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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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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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What are the warning signs of stroke?

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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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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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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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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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