Stroke victims and flying

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Avatar n tn Aside from paralysis or loss of muscle movement and difficulty talking, other possible issues include memory loss or thinking difficulties, emotional problems and depression, pain and changes in behavior and self-care. If the symptoms persist, it is best that you have him see his attending physician for proper evaluation and to rule out complications mentioned above. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My brother who is 36yrs old w/no prior medical problems fell down with a massive stroke paralizing his right side according to drs brain swelling covered left side and they advised us to pull the plug**we didnt** drs stated he will never reconize us open his eyes move** he is able to do all these things w/in a week time of stroke**now drs are advising us to put a trachea in**we are very confused and dont know what we should do what is going to be the best decision for my brother>>
Avatar f tn You should go back to your doctor and ask what has been done to prevent another stroke, you may need to see a new doctor, which is perfectly fine. Either way ask for what therapy should be followed to address any deficits and ask for a doctors order for those therapies, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. You should never have been allowed out of the hospital without some explanation of preventative measues being taken. Does he have any deficits?
Avatar f tn Are high altitudes dangerous for stroke victims?
Avatar n tn I wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?
Avatar m tn What is difference when sitting on a chair or sleeping in in the first class on a bed? What is the connection when flying under the above condition and a stroke?
Avatar f tn These can lead to stroke and pulmonary embolism. Air travel is not generally advised for about 3 months post stroke. How is she presently? you can check with her doctor and consider if she could be allowed to fly with appropriate precautions like wearing compression stockings etc. the airline she intends to fly also needs to be apprised of her health condition and they would also require an authority letter from her physician. I hope these thoughts help.
Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar n tn She does not have the use of her left arm. Before the stroke she was very active and particularly enjoyed quilting. I would like suggestions from stroke victims as to hobbies that she might try using her right hand only.Luckily she is right handed. thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn My father had a stroke last 3 years ago and has been doing well. Are there any contraindications for traveling via airplane because of the air pressure that could be of concern? Also is massage good for stroke victims?
Avatar m tn My grandmother recently had a stroke and now currently lacks fine motor skills. She is also has over 90% hearing loss. Is their brand or type of hearing aid that is made for stroke victims to make communication easier?
Avatar n tn Can Alpha GPC help stroke victims, if so what dosage and brand name is best?
Avatar n tn Yes a person can get a stroke from too much Morphine...I am a R.N. and work with stroke victims , Look up water shed strokes...
Avatar n tn During my TIA, my left arm floated up by itself and the neurologist said it is called "floating limb" and is seen in some stroke victims. I believe there are people that have had a small stroke and don't realize it. I would see your doctor...just to be safe.
Avatar n tn I run four miles every other day, weight train and have a very healthy diet. My concern is, if this is normal for post stroke victims and/or if this should be a major concern.
Avatar n tn I had a stroke 3 and a half years ago,which happened just after I arrived back from Australia on an aircraft, I want to fly again, and was told by my nuero sergeon that there was no connection between flying and having a stroke. does anyone have any information that may be of help....thanks ,Gayle.
Avatar n tn // gave me some idea. I would like to know your opinion about this herb and other alternative therapies.
Avatar n tn It has been almost seven months since my stroke, I have re- gained some movement and strength in my hand and foot now. However, my muscles are aching so bad now that it is colder, I can hardly hold my toothbrush to brush my teeth. Is this common after a stroke? I also have diabetes 2 and high-blood pressure. I am excercising on my own at home now. Do you have any excercise recommendations? How long is the average recovery?
Avatar n tn Have been told of great success stories for young stroke victims from people as the young brain can do many things that may be an older brain would not. Does any one have any success stories to share w/ us - it just gives us hope - he is a 6'2 , 240 lb high school football player set to play college football next year pre stroke. Any info would help - thank you and God Bless.
Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?