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Medicine For Vertebro Basilar Stroke
Depends: Treatment and followup are dependent on the time frame of the stroke and individual patient need. ...Read more
The vertebral arteries feed into the basilar artery which supplies the brain stem and the back of the brain. If part of the brain tissue supplied by these arteries dies, a vertebro basilar stoke occurs. This tends to cause visual disturbances with our without paralysis of the limbs and a lack of co-ordination. Some patients lose consciousness and difficulties with ...Read more
Patience: When one has a stroke, nature must heal the damage. You can help by enrolling in physical therapy/rehabilitation, taking the medications you've been prescribed, getting plenty of rest, following a healthy diet, and remaining optimistic. Healing rates are highly variable depending on the extent of damage. It may only take days but healing can persist for up to 2 years. ...Read more
Stroke: The vertebral arteries feed into the basilar artery which supplies the brain stem and the back of the brain. If part of the brain tissue supplied by these arteries dies, a vertebro basilar stoke occurs. This tends to cause visual disturbances with our without paralysis of the limbs and a lack of co-ordination. Some patients lose consciousness and difficulties with swallowing are common. Serious. ...Read more
What do you mean?: By using drugs, do you mean he is abusing drugs? What kind? Prescription? Heroine? ...Read more
A clot disolver: If one has an "embolic" stroke due usually to a clot, and one presents early into the stroke, a "clot busting" drug usually given intravenously may be administered to lessen the effect of the stroke. If warning signs of a stroke present, call 911 immediately and get to the nearest er. You may have to be transferred to a referral center but you may get treatment started urgently en route. Do it! ...Read more
42m had an ischemetric stroke 5 years ago and another 2 weeks ago. No cause. Has always taken his medicine and does his rehab. Could he have another?
Yes,: Unfortunately there is a risk of future stroke. ...Read more
Many benefits: Physical medicine (a medical specialty known as physiatry) can provide stroke rehabilitation by strength training, core strengthening, gait training, coordination training, assisting with activities of daily living (adl's) etc. All of these are to assist in improving or maintaining independence. ...Read more
Are there ways to prevent a stroke after symptoms of numbness slowly shifting throught the body? Any medicines?
If pt. Is having the stroke in less than 4.5 hrs after confirming it is an ischemic, pt. May get fibrinolytics such as tpa (alteplase) or similar ro dissolve the clot so pt. May recove. An hemorrhagic stroke may worsen if fibrinolytics or anti platelets like Aspirin or the like are given. The decision is always risky to make. Numbness alone may be just a neuropathy or other neurological dis. Like
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What happens if strokes run in someones family, can they go ahead and take medicine early to prevent it more effectively?
Do this:: 1) keep your BP under good control 2)check your pulse regularly and report irregularity as atrial fibrillation (an irregularly irregular rhythm) is a leading cause of stroke 3) at 50 get a carotid duplex exam & repeat it periodically depending on the result 4)At age 50, begin taking 81 mg of aspirin daily 5) get your lipids checked and, if your annual risk is >7.5%), start a statin. ...Read more
Please can drugs be given to stroke patient to heal and repair the damaged nerves and other parts, and also so help recovering process?
Drugs are usually: Given to prevent another stroke. Recovery requires time and rehabilitation. ...Read more
Dr Brizuela, I wanted you to know my grandma had a stroke and I had go be with her in Charleston and I forgot my medicine at home due to my panicked state and I went straight from there to my appointment with you, that is the reason I didn't have any
Stroke: Hope Dr. Brizuela hears your message & is empathetic to your situation. Wish your grandma fares well. ...Read more
Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more
Yes, if an embolus: Strokes can be caused by clots that form in the heart and travel to the brain, most often if the person has atrial fibrillation. In this case, anti-clotting drugs definitely reduce the risk of another. If the stroke was caused by bleeding, they should not be used. Strokes can also be caused by small vessel diseae, and they are not helpful for these. ...Read more
TPA (alteplase): See acuteischemicstroke. Com for info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since I had my stroke I have problem sleeping I take medicine 4 it. It works sometimes but not all the time do you think my stroke had any effect?
Yes, stroke effects:
Your sleep. About up to 40% of stroke patients have sleep-wake disorders, mostly in form of insomnia. The contributing factors are: depression, anxiety, obstructive apnea, stroke complications, and medications. In these patients, hypnotics, dopeminergic agents, and stimulants (e.g., modafinil) can be used for sleep management.
Rec.: talk to you rehabilitation health care provider. ...Read more
What are the warnng signs of a small stroke? My wife is making statements that make no sense and urinated during sleep she's 50 she's 50 years old and has had seizuers in the past two years. Normally alert and sharp, she is currently slow and appears drug
There is a popular acronym for determining warning signs of stroke: fast
f is for face: facial droop or crooked smile. A is for arms: inability to move arms or one arm being stronger than the other. S is for speech: can your loved one repeat a simple sentence or is their speech slurred? And t is for time: if you see any of thse signs call 911 as soon as possible.
If your wife is confused and not making any sense, this is of high concern and needs to be taken to the emergency room. If you suspect stroke, call 911 for timely treatment. Time is brain. ...Read more
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more
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I got married 5 months ago. When ever I have intercourse with my spouse I am getting ejaculated just after 3 or 4 strokes. Any medicine to cure it?
Is there a specific drug for stroke? Is there a specific drug for stroke? For about 5 years I've been having symptoms of stroke and doen't want to go to the hospital. I'm 21 years of age, are there prescriptions I can take?
As: As the name implies, a stroke is an abrupt onset of loss of neurological function caused by either bleeding into, or by lack of blood supply to, a part of the central nervous system (usually the brain, although strokes can also happen to the spinal cord). The stroke usually leaves a permanent injury, although function may be only temporarily impaired. For these reasons, having stroke-like symptoms for 5 years is a pretty good indication that the symptoms are most likely not related to stroke. There are other neurological conditions that can cause neurological symptoms that come "out of the blue", cause a noticeable change for a period of time, and then disappear without a trace. These conditions include epilepsy, migraine, sleep disorders, and psychiatric syndromes. ...Read more
Why didn't they give my dad the life saving drug to stop a severe stroke? My dad was visiting me in phx a couple of years ago. He started having symptoms of a stroke so I rushed him the three miles to del web hospital. The nurses said I did real good in g
Many possibilities: There are many many possibilities. He may have had one of many contraindications to receiving the clot busting medicine (tpa). He may have presented after the (then) 3 hour window for giving the medicine, etc. Hard to know for sure without knowing his entire history, vital signs and stroke scale at presentation. ...Read more
Depends the drug
even over the counter medication can do it.
Careful! ...Read more
65 year old male, serum CPK is above 5000u/l. How to safe the blood from CPK? Any recommended drug for lower the CPK the patient also have a stroke
Medicine related: Is he on statin? If he is on statin, likely the CPK is induced by /related to statin- then he should go to see his md and see if he can get other medication for instance. ...Read more
Have been taking gabapentin 1200 mg daily for 7 days for nerve pain after a stroke, pain is still severe. Is it time to up the dosage or change drug..
Try to go up to 3600 mg slowly, under direction of a physician to see if you have additional symptom relief.
Effective dose is 1800-2400 mg ...Read more
No: You can but only under MD supervision ...Read more
2 years ago all tests say I didn't have a stroke. Administered tpa (alteplase) and improved. Why did I respond to a drug for something tests say I didn't have?
Question: So if you didn't have a stroke what improved when you got the TPA (alteplase)? ...Read more