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How does stroke speech therapy work?

How does stroke speech therapy work?

Trains new paths: There are pathways in the brain that conduct spoech a stroke affects these areas. Therapy establishes new paths. ...Read more

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How do you know if a headache is normal, or if it is a symptom of a stroke?

How do you know if a headache is normal, or if it is a symptom of a stroke?

Usually not painful: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body. While hemorrhagic strokes can cause pain, ischemic strokes are more common and are not painful. ...Read more

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Healthy 19 yo. Sore spot on scalp and burning sensation. No other symptoms? Stroke or aneurysm?

Healthy 19 yo. Sore spot on scalp and burning sensation. No other symptoms? Stroke or aneurysm?

No: It doesn't sound like stroke or aneurysm, especially if there are no other symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, speech difficulty. ...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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Is a PFO just a diagnosis of exclusion for stroke/tia seeing as 25% of population have it anyway or is it a real risk and needs to be closed?

Yes and no: Yes its an exclusionary diagnosis. No real good evidence that closure is beneficial. A recent study published in new england journal of med. Noted no real benefits. ...Read more

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How do non contrast CT scans detect strokes? I was wondering how non contrast CT scans help diagnose strokes, since the non contrast would means that the parts of the brain with and without blood would all look the same, right?

How do non contrast CT scans detect strokes? I was wondering how non contrast CT scans help diagnose strokes, since the non contrast would means that the parts of the brain with and without blood would all look the same, right?

A screening test: The earliest sign of a stoke on a ct scan is edema or swelling of the part of the brain that had the stroke. It may take several hours for this to show up on a ct scan, but ct scans are widely available 24/7, while MRI may not be. Ct can will show if the stroke is hemorrhagic, which will mean that treating the stroke with tpa (alteplase) is contraindicated. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and a feeling of not being well numbness in finger tips pain in thigh. Stroke test negative vertigo negative?

What causes dizziness and a feeling of not being well numbness in finger tips pain in thigh. Stroke test negative vertigo negative?

Hyperventilation: Easy answer is hyperventilation but could be other things. Hyperventilation is when you exhale more than you inhale. Thus too much co2 is exhaled and the ph of your blood changes giving you the dizzy tingling. Test: breathe into a brown bag so you rebreathe the co2 and see if that rids you of the numbness. ...Read more

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Please describe tests for recurrent stroke.?

Please describe tests for recurrent stroke.?

Stroke: Recurrent stroke assessment requires that a first assessment, complete with a good neurological exam and ct/mri data be complete. Judging a recurrent event means comparing one's status to previous. Symptoms of a new stroke coupled with physical/neurological signs, and a change on available imaging completes the diagnosis. ...Read more

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After a stroke, a person cannot name an object but knows how to use it. What general region of brain is li?

After a stroke, a person cannot name an object but knows how to use it. What general region of brain is li?

You MAY have a: Neurological condition called aphasia. Please see your doc, who will probably refer you to a neurologist for help and support. A neuropsychologist can test and tell you strength and weakness areas and how to cope the best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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HELP. Can sudden first time flushing/red warm/hot/heat only ONE side of face mean stroke or TIA? It lasted a few minutes and then went.

Unlikely: It is unlikely to be a stroke or TIA. Strokes/TIA usually causes loss of function - weakness, numbness etc. Your description does not fit classic stroke or TIA. ...Read more

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Is mild stroke treatable?

Is mild stroke treatable?

Yes: Yes treatment is focused on physical therapy and preventing further strokes. ...Read more

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How should you treat a stroke victim once they return to work?

How should you treat a stroke victim once they return to work?

Supportive: As with everyone, you should treat a stroke victim with respect. Give them support if they need it, help if they request it and space if they want it. Just think about how you would want to be treated in the same circumstance and let that be your guide. ...Read more

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How and where is stroke treated?

Immediately: A suspected stroke is a medical emergency. Person or family should call 911 as time is very important for treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blocked artery treatment to break the blockage is available. After the stroke is stable and the treatment is complete rehabilitation can start. This may occur in an inpatient rehabilitation unit or subacute unit depending on the person's abilities. ...Read more

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Has any one any experience treating a hemorrhagic stroke?

Has any one any experience treating a hemorrhagic stroke?

Although the non hem: Although non hemorrhagic strokes generally are more common, neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist) commonly treat and oversee rehab programs for this populatiion.
I frequently care for patients with hemorrhagic strokes on our rehab unit. ...Read more

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What are some developments in the treatment of acute stroke?

What are some developments in the treatment of acute stroke?

Time is essential: It is most important to seek treatment for sudden changes in the ability to move, sense, or think. If a stroke is treated in first few hours, a great improvement in outcome may be possible. If you wait even a few hours to see if if gets better, the chances of improved recovery are greatly lessened. ...Read more

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Is there an easy cure for sun stroke or sun poisoning?

