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Is mild stroke treatable?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes treatment is focused on physical therapy and preventing further strokes.

In brief: Yes

Yes treatment is focused on physical therapy and preventing further strokes.
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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
In some cases, when strokes are actively occurring, the damage to brain can be prevented and the symptoms reversed if clot removing therapies are initiated within hours of the onset of symptoms. Once damage to the brain is done, PT and prevention are the most that can be done.
Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, time dependent

All strokes are treatable, but restoration of function depends on the location and extent of the stroke and the timing of, and type of, intervention.
Some strokes can be treated with different types of blood thinners, body cooling to protect the brain, or even surgery. Ascertainment of risk factors and their control, plus psychosocial support and aggressive rehabilitation are required.

In brief: Yes, time dependent

All strokes are treatable, but restoration of function depends on the location and extent of the stroke and the timing of, and type of, intervention.
Some strokes can be treated with different types of blood thinners, body cooling to protect the brain, or even surgery. Ascertainment of risk factors and their control, plus psychosocial support and aggressive rehabilitation are required.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Bert Liang
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention

As noted, "mild" strokes are treatable.
However, the risk after having any type of stroke is high within months after the event. It is imperative that an evaluation for risk factors be done and appropriate therapy(ies) are prescribed to best avoid any events in the future.

In brief: Prevention

As noted, "mild" strokes are treatable.
However, the risk after having any type of stroke is high within months after the event. It is imperative that an evaluation for risk factors be done and appropriate therapy(ies) are prescribed to best avoid any events in the future.
Dr. Bert Liang
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