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What are stroke like symptoms?

What are stroke like symptoms?

Weakness, numbness..: Stroke like symptoms vary but the general ones that trigger medical evaluation are one sided weakness, numbness, trouble speaking, a facial droop, trouble with walking, vision problems. The reason that the symptoms may vary is that they are dependent on the location of the stroke. Medical attention should be sought rapidly as the stroke may be treated with medications early. ...Read more

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Cerebral Vascular Accident (Definition)

Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that ...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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Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

TIA: You can have stroke symptoms that resolve from a temporary impairment of brain blood flow that resolves before there is brain death. Make sure your carotid arteries have been checked with ultrasound, mri, or ct and that your doctor does not suspect small emboli from your heart. ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Possibly yes: Stress and anxiety will result elevated blood pressure and therefore it can cause stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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With tia's or mini strokes' what would be the visual symptoms?

With tia's or mini strokes' what would be the visual symptoms?

Amaurosis Fugax: Visual tias have their own name call amaurosis fugax. It present like a curtain going down on one eye and leaves with the curtain rising. This will resolve in less than 24 jous. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sun stroke include diarrhea?

Do symptoms of sun stroke include diarrhea?

sunstroke: Diarrhea isn't usually a symptom of this, see this article: http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/articles/266551.Php. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mini strokes?

Mini stroke is: Symptoms of stroke that last just few minutes or hours but always less than 24 hrs. Consider a warning sign of a complete stroke. Also known as transient ischemic attacks is a serious event that should not be ignored. Treatment and diagnosis should be seek immediately. Symptoms include sudden numbness and tingling or weakness at face, arm or leg in one side of the body; confusion, trouble speaking. ...Read more

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What are migraine aura symptoms like?

What are migraine aura symptoms like?

See below: The mayo clinic has a good video on migraine auras: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707. If you are having migraines, it is recommended you seek evaluation and treatment from a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

Sxs: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of brain cancer like migraine?

Are there symptoms of brain cancer like migraine?

Maybe: The symptoms of a migraine can include a number of things like headaches, light sensitivity, nausea etc which can indeed by caused by a brain tumor. However, migraines are far more common--i would suggest you discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a mini stroke?

What are the symptoms associated with a mini stroke?

TIA: Ministrokes or tia's relate to a specific neurological deficit that lasts only a short time (typically minutes to hours). These are reversible neurological changes. ...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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Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Do gran mal seizures have ant warning signs like dizziness or headrushes?

Grand mal seizures: Many people who suffer with grand mal seizures will have what is known as an aura. This could be a visual symptom like seeing lights or spots, it could be the sensation of lightheadedness or it could be dizziness. Not all patients with seizures have an aura, though. ...Read more

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Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

My interpretation: Not sure what you imply by "symptomatic", as most unruptured brain aneurysms cause no overt symptoms and are merely found when MRI is done looking for explanations of migraines. In my experience, the aneurysm does not cause headaches until rupture, which can be deadly. Aneurysm NEVER causes sinus symptoms. Can a Concierge visit help? ...Read more

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Is it possible that anxiety can cause neurological symptoms like a 'seizure' symptom?

Is it possible that anxiety can cause neurological symptoms like a 'seizure' symptom?

Yes: Yes it is possible. But it is very important to rule out any kind of seizure disorder, medical or medication issues. See a physician and get checked out. If it is anxiety that is causing these symptoms there is effective psychological treatment for this kind of anxiety. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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