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Stroke Warning Signs In Men
See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NINDS website: Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From the ASA: From the american stroke association: one or more of the following are present in 88% of strokes or transient ischemic attacks (tia, stroke like, lasting a short time): 1. Face weakness (ex. Unbalanced smile) 2. Arm weakness (cannot hold both arms up equally) 3. Speech difficulty, slurring hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Ministrokes can be a warning sign of a major stroke which could lead to severe brain damage or death. Depending on your age you may need to have a thrombophilia work up. Do not smoke and avoid estrogen-containing contraceptives. You may need a blood thinnner while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Headache for 20 hours now, fatigue and malaise feeling. Warning sign of impending stroke? Should I be scared?
Headache: If you've had a headache for such a long time you need to see a doctor ASAP. You need to have your blood pressure checked and may need a CT scan or MRI of the brain. With your age I would be more suspicious or a migraine or an aneurism than a stroke. Either way you need medication attention ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).
No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more
That's not clear: Stroke certainly can be life threatening, especially if intracranial hemorrhage is associated, (60% mortality by one year). Men may have more complicated risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, high triglycerides, elevated homocysteine, smoking, alcohol abuse, but we surely are seeing many women with similar risk factors. ...Read more
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