How stroke effects the brain

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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.
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.
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 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?
401095 tn?1351391770 Amino Acids Some amino acids have properties similar to neurotransmitters. This makes them useful in treating anxiety and depression. Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is a natural antianxiety chemical and is often found in low levels in depressed people. L-tryptophan is a precursor to the synthesis of serotonin, and so it too is vital for combating depression and maintaining emotional balance. Tyrosine is a precursor of norepinephrine and dopamine, two neurochemicals that are involved in mood.
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 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 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 A combination of low dose amitriptyline (10 - 50 mg at night) plus gabapentin (300 - 1800 mg per day) or pregabalin (50 - 600 mg per day) produces the best pain relief with the lowest incidence of side effects. (taken from some site I don't remember) Tegretol, Neurontin, Lyrica, or Keppra are the most used medicines Antidepressants and anticonvulsants are also used Hope that helps, my father just had a severe stroke and we are still waiting for his recovery.
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.
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 n tn I would like to know how bad this can get i.e the effects and how long he has left (if this is life threatening)? could this lead to dimentia, alzheimers? What is the best help for him?
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 I refused to take the statins after my first stroke because of the many and varied side effects they can cause, but I have been worried enough this time to take them. I am taking 20mg which is ½ of the normal starting dose of 40mg and I’m taking plant sterols as well in the form of spreads. Yogourts and yogourt drinks to help reduce my cholesterol levels.
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 Interesting question. I'm not sure there's much effect on the heart muscle itself unless the person has been dead for a long time. Usually in that setting (an operating room) they do all they can to keep the heart pumping, usually manually if it's stopped. The bigger concern is the lack of good blood/oxygen perfusion to the brain.
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 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?
1110049 tn?1409402144 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 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 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 f tn Also, conversion is not always related to early sexual abuse. YOu might be dealing with the emotional effects of your stroke and current physical condition. That is something to think about.
Avatar f tn I had a hemorraghic stroke in the cerebellum region 8 months ago. Thankfully it was mild in that I wasn't left with paralysis. The bleed was small (about the size of a quarter) and the vessel closed back on its own. The doctors were unable to determine the cause. I didn't have any of the risk factors. I was told I should be able to return to work in 6 weeks.
Avatar m tn side effects of Keppra seem to contradict what our goals for mom are....memory loss, mood changes, mental changes and vision changes among others. Is Keppra safe to use for this (it is not being used with any other seizure medication....just by itself)? We want to wean her off, but the doctor is wanting to keep her on it.