Stroke symptoms and causes

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Avatar n tn Controlling High blood pressure, keeping your cholesterol controlled, and also managing your blood sugars to prevent Diabetes—will all help you prevent a stroke caused by blocked arteries by atherosclerosis (fat accumulation) and lacunar strokes (which all these things harden your blood vessels causing them to close up).
Avatar f tn Please tell me you found out what causes this? If not, have you gotten well? I am going through a terrible time with this with no help from the doctor, but mine has advanced from what you have posted.
Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.
Avatar f tn I had what they call a stroke - it was caused by burst aneurisms in my brain. It took 9 surgeries and finally a shunt in my head. That was September. What I want to know is, is it 'normal' to feel pressure and sometimes a 'giddy' feeling? Apparently my brain will take at least a year to 'heal'. I am doing really well, but my head feels this way, and my neck where the shunt tube goes swells.. I don't know about this head and I don't go back to the professor until September.
Avatar f tn Many possibilities exist, and depend somewhat on your age, your risk factors, and the nature of your symptoms (whether or not the numbness started suddenly or gradually, whether it is a complete loss of sensation or a tingling, whether it is an objective finding on examination or it is only a feeling that you have etc). The most concerning cause of numbness on one side of the body is a stroke, as you mentioned.
Avatar n tn Depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the stroke, it is possible for a stroke to cause the symptoms described above without any evidence of paralysis of extremities. Has an MRI or CT scan been performed? It might be advisable to consult a neurologist to assess her condition and possibly have her undergo brain imaging.
4418279 tn?1354280970 I also have a lot of pressure and pain in the back of my head and left eye. I had a brain MRI with and w/ out contrast and and EEG, which came back clean. I think my doctors have given up, but I cannot live like this. I have to finish college, but getting out of bed is a huge struggle some days. I am 22 caucasion female.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone, I'm posting here today because i am very worried about someone that i know that had stroke like symptoms but the doctors believe it was no a stroke but a brain cramp.
Avatar n tn My doctor seems to think that dehydration could be the problem, but I never had this problem before the stroke and eating/drinking pattern has not changed. I work with power tools and I am on scaffolds and hydrolic lifts. I would not like to get one of these "spells" while working. Any information you could provide would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn On its own dizziness with bilateral hand tingling is not very suggestive of a stroke and may be more realted to blood pressure, heart causes etc.
Avatar f tn stopping alcohol intake can improve the ataxia but if it is severe, some permanent symptoms may remain. In patients with cerebellar stroke, with intensive physical and occupational therapy over weeks to months, symptoms may become minimal and may even resolve completely.
580765 tn?1274922960 I have noticed no correlation between the occurrence of the episodes and any other conditions, other than the progression of the stroke- like symptoms in and around the time of the racing episodes. A neurologist that I saw Tuesday ruled out MS and other neurological conditions, based on several clear MRIs, nerve conduction tests, and lumbar puncture results. He said that all of my symptoms were likely due to an electrial misfire in my heart.
Avatar n tn I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, no strokes or TIAs, and CADASIL (unlikely, no relatives with it). What else causes these brain lesions. Neurologist says I have too many lesions to be age related. They are multiple small foci of bright FLAIR signal in the subcortical white matter of both hemispheres in a relatively symmetric distribution. Thank you.
368646 tn?1208397487 Also, in a young person such as yourself, other potential causes of stroke include certain neurometabolic causes, infections, and heart problems. If you have had stroke-like symptoms, the possibilities include TIAs or strokes, but also migraine auras. These would require further workup as well. I recommend evaluation by a neurologist as soon as possible for further evaluation of your strokes. Thank you for using the forum I hope you find this information useful good luck.
Avatar f tn Hi the GP suggested i have had mini stroke. i have weakness in right arm and leg. but now im getting double vision. The leg has got bit stronger but not arm. cant grip anything. am also getting spasms History- Epilepsy, recent mri in jan, - temporal sclerosis in the past have had problems like balance, walking, swallowing and still do on occassions.
