Stroke recovery and age

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Avatar f tn Other risk factors include smoking, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and age. Other stroke like symptoms can occur from seizure activity and migraine. The best approach to fully evaluate your symptoms is to be referred to a neurologist. He/she may want to obtain an updated MRI using a stroke protocol that includes DWI imaging. (This would evaluate for the prior stroke but also for other conditions such as a mass or demyelination from infection or autoimmune disorders).
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?
144586 tn?1284666164 My little sweety-pie is one hundred and two years and eight months old. And she was given up by the medical establishment at age 100. She could not say a word and had no facial expression. Her face was assymetrical and she looked like a concentration camp inmate. It was only after six months did she say her first word, and then the words came slowly. She still hasn't completely recovered, but smiles and laughs and can say "I love you," very clearly.
Avatar f tn Hello Dear, There has been association between hyperthermia and stroke. Hyperthermia and fluctuations is usually not considered a good sign. It has to be also related with the time of onset of fever after the traumatic brain injury. Hope for the best. Miracles do happen. Best.
Avatar n tn Well, I am sorry to hear this, however, not being an expert by any means, my dad at age 85 just had a major stroke a little over a month ago and some would probably consider him to be in that almost coma state. Keep in mind, and of course with me not knowing all the details, he is probably on some sort of sedation/medication for stroke and possibly to prevent a seizure. This could be keeping him that way.
Avatar m tn My mother had a severe stroke due to blood clot in blood of vessel brain,at age 40 leaving her paralyzed on her left side.The stroke also affected her site on left side.after stroke we rich hospital in 1 hour.
Avatar m tn my father suffered a mild stroke at age 85 we beleive he was hit by the stroke between 5 am and 7am was in hospital by between 730 am and 8am .this is a healthy man who does have a arythmia problem and stopped his meds which was metropolol. in hospital he did a nuero exam came through with good results remembers all families first names and neices and girlfreinds all objects shown to him were correct .
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your father, this is devastating for any family. It sounds like your father had a moderate size stroke which affected his language as well as some control of his right side. It has been a long time since his stroke and he has not been in great shape this whole type - fighting infections, etc. So he didn't really get a chance to recover to his full potential. Having said that, this type of stroke often results in significant disability.
Avatar n tn Vital Stim Therapy has been used to greatly improve swallowing, Zolpidem (Ambien) has for some reason helped stroke and coma patients, and hope, faith and prayers can work wonders too.
Avatar f tn Hi, How is your mother-in-law? Recovery from stroke is a lifelong process and depends on a variety of factors such as how well the body is responding, type of stroke, severity of symptoms, how much the body is involved, medical condition of the patient ( presence of heart conditions), age, and over-all health. It is important that her heart condition is managed also as well as prevention of other medical complications that may arise.
Avatar n tn My brother just had a stroke 6 days ago and has been in the ICU ever since. He initially tried to pull out his IV's when he came to so they put him in restraints. The doctor said he has good symmetry and muscle response - no paralysis as of yet. An angiogram revealed there was no aneurism, which leads us to think this was a hemorrhagic stroke. As of today my brother can respond in almost a semi-conscious/dream-state to simple questions (ex. what is your name?) and he is being spoon-fed.
Avatar n tn My mother recently had a stroke march 30 and she is still in recovery how long will she take? She is in an unconscious state the doctor says rehab will take time she is 77 years old.
Avatar m tn 40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise Similar heart benefits seen in those who began endurance workouts before 30 or after 40 Men who begin endurance exercise after age 40 may get similar long-term heart benefits as those who start training before age 30, new research finds. The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week.
Avatar n tn My recovery is going very well, with the post-stroke headaches and heart palpitations abating.....(the headaches and palps were profound at the onset, feeling as though I was having the makings of a new stroke everyday...a frightening feeling that has since been eased as I get further into my recovery....the headaches and palps have diminished.....(but I get concerned when they flare up....which is not nearly as often as they were 4 years ago right after the stroke).
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar n tn My dad age 80 had a hemorrhagic stroke 2 years ago. We all rushed to the hospital because the doctors told us he didn't have long to live. Well, he made it through that. He left the hospital and went to a rehab facility. After 2 weeks they told us he had reached his potential and would not give him more rehab. We kept fighting and after about 2 months we got him into an acute rehab facility. They worked hard with him for 2 weeks and after that he was able to come home.
Avatar m tn It is difficult to see her suffer. Are there any options or ideas that would enhance her recovery and suit her age? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn For ischemic strokes, thrombolytics can be used to help dissolve the clot quickly. Ideally, thrombolytics must be given within 3 hours of the first stroke symptoms. And if he is at risk for bleeding, its best he continue with plavix only. Most functional recovery occurs within the first 3 months. After this, further recovery is possible, but it is generally limited. So, if his symptoms are improving you can be optimistic. Continue with his medications and physiotherapy. Good Luck. Regards.
Avatar m tn I am sorry for your boyfriend to have a stroke at a very young age. The younger the better for recovery but also depending on severity of damage by the stroke can delay the healing process. He will be very tired following a stroke and doing rehab, but stimulating him to relearn what he lost will be the best you can do for him so he can have a chance at a recovery.
Avatar f tn Things that can be helpful can be anti-depressants if they are called for, and anti-anxiety medications. Stroke recovery can be a very scary place to be and these illnesses are often attached to those who have had such a major life change happen without warning. Continued rehab sounds good, if he is getting the care he needs. There is nothing as important than your support, so try to see him as much as possible. Don't give up, and take care of yourself too...
Avatar m tn This, unfortunately, happens quite often to young women who are someitmes left with devastating stroke effects. Usually, young age bodes well for recovery -- which means had she gotten the same stroke much later, it could have been much much worse. Not at all encouraging but still. Keep doing therapy, even at home -- it can only do good.
Avatar n tn I lost the use of my left side, my speech, as well as bowel and bladder control, drooled. I did receive TPA .My recovery was slow and I spent months in physicial therapy, OT and speech.Two years later my motor activity has improved to the point I have movement, can walk,talk etc.It is very slow though in my movements. Fine motor co-ordination in my hand is gone.I get tired easily.
Avatar n tn (so not much, but something) what if any are her chances of a recovery of arm and leg. and how long will it be? I know noone around here that has experience with strokes is there anyone that can tell me what to exspect and for how long? Well she recover or are we beating our head against a brick wall?
Avatar m tn My mother had a severe brain stem stroke in March of 2009 at the age of 50. Her recovery has plateaued for the past year. She is in a wheelchair having lost most control of her left side. While she is staying active with physiotherapy and exercise it can be dis-heartening. The biggest issue seems to be her vision, her left eye has a hard time focusing and her vision is what she calls "bouncy". A doctor recommended trying botox- while others have mentioned against it.
Avatar f tn 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.