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Doctor insights on: Young Stroke Victims

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How can a young person get a stroke?

How can a young person get a stroke?

Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read more

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Where can you get help for a stroke victim?

Where can you get help for a stroke victim?

Help for stroke: For someone having a stroke, call 911 because it is an emergency! For someone who has had a stroke, and they have already been cared for at the hospital, it will help to get assistance from occupational, physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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What happens to a stroke victim after they recover?

Stroke recovery: Some people recover completely from a stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of disability however. Some people have a limited recovery, and some people do not recover any of the function they lost. Common disabilities after stroke are impairments of speech, swallowing, vision, walking, strength and sensation. Recovery may take a year or longer to occur. ...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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How can you treat a stroke victim when they return to work?

Normally as possible: Patients who have had stroke generally prefer to be treated as they were treated before their stroke as much as possible. Certain physical losses may prevent certain activities or participation but as much as the stroke victim can participate safely and without embarrassment they should. ...Read more

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How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

Several causes: Trauma to neck can cause arterial dissection. Congenital risks include primary cardiac disease, a pfo, abnormal blood vessels such as aneurysms, avm's, genetic mthfr tt alleles, homocysteinuria, severe diabetes type i, a number of metabolic inherited conditions. Lastly, classical migraine in association with bcp's and cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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How should you treat a stroke victim once they return to work?

Supportive: As with everyone, you should treat a stroke victim with respect. Give them support if they need it, help if they request it and space if they want it. Just think about how you would want to be treated in the same circumstance and let that be your guide. ...Read more

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How should one take care of a loved one that is a stroke victim?

How should one take care of a loved one that is a stroke victim?

Suggestions: Communication, physical and emotional support, supervision of medications, assistance in dressing, eating, bowel/bladder functions. Consider inclusion in family activities, excursions, entertainment. Make certain that doctor and rehab appts are attended. ...Read more