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Avatar f tn Hi, I am here on behalf of my mom who has cirrhosis. She is 68. Quit drinking & smoking several years ago. Hepatic encephalopathy was controlled with rifaximin & lactulose until she suffered a stroke Oct 13, 2013. Now her liver is decompensated & She is getting beat up by the HE. Doctors say there is nothing more to be done. "Put her in an institution." She is now on warfarin as well as other meds.
Avatar n tn I am in the UK. I was very, very fit, ran, lived at the gym, windsurfed & kart raced. I had a very, very bad stroke in March 04, I was 42. I nearly died, which is an effect! Lol. Now in a wheelchair, speach is very, very bad & I am virtually paralysed. I wrote a 68,000 word book, which I cannot advertise here. Doctors said I would just have eye movement. I believe I am still recovering. Tim.
Avatar n tn My husband who is 48 had a stroke 2 weeks ago on holiday. He is now back in the UK and is making progress. My question relates to his paralysis on hi right hand side. He has feeling but no movement at all. I have been told he should make a full recovery which is great but I am struggling to understand how these limbs can start to function again? Can anyone please help me?
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 I know it is different for people outside the UK as you have to pay for your treatment anyway. Another problem I have is that Natural Thyroid Hormones are not licensed to be used in the UK so the doctors prescribing it are personally responsible for my treatment which makes them more nervous about prescribing it. I will have to try and see if I can see someone else for my next appointment and see if I can persuade them to let me try Amour Thyroid.
Avatar n tn My mother is believed to have suffered a stroke recently but we are not being told anything, after about a week of numbness and pins and needles she has lost all use of the right hand, there has been some numbness and slight slurring of the speach, she is now unable to hold a proper conversation due to forgetting what she was about to say mid sentence and gets headaches in well lit areas like shopping malls.
1346447 tn?1327862572 She could not stand. After treatment for stroke she now stands on the leg.She is 70 years old. She had left carotid artery completely blocked for long time. This was never noticed. Now in additio we observed that her short term memory is getting deterioted.In the past twenty years slowly it is observed that her blood supply to brain was getting reduced. This process was stabilised .But now we find that memory loss is occuring.At present she is practically all the time in the bed lying.
Avatar n tn What is the preferred optimal treatment for a 65 year old recovered stroke patient (only mild aphasia) diagnosed with Patent formanen ovale? Is it the use of the closure device or medication with blood thinners?
Avatar n tn While his CHADS2VaSC score is zero do you believe taking 81mg of aspirin would be called for? His doctor seems okay with no treatment considering his episodes have all converted on their own in less than 24 hours. I wanted to get you opinion on this decision. I know there are many factors that play into choosing the correct treatment and many different points of view on this. Thanks in advance for your reply. .
Avatar f tn re using therapeutic hypothermia for ischemic stroke treatment but never considered it for aneurysms. Can intracranial hypertension cause aneurysms and that the dilatation is a resort to reduce pressure within the blood vessels?
Avatar n tn When you said surgery, that made me wonder if you are located in the UK? If so, I doubt that Free T3 is included. You may have to push the doctor hard to get that done.
Avatar m tn Hi I recieved my 4 weeks blood test today. Before starting treatment my viral count was 1,470,000 and today my viral cout is 1,000. Im am very happy with result but apprehensive not sure if this is a good or bad sign. Can some one please give me some advice. Kind regards.
Avatar f tn But people benefit most from the surgery if it is done within 2 weeks of the stroke or TIA. Delaying surgery longer than 2 weeks increases the risk for stroke, because people are more likely to have a stroke in the first few days and weeks after a first stroke or a TIA. The likelihood of complications from carotid endarterectomy varies, depending on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
Avatar f tn I researched Evista online and found that it is linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer and stroke, in addition to other nasty symptoms I have never experienced (including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia). I am afraid to take this drug, too, and don't know what to do. Has anyone else been in this situation?
Avatar n tn Husband woke up with dizziness, vertigo, vomiting at 3 AM last week. B/P 225/120 ER said he did not have a stroke ( according to CT scan.Can't do MRI due to stents which he got for a 95% blockage to his heart 4 yrs ago.) Cardiologist switched BP meds and B/P going down well on that now.He' still very fatigued, difficulty with spacial perception, walking etc...The Nuero Doc can't see him till May 1st. Any idea what's up with all of this and what kind of treatment we should pursue?
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. It is very difficult to tell if he will be able to recover completely or not. There is no way of finding out for sure. Please continue with speech therapy. Hopefully he will respond to it. It requires patience and perseverance. Please be optimistic and do not give up. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Hi there, I was discharged from a stroke unit in the uk yesterday after having a mini ischaemic stroke which I was frombolised for. When I was first admitted my troponin levels were at 365, dropping to 190 over a 4 day period. I'm unsure of the level now but I imagine it's lower. But I know healthy people are supposed to have no reading. I'm a 29 year old, otherwise healthy female - no drinking smoking or drugs. No history of strokes in the family.
Avatar f tn Why do you need travel insurance so badly? Some credit cards, like I believe AMEX, give you insurance for a variety of travel needs. You should really worry about getting health insurance as your chances of having a major stroke are about 35%. That's when the really big costs can occur. And now with ObamaCare no insurance company can turn you down. But if you didn't have insurance before March 31, you will now have to wait until the Fall.