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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a stroke?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a stroke?

Although the first f: The first few months is a significant predictor for the level of stroke recovery. However, recovery can continue over a much longer period of time. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a sub group of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read more

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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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What kind of exercises can help a stroke victim recover?

Stroke: Repetitive motions working on the are where weakness exists will help. Be aware that depression and the loss of effort and or hope can be detrimental for recovery. Repetitive efforts to use the neural circuits which have been damaged however although frustrating can be quite helpful. ...Read more

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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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How can a stroke be written up in medical language by medical personnel?

CVA or infarct: Common medical terminology for "stroke" includes cerebrovascular accident (cva) or infarct. Other descriptors may also be used, like "ischemic" or "embolic" to indicate the type or cause of infarct. "transient ischemic attack" may be used if there is temporary decrease in blood flow but no permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can stroke affect eyesight?

Absolutely: You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye. You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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Since stroke I tend to mix up words and not enunciate properly. Any solutions?

Speech therapy: You have my sincerest sympathy for your troubles. It must be frustrating. While we don't have a cure for this, many stroke victims improve a lot (and sometimes completely) with speech therapy. If you're getting speech therapy, don't give up. Improvement can take as long as 1 to 2 years! hang in there and keep trying, even if you're frustrated. ...Read more

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Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

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 more

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What are "mini strokes"?

TIA: Mini strokes are known as transient ischemia attacks (TIA's). They are transient neurological events that can behave like a stroke (slurred speech, facial droop, weakness, etc) but have no permanent effects like a stroke. However, a TIA is like a warning sign and efforts to reduce your risk of an actual stroke should be undertaken. ...Read more

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