Stroke treatment equipment

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Avatar n tn My brother, who's 55, recently suffered a Brain Stem stroke. At this time, he's unable to eat & has a feeding tube in his stomach. He has trouble swallowing. He has no sense of hot/cold on his left side. This is not his first stroke, but the first was a different type & only affected his right side with a tingling sensation. I guess my question is what can he expect for the future? Once these areas are affected, will they ever come back? Can anything be helped with rehab?
Avatar n tn i did 28 weeks of treatment and am still clear nearly 5 months after treatment. i feel great.i'm 51 years old and treatment was grueling, but as i recover from that treatment and from thirty years of a sick liver, i say i feel better than i have in YEARS...i eat more wisely, drink less and take life in with a renewed outlook. i'm tapering off the antidepressants and i smile a lot more. somehow going through the fire has made my mind and heart grow...
Avatar n tn I hope you find a good answer. I'm researching the same question. My DX is vertigo, but I was told yesterday, by someone with vertigo, that is not what I have. They are staying away from the word stroke because it seems I'm too young at 35 to have one of those. What led to my dizinness and nausea is different, but I'm left with same. One day can be good with little dizziness, and some days bad, but the nausea has worn off. I don't get nausiated all the time anymore with the diziness.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn Hello, My father had got a stroke about 3 years ago due to which many brain cells in the Thalamus area were affected. He has Blood pressure and is Diabetic. 3 months after the stroke he started facing great pain in the leg, thighs , hands and shoulders followed by swelling of the palm and legs. There is also burning sensation and tingling/pressure and numbness in the feet and hands which he is not able to bear. We have consulted many many doctors but with no cure.
695000 tn?1316139648 Even back then, there were physicians that did not understand the importance of starting any DMD treatment early. So I had no treatment for the MS for the first 4 years after diagnosis. My MRI's remained stable, even though I was clearly having relapses and remissions. No lesions enhanced to indicate any active demyelination process. So Neuro #2, basing his decision totally on no signs of progression said, "This can't be MS. MS doesn't do this.
100019 tn?1335923317 "Low cholesterol levels also predicted a lack of treatment success." Forgive me if this has already been posted and discussed. I couldn't find a reference to it, but that doesn't always mean anything. I thought the entire article was interesting, but especially that sentence in the last part of the article caught my attention.
Avatar f tn I agree with Stella - it's much better for us to put our energies into helping other people obtain the treatment they need, by passing along information, regarding what helped us get well; what they might be able to try, etc. There are some really good doctors out there, who will actually treat their patients, clinically, rather than simply by the old TSH standard....... there are also advocate groups trying to "educate" both doctors and patients.
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5856747 tn?1403352282 They may or may not be accompanied by influenza or simple head cold. (3) Treatment of vertigo. Put very simply, the treatment of vertigo will depend on cause. Finding the underlying cause for vertigo attacks requires specialist knowledge and equipment. In most case a sufferer of recent onset vertigo attacks will need to be seen by an Ear Nose and Throat specialist to have the condition properly diagnosed before appropriate treatment can be commenced.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to depression, anxiety, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, memory problems, hypertension, glucose intolerance, going to the bathroom often, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. The physiologic stress state that’s created also can lower one’s thyroid and testosterone levels, making it seem like he may have either hypothyroidism or low testosterone.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, anxiety, weight gain, heart disease, heart attack or even stroke. In the ideal situation, CPAP is the best way of treating OSA. Most people do well, but how many people do well depends on the systems that are in place to support using your CPAP machine.
Avatar f tn Mini-strokes can affect limbs on one side of the body, and even though we don't think of extreme pain as being a symptom of a mini-stroke, I would ask his doctor about whether any of his symptoms could indicate a stroke. All of these issues should be checked out, just to be safe. It sure doesn't sound like a flu diagnosis is in any way proper.
Avatar f tn Did you know that once you have had a TIA you are likely to have more TIAs or even a stroke within a few months if you don't get treatment? You cannot afford to wait, in spite of the negligence of the medical professionals you have seen!
921525 tn?1248126287 The labwork was done the same day as the appointment with the stroke specialist. I was not impressed with the stroke specialist. He asked me some why questions, including why I was dxd with ms and why I was on meds, and didn't do any testing other than checking my reflexes and putting a tuning fork to my legs. Then he asked me if I needed any prescriptions, and told me that in the future I could just see the ms nurse.
Avatar n tn Just recently the right side of my face went numb and fell like I was have a stroke the hospital diagnosed it as I was having seizers . I have also been having trouble sleeping along with that I keep getting these really sharp pains on the right side of my head. About Two days ago the sharp pains also started on the left side of my head.
