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In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

Many things: The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures. Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...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


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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.

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.

Post-stroke: stiffness. Please consider taking some training in qigong. See www.nqa.org to find a teacher. Tai chi may be an alternative but qigong would be better. Get some massage if you can. See abmp.com for referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?

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

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What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

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

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Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Pressure on a nerve: As the heart enlarges, the left atrium enlarges and that can cause pressure on the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Thus, change in voice timbre. This can also happen in patients with mitral stenosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

No: Swelling of the throat can affect the vocal cords and make it difficult to talk. In whopping cough (pertussis) this can be severe to the point of inability to breath. Damage to the nerve to the vocal cords should not occur. ...Read more

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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 : 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

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What does it feel like when you have paralysis from a stroke?

What does it feel like when you have paralysis from a stroke?

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

Dr. Jullius Ancheta
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Stroke Recovery (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more