Stroke prevention studies

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Avatar m tn According to studies done, antiplatelet therapy with aspirin reduced the risk of secondary stroke and MI significantly. And studies have also shown lower doses of aspirin are as effective as higher doses. Doses of 75 to 150 mg/day produced the same risk reduction, compared with placebo, as doses of 150 to 325 mg/day. Lower doses also reduce the risk of bleeding tendencies. As your father has been stable, his treating doctor may consider dosage reduction, please discuss this with him.
Avatar n tn i was having sex right stroke after stroke and when i was about to ejeculate i felt that the condom has bust and i withdrew but when i withdrew i ejeculate but out side the vagina and im not sure if i had contact with the skin but when i withdrew to see the broke condom immidietly ejculated
Avatar n tn After reading the studies use one to back up your suggestion for an alternative treatment. Stroke can be caused by both clots and bleeds. Plavix is generally prescribed following a stroke from a clot. Often clots are caused by simple dehydration and inactivity. If you go off the Plavix keep well hydrated at all times with electrolytes.
Avatar n tn The government database pubmed provides a synopsis of the most recent studies regarding the benefits of an aspirin a day and the protocols used in the studies in regard to dose.
Avatar f tn If he was falling frequently, sometimes the risk of staying on these meds (bleeding with fall that could lead to death) outweighs the benefit (stroke prevention which is a few percent per year), which is something his physician needs to determine. Given his age, and history of blood in stool and falls, it is reasonable to keep him on warfarin (coumadin), especially due to the evidence in people over 75 on Pradaxa, and the difficulty of reversal with Xarelto given his falls history.
Avatar f tn by Emily_MHModerator, And to clarify, it is this site's stance, based on studies and our own MedHelp experts (all of whom are world-renowned for their work in this field), that oral sex carries no risk for HIV.
Avatar m tn “There is insufficient evidence from prospective epidemiologic studies to conclude that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD. I would suggest that instead, you look deeper into carb intake and CVD/CHD, as carbs promote increased "small particle" LDL, associated with atherosclerosis. Also look into the pro-inflammatory processes of cooking vegetable and seed oils as well as omega-6s in regards to their role in endothelial damage.
Avatar m tn My question concerns the pros and cons of adding a baby aspirin to the Coumadin therapy, mainly with respect to stroke prevention. My level of physical activity does increase bleeding risks somewhat in terms of musculoskeletal injury, and I am aware of the risk for G.I. bleed being increased with Aspirin as well.
Avatar m tn Of course there is a difference in preparation and lowering your risks to help prevent stroke or heart attack. Prevention is always the best approach, as much as possible that is.
Avatar f tn It could also be due to the spinal problems, but if it is due to this, you should have felt the numbness prior to the stroke as well. For ruling out the nerve compression you can have Nerve Conduction studies to evaluate the nerves. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hi. In a previous post regarding HSV you wrote "Further. for both infections, far less than 1% of contacts lead to transmission and the true fugre, while still imprecise (difficult to study) is somewhere between1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000." Would you please point me to the studies/documentation on this statistic? I ask because this is a HUGE concern for my boyfriend and it would help me a great deal to have actual research/clinical facts to back it up.
Avatar m tn We have been having sex now for about 2-3 weeks with a condom and there have been no outbreaks on her end and no symptoms on mine. After researching into it, studies showed that transmission from a female to a male WITHOUT a condom and no outbreaks over a years time were about 4% (herpes handbook- recommended by the fantastic grace!) so I figure use of a condom greatly decreases the risk in that department.
Avatar f tn Hello, I can understand your concern for your husband but Delirium occurs in almost 1 out of every 8 patients with stroke. Unfortunately To date, there have been no studies that have evaluated either the prevention or the management of delirium post-stroke. I agree with the doctors as the time taken for recovery may be in months or even years. But preventing malnutrition and removal of the cause of stroke helps in quick recovery.
Avatar m tn I would say in general terms that loss of peripheral vision be it from glaucoma, stroke, retinal disease like retinitis pigmentosa or other causes is usually not something that can be rehabilitated. There are some new computer programs with vision simulators that try to help patients try to rehabilitate the use of lost peripheral vision mainly from stroke and there has be at least some encouraging, though limited, results with that.
Avatar n tn Treatment of stroke depends on whether the stroke is ischemic or hemorrhagic and on the underlying cause of the condition. The long-term goals of treatment include rehabilitation and prevention of additional strokes. In your uncle’s case it could be ischaemic or hemorrhagic stroke due to high BP. If it is a ischaemic infarct, anti platelet drugs, anti coagulants and thrombolytics are employed in the treatment. If it is hemorrhagic infarct the hematoma needs to be evacuated with surgery.
Avatar m tn There are no studies on this but some of the other things reported with cannabis use including increased risk of stroke in younger people might cause ptosis especially if you also use nicotine products.
Avatar m tn Hi, as I understand the imaging studies did not reveal a lesion. Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. And they usually show up on imaging studies. In the absence of a lesion, it could be a TIA. TIA or transient ischemic attack, which as the name indicates there is a temporary lack of blood flow to a particular part of the brain. This usually recovers, but these people are more prone for strokes.
Avatar m tn There is no conclusive evidence at present to indicate the usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen in stroke patients. More research is needed and more studies need to be done to prove its usefulness in improving the outcomes after stroke. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I asked this question in the forum of Hiv Prevention: and answer is I am at no risk. Also I asked from and the doctor said, Hiv for this scenario is non-existant Hiv for scenarios: 1- Hand to Gential (e.g. hand to penis), some strokes without ejaculation from penis; hand may be concontaminated with menstrual blood or vagina fluid. 2- Vagina stroke on one's belly with no cut, without ejaculation.