Left brain stroke damage

Common Questions and Answers about Left brain stroke damage


1678022 tn?1305117867 They told us she had massive brain damage to the full left side of her brain and she has not use of the right side. Her eyes were open and unrespionsive on monday. She had several seizures that day. They told us there was massive damage to the left side and swelling.They told us she would not recover and that she would be a step down from a veggie if she did recover. We prayed over her all day and night and refused to except the doctor's report.
Avatar n tn Last week there was another cat scan and eeg, a different doctor told the family that she would have cp if she recovered but that she had brain stem activity, still nothing conclusive on the left and right sides of the brain, but that they need to consentrate on her getting off N.O. What exactly does loss of left side brain activity, or reduction of left side brain activity mean for quality of life?? I love her, I dont want her to suffer. We know so little about the brain, can we help her?
Avatar n tn Since I have not yet gone there, I have been told by doctors that he has sustained irreparable damage to the entire left side of the brain.His right side of the body is paralyzed. He underwent an operation to remove a big blod clot in his left side of the brain. It happened on January 31st, 2008.Since then he has been plagued by infections. I have been told he is awake and making some progress, but not much. What can I expect in terms of improvement?
527657 tn?1214055450 Brain damage implies loss of brain tissue. This can occur due to trauma, stroke or compression of the brain tissue by a tumor or an aneurysm. Do you have a history of traumatic brain injury?
Avatar m tn Doctors says that her right side brain part have been badly damaged and have also some damage part on left side of brain. Her left side has been fully paralysed but sometimes get sensitivities. she is getting just liquid food through nose pipe. Safdarjung Hospital Doctors say that damaged brain part will not be cured. We all are very perturbed. Shall be grateful to all to advise us abt her treatment and what to do. Have also showed at Jajhar / panipat.
Avatar m tn Doctors says that her right side brain part have been badly damaged and have also some damage part on left side of brain. Her left side has been fully paralysed but sometimes get sensitivities. she is getting just liquid food through nose pipe. Safdarjung Hospital Doctors say that damaged brain part will not be cured. We all are very perturbed. Shall be grateful to all to advise us abt her treatment and what to do. Have also showed at Jajhar / panipat.
Avatar m tn We are not sure when she had it but we think it was 18hrs before we found her. She had scans done on her brain and they said she had a massive stroke and brain bleed. When we found her she was breathing on her own and had a heart beat but wasn't responsive, she is still like that today. The doctors say she has less than 5% chance of surviving and not to revive her if she has a heart attack as she will end up with no quality of life.
Avatar n tn What is her prognosis for recovery in this area--the neurologist says that there is no brain damage. Is this something that just takes time? Thank you in advance for your reply.
Avatar n tn Emotional problems such as depression resulting from stroke can result from direct damage to emotional centers in the brain or from frustration and difficulty adapting to new limitations.It is important to work with a team a rehabilitation team which may include the doctors, therapists and even psychologists to help deal with the emotional aspect of stroke. Complete recovery is unusual but not impossible. Support groups, local or on-line, may be of big help at this point.
Avatar n tn Had a Brain Stem Stroke on my right side on 08/09/07. I am still having excess hiccups when I talk or try any movement, sensitivity to light at times, having problems with determining hot and cold with my left arm, and severe vertigo problems dizziness and naseousness. I am not having much success in getting answers on what my recovery will or will not be at this point. Any suggestions on what areas I should go to try and help with my recovery?
Avatar f tn My extremely healthy father had a large stroke on the left side of his brain 4 months ago. It is very gut wrenching!! I have been doing a lot of research on strokes since then and one thing I have learned is to listen to music (softly) for 1-2 hours a day. It is supposed to help with congnition. From what I have read classical music is best, but any music that your mother likes is also good.
Avatar n tn I suffered a brain stem stroke on October 5th, 2006. I had paralysis on my left side, dual vision, some troubling swallowing and my voice changed a little but I could still speak. From all the research, and talking with doctors I can only say that it seems that all strokes are different, depending upon the cause, where they are and how soon you can get treatment. At this time, or as of today I would say I'm about 98% back where I was before.
Avatar m tn I have brought it up with my doctors but they all say it is not HCV related and I am no where near Cirrhotic Encephalopathy often related to HCV. Now I read that researcher HAVE found that HCV can cause brain damage and maybe 13% of HCV patients suffer from this. http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2010/1015_2010_a.html OK I want to know a few things. First off, most importantly, we need a treatment for this. What sort of drugs can help with this problem?
Avatar n tn my husband also had a stroke after his brain surgery. 2 of them he is not moving his left side but if you pinch him he withdraws will he ever regain his mobility. an if so how long does this process take? I think he is doing well considering the nature of the brain surgery.
