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Avatar n tn High blood pressure is a well known risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The accepted definition for increased blood pressure is 140/90mmHg. This does not mean you'll have a stroke if your BP goes over this number. But if it is persistently high over a prolonged period of time (months), then you are at high risk for a stroke.
Avatar n tn I got a new rheumatologist.... Who found I tested positive for Antiphosphidlipid Syndrome. I had another stroke in 2006 due to the fact.....I was told that I allowed my warfarin to slip. Again the right side was affected badly....and now I was nearly 40 so it took a lot of rehab to get me back. Things were going good and then just before the holidays in 2008 ....I had another episode. I was eating out w/my husband and I could tell something was wrong.
Avatar n tn and all within the past 5 months of his stroke, that's wonderful. At times you feel like your the only one who is/has experienced it. Did the motor function come back with therapy alone or was any special stimulation used? Just the other day my mother was able to lift her right (paralized)heel slightly off the bed during therapy, the first sign of movement and hope for re-gaining motor function. Thanks again, your story gives us more hope to know it can/might happen for my mom as well.
Avatar n tn After the seizure disorder was diagnosed, my neuroligist (who was not the same one I saw with the stroke) started to run and re-run tests (Arteriogram, TEE, echo, etc.) to see why I had the stroke in the first place. The TEE indicated a small patent foramen ovale which had not shown up on the echo. My doctor and another neurolgist now think the PFO was the cause of the stroke. I have been told to take an aspirin each day as blood thinner to reduce the risk of future strokes.
Avatar f tn Do some research to find a very clear and simple definition of Chiari Malformation and its debilitating symptoms so you can share it with family members so that they may come to understand your situation. I also wonder how your sister function with the same condition. Chiari is a difficult life to live, and having loved ones support you would ease your burden a lot. Does your sister support you? Does she live near you?
477608 tn?1238531558 Well, let’s take first things first. The clinical definition of Cerebral Palsy is “a non specific term used to describe persistent qualitative motor disorder caused by non-progressive damage to the brain” (Saunders Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medical Nursing and Allied Health). Breaking that apart: Cerebral is anything that pertains to the cerebrum (main portion of the brain) and Palsy is paralysis. In simplistic terms: Brain Paralysis or brain damage.
443441 tn?1204952696 but a stroke does...Since the MRI shows no stroke...they are saying he has TIA's....but then....why does he keep having major problems with his left leg..has to walk with a cane...this last TIA effected his right leg...and a physical therapist is coming to the house...... my questions are: If they are TIA's....why does he keep having after-effects? Is anyone experiencing the same problem.... If it is not the hole in his heart that was causing his so-called-TIA's....
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed as having had a stroke in my inner right ear. Ever since the stroke I have been experiencing dizziness, especially when I'm around bright lights coming from any particular direction. A room full of lights don't bother me as bad. I am also now deaf in my right ear with a 60-70db hearing loss. I'm tired almost constantly and I get nauseated when this dizziness arrives. Neither neurologist or otologist knows what would be causing my sensitivity to these bright lights.
538894 tn?1389310148 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiopathic_intracranial_hypertension You could also be having TIA or transient ischemic attacks (“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.” Refer: http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar f tn but that do not meet the radiographic criteria for definition as a Chiari malformation. The currently accepted radiographic definition for a Chiari malformation is that cerebellar tonsils lie at least 5mm below the level of the foramen magnum. Some clinicians have reported that some patients appear to experience symptoms consistent with a Chiari malformation without radiographic evidence of tonsillar herniation.
Avatar m tn The pain I felt defies definition. I looked in the mirror to check on my pupils - they seemed fine, nor did I appear to have any loss of strength in either hand. The headache from hell lasted approximately an hour then subsided over the next several hours. I went to my docotor on Monday, who ordered a MRI / MRA. The MRI / MRA reported the following: Left parietal venous angioma.
367831 tn?1284262544 Let us also consider how the definition of autism has changed in the past ten years. Also what was considered a medical definition has also become a definition in the educational system nomenclature which didn't exist prior to 1990. Quoting Time: BROADER DEFINITIONS Each successive edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--the bible of mental health--has revised the criteria for identifying autism in ways that tend to include more people.
Avatar f tn ” There is no definition of M.E. that they recognise, not the Ramsay definition or the 2003 Canadian definition, despite the documented M.E.epidemics, testable abnormalities, and compelling evidence of enteroviralcontagion and severe neurological and systemic dysfunction.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the link, but it seems that particular discussion is about headaches brought on by bowel movements more than anything else. I don't have or get a headache from or after my bowel movements. I'm interested in knowing what the technical definition of "constipation" is when discussing the increased risk, if any, related to heart attacks.
Avatar n tn at first after my mothers stroke we used a dry erase board.keeping things simple. My mom had a left h stroke also affected her whole right side and speech. The thing we did was just kept talking to her, always including her in conversations. After we brought her home our speec therapists didn't do too much. I got online and found a website speech bungalo you can download free trials to see what needs to be worked on most and you can order the program. These things really helped my mom.
