Stroke symptoms and treatment

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke symptoms and treatment


Avatar n tn You need to discuss the treatment options with the physician. In some cases, the effects of a small stroke can be overcome and the person can live an almost completely normal life. In other cases, the disabilities are severe and permanent. Support and understanding from family and friends, plus intensive rehabilitation from health care professionals, can always improve a stroke survivor’s quality of life. Some of the health care professionals who can assist include: 1.
Avatar n tn Dog stroke symptoms Head tilt Loss of balance, moving in circles and falling over Eating out of one side of food bowl Turning the wrong way when called Confusion Depression Loss of sight or blindness Lethargy Abrupt or drastic change in behavior Loss of bowel or bladder control Seizure (fitting) Of course, some of these symptoms are typical of other conditions too, so if you have concern about something your dog is doing, then it is certainly best to see a vet as soon as possible so the corre
Avatar n tn Without the ability to obtain a history from you and examine you, I can not comment on a formal diagnosis or treatment plan for your symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some information regarding this matter. There are many stroke preventative therapies, but it really depends on risk factors.
Avatar n tn I concur with mammo. Your symptoms indicate an irregular cardio system. Don't wait for a stroke or heart attack to happen, get your behind to an ER and get checked out!
Avatar f tn If there is concern for depression, treatment of it can improve many symptoms. Seizures or abnormal EEGs after stroke is common. Treatment of the seizures (or severely abnormal EEG patterns) with antiepileptics such as lamictal should help improve some of your symptoms with the thinking. If the neuropsychological evaluation showed specific problems, cognitive rehabilitation to help you with those specific areas may benefit you.
2190999 tn?1504992491 And if I don't, do I risk experiencing more stroke symptoms? Are these migraine-strokes benign, and do I run the risk of having permanent symptoms?
Avatar n tn It is being controlled by atenolol. I am on coumadin. My doctor and cardiologist seem satisfied with this treatment. I have had a bloodclot seizure that resolved without permanent injury. Should I be satisfied? Ablation, 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.
Avatar n tn We did not lose hope and we are very active to help in her recovery. It has been about 10 days since her stroke and improvement is on a scale of 1 to 100 i'll give it a 5. Now when we ask her to squeeze our finger she can with her left hand but not with the right. But it is akward that she can move her right arm up and down and does the same with her leg. Vicky She can respond with simple head nod yes or no but cannot speak.
2190999 tn?1504992491 and thankfully everything was negative. My neuro doc said the cause of my symptoms was migraines with stroke like symptoms. The reason I'm posting now is bc I still have left leg weakness, hypersensitivity and constant tingling on the entire left side of my body. I've read migraines with stroke symptoms are benign but I'm wondering if I should expect things to get better. And yes I've thought about letting my neuro doc know about this, but I'm afraid she'll want to do more testing...
Avatar n tn Afib can be a difficult problem to control and there are many treatment options. There are many other medications that can be tried in addition to verapamil and there are new ablation procedures that are alternatives if medication fails. I would suggest continuing to work with your doctor or if he is having a difficult time seeing a cardiologist or electrophysiologist (specialist in heart rhythms). Here is some additional information on afib.
Avatar f tn There is a lot of genetic variability in Bartonella, so there is a lot of variability in presentation and treatment. I have definitely had the twitching and anxiety, which magnesium alleviates. I also have the intensified neuro and GI symptoms of Lyme because of the Bart. I have had persistent shortness of breath and air hunger as a primary symptom, and because it's not that common with Lyme, I am womdering if Bart is causing or contributing to it.
1069105 tn?1256704012 My mom is a 72 year old female living in Singapore and diagnosed with hypertension 8 years ago (which was initially controlled via wel-known BP medications (see below), but which medications she is no longer prescribed for unknown reasons.) In 5/09, while hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In 8/09, 14 days into Warfarin therapy, she fell, suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage.
1069105 tn?1256704012 Mom 72, Singapore. Diagnosed w/ HTN '92. 5/’09, hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, diagnosed w/ A fib. 8/’09, 14 days into Warfarin, she fell (cause unknown), suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. Initially paralyzed left side & recovered almost 90%. On our request, switched to Aspirin. 12/’09, open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis w/ pigmented gallstones. In 5/’10 , she had a minor stroke.
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 f tn The treatment of stroke aims at removing the block, dilating the blood vessel and preventing further blocks. This can include medicines like antihypertensive, anti platelet agents, and anticonvulsants; stenting; surgery; dilatation and ballooning. The treatment depends on the position of block, neurological symptoms, associated conditions like hypertension, diabetes, seizures and the general condition of the patient. If the stroke happened due to a bleed, then this is controlled.
1474856 tn?1288292649 trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system. I may need to go outside of the network to get "real" treatment, not just some Dr calling me crazy and saying my depression is an issue.
633670 tn?1389227011 com/Cats/Cat-Health-Center/Brain-Spinal-Cord-Nerve-Disorders/Stroke/Treatment-and-Care/Living-and-Managing/Living-With-a-Cat-That-Has-Had-a-Stroke.aspx Much luck. Let us know how it goes, ok?
Avatar n tn The can cause inadequate closure of the eye, drooping of the mouth and dribbling of saliva. Treatment depends on the severity. Some cases are mild and do not require treatment as the symptoms usually subside on their own within 2 weeks. For others, treatment may include medications and other therapeutic options. To find a cure she will need to consult her primary care physician for proper assessment. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
368646 tn?1208397487 ) Please let me know if you believe hormonal changes brought-on your stroke and if any solution was found. Thank you for your time!
Avatar m tn why is a 42 year old male still asleep after 9 days of a stroke and why does he shke his head?
2175879 tn?1338358628 Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. As your doctors have ruled out stroke and suggest that your symptoms could be due to PTSD, you could go for professional counselling and see if it helps to resolve your symptoms. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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.
469720 tn?1388149949 Physical inactivity and obesity - Being inactive, obese or both can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. So go on a brisk walk, take the stairs, and do whatever you can to make your life more active. Try to get a total of at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days. What are other, less well-documented risk factors? Geographic location - Strokes are more common in the southeastern United States than in other areas.
Avatar n tn i know a person diagnosed with Leiden mutation and we have discussed what we have experienced and our symptoms are quite similar. you commented only on my so called TIA's, which only lasted approximately 1 minute not several days. What about the right side numbness i am having now and the numbness i had 17 years ago(total body and partial). could that not be caused by a hypercoaguable state? if not then what do you suggest it could be?
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.
464054 tn?1223826633 Among women who were later treated for stroke, the study showed that many of them reported symptoms that were different from the typical stroke symptoms. Aside from the classic stroke symptoms, a woman may have: loss of consciousness or fainting, shortness of breath, falls or accidents, sudden pain in the face, chest, arms or legs, seizure, sudden hiccups, sudden nausea, sudden tiredness, and sudden palpitations. (http://www.mayoclinic.
2019247 tn?1329279401 she is opening her eyes most of the time and can hear us and sees us, she will turn her head to watch and can move her legs and left arm. they started the physiotheray treatment but they want to discharge her from the hospital in 1 or 2 weeks time . she is still not eating by herself and using a tube through her nose. I want to know if we can do anything to help her recover? and when can we see any improvements? If any body can help, I would realy appreciate any advice in this matter.
1015480 tn?1251136105 You may discuss your symptoms with a neurologist and get a proper treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!