Brain stroke pictures

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3055976 tn?1340380677 My father got a stroke twice but on different years. First was on October of 2008 and the second was on November of 2009. Thankfully, he recovered. But there are times,especially during the evening when he starts talking about things in the past, most of them are not familiar to us. Or sometimes he takes anything random as topic like pictures or any objects or words he hears. I'm worried because he never stops talking. Then, what worries us more is the next day, he starts being hot-tempered.
Avatar n tn While visiting me on Thanksgiving, my 86 year old aunt had a massive left brain stroke. This has left her completely unable to speak, swallow or move her right side at all.My question is: How are you able to know how much she can understand what you are saying? I see her almost every day, and I talk to her, play music, show her pictures, etc. Sometimes I don't even see any eye contact. Is there any way to know how much she understands. The drs.
Avatar n tn Depression is a frequent result of brain stem stroke (and most other stroke locations, too) and antidepressants are a useful therapy. You can help by treating him in exactly the same way you did before the stroke. He still has most of his faculties and his personality probably has not changed, he is now locked inside this uncooperative body. Tell him about family and national news and help him to express opinions as he will have done before.
Avatar n tn My Dad, age 70, just suffered an ischemic stroke on the left side of his brain. He was at the hospital within 2 hours of the stroke, but the medicine to dissolve the blood clot didn't seem to have much affect. Right after the stroke he had no movement on the right side of this body, could not speak, and was having trouble swallowing. We have seen very small improvements...he is mostly swallowing on his own, he has said the odd word (but not when he tries)....thats about it.
Avatar f tn The doctors said the damage in my boyfriend's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.The problem is he went back to his country in June 07 for a job so we live in two different countries at the moment.
Avatar n tn I have Fibromyalgia and was having some real bad headaches and quite by accident they found a 6mm brain anyurism on my interior cartorid artery. My neuro doc said many people have them and they need no treatment but I have to go once a year and have the CT to make sure there are no changes. Please insist on all the tests you want to ease your mind and be thourogh.
Avatar f tn My 48 year old sister was diagnosed with a low grade small brain tumor yesterday, 3 May 2010. Up until a couple of days before she had shown no signs of illness. Infact shes the healthiest person I know. She doesnt smoke goes to the gym regularly and eats very healthily. The only stressful thing in her life is her job, which she loves, shes a headteacher/principal of a large school.
Avatar n tn My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke three weeks ago. He is 66 and had a series of TIAs (four that we know of) within the last year. He is now in a care facility and has two rehab sessions daily. The speech therapist told us today that she does not feel additional therapy will help him because he's not responding. He has little if any paralysis, but the stroke affected his memory apparently. It seems like he's made a lot of progres in three weeks and too early to quit speech therapy.
Avatar n tn There are a lot of programs to deal with restoration of the ability to swallow, but most are too complex for the stroke damaged patient to understand. Soft, tasty, visually attractive stroke friendly foods provided in small quantities at extended intervals. The ability to handle food is also something that can be developed.
Avatar n tn The 6 month to 1 year recovery is from the part of the brain that was knocked out from the stroke, Any part of the brain that completely died will need to use neuroplasticity to recover and that takes a long time and lots of mental ability. This part of recovery is wholly dependent on the patient themselves since they need to understand that they are retraining their brain.
Avatar n tn Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
Avatar n tn t ever give up and don't ever let anyone tell you it just isn't possible, God answers prayers and he has given us a miraculous body, especially the brain. More and more research is happening these days concerning stroke and the brain. They are proving you can have continued recovery for many, many years. We still run into issues and problems and life certainily changes, dramatically, but we am not ready to give up just because some doctor has.
Avatar n tn It is nonsense that incontinence after a stroke is forever. There is more nonsense going on about how to care for the stroke damaged elderly than I can believe. So never give up hope.
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Avatar m tn Hello Dear Respectful Doctors my Father ( 59 year old Orthodontist whom is not diabetic nor hypertensive but has general neuro weakness all over his body developing since the last 2years) was admitted into the emergency department one week ago after he developed what the Doctors first diagnosed as Stroke then Transient Ischemic Attack and then unknown due to the CT Scan and MRI showing nothing according to the neurologist present, he was sitting on the couch normally speaking when suddenly he fe
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of 3 years suffered a stroke last November after surviving cancer (he'll turn 30 in a month) The doctors said the damage in my bf's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.
Avatar n tn The stroke was so massive that doctors had to remove the damaged part of her brain (on the left) for her to survive. she was in a coma in the icu for about a week, then she was moved to a sub acute unit in a different hospital. It has been like i said, almost 3 years now (she defied the doctors 3-5 day survival), and her recovery has been minimal. She has paralyis on her right side, she is on a vent and a feeding tube (g-tube). She talks very rarely and struggles at that.
