemic stroke. Went off crestor (rosuvastatin) for 3 mo, then more frequent symptoms of tias, related to hypercholesterol (high good and bad levels)?
Got levels?: If your cholesterol levels are abnormal, then maybe. If not, then no. Call your doctor. ...Read more
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
High prolactin levels, but I don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?
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
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
Does high total bilirubin blood levels about 4.5 increase the risk for heart attack/ stroke or death or something?
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
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
One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?
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
How many people have strokes/heart attacks that have completely normal blood pressure levels and normal cholesterol levels?
CAD events: I don't know that anyone knows real numbers but it isn't insignficant, we all see such patients. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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