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What are the symptoms of people who have had a stroke?

What are the symptoms of people who have had a stroke?

Stroke symptoms: Facial weakness, arm weakness, slurred speech can be signs. They can be very dramatic or very slurred. The person may lose consciousness or vision may become impaired. These are serious and time is of the essence. Call 911 and get medical help fast. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me of any company that makes orthotic devices for people who have had a stroke?

Can you tell me of any company that makes orthotic devices for people who have had a stroke?

Terrific question: Contact the rehabilitation department of your local hospital, especially the physical therapy and occupational therapy divisions, and request their assistance in finding an experienced orthotist, who can design customized and useful devices. ...Read more

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Can a tumor form where you have had a stroke?

Can a tumor form where you have had a stroke?

No: Any thing is possible but location of a stroke does not typically lead to tumor. Stroke is where there is lack of blood supply to an area. Rumors typically like to grow by increasing the blood supply to an area. ...Read more

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Could I have had a stroke? I felt tingly & weird sensations on 1 side then all over.Thought I was going to pass out/die,then took xanax. what was it?

Could I have had a stroke? I felt tingly & weird sensations on 1 side then all over.Thought I was going to pass out/die,then took xanax. what was it?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia (pins and buzzing feeling), dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My brother in law may have had a stroke, he blacked out twice within the past 24 hrs....He refuses to go to the er....How can I have him transported ?

Lead a horse 2 water: You can't force a person to see a doctor. It sounds like he should be evaluated. If he doesn't want to go to the er, maybe you can negotiate a compromise - family doctor on monday? ...Read more

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Any anesthesiologists with experience on what anesthesia is safe if you have had a stroke under general anesthesia and neuro rxn to local?

Any anesthesiologists with experience on what anesthesia is safe if you have had a stroke under general anesthesia and neuro rxn to local?

Its complicated: People recover from strokes and have very different sequelae (fancy term for your condition/recovery). If you are fully recovered or even recovered such that there is little in in neuro deficits (motor or sensory changes) then any anesthesia will be safe. If there are severe deficits than perhaps close (invasive) monitoring will be needed. Overall the body and brain compensates for the injury. ...Read more

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If I have had a stroke, is it safe for me to take evista? I had a stroke 10 years ago. Does this mean that I should not take evista? .

If I have had a stroke, is it safe for me to take evista? I had a stroke 10 years ago.  Does this mean that I should not take evista?

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Speak to oncologist: You should address this question with your medical oncologist or the physician who prescribed this medication. He/she will be able to look at your entire history and medical problems and prescribe the medication best suited for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Certainly: The optometrist might find a specific pattern of vision loss, or might generally notice some interactional problems such as speech difficulties. But if there are acute issues such as trauma or abrupt changes, best place to evaluate, in this situation is the emergency room. ...Read more