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Hi, According to the American Stroke Association, warning signs of stroke that we should know include: sudden numbness or weakness of the face/arm/leg/one side of the body; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; and sudden, severe headache with no known cause. IN your case, you have been experiencing your symptoms for some time now, and stroke usually occurs suddenly.
) but they are similar enough to stroke warning signs that I sure wouldn't sit around, I'd get him to the ER. From another site: _______ General symptoms of a stroke include: * Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. * Sudden vision changes. * Sudden trouble speaking. * Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. * Sudden problems with walking or balance.
org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Warning-Signs-of-a-Heart-Attack_UCM_002039_Article.jsp A woman's signs of cardiovascular troubles are more subtle and different than a man's symptoms. http://health.msn.com/Health-topics/cholesterol/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100155146&gt1=31007 http://health.yahoo.
I just wanted to add, that you know your body better than anyone else and if it was a TIA/Mini Stroke, those are temporary and usually do not show up on x-rays but people that do have TIA's have something like a 30% chance of having another TIA or actually stroke within the following year. So you really need to be aware of stroke symptoms and if you get any of these symptoms you need to go straight to the ER.
Remember, stroke is a life-threatening emergency. The warning signs or symptoms of stroke may occur alone or in combination. They may last a few seconds or up to 24 hours, and then disappear. These signs are mini-strokes and should not be ignored. They indicate a hidden problem with blood flow, which could trigger a stroke. ref:http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Stroke_signs_and_symptoms?
Hi Marlenap, How are you? How is your friend? Stroke warning signs are clues your body sends that your brain is not receiving enough oxygen. This includes: sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, and sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination and sudden, severe headache with no known cause. If any of these were observed, immediately seek help. Otherwise,other differentials for a limp hand can be nerve-related or musculoskeletal in nature.
Your neurologist will be the best person to advise you regarding the warning signs.
But a thorough neuro exam is also crucial. If everything you present with, including sensory symptoms not often seen in stroke, seem to indicate MS, then if I were you I'd quickly find a better doctor. Your cousin's stroke probably has nothing to do with you.
We went out for my birthday on the Saturday and on the Sunday morning I was in hospital, no warning signs as I was asleep and woke up with a major headache, went to the hospital and after 2 days in emergency they finally told me I had a stroke.... A bit too late to take any medication then. They put it down to my pill because they couldn't find any other explanation. I was on the Levlen ED pill. I lost my whole right side of my body and 3 months later its all pretty much back to normal.
I don't know. Did she have any symptoms of heat exhaustion going alongside this weakness in her legs? (Such as: heavy panting/breathing TOO deeply/salivation/distress of any kind?).....[later stages include: dry gums as the heat prostration progresses, weakness, confusion or inattention, vomiting or diarrhea and sometimes bleeding. As the condition progresses towards heat prostration or heat stroke there may be obvious paleness or graying to the gums.
I'm so very sorry about your mother. That is a terrible thing to have happen and I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. You have raised some tough questions here because it is next to impossible for most of us non-professionals to even begin to speculate on what might have happened with your mother.
I also felt weak suddenly while walking and lost my balance and fell down, but recovered myself and started walking again. I have been wondering whether these are stroke warning signs? Most sites mention numbness in arm, not fingers. I measured my Blood pressure, it is around 130-94mm. I am on hypertension medication and last month had ECG and echo cardiogram and blood tests which were pretty normal. Should I go and meet my physician? I am currently travelling, Hence worried.
At the time she exhibited some signs and symptoms that pointed towards stroke, but her story just didn't necessarily gel altogether (I'm an ex Paramedic). Unfortunately my Daughter at times struggles with the truth, she lives with my ex wife in another State. The end result that time after a battery of tests, including CT's and MRI's was that nothing showed up, my Daughter's symptoms resolved after 2-3 weeks and life progressed.
I am a 44-year-old man who has for the past decade has had pre-syncope episodes that come on with no warning signs and are brief but intense. These episodes have occurred while walking, standing and sitting. What they share in common is that I notice nothing wrong or unusual, no light-headedness or dizziness, when they suddenly strike me. I feel a rush in my head and I often start to pitch forward and feel as if I need to grab on to something to keep from falling.