Avatar m tn The pain I felt defies definition. I looked in the mirror to check on my pupils - they seemed fine, nor did I appear to have any loss of strength in either hand. The headache from hell lasted approximately an hour then subsided over the next several hours. I went to my docotor on Monday, who ordered a MRI / MRA. The MRI / MRA reported the following: Left parietal venous angioma.
1815101 tn?1316806234 It resembles symptons of a stroke but is not a stroke. It can occur from a stroke and I have found out that I am a likely canidate for a stroke or heart attack. I feel much better since I have been on different medicanes to control my triglicerides and cholesterol. I was still eating really bad and this was causing me to not have standard blood results. When I stopped eating white bread, white pasta, steak, potatoes, and anything else high in carbs, fat, sugar, etc..., I felt better...
Avatar n tn Infarct: An area of tissue death due to a local lack of oxygen.) - Flow voids in the major intracranial vessals are present. - No abnormal extraaxial fluid collections. - CFS spaces are normal for age. - No hydrocephalus - Mild burden of presumed chronic small vessel ischemic in the periventricular white matter adjacent to the lateral ventricles bilaterally. - No abnormal parenchymal or meningeal enhancement. No masses.
Avatar f tn Hi Maryann, Why do they say you don't have epilepsy? The definition of epilepsy is recurrent seizures. I had epilepsy in the past but now have sensorimotor problems (numbness, phantom sensations and twitching) that the neurologists think is caused by 'epileptiform discharges'. These abnormal electrical activity is confined to one area of my brain; it is only when it spreads that seizures occur.
Avatar m tn My dad, who is 42, experienced slurred speech, slight confusion, and I guess imbalance( he peed outside of the toilet and didn't realize it) and we rushed him to the doctors to discover that he had a TIA. His cholesterol levels are not that high, but his systolic blood pressure was 180 when they checked. This was two days ago. They also said that he was pretty healthy, besides his blood pressure.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 year old woman who works out consistently and is in good shape. Recently, I have had these episodes in which it feels like my heart pauses and starts up again. My heart beats really quickly then it alomost hiccups back into a normal rhythm. I am very busy and I am so afraid I am going to die from a stroke or a heart attack. When this happens, it really scares me. Plus my heart flutters when I am under stress or working out.
Avatar n tn I am normal height and weight with only one grandfather who died of heart problems. He was a smoker and I am not. 1. My cardiologist said there was nothing I could do to reverse or change my heart condition and I should come back every year or two in the absence of other symptoms to make sure the shunt had not changed. He said I would know the condition worsened if I had some kind of mini-stroke which obviously did not encourage me.
Avatar f tn The only difference involves timing. By definition, a stroke produces symptoms that last for at least 24 hours. A mini-stroke causes symptoms that improve after a shorter period of time (usually within 30 minutes). There is research on TM that is now stating that mild cognitive changes are evident in patients, where as TM was thought to have zero lasting affects. But what you are describing doesn't fit in with anything i've read regarding TM because you are still symptomatic.
144210 tn?1273092382 I best I can recall, the real danger is damage to your Cardio-vascular system. Stroke and heart attacks can result from Hgb levels above or below target level. Since Hgb is also responsible for carrying oxygen to your entire body, I believe there is also risks to irreparable damage to other organs if anemia is either not treated or treated properly.
Avatar n tn Boy, you have some very interesting questions and I don't have the expertise to answer all of them. I will say the word "stroke" is sort of meaningless. It's kind of like saying someone has a "heart attack". It's not what we call an "operational definition", a covers an awful amount of ground. Probably the Coumadin is indicated and proper, however after two months, my personal feelings are you should end the coumadin.
Avatar n tn Laura, below is some information that I located on the Ninds (National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke) web site. If you have no idea as to what your condition is, you may prefer to talk to your physician rather than read this. If you would like more information, please go to the actual website. And remember to please talk to your physician! I am just a lay person who is able to research and locate information. It appears that your condition can be corrected surgically.
480448 tn?1426952138 Especially for those of you who are new to the world of panic and anxiety. First and foremost, you are FAR from alone, and second...there IS hope. So, you are standing in the line at the grocery store, going about your day...feeling just fine. All of a sudden, your heart starts pounding, your arms start shaking, your legs feels as if they are turning to rubber. WTH is this, you think? You try to ignore it, but the sensations are overwhelming.
Avatar n tn The TIA/Stroke/Migraine diagnosis problem has pretty much convinced me that depending on the hospital's definition of stroke gets you treatment or just sends you home. On 1 occasions my stroke was considered migraine and twice it was considered TIA. The last 2 times I was in the ER (including one of the strokes) I was told there was nothing they could do for me, to go home. They gave me NO treatment.
2059648 tn?1439770265 No this is not chemotherapy. It is a chemical therapy but not chemo. Ask anyone who has done both they will strongly argue it is not. And whats the big deal I did procrit twice a week.........no biggie.
Avatar m tn The amazing part of this story is that this man is a hard-core runner, who frequently competes in ultramarathon events (30-50 mile trail runs). He can easily outrun other runners with "healthy" hearts. When I think of someone with an ejection fraction this low, I imagine a "cardiac cripple" who has trouble climbing stairs. How is it that someone an EF of 25% can compete at such a high level?