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Dr. Soren Singel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
24 years in practice
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Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

Dr. Soren Singel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
24 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

Dr. Andrew Oswari
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are signs that of a stroke?

Dr. Horacio Capote
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Holly Barth
Board Certified, General Practice
4 years in practice
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What are the warning signs of stroke?

Holly Barth
Board Certified, General Practice
4 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Suresh Gupta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Dr. Suresh Gupta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Stroke Speech Loss : Speech loss itself could be a manifestation of stroke. One does not have to have other motor or sensory deficit. Mri & mra of brain, will pick up, the missing links. Later, aggressive speech therapy, helps to bring back speech loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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What are signs of stroke ?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Emergency: This kind of question worries me. If you are watching anyone who you think is having a stroke then minutes count. Lives can be saved with rapid and immediate medical attention. If you have not already called 911 or gotten the person into medical care regardless of the answers here it may be wise to do so now. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed Jaffery
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

Dr. Syed Jaffery
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

Stroke / TIA: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision focal weakness focal numbness imbalance memory loss facial weakness (abnormal face). ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
Board Certified, Neurology
14 years in practice
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What are some signs that someone had a minor stroke?

Dr. Olav Jaren
Board Certified, Neurology
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Chapman
Board Certified, Cardiology
36 years in practice
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Signs that someone had a stroke ?

Dr. James Chapman
Board Certified, Cardiology
36 years in practice
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Signs that someone had a stroke ?

Various: It may be a subtle personality change, memory loss, or difficulty finding the right words. It may be more obvious like facial drooping, drooling, or weakness or paralysis affecting 1 extremity, or one side of the body. ...Read more

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