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Why r u asking?: Are you trying to figure this out yourself? I could explain it, but without background knowledge you probably still wouldn't understand it. If this is an academic question, some searching on the web should turn up an adequate explanation. If this is about you or someone you know, you really should let a neurologist diagnose and then explain how he could tell. Much more informative that way. ...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 ›
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
Im having attacks, how do I know if they are seizures or strokes? Memory loss, partial blindness, mydriasis, fatigue and heart pain sometimes + 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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