Avatar n tn A couple of years ago I had a mild stroke in the watershed area of my brain. Last Fall, I had a mild stroke (left parietal lobe) and resulting seizures (left focal temporal lobe). This spring, I had another mild stroke (left parietal lobe). They were all slightly different. The last one had a pure expressive aphasia as part of it. I recently saw a neuropsychologist. He said my left side function is diminished but very good - vocabulary, reading, spelling, etc.
Avatar n tn Prayer. It works . My mother had a stroke left side brain stroke paralyzed her right side also affected her speech. The doctors we had did not give us hope they told us to put my mom in a nursing home that she probably would not recover. That was not an option for me my brother or my dad. Mom was in the hospital from Nov. 30th to Jan 14th. We went through physical therapy at the hopital with mom and we could see improvement in her even if a little bit daily.
Avatar n tn my husband had a stroke in May. It affected the left side of his brain. Communication is difficult, but it seems he can comprehend. He certainly can read and seems to understand what he is reading. Due to insurance related issues, his therapy ended prematurely.. I would like to be able to communicate with him better. Can you suggests games, tools to help. I gave him a computer to see if he could type his messages but he could not. Are there other tools I can use? please help.
1514528 tn?1290452689 However, I have persistent and unchanging right sided hemiperirisis. My regular doc says possible brain damage. Others say no but can't explain my circumstances either. I have spend many days so paralyzed as I require assistance with daily care. Some migraines are NOT benign and have the propensity to cause damage correct?
Avatar m tn My concern now is. -Is there is any lack of brain damage since its irregular moves without any concentration on his eyes, also he is in the lowest degree of resending. -what is the side effect of long term sedation. - Until when he will be on ventilator We still wait for CT scan. but I would appreciate if there is any tips.
Avatar f tn the sight and hearing USUALLY improve as well, depends on if the damage is temporary due to swelling or if there is permanent brain damage, only time will tell. wishing you and baby kitty the very best....please don't manipulate his neck ever, this could cause permanent paralysis...
Avatar n tn How exactly does lack of oxygen damage the brain? what part of the brain does it damage? And what would a person who got brain damage be like afterwards? Would they have a different personality? Would they be slower witted? I just really want to know the likelihood of me having a damged brain, even if it's just a little tiny bit of damage. I certainly don't feel like I have a damaged brain, but if you ask me if I have ever had alcohol poisining...
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 n tn The start of recovery after a stroke depends on which part of the brain is affected and the severity of the brain damage. Some spontaneous recovery does take place for most people soon after the stroke. Abilities that may have been lost begin to return. The process may take place quickly over the first few weeks, and then, it may be stable. It is a good sign that your father is able to breathe on his own and is coming off the ventilator slowly.
Avatar f tn Our brains are very adaptive & there are things that you can do to increase the likelihood of being one of the 90% who achieve full recovery. Most importantly, regularly exercise your body & your brain. Get your heart rate pumping & learn a new skill or do puzzles. The amino acid d-phenylalanine can help restore natural endorphins in some people. Sex is also helpful. "The brain that changes itself" by neuroscientist, Dr.
Avatar n tn My name is doreen and had tumor growing behind my left eye all the way to back of my brain... highy extensive surgery... had mini stroke lost peripheral vision in good eye right one and left double vision for 6month.. im numb from eye lid and up and have server dry eye and blurrness due to it...
Avatar n tn Then when he was sent home, the blood clot continued to swell that artery doing damage to other arteries causing another stroke sometime bewteen Saturday and Sunday. Who knows how long he layed there after having the second stroke. Today is Wednesday, 5/23 and he is worse. This morning, his left eye is dropping and he has double vision. His speech cannot be understood at all now, his words come out like babble/jumble.
Avatar m tn my dad is in coma for 90 days he is 67 years old he had a stroke in the left side of brain in 13-12-2013 and in 14-12-2013 had a brain surgery (doctors cut a piece of his skull and put it in his belly to reduce the pressure) his conscience level is 4 to 5 out of 15 his brain damage in the next day to stroke was about 90% of the left side , he's in icu since then he respond to pain by some face movements related to pain was moving his right arm and leg now he dont even move them> my question
Avatar n tn Showing Occluded left Carotid and reversed left Vertabral artery due to left subclavian stenosis. His recovery has been poor and he cannot walk more than a few yards and has few activities. My questions are: 1)Why cant a Carotid Endarterectomy be done post occlussion. 2) Does it sound like his care was lacking, particularly in the tia in 1999. I cant understand why he was not considered for a cea or subclavian surgery from the start. Now his doctors say its too late for any surgery.
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 .