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Doctor insights on: Risk Factors That Predispose An Individual To Suffer A Stroke

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Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

Stroke: Ischemic
hemorrhagic

thromboembolic
atherosclerotic

reversible
non-reversible

hypertension
high cholesterol
diabetes
smoking
irregular heart rhythm
thickening of blood
sleep apnea
age
family history
drugs. ...Read more

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Do most people who suffer a stroke get a minor, moderate or major stroke?

Do most people who suffer a stroke get a minor, moderate or major stroke?

Interesting question: 10% of stroke victims recover almost completely. 25 %of stroke victims recover with minor impairments. 40 % of stroke victims experience moderate to severe impairments requiring special care.10 %of stroke victims require care in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. 15 %die shortly after the stroke. 7.6 % of ischemic strokes and 37.5 % of hemorrhagic strokes result in death. ...Read more

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What to do if I have suffered a mild stroke or tia. Will this affect me at work?

What to do if I have suffered a mild stroke or tia. Will this affect me at work?

Hopefully not: Depends on whether there is lasting damage affecting your speech or other cognitive functions, and especially your ability to walk, balance and use hands. Assuming good recovery, you should be able to resume functioning, but best to use a medication to prevent further strokes. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I suffer a stroke from stress?

Clarification: Stress could elevate you blood pressure causing hypertensive stroke/bleed. Also can be a risk factor for plaque build up in blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

Many risk factors: Risk factors
1 family history
2 hypertenssion
3 hyperlipidemia
4smoking
5atrial fibrilation
6 diabetes mellitus
7obesity
8 lack of physical activities
8alcohol and drug abuse
9anticoagulant meds
10race &old age
11 previous stroke
prevention
1stop smoking
2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor
3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control
4aspirin over age 50
5 exercise
6avoid obesity. ...Read more

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What should I do if I constantly suffer from heat stroke?

What should I do if I constantly suffer from heat stroke?

Cool it!: If you have had true heat stroke, then you have developed a probably permanent heat intolerance, meaning that you are more likely to experience heat stroke-like symptoms at progressively lower degrees of overheating. No cure. Avoid high temperatures. ...Read more

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How to tell if I suffered from a heat stroke? What are the symptoms?

Heat Stroke Syncope: In a heat stroke patient, a patient is a victim to tell anything. Usual symptoms are due to extreme high temperature exposure, a sufferer would have probably, a high temperature, dehydration, passing out episode, dizzy. If not attended to, a mortality rate. ...Read more

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When someone suffers a stroke and someone calls an ambulance, what will the paramedics do?

When someone suffers a stroke and someone calls an ambulance, what will the paramedics do?

Keep patient safe: They will perform and document an assessment, try to determine time symptoms started. Check patient's sugar and vital signs, usually provide oxygen. Transport to ER. Some more remote areas, they can communicate with ER Dr and may give other medicines. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for having a heart attack / stroke?

What are the risk factors for having a heart attack / stroke?

Several: The major modifiable risk factors are smoking, uncontrolled hypertension uncontrolled diabetes and less so, lipids. Nonmodifiable risk factors are sex, Family history and age. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Brain attack: Like a heart attack, there is decreased blood flow to parts of the brain resulting in partial or complete damage to nerve cells. Common symptoms include loss of vision, one-sided weakness and/or numbness, loss of balance, deficiency of speech expression or understanding, dizziness, etc. Causation includes hypertension, smoking, diabetes, etc. Prevention is best approach. ...Read more

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My father suffered a stroke in February 2014. His recovery is not to a very significant amount.

My father suffered a stroke in February 2014. His recovery is not to a very significant amount.

May take time: Based upon information provided, can only respond generically. Your father may do best with a concerted rehab program, which includes physical and occupational therapies, but also speech therapy. Exercise within capacity and hydration and diet all could help. ...Read more

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What would be the symtoms be like if a person was walking on the sidewalk and suffered no more than a mild stroke? Behind the wheel of a car?

Stroke: Stroke can have many manifestations depending on where the damage is. Some are quite limited in extent and subtle. The more brain involved the more effect. ...Read more

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My 81 year. Old dad suffered a stroke. His walking is unstable?

Aftercare for CVA: Most strokes are caused by a clot or embolus in a brain artery. A full stroke work up should be done including a cardiac evaluation and carotid artery ultrasound. Various kinds of blood thinners may be advised. Physical therapy plays an important role in restoring function. BP and lipids should be well controlled. ...Read more

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Would someone who has suffered from a stroke be negatively affected by smoking medicinal marijuana?

Would someone who has suffered from a stroke be negatively affected by smoking medicinal marijuana?

Talk to doctor: Medical marijuana is still controversial though legal in some states: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Medical_cannabis. You should discuss pros /cons with the person's doctor with proper consent. ...Read more

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If a person suffers from an ischemic stroke, can they be damaged in the brain?

Yes: An ischemic stroke is due to the interruption of blood to an area of the brain. This loss of blood flow was prolonged, causing the brain tissue being served by the blood vessel to die-thus the designation of stroke. The amount of damage depends on the size of the blocked vessel and collateral flow. Collateral flow is from neighboring vessels that can "share" blood flow with the area lacking flow. ...Read more

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My 12yr old daughter suffered multiple strokes and has shin pain can this be a clot?

My 12yr old daughter suffered multiple strokes and has shin pain can this be a clot?

No way will anyone-: -attempt to answer this. It is a complex problem that needs specialists to help. Pediatrician, neurologists, hematologist. ...Read more

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Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more

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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

What's mild CVA @ 27: Stroke at age 27, athlete or not, is unusual. All strokes should be thoroughly worked up, preferably by neurologists. Since there are so many variables, such as location, causation, associated health issues, that your question cannot be answered with the limited information you are able to present. ...Read more

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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

Stroke: A young person getting a stroke is unusual. You really need to look for preventable or correctable causes. Cocaine abuse, sickle cell disease, hereditary aneurysms, moyamoya disease etc. ...Read more

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I m 42 yrs with high bp. I suffered stroke 5 years back. Doctors advised ecosprin75 daily. Do I have to take it for life long? Can I stop taking these

I m 42 yrs with high bp. I suffered stroke 5 years back. Doctors advised ecosprin75 daily. Do I have to take it for life long? Can I stop taking these

Aspirin Stroke: Uk researchers reviewed 287 trials of treating high-risk individuals with anti-platelets therapy. The review found that, overall, any anti-platelet therapy led to a 1/3 drop in heart attack risk, while the risk of non-fatal stroke fell by 25% and cardiovascular death risk declined by 16%. Based on these findings, the use of long term Aspirin is indicated. I recommend to follow your doctors rec. ...Read more

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I had a stroke in july, taking multiple meds. I can't keep an erection, what could be the problem? I am 57 years old. As stated above I suffered a severe stroke some months ago. Since then I have been unable to get and/or maintain an erection.

Meds?: While stroke itself could be the cause of your problem, it is much more common for erectile dysfunction to be a side effect of medications. Ask your doctor to review your meds carefully. Beta blockers and water pills (atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide) are common offenders. ...Read more

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