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Stroke Recovery Throat Paralysis
Should I go to my primary care, neurologist or seek a pain specialist to deal with scatia pain? In stroke recovery and on 60 mg of baclofen daily.
First clarify the Dx: So if you can because by a variety of medical conditions. It would be wise to see your primary physician and then depending on what the outcome of that evaluation and then a neurologist. The pain physician may not be in the diagnostic room on this ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Are there any effective exercises to aid in stroke recovery regarding articulation and recovering memory of appropriate words to use?
What can I do to improve this feeling of stiffness, after stroke recovery? I've already had months of rehab, but I'm so frustrated.
After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious, breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now, not conciou?
Elevated ammonia: Will need to be brought down to below 76 (1.5 x upper limit of normal) This can be achieved with lactulose and neomycin or similar treatment. Recovery of consciousness will hopefully occur soon. Might want to check an EEG (will see what are called triphasics with hepatic encephalopathy) Also they can make sure there is no sub-clinical seizure activity. ...Read more
I currently have a client who had a stroke and is currently experiencing right side paralysis... All his pain is in neck so would it be safe to touch?
I have seen it: Now, don't carve in stone, but I have seen amazing recoveries over a 4-6 month period of time in cases of hemiparesis, where I felt there was no hope. This is relatively uncommon, but does happen. So, work hard in rehab program, take your med, exercise, and stay optimistic. Good luck. ...Read more
Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?
The hospital say my brothers are busting ok my brother is 57 an had another stroke monday the 16th an was put in hospital well friday morning he was unresponsive to anything they went down his throat an said his artie was busted they fixed it an now its b
It's difficult to know exactly what's going on here. Strokes don't really go together with bleeding from vessels that you would find by going "down his throat."
if the procedure that found the bleeding vessels in the neck was endoscopy (a camera through the mouth), then the bleeding could have been from an artery in an ulcer or from a dilated vein. If your brother has no history of liver disease, then bleeding from a vein is less likely. On the other hand, if he does have liver disease, then he may have abnormal blood clotting ability, which could cause both bleeding from veins in the esophagus and potentially bleeding into the brain.
If the procedure that found the bleeding vessels was an angiogram (a small tube inserted through an artery in the arm or leg), then he may have aneurysms, a vascular malformation, or a dissection in the vessel wall that could cause both the local problem and the stroke.
That's about the best I can do with the information provided. ...Read more
Feel?: Paralysis from a stroke differs based on the part of the brain that is affected. It can be associated with numbness and lack of sensation n the affected side. As to how a person experiences a stroke and feels afterwards it is highly variable. Perhaps a stroke survivor can answer that better than any physician could. ...Read more
Yes: Depends which part of brain involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
TPA (alteplase): See acuteischemicstroke. Com for info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rare: Yes, stroke is a known complication of migraines. Fortunately, it is quite rare. ...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
What should I be careful of when performing a massage on a stroke patient with right side paralysis
Gentle: Just must make sure you do gentle passive range of motion and that they may not feel pain so if you are too rough you may break something. Gentle is the key. ...Read more
They think I had a stroke but the MRI did not show anything I also have a lot of trouble breathing with no feeling down my throat?
Had a virus. My outer eyelid drooped 24 hours. DR said not stroke/ TIA but neurological. Could it be due to chest/throat virus? Was itchy before droop
Virus?: Probably. Consult your doctor for exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Due to what doctors say was a stroke my soft palate fall I have no gag reflex no feeling down my throat can not get air in or out my nose my voice?
Multidisciplinary: It seems your diagnosis might benefit from multidisciplinary approach from several different doctors and specialists. The key is communication to arrive at proper diagnosis and treatment plan to maximize your overall health. ...Read more
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?
Been sick since yesterday. Fever, sore throat, runny nose and headache. Today, my left hand feels bruised and heavy? Worried about a stroke??
Anxiety: Fever, sore throat, runny nose and headache sound pretty typical for an upper respiratory infection (aka "cold"). Colds don't cause strokes. You list anxiety and panic attacks on your profile - I suspect your fear of a stroke falls into that category. Be brave. You're going to get better! ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to deal with a stomach virus/diaherra with high blood pressure. I'm in stroke recovery.
Recovering from stroke usually involves a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and nutritionists. Many patients will need some sort of rehabilitation after leaving the hospital in a skilled nursing facility or stroke rehab center before they are ...Read more