Is there an easy cure for sun stroke or sun poisoning?

Cool compress, aspiri: For sun poisoning lower temperature pf skin with cool compresses and aloe bear. For the fever and muscle aches lower the body temperature with Aspirin or non steroidal antifinflammatories such as allege or motrin. If the temperature is high you amy need to be seen in emergency room for treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heat stroke really quickly?

How do I get rid of heat stroke really quickly?

You cant: True heat stroke patients are too sick to care for themselves. They are frequently comatose or lethargic. Thte best way to cool is evaporative cooling - continuous water spray with big fans. You probably mean heat exhaustion. Water electrolyte cold shower. ...Read more

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Is there a specific drug for stroke? Is there a specific drug for stroke? For about 5 years I've been having symptoms of stroke and doen't want to go to the hospital. I'm 21 years of age, are there prescriptions I can take?

Is there a specific drug for stroke? Is there a specific drug for stroke? For about 5 years I've been having symptoms of stroke and doen't want to go to the hospital. I'm 21 years of age, are there prescriptions I can take?

As: As the name implies, a stroke is an abrupt onset of loss of neurological function caused by either bleeding into, or by lack of blood supply to, a part of the central nervous system (usually the brain, although strokes can also happen to the spinal cord). The stroke usually leaves a permanent injury, although function may be only temporarily impaired. For these reasons, having stroke-like symptoms for 5 years is a pretty good indication that the symptoms are most likely not related to stroke. There are other neurological conditions that can cause neurological symptoms that come "out of the blue", cause a noticeable change for a period of time, and then disappear without a trace. These conditions include epilepsy, migraine, sleep disorders, and psychiatric syndromes. ...Read more

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Please exsplain Temporal Arthritis to me, I attended the Stroke Clinic this mornig and i, m to take Steroid Tablets for 1 week then see the Dr. Again? .

Please exsplain Temporal Arthritis to me, I attended the Stroke Clinic this mornig and i, m to take Steroid Tablets for 1 week then see the Dr. Again? .

Inflammatiion: Condition which is autoimmune, in which inflammation of medium sized arteries in the body including the temporal arteries of the head occurs. Mechanism not fully understood. Causes headaches and can lead to blindness. Diagnosis usually requires biopsy of an affected vessel along with blood work (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) for confirmation. Treatment consists of steroids and is very successful ...Read more

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Grandma watches fox news all day and gets worried. She already had a stroke. Should she change channels?

Grandma watches fox news all day and gets worried. She already had a stroke. Should she change channels?

Worrines & STROKE: Stroke is caused by plaques of cholesterol or uncontrolled hypertenssion. Anxiety may elevate the blood pressure. Help her encouraging to watch news only one hour a day. Suggest to her to participate c more positive activities like tai chi or otherr exercises like daily walking, involve her in religius meetings (prayer groups or groups helping others. She might need medicines for anxiety if sever. ...Read more

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Is there a large genetic component to stroke risk?

Is there a large genetic component to stroke risk?

Possible: Some types of stroke are definitely genetically determined such as factor v leiden deficiency. Diabetes and elevated cholesterol, both of which are often genetically determined, in turn predisposing to stroke. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a stroke?

Although the first f: The first few months is a significant predictor for the level of stroke recovery. However, recovery can continue over a much longer period of time. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a sub group of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read more

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Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

No: Chiropractic medical treatment can be very beneficial. It is very effective in conservative treatment of facet sydrome. Studies have shown that short term treatment to as effective & in some cases more effective than physical therapy for back pain. If there is disc herniation with compression of a nerve root, then adjustments may be counter intuitive. ...Read more

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How do you prevent stroke?

Multi-factorial: There are no approved medications for primary stroke prevention. Blood pressure control, tight blood sugar control and no smoking reduce risk. For secondary prevention, aspirin, a cholesterol lowering agent (statin) and the above will reduce your risk of a second stroke. If you have atrial fibrillation, anti-coagulation is indicated. Co-morbid medical conditions may modify the above. ...Read more

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My boyfriend just had a mini stroke what things should he avoid doing and what are the symtoms after a mini stroke?

My boyfriend just had a mini stroke what things should he avoid doing and what are the symtoms after a mini stroke?

Find CVD risks: Of course discuss having all modifiable risk factors addressed, control blood pressure, lipids, diet, coagulation factors, systemic inflammation, gum disease, rheumatoid arthritis, glycemic control, smoking, etc. Consider biomarker testing for atherosclerotic vulnerable plaque risks. See cleveland heart lab for information. You must control outcomes and prevent progression of further problems. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain is interrupted due to a blockage resulting from plaque build up and/ or blood clot. Also rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain can result in stroke. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

Stroke: 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