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Levels Of Stroke Severity
That's irrelevant: You're making a common layperson's mistake: You're confusing a correlative marker with the thing itself. The presence of cerebral atrophy either during life in imaging or pathologically after death tells you nothing by itself. What matters is how well a brain WORKS, not how it looks. It doesn't really matter how the brain of someone in PVS looks. What matters is the PVS. A fate worse than death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...Read more
What endocrine disorder results in abnormal blood sugar levels and increases the risk of heart attack?
Diabetes mellitis: Is this a trick question?Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Ed becomes more common with increasing age. However, other factors play a role and are certainly more controllable. Not smoking, and controlling blood sugars and blood pressure will help symptoms of ed. Also, exercising will increase blood flow and decrease symptoms of ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the androgenic activity level of progestins affect type, frequency, and severity of side effects?
Not getting: the question fully. Progestins have androgenic effects. But then, high amounts of estrogen break down to androgens so, in PCOS, there's androgens (testosterone) and this rather than progesterone is androgenic norgestimate, desogestrel, gestodene are less androgenic synthetic progesterones used in more modern OCP's ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please explain which duration of hyperglycemia (duration and level of blood sugar level) will cause hba1c to change?
Many risk factors: Risk factors 1 family history 2 hypertenssion 3 hyperlipidemia 4smoking 5atrial fibrilation 6 diabetes mellitus 7obesity 8 lack of physical activities 8alcohol and drug abuse 9anticoagulant meds 10race &old age 11 previous stroke prevention 1stop smoking 2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor 3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control 4aspirin over age 50 5 exercise 6avoid obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phenobarbital: You would not be measuring Phenobarbital levels unless taking it for a specific condition, like seizure disorder. Your doctor titrates your dose by these levels and by side effects. Your first indicator that your level is "low" might be having a seizure -- so it's best to take your medication consistently and to check levels when your doctor feels it's time to do it. ...Read more
81 mg: Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices. Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. ...Read more
Acidosis....: Respiratory acidosis occurs when there is a build up of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood because the respiratory system is not getting rid of the CO2. The kidneys will compensate by keeping bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the blood, thus lessening the degree of acidosis. A normal pH in the blood is 7.40 and anything less than 7.30 is worrisome! The pH, CO2 and O2 can be measured via blood gas analysis. ...Read more
Not simple to answer: Cerebral palsy is not a disease but is a description of motor behavior that is outside the normal. Most CP is due to brain damage or brain malformations during fetal development or during the labor and delivery process. However, some cases result from trauma or infection or strokes that can occur after birth. It is a static condition that can improve and can be mild, moderate or severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'?
My hdl level is 62, and my ldl level is 113. Trigylcerids are 99. I have no history of heart or strokes. Should I be taking a statin?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer