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I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?

I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?

Spasticity: I don't know of any specific remedies for this purpose. However you might consider talking with your physician about a trial of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy for the Thalamic Pain Syndrome. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21334511 ...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


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Dear doctor, i had right thalamic lacunar infarction in 1996 & take clopidrogel 75 daily. What else can I do to prevent stroke.

Dear doctor, i had right thalamic lacunar infarction in 1996 & take clopidrogel 75 daily. What else can I do to prevent stroke.

See below: Reduce salt, control blood pressure to <130/80 mm hg, control cholesterol (or better vegetarian diet), reduce weight, stay active daily (walking is good enough), reduce stress, do something enjoyable each day (to reduce stress), no smoking, keep on top of your health with your doctor (be your own advocate, especially in india). ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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What is a MCA stroke?

What is a MCA stroke?

Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more

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Conmon age for stroke?

Any age : A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stroke?

Stroke symptoms. : Strokes can cause symptoms ranging from almost undetectable problems to complete loss of function on one side of the body. Usually strokes cause changes in movement or weakness on one side versus the other. Speech and vision can also be affected as well as sensation. Often times strokes are preceded by warning signs in which the after mentioned problems could be transient in nature. If you're experiencing any of these problems seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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How and where is stroke treated?

Immediately: A suspected stroke is a medical emergency. Person or family should call 911 as time is very important for treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blocked artery treatment to break the blockage is available. After the stroke is stable and the treatment is complete rehabilitation can start. This may occur in an inpatient rehabilitation unit or subacute unit depending on the person's abilities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stroke?

What are the symptoms of stroke?

Many: Difficulty walking. Sometimes a sudden inability to speak or speaking non-nonsensically. Sudden loss of strength. Facial droop. Numbness. In ability to understand speech. Headache different from past headaches. ...Read more

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