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What are signs that of a stroke?

What are signs that of a stroke?

Several: Sudden onset of problems speaking, confusion, and muscle weakness can often be signs of a stroke. It is very important that you go to the emergency department asap if this happens. The faster one is evaluated & treated, the more likely it will be successful. ...Read more

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What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

CVA: Stroke is blockage of blood vessels causing secondary death of brain tissue. This can occur due to local thrombosis or distal embolism. The latter might be due to a clot from the heart, the former associated with hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, homocysteine. Could present with sudden focal weakness of arm and leg, loss of speech or vision, gait imbalance, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stroke?

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Many: It could be any of these: confusion, speech problems, unable to move or feel arms or legs, loss or change of vision. You should see immediate help if you suspect a stroke. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Vision in both eyes: By definition, any vision changes that occur with stroke must show up in both eyes. Sometimes it is subtle, but because the nerves from your eyes cross over, any stroke will affect both. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of a stroke?

What are the likely causes of a stroke?

Risk factors include: Hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats (especially triglycerides), high homocysteine, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse (especially sympathomimetic amines, like cocaine, speed), trauma (arterial dissection), arteritis or vasculitis (lupus, etc), vascular malformations (aneurysm, avm), emboli(distant blood clots from heart, or paradoxical like pfo), and genetic such as mthfr mutations. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

Same as a stroke: A mini-stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) is a stroke. However, it is a stroke that goes away, in as much as a few minutes to as long as 24 hours. If a stroke persists longer than 24 hours, it is generally considered permanent, though most tias resolve in a few hours, and the longer that it persists, the less likely it is going to go away. Be seen immediately for a stroke. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a major stroke?

What are the symptoms of a major stroke?

Location dependent: This depends upon the location of the stroke. It could include weakness, language difficulties, sensory abnormalities and visual loss. Other possibilites include personality change, neglect of one side of the body, transient visual hallucinations, inability to swallow, facial weakness and numbness, gait disorders, tremors and spasticity. The list is not all inclusive. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations of a tia?

What are the manifestations of a tia?

Various symptoms: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. The symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked and can be difficult to recognize because they can be very variable. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

Watershed stroke: Ischemia or lack of blood flow to brain, such as from Atherosclerosis or Embolism, Factors that increase risk are Congestive heart failure, Angiopathy, Hypertension, Arterial hypotension, Hyperlipidemia, Sickle cell anemia, Carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a micro-stroke?

Transient ischemia: A TIA might be considered a mini-stroke, but it is typically transient lasting about 20-30 min. One might experience loss of speech, dizziness, unilateral weakness and/or numbness, perhaps unilateral loss of vision, maybe double vision, imbalance, etc. Variable in view of variations of brain circulation. A mini event might be termed lacune, and leads to vascular dementia. ...Read more

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What are the signs of suffering a silent stroke?

What are the signs of suffering a silent stroke?

None: Silent stroke is difficult to explain as it does not refer to a specific medical diagnosis. Some people have very small strokes later in life causing little to no symptoms thus some people may refer to them as "silent". These are usually not discovered until a brain MRI is done for a different reason or the person has a larger stroke that causes symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a miscarriage?

What are the signs of a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, abdominal cramps, fever, weakness, back pains. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a miscarriage?

What are the signs of a miscarriage?

Cramping/bleeding: The most common signs of a miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester of pregnancy. A miscarriage can be confused with an ectopic pregnancy. If the cramping is predominantly on the left or right side of the lower abdomen, you should see a doctor to rule out an ectopic. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

Chest pain: Chest pain which lasts for more than a few minutes pain which spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, or shoulders a feeling of "fullness or squeezing" in the chest fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath feeling of impending doom. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

Some common ones: Vision changes, slurred speech, arm/leg weakness. Any neurological change that is sudden needs to be attended to immediately. Seek medicial attn asap if any questions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a micro stroke?

Causes of a stroke: The causes of a mini stroke or TIA are the same as the causes of a regular stroke- high blood pressure, arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, smoking, atrial fibrillation and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stroke?

Stroke: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision focal weakness focal numbness imbalance memory loss facial weakness (abnormal face). ...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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What are the symptoms of a "mini stroke"?

It varies.: A mini stroke typically refers to a transient ischemic attack which resolves on its own. There can be different symptoms, depending on the area affected. But unlike a stroke a TIA doesn't destroy brain cells or cause permanent disability. However, tias may recur and each TIA increases the risk of a subsequent stroke. You should talk to your doctor and get evaluated appropriately. ...Read more

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