Brain stroke prevention

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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 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 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 This research was, obviously, for stroke prevention and treatment.
Avatar m tn My brain MRI impression states "multiple areas of Ill defined increased signal T2 in the white matter on the flair sequences suggesting a demylinating process". What is this suggesting? MS?
Avatar n tn Another possiblity (though less likely perhaps given your multiple stroke risk factors) is could this be MS rather than stroke? Visual loss could have been optic neuritis and the "stroke" in cerebellum could be a plaque. Certainly don't mean to alarm you, just let you know that there may be other possibolities. There are special types of MRI that can easily distinguish between a stroke an dMS.
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 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 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 m tn There is scientific evidence for aspirin in the secondary prevention of stroke (that is, patients who have already had a stroke), and in certain other groups ie diabetics, coronary disease. There is no proven scientific evidence for aspirin for just spots on an MRI. That being said, there may still be some benefit if you have some stroke risk factors (like blood pressure and cholesterol), but that is unkown at this point.
Avatar m tn I would be asking why there was no prevention taken on stopping clots from travelling to the brain. tPA probably could have been given but it does not always work and there are lots of reasons to not give it - mainly because they fear a bleeding stroke.
Avatar f tn As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, leading to movement disability on the affected side, inability to understand or speak, or visual disturbance on that side. Stroke symptoms are experienced on the opposite side of the brain that is affected. For example, if there is a clot on the left side of the brain, weakness, numbness or inability to move the arm or leg is experienced on the right side of the body.
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 f tn I recently had a MRI on my brain without contrast, this is what was in my report. Can you give me your thoughts on this? No restricted diffusion. Diffuse subcortical and periventricular microangiopathic changes. There is a small focus of extra-axial FLAIR hyperintensity in the left frontal region. No hydrocephalus, midline shift, or extra-axial collection. There is no accentuated or lobar volume loss. Larger intracranial vascular flow voids are preserved.
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.
Avatar n tn t drugs that prevent the migraines, or the vasoconstriction, then prevent the stroke? I assume, perhaps wrongly, that prevention of migraine prevents stroke (in my case). I had luck previously on propanalol, but my doctor now says that won't prevent a stroke. He says only calcium channel blockers MAY. Can you give me your opinion on this issue? Thank you very much.