Heat stroke brain damage

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Avatar f tn My mom (65 yrs. old, healthy w/ asthma) had an episode in August that she describes as heat stroke/dehydration - exposed to warm weather and not much to drink. That night, for a couple hours, she was super overheated and couldn't get her body to cool down. She finally cooled herself off by using cold, wet wash cloths on her head and upper body. Others in the house were comfortably sleeping under their covers, so the house wasn't overly warm at the time.
Avatar f tn So what exactly is heat intolerance and how does it relate to MS? I know the heat can exaggerate symptoms already there. But does MS make you more susceptible to getting overheated? I have noticed ever since the weather got hot (80s and 90s) I have trouble with the heat. As I've mentioned before, I run a lot. When I am running I get overheated way too fast. A lot fast than the other runners I train with.
1847422 tn?1332870656 I was on the verge of heat stroke twice in my college years, and appart form the splitting headache, that is exactly how it feels. I usually don't do anything but go to my car and then inside again after it is 80 or higher. If it is hot enough to cause sweat, it is too hot for me! I went to the St. Patricks parade and it was 82. All I did was stand around and I was over-heated and really messed up (eyes acting up too) for almost 24 hours!
Avatar f tn slurred speech and now also has swallowing issues. Could the possible heat stroke have caused brain damage to the extent that it could cause this kind of neurological damage and decline? She's had cat scans, an MRA and a neurologist did an EMG - all were normal. They are sending her to another neurologist at Virginia Mason in Seattle (in January) to see if they can find anything. Could this possibly have been caused by the heat stroke?
Avatar n tn I was overcome with heat stroke in 2001 and ever since frequently suffer from heat exhaustion very quickly. The problem is, I'm an endurance athlete who needs to spend many hours outside training - be it in the heat, humidity, cold, etc. For the last 2 weekends, I've been overcome with heat exhaustion during events. I keep trying to train during the week - but I seem to be getting more fatigued and exhausted.
Avatar n tn During the summer use a hat or scarf and avoid the sun on the head for long periods. The stroke disables are very vulnerable to heat stroke. They may not be able to compensate properly. Make sure you bring two varieties of cold drink and offer sips ar fifteen minute intervals. Make sure the sunlight hits as much skin area as possible. Ideally for at least 45 minutes per day. The value of a moderate amount of sunlight every day cannot be underestimated.
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.
Avatar n tn The CT results were not revealed to us until this week, although the scan was performed after her stroke three months ago. They are saying now that the stroke seems to have also affected the other side of her brain which is causing her to have problems with her left hand. She was able a few weeks ago to pick up a glass and drink but is now not able to do that. We are uncertain how to address possible depression.
Avatar f tn slurred speech and now also has swallowing issues. Could the possible heat stroke have caused brain damage to the extent that it could cause this kind of neurological damage and decline? She's had cat scans, an MRA and a neurologist did an EMG - all were normal. They are sending her to another neurologist at Virginia Mason in Seattle (in January) to see if they can find anything. Could this possibly have been caused by the heat stroke?
Avatar m tn I cant socialise I dint see my family this easter as I cant bare this constant brain damage pain. - Heat hyper sensitivity i cant handle any heat I feel like mild does are like a dessert basic activities on a cooler day eg walking to the doctors in seconds Of walking my body over heats. - Chronic fatigue – The most basic activities eg doing the dishes putting rubbish out, going to get groceries causes massive fatigue were I need to sleep or atleast lay down and rest.
580765 tn?1274922960 TIA's are often a precursor to the bigger strokes that cause more severe brain damage. Again, I don't know what your doctor was focused on during those tests you mentioned.
Avatar f tn Get a brain MRI asap. You might have had a stroke, TIA, or damage to the small vessels in your brain. It could also be damage to your vestibular system, or vestibulo-ocular reflex. I have been through what you just described for the past 8 1/2 years. It's important to take charge of your own health sometimes! I had to, in order to find what was really going on with me.
Avatar n tn This should not be something serious if the injury is a neuropraxia and hence the damage reversible. Other types of nerve damage viz, neurontemesis and axonotmesis. These can be detected by electromyogram and nerve conduction velocity study and neurontemesis is the most severe and irreversible. Your doctor should assess the damage and advise treatment accordingly. Take care.
Avatar f tn I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar f tn My Mri showed I have several small punctuate lesions in my brain and I have also had an LP done to look for a cause. All my tests are coming back negative.....MS, lyme, neurosyphillis, lupus, bacteria, etc. These lesions are causing me so much pain in my head I can't stand it anymore. I am now on seizure medication just in case I may have one. I have constant bouts of lightheadedness, and unsteadiness when standing.
Avatar f tn I am 38yr female who for the past going on 5mths now have had multiple symptoms/problems that started suddenly with no previous health issues other than high cholesterol and being overweight. I presented to local emergeny dept with stroke like symptoms. By the time I got there the symptoms were gone and the whole "attack" Lasted about 1hr from start to finish and I was fine, completely normal again.
Avatar n tn Treatment hasn't helped. Brain lesions do not go away and I get a few new lesions each year. So I keep accumulating active brain lesions. MRI -Multiple small foci of bright FLAIR in the subcortical white matter of both hemispheres in relatively symmetric distribution. I am also diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Ulcerative Colitis.
211940 tn?1267884866 Hi there, For many people with MS the heat is their enemy, but some people are not affected in this way. It can be the heat from allowing our body to get over heated or it can be from a raise of our body temperature when we are sick. This is called Uthoffs phenomenon. I think I might have spelt it wrong but if you google it will answer most of your questions. Basically a raise in body temperature can temporarily worsen our symptoms.
Avatar n tn If permanent damage results, a stroke is diagnosed. Less common disorders that cause vertigo by affecting the brain stem or cerebellum include multiple sclerosis, fractures at the base of the skull, head injuries, seizures, infections, and tumors growing in or near the base of the brain. Vertigo can sometimes be part of a migraine attack and occasionally occur without the headache.
Avatar m tn epilepsy (several types) Tay-Sachs disease and other storage diseases spinocerebellar degenerative diseases Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome Huntington's disease multiple system atrophy corticobasal degeneration Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease brain infections, including HIV focal brain damage, including from stroke or tumor heat stroke electrical shock hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) toxins and drugs Myoclonus also occurs normally, as a person falls asleep or while sleeping.
Avatar f tn you could get sun poisoning or heat stroke.. and ive been told not to take too hot baths because it can over heat baby and cause brain damage.. idk how true that is but its probably the same for the sun but if you wear sun block, stay hydrated &; dont stay too long you should be fine.
1446472 tn?1300962219 i had sun stroke or heat 10 years ago and since that day till now i have sudden dizzy attacks which prevent me of being normal active person , i do wonder is it possible that the sun stroke caused any damage in my blood vessel ? coz these attacks r like horrican i feel all my head full of pressure ears too with pain and everything around keep moving it stayslike 4 days then it becomes lighter and 10 days later its not there !with no cure or anymedication.
535822 tn?1443980380 //www.naturalnews.com/hfcs.html). Since it is linked to obesity, brain damage, low IQ, and even mercury poisoning, avoiding all foods that contain HFCS -- this can include breads, cereals, and other seemingly innocuous foods -- will do wonders for your health. Most vegetable oils, including hydrogenated and 'trans' fat varieties. The misdirected war on saturated fats has convinced millions of people that unsaturated vegetable oils are a healthy alternative.
241234 tn?1220984156 I received no information on stroke rehabilitation or even what the damage from stroke consisted of from my physiatrists. This is what I believe I should have received. Add your own for your case. If the medical profession is not willing to critique their own information delivery then we will have to do it for them.
534785 tn?1329595808 ~98/65 --fast heart rate --elevated RAIU (at 6hrs: 18.
1296191 tn?1280703473 When the weather turns warmer, there is a danger of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. During heat stroke, the body loses the ability to cool itself and control body temperature, and brain damage can result. It is very important to remain well hydrated and cool during extreme temperatures. Another major concern for parents are febrile seizures (convulsions). Seizures occur in 2-6% of children with high fevers.
Avatar n tn We are looking for some sort of relief for the burining senstation in the mouth and the heat buidup in the head. Common symptom are numbness, fluctuation in pressure, heat, loss of strength in right hand and leg. She has not complaint of pain but is concerned about the following 1. Excessive heat build up on the head (day or night....can physically feel it). sweats when this happens 2. Excessive secretion of fluid from mouth...saliva...what can be done 3.
Avatar m tn These symptoms of hemiplegia in your father-in-law could be due to either the persistent bradycardia or a possibility of thromboembolic phenomena in the brain after pacemaker insertion resulting in stroke which is causing paralysis. Once the pacemaker is inserted lateral chest x-ray films are important to assure proper lead position. It is very difficult to confirm the accurate cause. A clinical examination is mandatory. Echocardiogram may be done to check the position of pacemaker.
Avatar n tn Technically I did not have a stroke.. at least that is what all the test say. In August I went into the urgent care with complaints of my left lip being numb and tingles starting to go down my left arm and part of my left leg. With in moments they called a ambulance and rushed me to the hosptial. While I was in the hospital my entire left side of my face went numb.
Avatar f tn As with heart attack, ive heard your CK level can increase with stroke, in his case heat stroke, as well.. am i correct? Because i do believe that he may have had a heat stroke.. and i wonder if the doctors believed that as well since they ordered a CK test. While researching, i read that the test is ordered if patient had a heart attack, stroke, or something else. But, after seeing his CK level.. You would think the doctors would take further action..