Stroke recovery brain

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Avatar m tn the doctors said the brain scan showed a previous stroke years ago that he fully recovered from. since the heart surgery he has made progress like being able to slowly communicate through head shakes and saying no(very very simply things though) I need to know what can help speed up the metal aspects of recovery. im still not sure to what extent his brain might be affected. what exercises can i do with him to help his memory/motor skills come back?
Avatar f tn He was unconsoius when brought to the hospital. The doctors said that he suffered from stroke since he has a HIGH BLOOD. Diagnosis was hemorrhagic stroke and said it was fatal. MAy i know if he has the chance to recover considering the period of his coma. I sthere achance to recover if the the doctor says his brain is dead already. How come yesterday he responded to any pain when pinch. is this a good sign?
Avatar f tn Hi, My husband had a stroke caused by a brain bleed on 10/19/09. He is only 55years old. He still has numbness on his entire left side starting at his head, face, arm, foot. But now he is also experiencing a vibration that he did not have when he had the stroke. The doctor said this happens, but the vibration is so severe it is painful. It never stops. Has anyone experience this and does anyone have any information about this? Does it last long? It has been 2 months since the vibration started.
Avatar m tn Hi, as you are aware it is difficult to predict the exact prognosis after stroke. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear. As to whether or not the patient can be "just like they were", the answer is "probably not", however with a caveat. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities.
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar f tn My brother had a massive stroke with a bleed on the brain and brain swelling, he was on a ventilator he can't eat or talk he has nothing on his right side but his left side is functional and he is very alert holds and kisses my hand and he acts like he's trying to tell me something what r his chances of being able to eat and talk again...
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?
Avatar f tn The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear. As to whether or not the patient can be "just like they were", the answer is "probably not", however with a caveat. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
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 n tn But i did get a stroke .I believe I had a clot somwhere in my leg which had travelled to my brain and had finally come and settled in my left throat. That is why i had a stroke in my entire right side.Right from my right side chin to all my movement in th right side was paralised. I had even lost my speech. But it was my determination and and my constant exercises that helped me get bk to normalwithin 1 year.
Avatar n tn The standard response is that the brain cells that were just knocked unconscious usually come back in six months. The recovery of functions that were controlled by the now dead brain cells will require your brain to work on neuroplasticity, basically moving control to another part of your brain. That change can take a long time, I have heard of cases 15-20 years after a stroke and recovery can still take place.
Avatar n tn An ischemic stroke causes an area of the brain to be deprived of oxygen, which weakens the neuro-transmition of signals that start in the brain and travel to the muscles. If this area dies (when it is deprived of oxygen), the nerves innervating the muscles are affected. The trunk muscles are responsible for patients sitting up on their own, and just as though he cannot move his arm or leg, the trunk muscles are probably weak and make it hard for him to sit up independently.
Avatar m tn Hi callingallangels, My guess is that a TIA recovery period has some common characteristics akin to a major stroke recovery process. Two months ago, I suffered a TIA out of the blue. Three days in the hospital with all the necessary tests (MRI, CT-scan, catorids, etc.) showed no pre-existing conditions. But the aftermath of the TIA has been an up and down experience, largely dependent on whether I've had a good night of sleep.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar f tn He is only 48 and reasonably healthy so it came has a huge shock. The stroke was a clot to the left side of his brain. His memory has not been affected and his doctors are very impressed with the progress of his recovery in the short time since the stroke. They believe after all of his rehabilitation he should be back to 100% independance. The outlook is good in that respect even though at the moment its all still very saddening.
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).
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.
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
Avatar f tn I recenly had a stroke, I now having spasm in my brain and they go down to my right side of neck ,arm , shoulder. The muscle do not contract , you can even see it,it feels like my head is on fire and wants to explode.
Avatar n tn Acupuncture can suggest patients with acute cerebrovascular disease of the brain blood circulation volume, increasing the brain tissue oxygen tension, strengthen lesions around the brain cells of nutrition, improve cortical inhibition, enhance compensatory mechanism for the brain tissue repair. Recently, from the needle puncture on the stroke lesions inoma ultrastructure of the in-depth study. Acupuncture (1 : cerebral hemorrhage) Points Main Points : Shuigou, Neiguan, Sanyinjiao.
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.