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Brain vs. nerve: Bell's is a nerve pinch. Stroke is brain. Patients will have a weak smile, but will be able to close their eye tightly and wrinkle their forehead symmetrically with stroke. They may have other stroke signs (speech, coordination, blood pressure changes, changes in consciousness/thinking) BELL"S WON"T. Bell's often have other nerve pinch signs --PAIN and sensation changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?
Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depends which part of brain involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im having attacks, how do I know if they are seizures or strokes? Memory loss, partial blindness, mydriasis, fatigue and heart pain sometimes + more
I keep waking up with a side of my face going partially numb. After a few moments of sitting up straight, i'm fine. Is this a sign of a stroke?
Nerve compression: No you did not suffer a stroke or even bells palsy. You are simply experiencing a compression of a nerve while you are laying on it that is causing the neurological symptom of numbness.. This is equivalent to the deadening sensation when your leg falls asleep if you spend too much time sitting on something hard. It is not an illness or cause for alarm. ...Read more
My dad is in rehab after a stroke and his speech deteriorated after a uti. A scan was done with no signs of a 2nd stroke. After treatment, will he recover his speech, at least partially?
I am partially paralyzed due to a stroke and my doctor wants to cut my Achilles tendon to free my foot up. Is this the only way?
You're so young: Hi! at 37 years old, i would seriously hesitate to have my achilles tendon cut. Please get a 2nd or 3rd opinion before doing something permanent. Not saying it's wrong - it's just i would explore all other options first. Acupuncture may be effective here. At least worth a try before surgery! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although the first f: The first few months is a significant predictor for the level of stroke recovery. However, recovery can continue over a much longer period of time. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a sub group of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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