Avatar n tn he had his procedure a couple days ago, they couldnt find anything on his right side, so they went into his left ventrical...found it, but could not ablate because he did not have the proper equipment as it was too close to his aorta and it was too risky. I read a couple posts on here about people having an ablation on the left side, but how dangerous is the left versus the right?? Where would you recommend he go to have the procedure done?
Avatar n tn TIA symptoms always accompanied with sudden fall, numbness on part of body like leg. If you want to know about TIA/Stroke please refer to But if you think you want to go MRI scan, its alright, just to clear you doubt. High Blood pressure can cause other complication like blindness, kidney failure, stroke and heart attack. Take care and warmest regards....
Avatar f tn Are you aware of the seriousness of heart attacks/stroke? Please, share your experience? 3. Based on such experience how do you think technology could support the prevention of heart attack? 4. What do you think about a device that can help you prevent heart attack /stroke? - Monitor your heart conditions, -Gives you a heads up on your heart status - and in general provides you with analytics to improve a person's well being? 5. What are your greatest concerns about using such device? 6.
Avatar dr m tn there was one study that looked at three adult patients with attention deficit disorder and sleep apnea and all three of these patients were on Ritalin. Two of these patients, after treatment for sleep apnea, were weaned off the Ritalin and the third selected weight loss and conservative regimen. This goes to show that sleep apnea and ADHD can co-exist in adults, as well.
Avatar n tn About three months ago when I went to the Doctor it was 160/100. They took it three times over an hour with different equipment. He did nothing about it. This past week I went to see the Doctor again for follow up and it was still quite high between 150/90 and 160/100. This time he really didn't even acknowledge it. I am wondering if some treatment would be indicated for this.
Avatar m tn I dont really want to do it if not necessary since I thought I am getting better. If I do start antiviral treatment, with the DNA at low level, will the treatment be effective??? Thanks for your help and information, I am really concerned here. Thanks!!
Avatar m tn No the "treatment" is either leave alone (like after a stroke) and hope the eye repairs itself or have a retina surgeon drain the middle layer (choroidal) hemorrhage from the outside and/or remove blood from the interior of the eye, repair any tears in retina and fix any retinal detachments. But like a bullet going through the brain, eye, heart, abdomen the "damage is already done" and the choroidal hemorrhage often cannot be fixed or the eye or vision saved.
Avatar f tn Have been taking Synthroid for 10 years and wanted to try a more nature thyroid treatment, so had my M,D. switch me to Armour thyroid but within a few months there was a national shortage, so I was switched back to Synthroid. I recently had my Meridian testing done (by naturopath) and found that I could probably benefit from taking both together. I don't feel that I am converting the T-4 into T-3. I am unable to loss weight or increase my energy level. I currently take .50 mg of Synthroid daily.
1303966 tn?1296743610 He said I'm suffering with basilar migraines. Episodes feel like I'm having a stroke/seizure. SCARY! Anyways, I called from his office to ask my family doctor if any mention of a migraine variant was mentioned in my notes from my hospital stay in January 09. The nurse read the notes to me and yes, a migraine variant and other was mentioned. UGGGGG. Thanks for telling me. So, I go there when I get home to pick up a copy of these notes. They would not give me a copy.
Avatar n tn My wife had a stroke nearly a year ago, and she's on the PEG. Swallowing is difficult and she has to put up with drooling. She's attended by 3 therapists amongst whom is a speech therapist. She has been given continually face and tongue exercises, to reduce salivation and improve swallowing at the same time. Improvement is visible but slow. It was decided that we try VitalStim after consulting a neurologist online.
Avatar f tn LOL But consider, if you are a neurologist and trying to stay on top of the latest news and treatment advances for stroke, eplilepsy, migraines, ALS, Parkinsons, etc. how much time is there to spend on MS? The MS field is exploding with developments these days and I think the MS specialists can devote their attention specifically to this disease. In the long run for those of us who are diagnosed and doing ok on therapy, that might not matter.
430580 tn?1217537029 I had like a mini-stroke and my speech became slurred and slowed down to handi-cap status. I had to take a bunch of tests, that's how it was determined that I had become toxic. Over the years it has become worse to the point that it now affects my osteoarthritis and has become so painful that I've had to change my whole program around so that I don't do anything that would cause me pain. Something as simple as playing guitar will set it off.
Avatar f tn 3 1/2 years old had shingles and then 2 months later a terrible migraine and received two shots Immetrex, a few days later I had blurred vision and was told I had a stroke behind left eye, that has left me with spotty vision in the left eye. two months after that I had a terrible toohache, botched root canal and ended up having two teeth pulled to be later diagnosied with Trygeminal Neuralgia. Then a year ago I hand pain in the right thumb and had surgery on it for trigger finger in July of 08.