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What are the warning signs of stroke?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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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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Signs of dibeaties?

Signs of dibeaties?

Classics: Include polydipsia (drink a lot), polyphagia (eat a lot), polyuria (pee a lot), plus low energy (not using sugar ingested), sweet smell to urine or urinary infection, blurred vision (from high sugar in eye fluid). If concerned, get your fasting blood sugar checked and urine checked for spilling glucose. Next comes hgba1c or glucose tolerance testing. ...Read more

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What are signs of stroke ?

What are signs of stroke ?

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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What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

Anything: Diabetes effects every organ in your body and increase your overall risk of death. The most common immediate cause is cardiac. ...Read more

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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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The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

Cognition and stroke: Depends on where the stroke is. Small and more diffuse strokes may not have any other neurologic symptoms except memory loss or change in executive function(insight, judgement, more complex problem solving). ...Read more

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Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Stroke symptoms: No they are not usually symptoms of a stroke. Signs of stroke may include weakness or numbness on one side of your body, slurred speech, double vision, or difficulty speaking or understanding language. ...Read more

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What are signs/symtoms of mini stroke?

Stroke Symptoms: General symptoms of a stroke include: sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes or trouble speaking. Confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Problems with walking or balance. A stroke usually happens suddenly but may occur over hours. ...Read more

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Please describe the warning signs of dementia?

Please describe the warning signs of dementia?

Little things: Problems with short term memory, selective word finding, driving, paying bills, shopping, keeping appointments, confusing medication, falls. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of alzheimer's disease?

What are the warning signs of alzheimer's disease?

Prodromal Alzheimers: Mild cognitive dysfnctn or prodromal may present with mild memory loss, but also can begin 3-5 yrs prior with depression and behavioral change which seems impossible to explain. May also see deterioration in language and organizational skills, early on.. If you have concerns , see your doctor and get evaluation. ...Read more

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Signs of diabetes?

Signs of diabetes?

Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of meningitis?

What are warning signs of meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Aren't these the signs of a heart attack or stroke?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of impending delirium tremens (dts)?

What are the signs and symptoms of impending delirium tremens (dts)?

Can be severe: Delirium tremens or alcohol withdrawal syndrome can have very severe symtpoms. These may include tremenulousness, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, high blood pressure, high heart rate, sweating. This can lead to seizures in the extreme cases. The seizures are usually generalized with uncontrolled movements of all of the limbs. ...Read more

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What are the signs, symptoms of cerebral palsy?

What are the signs, symptoms of cerebral palsy?

Motor delay: Children with cerebral palsy have difficulty with movement because of an injury to the areas of the brain controling movement. They typically have delay attaining their motor milestones like sitting, crawling and walking. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke?

What are the signs and symptoms of heat stroke?

Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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What are the signs of suffering a silent stroke?

None: Silent stroke is difficult to explain as it does not refer to a specific medical diagnosis. Some people have very small strokes later in life causing little to no symptoms thus some people may refer to them as "silent". These are usually not discovered until a brain MRI is done for a different reason or the person has a larger stroke that causes symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs of stroke ?

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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What are the warning signs of stroke?

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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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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

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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Could you tell me what are some early warning signs of stroke?

Could you tell me what are some early warning signs of stroke?

From the ASA: From the american stroke association: one or more of the following are present in 88% of strokes or transient ischemic attacks (tia, stroke like, lasting a short time): 1. Face weakness (ex. Unbalanced smile) 2. Arm weakness (cannot hold both arms up equally) 3. Speech difficulty, slurring hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is vertigo sign of stroke ?

NONSPECIFIC : Vertigo is a condition of a whirling dysequilibrium, and could be due to inner ear, medication rxtn, or brainstem ischemia. On it's own, would be unlikely to be a sign of a stroke, as other nearby nerve cells would also be affected, creating a multi-symptom complex. Your describe a hemorrhagic stroke, and if it affected cerebellum or brainstem, vertigo will be a part of this. ...Read more

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I have delusions and hallucinations, but no sign of stroke, what is this?

I have delusions and hallucinations, but no sign of stroke, what is this?

Not usually: Stroke in the back of the brain can present with visual hallucinations or even blindness. However, most stroke patients (88% in one study) present with asymmetric facial weakness, arm weakness and or speech difficulty. Delusions and hallucinations are clearly not normal - see a primary care provider as soon as possible to find out what is causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs of stroke or bell's palsy? Can you get this when you're 15?

What are signs of stroke or bell's palsy? Can you get this when you're 15?

Stroke v Bells: Both of these conditions can cause facial weakness. Usually, but not always, a stroke causes weakness on one side of the face, of the lower face (mouth) only. This is apparent when someone tries to smile. Bell's palsy affects the upper and lower parts of the face, so it is hard to close the eye tightly shut and to smile, on one side of the face. There are always exceptions, but this is helpful. ...Read more

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Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Not usually: Most commonly, visual events as described may be noted with migraine, vitreous or retinal detachments, syncopal episodes, and low blood pressure, but maybe, one could consider a transient ischemic attack if other answers seem implausible. ...Read more

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Neck grinding and pain in right neck after chripractor. Do i need to go to the ER? Could this be a sign of stroke coming?

Neck grinding and pain in right neck after chripractor. Do i need to go to the ER? Could this be a sign of stroke coming?

Yes, see a doctor: Not uncommon for chiropractic care to cause ruptured disc in neck. Doubt from your description that you have suffered a stroke risk from a blood vessel dissection, but that is another complication from chiropractic manipulations. Have your doctor evaluate this, and stay far away from this chiropractor. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of stroke or heart attack ?

Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of stroke or heart attack ?

Chest and brain: Heart attack is damage to heart stroke is damage to brain some heart attack patients may be from emboli, or have low cardiac output and also damage brain with hypoxia both have some common risk! smoking obesity high blood pressure diabetes hyperlipemia prevention is best acute care is an emergency. Call 911, take an Aspirin and go to er. ...Read more

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Is there any sign of stroke on the MRI in my files it was done on 11/8/12 have been having tterrible head aches for 3 months?

Is there any sign of stroke on the MRI in my files it was done on 11/8/12 have been having tterrible head aches for 3 months?

Unsure: Your MRI is only looking at your body on 11/8/12. If something else happened after the mri, you would need a new one. ...Read more

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My dad had brain stroke last year. Tonight he is mumbling, not finishing a sentence. Not saying what's the problem. Is this a sign of stroke?

My dad had brain stroke last year. Tonight he is mumbling, not finishing a sentence. Not saying what's the problem. Is this a sign of stroke?

Can be: Definitely, your dad should be taken to hospital right away for a brain scan. There can be other reasons too, but he needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Bilateral hand tingling and dizziness from ritalin (methylphenidate). Could this be a sign of stroke?

Bilateral hand tingling and dizziness from ritalin (methylphenidate). Could this be a sign of stroke?

FAST: The signs of stroke tend to be unilateral. Remember the mnemonic FAST: Facial drooping, Arm (single) numbness or weakness, Speech difficulties/slurring, Time to call 911. Since your symptoms are bilateral I would look for other reasons for them. ...Read more

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I have noticed when I stand up my legs go numb. Its only happened for a couple of days. Are these signs of stroke with arm pains too?

I have noticed when I stand up my legs go numb. Its only happened for a couple of days. Are these signs of stroke with arm pains too?

Weakness: Strokes do not normally cause pain. People may notice numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs (usually on one side or another) or they may have difficulty speaking or thinking. Leg numbness can be from the brain, spine, or peripheral nerves and it should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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