Avatar n tn On June 4th, in the evening, my beautiful mother had a subcerebral hemorraghic stroke on the right side of her brain. She is only 66. The doctors said it was a large bleed, 4 x 5 centimeters. They gave her five days to live. It has been two weeks and she is still fighting for her life. She has a feeding tube and a tracheotomy. She is slowly being taken of the the respirator.
Avatar m tn Sounds like migraines to me. And stroke is most definitely a possibility. But you don't have a tumor since you had a CT scan. If you could you return to the doc who gave you the medicines, he can prescribe a new drug, and also you should ASK for a referral to a good neurologist in town. Don't leave his office until he gives you a paper that says when and where your neuro appointment will be.
Avatar f tn Can't imagine anyone going through all those motions while in the process of having a stroke. Only someone who studies the brain, would be able to describe it like that. Even though they always said she didn't, I believe my Auntie had a series of small strokes, which ultimately caused her dementia.
Avatar n tn But, a good day means that he's pretty alert and can answer most questions, laugh at jokes, recognize people in pictures, etc. A bad day being he doesn't remember my mom's name, but he does recognize her. On good days, he has pretty good strength to stand up and walk with a walker. He has a tendency to fall backward though, so someone is always by his side. On bad days, he has no energy and can barely get out of bed let alone walk more than a few steps. He has been on Razedyne (sp?).
Avatar n tn Hi Marsha, Iam in the same situatuion as you. Have white spots in the brain mri. Was yours diagonised. Any updates?
Avatar f tn If a grand mal seizure lasts for a long time in a person with seizure it can lead to brain damage. Seizures are caused by brain scarring, infections such as meningitis, tumors, surgery, stroke, and Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They can be triggered by stress, lack of sleep, infection, alcohol, and certain medications and, in children, fevers. Similarly brain damage from traumatic injury, brain tumor, a lack of oxygen to the brain all can lead to scar tissue to form.
Avatar f tn He reiterated what has been said here that brain injuries take a while to heal ,the brain is very adapt at healing itself & that animals are remarkably adapt at adjusting to changes in their lives. He streesed that we should not make any rash decisions as we ourselves were suffering shock & were too emotionally involved to make decisions. He emphasised that he would advise us what would be done to assist her recovery & that the emphasis was to save her.
469720 tn?1388149949 If a clot breaks off, enters the bloodstream and lodges in an artery leading to the brain, a stroke results. Other heart disease - People with coronary heart disease or heart failure have a higher risk of stroke than those with hearts that work normally. Dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart), heart valve disease and some types of congenital heart defects also raise the risk of stroke.
Avatar m tn I was immediately scheduled for an open MRI and to have those images shown to my primary care provider who couldn't make heads or tails about the pictures, but it was serious enough to refer me to the base neurologist. After a couple of brain scans, battery of coordination and memory tests, and the dreaded lumbar puncture (spinal tap), nothing could not be found except a positive reaction to an retrovirus in my bloodwork that could be causing this condition.
Avatar m tn I thought I was having a stroke and could barely make it to the door. I screamed in pain as my entire left side shook, cramped and basically just exploded. It felt as if someone had taken a hook and hooked an artery behind my left eye and pulled it out, jerking the nerve right down to my left fingers with it. The pain disappeared after 30 seconds and I went to bed. It took me weeks to forget the pain. In the first year it happened once a year. Then the next year 3-4 times.
Avatar n tn 12mths ago, my 14yr daughter had a basal ganglia stroke, seven days later she had a hemorrhagic stroke (right side). Very severe. As a result of the brain injury she needed ot, speech, physiotherapy. As she is an adolescent she was treated as a mature age patient. The therapists here is Australia gave me worksheets, fact sheets, laminated pictures on how to do the exercises. If you wish I can post these to you.
Avatar m tn To show how the hepatitis C virus infects brain cells, Power pointed to a computer screen in his U of A lab on Tuesday. On one side of the screen, pictures of two healthy brain cells appeared in red. On the other side, those same cells appeared peppered with green dots. And in this picture, green is bad since it represents a buildup of viral proteins that eventually damage and kill the cell. In a way, Power explained, the virus can cause brain cells to drown in their own garbage.
Avatar f tn CT scans are almost totally useless when it comes to the brain - I'm amazed they still use them for potential stroke patients in the ER!! So often they just give false negatives and then the patient, who really is having a stroke, is sent home. Have your parents seen you lately? I think if they saw that one of your pupils was much larger than the other, they might realize that you have real issues and pay for the necessary medical inquiry!!