Avatar f tn When I was diagnosed with cancer, I told my sister about how I found it, she had the same symptoms, went in and was checked...she had the SAME cancer, my younger sister has nodules and is being watched. Get the biopsy, do some research and keep searching for answers...good luck.
Avatar n tn There are a number of causes, which can cause numbness in the arm, face and leg, but most commonly it could be due to stroke or compromised blood supply in these areas which is extremely rare to occur. Have you ever got your blood pressure checked? Any kidney problems or diabetes? Are you obese? All these answers can help me to get to a diagnosis. What you mentioned is kind of hemiparesis. Is there any weakness or inability to move voluntarily in the limbs?
Avatar f tn However, patients of this age can still and do have TIAs and strokes. In this age group, causes of stroke can include vascular malformations (such as AVMs or cavernous angiomas), emboli from the heart, a hypercoagulable state (a tendency to form clots), oral contraceptives, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain), certain metabolic disorders etc.
Avatar n tn Hypertension is the leading cause of stroke, and causes narrowing of small ateries that feed the deep structures in the brain (such as thalamus, internal capsule, basal ganglia, etc.) a process called lipohylanosis (even with medicine). High homocysteine is thought to contribute to the risk of vascular disease, but the exact contribution is less clear. I agree with starting the B vitamins and the aspirin. However, I would suggest some more tests.
Avatar n tn Dear Sandra: Again, stroke usually causes loss of function and not a gain of function such as muscle contraction. The right sided numbness might be an indication of a TIA as it was a loss of function or sensation. Leiden V mutations usually cause embolic strokes or venous infarctions. There is usually a family history of DVTs or other clotting problems.
Avatar n tn Due to the relationship between the migrain and onset of your stroke symptoms, you may not have to look for any other causes. If I remember right the BAM induced stroke is ischemic. There is info on the internet on this. I'm very sorry to hear about your baby.
Avatar f tn I would like to tell you that in stroke, we get to see the symptoms clearly and the treatment is aimed at the control of the symptoms. Whatever is not controlled via treatment is the "Residue" of the stroke. SO i don't think presently i should comment on the same and can give you inputs, only after the scan results are in front of us, to determine the further course of action. Feel free to discuss more.
Avatar n tn Usually these are self-limiting, but you need to see an ENT specialist if the situation persists There are dozens of possible causes for your other symptoms, and most of them are not life threatening. Yes, you may have a life-threatening problem, but the probability is that you do not. You are under tremendous stress raising three children and you have my admiration. The chances are you are not having a "stroke", but you have enough flags for a neurological evaluation.
Avatar m tn Treatment is primarily supportive using a mechanical respirator and supplemental oxygen. His symptoms may improve slowly. Please do not be tensed about it. You must consult a pulmonologist for management plan of the symptoms. I wish your father a speedy recovery. Hope this answer helps you. Take care and regards!
1015480 tn?1251136105 You may discuss your symptoms with a neurologist and get a proper treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Admitted to hospital with loss of power in right arm and right leg,numbness and face drooping on right hand side,high blood pressure and severe pain in lower right arm to fingers, Stroke team said its not been a stroke? Been out of hospital 6 weeks now and still have numbness on right hand side of upper head,severe pain in lower right arm and middle two fingers. Taking asprin and symvistaton,plus amitriptoline 10mg for nerve pain. Looking for any ideas on what is wrong with me?
Avatar m tn And sometimes there are no known risk factors as was the case with my stroke at age 56. So don't blame yourself or the doctors. Just know the symptoms of a stroke, because in most cases, if you get the person to the hospital within 3 hours, the sooner the better, they can reverse most of the stroke effects. Strokes can be very disabling and often kill. I know it's hard to take your mother's outcome. You take care.
Avatar m tn Thank you very much for your answer.
473703 tn?1207761354 I was just hopeing that some one can tell me some of the symptoms of Ms. I was in the hospital due to stroke like symptoms spend a few days there and had many heart test done, come to find out that I did not have a stroke , well that's a good thing I thought. And then a Neuro came in to see me, and told me that on my MRI he had seen somethings that he was not happy with, He said I think you might have Ms, and that he wanted to do a few more test.