How a stroke effects the brain

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Avatar m tn Full recovery may be limited by the type and severity of impairment, the location of the stroke and the amount of damage to the surrounding brain tissue. Although a return to normal activities is always encouraged, limitations may prevent complete recovery, and care must be taken to pace rehabilitation protocols with the abilities of the patient. Read more: http://www.livestrong.
Avatar n tn Hi Robbie, Yes you did have a small stroke. Your headaches are common after a stroke no matter how big or small the stroke its. The bad thing is that a headache caused from your stroke is that there is not much to do about it. I had monster headaches after my stroke. The good news is that it will go away in time. Your brain is re-wiring itself around the dead spot and all of the extra activity are probably causing the headaches.
Avatar f tn It can happen at any age. Just know the side effects of a stroke coming on, the sooner you know the faster you can get treatment. Time lose is brain loss. There are various types of strokes. My stroke was in the brainstem, they consider that to be the worsekind. Your brainstem is like a central hub of your bodies functions. You'll feel numbness, slurring your speech, and your walking is unbalanced. I hope this helps answer your question.....
Avatar f tn I recenly had a stroke, I now having spasm in my brain and they go down to my right side of neck ,arm , shoulder. The muscle do not contract , you can even see it,it feels like my head is on fire and wants to explode.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your assessment is ischemic damage reflected on my brain scan. I have read the side effects of zocor because I am already experiencing several side effects from Lamictal. Are there any natural medications I could use as an alternative? I have low blood pressure and my cholesterol levels are slightly over the normal range.
368646 tn?1208393887 I have the HSV-1 virus and was doing some research on how the virus can be reactivted during brain surgery. I have posed this to my Neurologist and she prescribed Acyclovir (400 mg 5x/day orally). She precibed it for 14 days. I have taken it for five days with no results. If this were to be effective, would the recovery signs start to show by now? What is the normal length of time, in this cae, to kill the virus and be effective?
Avatar f tn That would be due to the stroke. Strokes affect your brain and body! If you had a stroke then it will take time to recover, just give it some time. I know it is frustrating and I know you want to get back to normal give it some time and work hard at it.
1474053 tn?1297825738 t allowed to drink anything and also on oxygen.... she had a heart attack 6 days before the stroke and had a stent put in and was released from the hospital a few days after but then took this stroke a few days after being released from the hospital. I am extremely worried about her and if she will be able to make a good recovery.. its been a very long week and a half and very emotional to say the least...
Avatar f tn From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Transient ischemic attack A transient ischemic attack (TIA, often colloquially referred to as “mini stroke”) is caused by the changes in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours; if symptoms persist then it is categorized as a stroke.[1] Symptoms vary widely from person to person, depending on the area of the brain involved.
Avatar n tn Many people who have had that type of death experience and brought back experience changes in the brain that often affect memory, personality or physical abilities similar to having a stroke. And like a stroke, the effects may be temporary or permanent.
Avatar m tn like if i live a traumatic experience that reminds me of the one I lived when i was a child.. can my brain disjunct and can I be paralyzed.. like a stroke something?
Avatar n tn I was wondering about the effects of a brainstem lesion, is it possible you could stop the function of swallowing and the mobility of your tongue due to this? Appreciate any information on this.
Avatar n tn What is the probability that I have, after two Brain Infarts, that the brain drain syst will finally clog and either a drain tube is introduced from the brain to the bladder or if only 1/4 of the brain is dead, the probability of encefilitirs is higher since an operation to install the drain tube can cause another brain infart, brain hemorrhage, coma or death. And if not done, it will cause encephalitis. Please advice since my last one happened in 2007.
Avatar m tn Weakness or numbness on one side of the body does not mean that it was a Stroke. The adverse effects of Effexor overdose are- vertigo, dizziness, nausea, numbness/tingling in the hands or feet, sleepiness, rapid or slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, seizures, or coma. Since you had taken a heavy overdose and that too pills expired 5 yrs back, the adverse effects would be even worse in severity.
Avatar m tn Just do deep breathing for 10 minutes then do a blood pressure it will go down the reason the blood pressure is rising because you’re not getting enough oxygen to your brain so the brain send a signal to the kidney to the raise the blood pressure by lowering the blood pressure it will cause heart attack stroke and other problems you just have to deep breathe for 10 minutes a day your blood pressure will go down thank you
Avatar m tn Mephedrone is an amphetamine-like drug, and like other stimulants, can lead to a variety of symptoms including dizzines, headaches, and in severe cases even seizures, stroke or bleeding in the brain, vasopasm (abnormal constriction of the blood vessels in the brain) and vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain). The majority of these adverse effects occur at higher doses and with sustained use, but can occur even with small doses.
Avatar m tn m worried about that cause he had a brain stroke and never suffered from seizures. so i wanna now how its going with your mother, and if u can contact me to know more i'd really appreciate it.
Avatar f tn I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar m tn Did you get a copy of the report? The report itself would tell you exactly what those white items are or how it was read. I am only a layman - but after a stroke, that is likely white matter ischemia from the stroke. I don't know about the black circles. Please get a copy of the report from the imaging center or your doctor.
Avatar f tn The specific abilities that may be lost or affected depend on where in the brain the stroke occurs and on the size of the stroke -- that is, how many brain cells were damaged. According to the National Stroke Association, someone who has a small stroke may experience effects such as weakness of a limb or difficulty walking. A person who has a bigger stroke may be paralyzed on one side or lose the ability to talk.
Avatar n tn There is no immediate cure for this condition. The fact that the hematoma is regressing is a good sign but how long is hard to tell. Paralysis of one side of the body is one of the features of stroke. The medical management includes medications to dissolve the clot, to prevent further clot formation and to keep the risk factors like High BP, and high cholesterol under control. Rehab therapy helps in recovery from loss of physical function.
Avatar m tn My cousin had a stroke three nights ago. The pons and the rest of the brain stem were heavily affected. The neurologist cannot operate since it's in a very delicate area of the brain. He moves and responds when I pinch him, but they are saying that it's only a neural response. He is unconscious and NOT in a coma. How long does it usually take for patient from suffered brain stem stroke to wake up?
Avatar n tn The doctor did say that if a toxemia stroke did happen, it is where it should be on the MRI. I am hoping that the MRI is just old stuff and not small vessel disease. He did say it was non specific and non fatal. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn You clearly have never been stoned. LOL You can have this experience where you are aware but you are so stuck in "lala land" that you don't move to deal with what you know in the back of your mind is an urgent situation.
Avatar f tn Thank you for responding to my question. I talked with another doctor on Justanswer and apparently my stroke was a "mini stroke" or TIA. It wasn't as deep in the brain as yours was so it didn't cause any problems. They still didnn't say why I have the dizziness though. So I guess I'll just have to learn to live with it.. Thanks for the tip about the stomach muscles --I;ll be trying it. Hope things have gotten better for you .