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Stroke On What Side Of The Brain Would Experience A Left Facial Droop
Stroke vrs Bell's: The picture shows a lady with a stroke and a man with bell's palsy: if you can raise both eyebrows, the facial nerve is intact. Therefore, the woman has had a stroke involving the left side of the brain producing paralysis of the right lower face and the man has a right bell's palsy. ...Read more
Damage: Permanent damage to brain cells that control the tone of those facial muscles. The brain is divided into halves, and strokes usually occur on one side of the brain or the other, hence people show symptoms on one side or the other. ...Read more
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If facial droop was caused by a stroke could the droop come and go over a matter of hours or even minutes or would that point to an infectious cause?
If the stroke has: Affected the area of the brain that normally sends signals to a part of the face, then the muscles in that part will not get the message to contract. The relaxed part then droops with gravity. ...Read more
I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.
Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read more
Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches
Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
If a person had a stroke on the left side of the brain, does that usually mean he/she can no longer speak?
Not necessarily: While it is true that the left side of the brain usually houses are "speech centers", not everyone with a stroke on the left side will lose their speech. It really depends on the size of the stroke and the location of the damage. There are strokes that will affect speech production but preserve speech comprehension and others which will do the opposite. ...Read more
My mum has a major stroke shutting down her left side of the brain and advanced lung cancer suppressing her upper airway. What treatment can be given?
The brain: Issue may be a strok, but a metastasis from the lung cancer would be a high alternative on my list to eliminate: the treatment is dramatically different. Palliative radiotherapy can be attempted to clear symptoms in as few as 5 treatments. She needs an mr to discern met from stroke. ...Read more
Lacunes: Many people will have no symptoms from lacunar infarcts. However, ultimately symptoms depend on the location of any such strokes. ...Read more
My father just had a stroke which affected the left side of his brain. How could that have affected him?
What can I do if my father just had a stroke which affected the left side of his brain, what can I expect?
My husband suffered from brain stroke in pons area one and a half year back. He is recovering but is unable to walk as his left side is still weak.
What is the possibility of death when you have brain damage to the left side of your brain after a hemorrhage stroke?
Relative term: It depends on location and size and many many other factors. ...Read more
Friend had left brain stroke. Clot size 7mm. Opened the skull and released the pressure. Respond when cal. Right side not working. Give suggestion?
Duration of Stroke: It seems to be a very small stroke, but there can be temporary swelling of brain, of which you say the pressure was released. Usually it takes about 6-12 month to regain, function, after which the problem is more or less permanent. Stroke rehab does wonderful and almost miraculous results. I strongly emphasize stroke rehab. ...Read more
Cirohsis, bilirubin 4.2, heart EF 20-25%, brain stroke, left side weak, BP is very low, stable with saline sol. Pulse fluctuating. Pl advice?
Severe illness: This is multiorgan failure, and the outlook is not great, but the only way to assess this is to be the doctor in charge of managing the patient. In addition to determining the therapy there should be discussions on end of life decision making. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?
Yes, it can happen: For several reasons, the case isn't easy, and it seems that there is lot going on. I trust that the hospital and the treating doctors are doing their best, wish you all, the best ...Read more
Right side of face drooping fir 3 years. Can a test look to see if I had a stroke that indidnt know I had?
Yes: It is unfortunate that you have not sought help for your symptoms before. A facial droop can be due to a stroke, but can also be due to Bell's palsy. A CAT scan or MRI of the brain can show whether you had a stroke. I would suggest first seeing a primary care provider to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Rare to have it bilaterally.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a biladerol stroke bad my sister had a stroke on both sides of her brain is there a possibility of recovery
Hello.: Hello. I am sorry to hear about the bilateral stroke that your sister had. The answer to your questions depends on the severity of her stroke and what structure in the brain were impacted. The question would require intimate knowledge of her case to provide a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more
1. Rehabilitate current stroke, using physical therapy, occupational therapy, and maybe orthotic rehab devices.
2. Start prevention by using an anti platelet drug, correcting elevations in blood pressure, homocysteine, triglycerides, cholesterol, and primary heart disease. Might consider adding a statin drug. ...Read more
Size of stroke: The amount of swelling, or edema, around a stroke is related to the volume of tissue infarcted. For a small stroke, swelling shouldn't be a problem. For a major hemispheric stroke, swelling can be life threatening and even sometimes require brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by the swelling. ...Read more
Is heat stroke fatal if left untreated? How many people are brain damaged and institutionalized by it?
Yes: Heat stroke is fatal if left untreated. The 2nd part of your question is far more difficult. It depends on what geographic area and time period you're investigating. The rapidity of recognition and treatment are also key variables. ...Read more
My uncle had a stroke and is suffering from brain hemorrhage. The stroke affected his right side. Will he recover?
What do you suggest if my uncle has got stroke and suffering from brain hemorrhage. This stroke affect his half body right side?
Hemorrhagic stroke is often caused by high blood pressure. Keeping the blood pressure healthy is very important for healing and preventing future damage.
If there are any other causes of bleeding (low platelets, abnormal blood vessels) they should also be addressed.
Triple therapy (physical, occupational and speech) is also very important for making a good recovery. ...Read more
I stopped smoking for 50 days. After this time my head's right side become heavy! I afraid that I get brain stroke. Waht I doing? I don't like smoking.
Not sure what? Is: I don't know what you mean by the right side of your head becoming "heavy, " and impending strokes don't usually give any symptom like what you describe. There is nothing bad that can happen by quitting smoking, particularly after 50 days. See your doctor, check your blood pressure and get a general physical. Returning to smoking is the worst thing you can do. A stroke at age 34 isn't likely at all. ...Read more
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