Stroke - Doctor answers
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
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
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
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
How many diagnostic codes are there? How many that have to with heart, stroke, diabetes, end stage renal, and organ transplants and cancer.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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