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Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

NINDS website: Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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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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What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

Some common ones: Vision changes, slurred speech, arm/leg weakness. Any neurological change that is sudden needs to be attended to immediately. Seek medicial attn asap if any questions. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

Walk safely
20 Min, 2x day, forever
Stretch spastic muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Work with a rehabilitation professional
3x week
See your rehabilitation doctor
Monthly
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What are signs that of a stroke?

What are signs that of a stroke?

Several: Sudden onset of problems speaking, confusion, and muscle weakness can often be signs of a stroke. It is very important that you go to the emergency department asap if this happens. The faster one is evaluated & treated, the more likely it will be successful. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of stroke?

See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

If it is acute, get diagnosis and treatment.
once
If it is due to neuroplastic processes (chronic) do the following:
once
Focus on positive thoughts and imagery (What gets fired gets wired.).
hourly, while awake
Replace negative thoughts, feelings and sensations with positive ones.
hourly, while awake
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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Could vary: If one has cerebrovascular disease, and has suffered a tia, there may be transient speech issue which reverses. A small lacunar localized stroke may be tough to see on an mri. Some migraine patients have auras involving speech loss, and this is reversible and not a stroke. ...Read more

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What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

CVA: Stroke is blockage of blood vessels causing secondary death of brain tissue. This can occur due to local thrombosis or distal embolism. The latter might be due to a clot from the heart, the former associated with hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, homocysteine. Could present with sudden focal weakness of arm and leg, loss of speech or vision, gait imbalance, etc. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

Relearn to do things that are important to you
once
Make sure stroke work up is complete to avoid 2nd
once
Watch for focal seizures if cortical stroke
once
Keep BP and glucose in normal range
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What are some signs that someone had a minor stroke?

The answer depends: The answer depends on what you consider minor and what part of the brain the stroke affects. Say for example, a small stroke that affects the pons can cause trouble talking and hand weakness. A larger stroke can also cause these symptoms. Large strokes may not recover as well, but the treatment and prevention of large and small strokes is the same. Both are important! ...Read more

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