Brain stroke prevention

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Avatar m tn The causes of stroke are multiple and could include embolism from the heart or other areas (such as the aorta or other parts of the body), bleeds, atherosclerosis of the blood vessels, vasculitis (or inflammatory processes affecting the blood vessels of the brain), and others. The prevention of stroke typically depends on what are the risk factors a patient has. These may include aspirin, certain blood thinners, or cholesterol-lowering medications.
Avatar n tn risk factors as previously stated. Theoretically, prevention of migraines should decrease the chance of stroke, but if you had your stroke while not having a migraine then the point is mute. The stroke in migraines is usually correlated with the aura phase, this is where the vasoconstriction is thought to occur. The migraine phase is when the vasodilation occurs. I would try and prevent the migraine headaches, but this is only theoretical.
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. If you have migraines and a demyelinating disease then these changes are expected. Take care!
Avatar n tn Dear Dr. Rubin: I read in a magazine that 700,000 Americans get a stroke each year, 75% survive, and about 9 out of 10 are left with some sort of permanent neurological impairment thereafter. First, does this sound accurate? Second, what are the biggest risk factors for stroke? Clearly, prevention is the best policy, and even at the age of 26, I want to do everything I can to reduce any risk factors I may have.
Avatar f tn The tests they are running are to find out the cause as well as the areas of the brain affected. Stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism, or due to a hemorrhage(bleed in the brain).
Avatar f tn I was just advised I suffered a hemmoradic stroke , I m. wonding if what my life expancy could be , or do I act like im walking on eggshells waiting for a blood vessel to rupture and I drop dead or can I live a long while if I follow dr.s orders?
Avatar m tn My very active mother had a massive brain haemorrhage on 25 July 2008 (aged 75), she was fine in the morning and in the afternoon I had to break her door down and found her unconsious, the Dr's said they would not CT scan her as it was her brain stem and she would die at any time and would I want her to die alone on a CT scanner.
Avatar n tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care!
Avatar n tn My doctor thinks it could be brain stem mini strokes. He also said it is possible these are signs of a future stroke (brain stem). Is this even possible? I am hypothyroid on synthroid and take aspirin. I have normal blood pressure and borderline cholestorol. Also, where should I go to get a quality second opinion on this?
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn my mother in law is paralysed by the right side after a medium size brain haemorrhage. she cannot talk nor swallow food.she is totally bed ridden. she is fed pureed food via a peg through the stomach.she is also a heart patient with 2 prior angioplasties done. 3 stents are placed in her heart. frequently her urination stops and her legs start swelling. she often hospitalised. too may bed sores. what are her chances of recovery post brain surgery?
Avatar m tn There was a thead on this elsewhere but it would not allow me to post as it had reached its daily limit. I've seen a lot of posts where people are complaining of brain zaps while going through SSRI withdrawal. I'm actually experiencing them while I'm on one! I've been taking Lexapro 20mg or about a year now and have been experiencing ocassional brain zaps. Anyone having this problem while under current treatment -- not withdrawals?
Avatar f tn Statins also interfere with the way cholesterol is absorbed, and your brain NEEDS cholesterol. Please come by Heart Failure Solutions and do some reading before you make a decision to start such a potentially harmful drug. Chasing a little one is going to get you back into good shape, see yourself that way with visualization everyday, and be careful not to sabotage yourself. Many blessings.
Avatar m tn The symptoms were giddiness, mumness at one side, Imbalance(dragging to left side). Later doctor found that it was because of left vertebral artery dissection. Since then I am taking ACITROM, Olmesartan tables. I have most of my weakness improved in few days. Except the mumness at right hand side. I had met a small accident one day prior to the incident. Also, Had neck injuries in the past. Will the repeated Trauma of the neck be the cause of my stroke? Or Hyper tension will be the cause?
220917 tn?1309788081 Put on medication for migraine prevention. I had never had migraines before this. Summer 05 Had cervical spinal fusion surgery -- very successful. Sept. 05 Had another episode of the complicated migraine w/same symptoms. Saw a new neurologist when first one put me on antidepressant. I think he thought I was 'faking.' New doc put me on Topamax, after an EEG showed abnormal electrical activity. He said it looked as if I was having absence seizures every few minutes.
Avatar n tn The prognosis of persons with paralysis secondary to stroke would depend on the severity of the stroke as well as the area of brain involvement. The main concern here, aside from stroke rehabilitation is prevention of another stroke from happening. This would entail adequate control of her blood pressure as well as thrombolytic therapy. Has there been any improvement brought about by physiotherapy and ayurvedic massage?
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Avatar n tn Stroke : : : : : : Two years ago I had a carotid artery surgery which resulted in a severe brain hemmorhage which has left me with little use of my right side. Sept. of last year I had an ultrasound of the same artery and it showed 50% blockage. The only medication I am on is an aspirin a day. I feel treatment should more aggressive considering the severity of my previous CVA. Also, I am wondering if your hospital takes medicare. I will be eligible in July of this year.
Avatar m tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care!
Avatar n tn If an infarct has already formed then there is damage to that part of the brain and consequently loss of function that corresponds to that particular part of brain. Most stroke patients experience some permanent disability that may interfere with walking, speech, vision, understanding, reasoning, or memory. Prognosis depends on the type of stroke, the degree and duration of obstruction or hemorrhage, and the extent of brain tissue death.
Avatar f tn brain tumors, brain abscess, bleeding in the brain either spontaneously or from trauma, meningitis or encephalitis, an overdose of certain medications or electrolyte imbalance. Please go for detailed investigations to know whether it was a stroke. The main diagnostic tests that are done to diagnose Stroke are- Computerized tomography(CT scan )- used to look for bleeding, masses or lesions within the brain. MRI scan:. The MRI images are more detailed than those from CT.
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Since you have hair loss and tend to forget things, please get tested for anemia, hypothyroidism and diabetes. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hypoplastic vertebral artery also increases risk of stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn After a few weeks, I was diagnosed as having a seizure disorder caused by scar tissue from the stroke, thus the symptoms were like the stroke given that thesame area of the brain was involved. Anti-seizure medication stopped the symptoms cold (first Depakote which I didn't tolrate and now Neurontin which is great). After the seizure disorder was diagnosed, my neuroligist (who was not the same one I saw with the stroke) started to run and re-run tests (Arteriogram, TEE, echo, etc.
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines.