Hemorrhagic stroke risk factors

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Avatar m tn Hi,my 57 year old mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke,she was pretty healty before this,but she does smoke.The doc said it was 4 cm and it was on her left side,her vision is affected and her capability to read. She was in the hospital 5 days,her blood pressure,blood work,everything looks good which is very weird!Other then that she was conscious all the time,no memory loss or anything like that. My question is why the docs didn't give her any medication while in the hospital or after?
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
Avatar m tn Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
Avatar f tn Sorry I don't think that you will find any more answers. You'll just have to wait. I had a major stroke with no risk factors completely out of the blue, not a typical one from a clot, at age 56. Then in following up with an MRI, they found that I have a brain aneurysm. It will most likely kill me if it ever ruptures. But the risk is very small at the size that it is and I get it checked every 2 years. Life isn't always fair. You take care. Keep your optimism. And keep me posted.
4112216 tn?1428405733 To prevent any recurrence of stroke, it is important to identify her stroke risk factors, regular follow-up with her attending physician and adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes controlling high blood pressure, controlling diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy diet, exercising regularly, and intake of preventive medications prescribed. If she has co-morbid conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, it is important that the blood pressure and sugar are controlled.
620081 tn?1221446130 too little blood or ischemic stroke and too much blood or hemorrhagic stroke. Complications of stroke include: pralysis or loss of muscle movement, dfficulty talking or swallowing; aphasia, a condition in which a person has difficulty expressing thoughts through language, memory loss or troubles with understanding. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Hello, My 89 year old grand mother, residing in India, has recently suffered a hemorrhagic brain stroke. She lives at home, but stays on a bed for the whole day as she does not have much control. When we talk to her she cannot respond and tears leak out of her eyes. She can now unconsciously move her legs and her right wrist. When we bring a glass (she only takes liquids) near her mouth she opens her eyes and her mouth a little so we can pour some into her mouth.
Avatar n tn I do not have high blood pressure, chlosterol, or any of the typical risk factors. I have had severe migraines since I was 5. I had a dull headache (not a migraine)at the time of the stroke. I have had genetial herpes for the last 15 years. My question is: could the herpes have been related to the stroke? I know there is some new research that chronic infections can lead to stroke. Any thoughts you have on what caused the stroke would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn As you've probably read on this site, Pregnancy IS a risk factor for Stroke! Thus, as survivors we must consider ourselves high risk pregnancies, and our best bet for honest answers to these questions would be to seek them from a specialist, ie, High Risk Obstetrician. I have also found that my PCP and regular OB/Gyn dodge this subject with vague answers that don't say yes or no with any particular explanation.
Avatar n tn I only know what I have been told in regards to my mother who had a massive stroke. All strokes are different, all recoveries are different and depend on several factors. I know this does not help much, but it is true. The brain swelling depends on the size of the stroke and I believe it takes a few weeks, but best to ask the Dr. on that one. Regarding the neglect, you can help this situation by making people approach her from her left side..
542997 tn?1214753950 Hi, Cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of exercise, excessive drinking, obesity are all risk factors that can cause stroke. I would suggest you to limit your alcohol intake, it is ok to continue with your exercise routine as long as you don’t overexert yourself and also keep a tab on your blood pressure.
Avatar m tn Hello and sorry for what happened. Therapy for stroke will depend on whether it is hemorrhagic or ischemic. With low pressures, it could be ischemic. But like you already mentioned, now the doctors are trying to stabilize her, once done they may focus on rehabilitation. As the edema and inflammation in the brain subside, she may regain a few functions after which her doctors will decide what the best rehabilitation program is for her.
Avatar m tn I have a nephew who had a stroke at age 40; he was known to have used pot since he was a teenager.
Avatar f tn Conversely, aspirin prevents against first stroke in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction. The most important modifiable risk factors for stroke are high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. Other modifiable risk factors include high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, cigarette smoking[17][18] (active and passive), heavy alcohol consumption and drug use, lack of physical activity, obesity and unhealthy diet.
976897 tn?1379171202 If it was not a cardiac surgery, other factors that led to clot formation previously that may still be the risk factors have to be taken into account before stopping Aspirin. A complete blood work must be carried out and a haematologist must be consulted who will advise on the basis of the reports whether Aspirin could be stopped. There could be a number of factors in the body that may cause abnormal clotting.
190976 tn?1238402871 Hello: In September 2005 I suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and hemorrhagic stroke. I underwent two brain surgeries: one to clip two ruptured aneurysms and one to install a permanent shunt to remove blood and cerebro-spinal fluid from my intracranial cavity. While I have experienced some recovery in some areas, MY SHORT-TERM MEMORY and sequencing abilities are severely diminished.
Avatar m tn Only thing was that doctors before him did not recognize the problem and I had another symptom you did not-- massive hemorrhagic stroke, which doctors will not say is related to this problem-- but I had no other risk factors indicating stroke.
Avatar m tn Cerebral aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery causing a localized ballooning of the blood vessel, which can rupture anytime leading to subarachnoid hemorrhage and hemorrhagic stroke. This is commonly encountered in the circle of willis, particularly the anterior communicating artery and is an incidental finding. If you are a hypertensive, a strict control is warranted.
338734 tn?1377163768 I am very worried about compromising my chances of SVR and I am not aware of anything that could link the interferon to stroke risk factors. Does anyone have any information or comment either on the effect of a missed Pegasys dose on SVR or on any link between Pegasys and risk of stroke?
Avatar f tn Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk (see WARNINGS and CLINICAL TRIALS). TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS). RENAL RISK TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED in patients with advanced renal impairment and in patients at risk for renal failure due to volume depletion (see WARNINGS).
Avatar f tn I hate to seem contrary or as if I'm duped by the medical community but my understanding is that it's pretty well established that statins lower cardiac event risk and likely the risk of stroke. There are many articles at medscape and several that are CME credit articles. Are they perfect and beyond the need for disclaimers in advertizing? No, but there is strong evidence that statins reduce the risk of cardiac event.
Avatar m tn This is a powerful and dangerous med that can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding and even bleeding in your brain -- putting you at risk for a hemorrhagic stroke. Yet for years, the mainstream has been handing out these pills like lollipops despite the fact that there is no credible evidence that proves "aspirin therapy" can lower heart risk. Whether you're diabetic or not, the best way to lower your heart risk is through better eating and fish oil capsules, twice a day.
Avatar n tn Like most of you or your significant others I too had a TIA but mine included a Hemorrhagic stroke w/it. I am the typical looking stroke victim or heart attack waiting to happen. I am significantly over weight, but the doctors to a one keep telling me I am too young too good a shape (? see above) 41 to have a stroke. My wife is tired of hearing it from every single doctor I have seen.
Avatar f tn Cerebrovascular Disorders Ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events have been observed in patients treated with interferon alfa-based therapies, including [drug name]. Events occurred in patients with few or no reported risk factors for stroke, including patients less than 45 years of age. Because these are spontaneous reports, estimates of frequency cannot be made and a causal relationship between interferon alfa-based therapies and these events is difficult to establish.
Avatar n tn Posted By kd on April 30, 1999 at 09:40:03 Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. As you can see, I have a couple of different questions. 1. I have a hx of classical migraine. I also have a left common cartoid that is completely occluded after carotid endarterectomy/carotid-aortic graft. Dopplars show that the right common, external, and internal carotids are becoming occluded to the extent that surgery was being considered. I was sent to a neurologist after some apparent TIAs.
Avatar n tn Posted By kd on April 30, 1999 at 09:40:03 Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. As you can see, I have a couple of different questions. 1. I have a hx of classical migraine. I also have a left common cartoid that is completely occluded after carotid endarterectomy/carotid-aortic graft. Dopplars show that the right common, external, and internal carotids are becoming occluded to the extent that surgery was being considered. I was sent to a neurologist after some apparent TIAs.
Avatar n tn HOWEVER IT IS CONCEIVABLE THAT THIS POSSIBLY COULD REPRESENTS A SMAL PITUITARY LEISON.SUCH ASA HEMORRHAGIC MICROADENOMA OR HEMORRHAGIC/PROTEINACEOUS RATHKE CLEFT CYST. RECOMMEND FURTHER EVALUATION WITH SPECIALIZED 3-D T2 CUBE IMAGING." Is above word tell anything about tumor ?. I think at this stage i need good neuro-endo or just good endo rather neuro-surgeon . what do you think. What should be my plan of action to get my normal enjoyable life back ?.
Avatar n tn Posted By kd on April 30, 1999 at 09:40:03 Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. As you can see, I have a couple of different questions. 1. I have a hx of classical migraine. I also have a left common cartoid that is completely occluded after carotid endarterectomy/carotid-aortic graft. Dopplars show that the right common, external, and internal carotids are becoming occluded to the extent that surgery was being considered. I was sent to a neurologist after some apparent TIAs.
Avatar n tn 3)[12,13] and dementia.[14] Consistent J-shaped curves demonstrate increased risks for stroke, especially hemorrhagic stroke,[15] and dementia at heavier levels of alcohol consumption.
Avatar n tn Posted by kd on April 30, 1999 at 09:40:03 Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. As you can see, I have a couple of different questions. 1. I have a hx of classical migraine. I also have a left common cartoid that is completely occluded after carotid endarterectomy/carotid-aortic graft. Dopplars show that the right common, external, and internal carotids are becoming occluded to the extent that surgery was being considered. I was sent to a neurologist after some apparent TIAs.