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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.

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.

Your Question?: Are you wondering if he will walk again? That depends. His ability to recouperate is based on many factors including his overall health and age. Physical therapy is key though to maximizing any potential recovery. ...Read more

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How can a non bleeding brain lesson in the pons area do to me?

How can a non bleeding brain lesson in the pons area do to me?

Please clarify: Sorry, your post is not in understandable English, is hopelessly vague, and contains almost no useful information. Please have someone whose native language is English help you repost your question so that it is intelligible and contains actual information. ...Read more

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How can you explaine having a stroke in the palms area of the brain?

Palms or Pons: I was wondering if you might mean the pons rather than the palms? Or are you referring to a stroke that effects your palms? ...Read more

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How to heal pons stroke?

How to heal pons stroke?

Rehab: Time will heal. Make sure you are taking the medicationg prescribed. Be active with physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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Could this be central post stroke painsyndrome 1st stroke large area in right temporoparital brain consistent with middle cerbralartery infary hemorhh?

Could this be central post stroke painsyndrome 1st stroke large area in right temporoparital brain consistent with middle cerbralartery infary hemorhh?

Possible: Central deafferentation syndrome and thalamic infarcts have been noted to cause painful complications. Not bad idea to try some specific drug interventions. Discuss with your neurologist ...Read more

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I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?

Not uncommon: For small strokes to be un-noticed by the pt., as may occur in relatively silent areas, but if these continue, you may develop deficiencies in intellectual fnctn, and even have problems with strength and balance. Crucial is need to find out why these events occurred; may have been embolic from heart, or due to vasculitis. You need to take prophylactic meds based on causation. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell what areas of the brain have been affected in a person who has had a stroke?

How can a doctor tell what areas of the brain have been affected in a person who has had a stroke?

Exam & imaging: Neurological physical exam as well as ct scan and MRI scan can show the extent of damage from a stroke. Imaging may show potentially treatable causes such as carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more

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I had 2 strokes from endocarditis now terrible headaches could my brain be bleeding from the area of the strokes causing this and would it show in mr?

I had 2 strokes from endocarditis now terrible headaches could my brain be bleeding from the area of the strokes causing this and would it show in mr?

When was the: Endocarditis? Strokes related to this heart valve infection can be caused by breaking off of the valvular 'vegetation' and spread to the brain and/or from rupture of so called mycotic aneurysms in the arteries of the brain. With adequate treatment of the infection, the risk of these complication s decrease with time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is sagging of the brain stem and flattening of the pons raises possibility of intercranial hypotension?

What does it mean when there is sagging of the brain stem and flattening of the pons raises possibility of intercranial hypotension?

Complicated: This complex report is best explained by a neurologist or neurosurgeon conferring with the radiologist who interpreted the imaging study and then deciding what further investigation, if any, is recommended and whether you have neurological symptoms or signs related to the scan findings. I consider this to be a highly specialized matter. ...Read more

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How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

MRI: The best way to know that someone had a stroke is doing a brain MRI. If someone had a stroke it means that a part of the brain died do to lack of blood flow or rupture of a blood vessel with blood spilling. Recovery occurs by other parts of the brain taking over. Medically, we use "brain death" to signify total loss of brain function or activity (the person is dead & recovery is not possible). ...Read more

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What is brain stroke?

What is brain stroke?

Stroke: It is an area of dead tissue in brain that is caused by lack of blood and oxygen. Can cause neuogocak deficits, memory loss, cognitive deficits, coma and death. ...Read more

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How is a brain stroke treated?

How is a brain stroke treated?

Blood thinners: Stroke is a complex disease and it's treatment is far too detailed to review here. Simply stated, blood thinners, clot busters, maintain blood pressure, hydration are all treatments for stroke. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Often: Brain swelling occurs as a result of the rapidity, the cause, and the size of the stroke. A stroke of equal size but faster onset, than the slower one. The larger the stroke, the more likely is the swelling. Hemorrhagic stroke is more likely to provoke swelling than an equal-sized thrombotic stroke. ...Read more

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What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

Any part: Since the brain has excellent blood flow, in theory, a bleed can occur anywhere, there is a vessel. Location of injury is important as th functional loss will be determined this way. If cause is aneurysm, or bubble, these are often in the central circulation from the circle if Willis and can affect the brain stem, forebrain or middle branches that supply movement centers. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for on average to cure from a minor brain stroke?

Please tell me how long it takes for on average to cure from a minor brain stroke?

Depends on location: Recovery depends on the size of the stroke and the location (region of function). Loss of sensation could return to some degree in weeks to several months, and motor loss may also see some recovery in the same time period. Language function usually requires longer more intensive therapy, frequently lasting many months. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness for 7 weeks, last two days can hardly stand. Does this mean not enough 02 to my brain... And a stroke?

Lightheadedness for 7 weeks, last two days can hardly stand. Does this mean not enough 02 to my brain... And a stroke?

Pseudotumor cerebri: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with low blood pressure and your medications may need an adjustment from your doctor. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension or Pseudotumor cerebri is raised pressure in the brain that leads to severe headaches and vision loss. Diamox (acetazolamide) and losing weight under a physician supervised program can reduce or eliminate the high pressure in the brain. ...Read more

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My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients recover completely, only time will tell. ...Read more

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What to do if brain findings are most consistent with a sub acute stroke within the left pica distribution." and what follows this revelation?

What to do if brain findings are most consistent with a sub acute stroke within the left pica distribution." and what follows this revelation?

Uncover cause: All strokes are caused by vascular compromise, and often due to hypertension or diabetic affects on brain circulation. If you have had a stroke, get it treated, but biggest issue involves preventing future events. Multiple meds are very helpful. See a neurologist who focuses in area of stroke and get stabilized/. ...Read more

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My dad age 71 had couple of brain strokes in 15 years. Motor functions fine. Since his last stroke in morning he is very hyper active. Day is fine.

Uncommon: Strokes usually result in overall decrease in physical activities, either through inability to perform them or depression. If his hyperactivity is meaningful, meaning that his activities are productive would not worry about it. If on the contrary his activities are sometimes meaningless, there may be anxiety or inability to focus causing them. Talk to his neurologist about your observations. ...Read more

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How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?

Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Isit rare for somebody at my age 19 to have a brain tumour or stroke? I'm so frightened this is going to happen to me

Isit rare for somebody at my age 19 to have a brain tumour or stroke? I'm so frightened this is going to happen to me

Yes: Stroke very unlikely. However high risk behavior: drugs, methamphetamine, cocaine, smoking can make risk higher. A tumor is more likely, but rare too. Life is not 100 PERCENT, and worry will not prevent a problem. At your age one of these issues is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...Read more

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How is the brain affected by a stroke?

How is the brain affected by a stroke?

Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the brain controlling movement, it will cause weakness. If it affects the part controlling vision, it will cause vision problems. Most commonly strokes present with face, arm or leg weakness, sensory or visual disturbances, and/or speech difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke on brain?

What are the effects of stroke on brain?

Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance. Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more