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Doctor insights on: Mini Strokes In Brain

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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How is it possible for a brain not to be able to perceive time after a mini stroke.  Please help no one can figure out my problem It's been 14 months.

How is it possible for a brain not to be able to perceive time after a mini stroke.  Please help no one can figure out my problem It's been 14 months.

While it's uncommon: to have isolated "time blindness," it certainly can happen, as it did with you. A primitive part of the brain, the thalamus, acts as a relay station for our thoughts, emotions & memory. Damage to a specific part of the thalamus can result in an inability to sense the passage of time. The technical term is "chronotaraxis.." A neurologist may be able to help you find ways to adapt. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was told i had a mini stroke, that affected 2 centimeters of my frontal brain. What does this mean?

I was told i had a mini stroke, that affected 2 centimeters of my frontal brain. What does this mean?

Radiographic finding: Sometimes when your physician refers to a "mini"stroke they are referring to an abnormality seen on ct scan or mri. This may reflect an area of stroke that has already happened. You may not have been aware of it because it was in too small a geographic area or in an area that is neurologically silent (ie. Frontal lobe). It should be followed and long term stroke prevention measures implemented. ...Read more

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How rare is problems with a 19 year old females brain? Scared I may have brain tumour or I'm scared I'm having mini strokes

How rare is problems with a 19 year old females brain? Scared I may have brain tumour or I'm scared I'm having mini strokes

Rare: There is no point in being scared of things that are not likely to happen. Start living. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. is this common?

Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. is this common?

This can happen: Yes, studies now do show that migraine sufferers do have little areas of scar tissue, believed to be areas of previous loss of oxygen due to constriction of blood vessels due to migraine attacks. As of today, there is no proof that this leads to major strokes in the future. I hope this eases your mind some. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes : If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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70 yr female- diagnosed small vessel brain disease, cerebral athropy - stroke 10yrs ago balance and walking bad need cane what is prognosis ?

70 yr female- diagnosed small vessel brain disease, cerebral athropy - stroke 10yrs ago balance and walking bad need cane  what is prognosis ?

Manage risks: Cerebrovascular small vessel disease builds over decades; we can't reverse it, but we can manage risk factors that caused it. Keep blood pressure on target. Manage blood sugar, prevent diabetes. Keep cholesterol & lipids on target. Do aerobic exercise at least 3 days/ week, more is better. Limit alcohol to 1 drink a day or less. Eat a healthy diet; limit fats, sodium & sweets. Good luck! ...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