How a stroke effects the brain

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2175879 tn?1338355028 My MRI results came in. This time my neurologist actually found proof that I had a stroke. First they thought it was a TIA, then an ear ache, and then I kinda forced the issue, they did another MRI and actually found a small "disruption" on my right side of my brain. I can't tell you how relieved that makes me.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
401095 tn?1351391770 It is a precursor (directly on the formative pathway) to nor- epinephrine, one of the main neurotransmitters that govern mood. In one study, more than 75 percent of people with severe depression showed rapid improvement while taking supplements of phenylalanine and vitamin B6. Food sources for this are: sunflower seeds, black beans, watercress and soybeans. Recommended dosage: Begin with 500 mg (one capsule) two times daily, on an empty stomach with juice.
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.
551789 tn?1237180929 That's the only way i can describe the strange feeling I get in my head. It's almost purely physical but it send me into a panic attack. I get almost convinced I'm having a stroke or something and the feeling lasts about 30 mins.
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 m tn From the results, I have a big cyst in the right sinus and from the MRI test the spotted some spots in the brain. At the beginning they thought that is something do to with multiple sclerosis and I am taking some new test. But they don't believe this is the case now until the results. My question is if these spots in the brain might be caused from the migraines and what other side effects may have in my health.
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 m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
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.
1110049 tn?1409402144 When I had a stroke on 17th June my face dropped on one side. i had a bleed on left side of my brain. My left side is weak and I find talking difficult. I was taken to hospital straight away, and spent nearly two weeks there. That was 8 weeks ago. i have been struggling. My speech hardly improved, and now i have lost my voice, but that may not be due to the stroke. my walking not too bad, but cannot use my left arm and hand.
Avatar n tn To my limited knowledge, TIAs are caused by temporary blood clots in the brain. Because the effects of TIAs do not last longer than 24 hours, I'm presuming that TIAs do not injure the brain. Obviously, this is wrong, as I've been told that TIAs can lead to dementia. How do TIAs lead to dementia? And how can TIAs be detected clinically, days or weeks after the blood clot has dissolved?
Avatar n tn I had a stroke a number of years ago. I through a small clot. I was in my mid 40s. Though all the physical sighns are gon I have been left with some what I call head problems. . See my new post under new questions and would love to hear from anyone who would like to comment. I wish any one out there that has problems after the physical part goes back to normal in seeking help. But if you Kaiser I feel sory for you and try some other medical hospital.
Avatar f tn My 74 yr old mum suffered a brain stem stroke after a bilateral knee operation of 16 April this year. The sad thing is she had suffered arthritis for many years. And this year when both legs gave way there was no choice but to do a knee replacement . The orto surgeon suggested bilateral. Mum was so looking forward to being independent again.
Avatar f tn Like any operation, there are possible effects and complications of the surgery such as allergic reaction to the anesthetic, injury from the head pin fixing device, injury to facial muscle and sinuses, infection of the bone flap, seizures, bleeding, brain damage, brain swelling and even stroke. Prior to any operation, these are discussed by your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn This will depend on the area of the brain affected, the more extensive the area of brain affected, the more functions that are likely to be lost. If there was no trauma to this area, this could be an infection or nerve-related problem (if the lips are numb). You can have this evaluated further for proper diagnosis. Complete medical history and physical examination are important in assessing if other tests should be done. Take care and keep us posted.
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 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.
453029 tn?1205951419 ihad a stroke 13 yearsago have had many health scare experiences since ithought i could share my experiences with others and vice versa, plusi am i very bad typer asmyleft arm isparalzed so forgive me i try
Avatar n tn say the next 72 hours are crucial and there is nothing they can do to stop the stroke from happening again. It all depends on if the brain swells more and effects the left sideand he will go into a coma. He is talking and has a bad headache and all he getting is Tylenol Does anyone know if there are specific hospitals in Florida that deal with strokes exclusively?
Avatar m tn You may have had an intra operative TIA or stroke that affected the region in your brain which controls your gustatory sense. I am not sure if this will recover, but I would suggest that you see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI to see the cause of this symptoms. This may not have been related to the surgery and may have occurred separately, so it is important that you obtain his opinion of how to minimize any further events.
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 My husbandf took me to the hospital and after ct scans and MRI I was told I had a stroke. I fel blessed tho, I ahve no lasting affects accept bouts of being dizzy and headaches. I am frustrated tho because my questions have not been answered. Why did I have this. My cholesteral is ok, my arteries are ok. The doctors don't have any answers. Ok I do need to lose 20lbs well now 10 and my blood pressure was borderline which I am taking medication for.
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.
Avatar n tn to describe the way the brain is impacted by being on a bypass machine. Could you comment on how the brain is negatively impacted by being on a bypass machine?
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 An 85 your old male suffered a stroke in 2004. He recovered fully from this, but in 2006 had a series of TIA's and suffered a massive stroke. He was paralysed down the left side but has regained his use of this although his hand is still weak.his mind was a bit out of sorts ie forgetful and confused at the time but relatively fine. Now he is forgetful often doesnt recognise me straight away and takes a while to answer questions also to register that you have spoken to him.
Avatar n tn brain hemorrhages, stroke, psychosis, hallucinations, a paranoid state, and irreversible cognitive impairment, in addition to its extreme addiction potential. In short, over time (and sometimes it's a short amount of time), it can turn your brain into toast. It can also result in irreversible damage to the heart and cardiovascular system.