In my case being handheld would not be very useful since my left hand can't carry anything and my right hand is used for my cane. Since my stroke had absolutely no warning signs, no high BP, no headaches, just collapsed on floor, I doubt I would use or trust any device.
Strokes never do come with a warning and often just happen without any prior signs. If your dog is twitching on the floor or has fallen unconscious, the probability of a stroke is very high. In this case you must rush your dog to your vet as soon as you possibly can. Often stroke symptoms in dogs cannot be identified, unless it's been a slow and steady process.
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The warning signs of having a heart attack may depend on the underlying cause, and we all agree the result is damaged heart cells. One could have an ischemic (lack of oxygenated blood) heart attack that occurs slowly over a period of time. Often it is what is referred to as a silent heart attack as the individual is not experiencing any symptoms, or there could be symptoms over a period of time that include chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.
I lost a 48 yr old brother, and a 35 yr old dad to hemorrhagic strokes, but I didn't see any warning signs, otherwise. One of the TIA's caused severe spinning of the room, one morning, before going to work. After holding on to the walls and making it to the couch, I went to work, anyway (the spinning had stopped). I had no idea that I was having an TIA. During the major stroke, I was at work, and noticed "sweating" only on my right arm.
, the AHA national home page. Refer to section H in the guide, Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs. This guide is copyright 1997. There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between women and men. The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender. The AHA guide should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more.
, the AHA national home page. Refer to section H in the guide, Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs. This guide is copyright 1997. There is no known difference in the presentation (signs and symptoms) of heart attacks or strokes between women and men. The variably of symptoms lies in the individual, not the gender. The AHA guide should provide all the information you are looking for as well as much more.
Ask for details, don't let them brush you off! EVERYBODY HAS DIFFERENT warning signs, I don't fit into ANY of the risk categories! It was too late by the time I had the stroke, but at the time, my stroke felt like the the pressure of a blood pressure cuff and tingling of when your arm goes to sleep, from head to toe down the entire one side, it was like as if a line was drawn down the center (right side/left side of forehead, nose, mouth chin torso. Like a blanket went over me...
alcohol amnestic disorder (memory disorder) and dementia associated with alcoholism (American Psychiatric Association 1987). Alcohol–Related Psychiatric Symptoms and Signs Heavy alcohol use directly affects brain function and alters various brain chemical and hormonal systems known to be involved in the development of many common mental disorders (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders.
I have looked up online information regarding stroke warning signs, and TIA's, and am wondering if this lip numbness could be a sign? The fluid type rushing symptoms I feel up the back of my neck make me wonder if it is related to blood flow I am hearing?.....or could it be disc material?
It came on in the afternoon and has been present all day. I have looked up online information regarding stroke warning signs, and TIA's, and am wondering if this lip numbness could be a sign? The fluid type rushing symptoms I feel up the back of my neck make me wonder if it is related to blood flow I am hearing?.....or could it be disc material?
Please post which condition ur symptoms r 4....ie:chiari, TC or Syrinx...thanks Link for Chiari symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-Of-Chiari-Symptoms/show/1024?cid=186 Link for Tethered cord symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-of-Tethered-Cord-Symptoms/show/1026?cid=186 Link for Syringomyelia symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-of-Syringomyelia-Syrinx-Symptoms/show/1025?
It does sound like you had at least a TIA (trans ischemic attack or small stroke). I had my first stroke in 1988 and your symptoms sound very similar. I had a severe headache one night and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) started developing the next day. Within 2 weeks I was completely deaf in one ear and the headpain had increased to beyond the 1-10 scale range. It was blinding. Evidence of this stroke was compelling on the MRI. The second stroke I had was in 1995.
I am not one of those computer hypochondriacs or other types of person who thinks they have everything under the sun. I read magazines about the top ten warning signs, etc. and nothing has ever bothered me. However something happened recently that opened my eyes to MS and now I need some advice. I am hoping that one of you can help me because I am not sure if these are all symptoms of MS or what I should do next. Before I get to my a-ha moment I’ll start at the beginning.
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