An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. The symptoms of stroke are easy to spot: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking; dizziness; loss of balance or coordination. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or when they are damaged by sudden bleeding into or around the brain. These damaged cells can linger in a compromised state for several hours. With timely treatment, these cells can be saved. Stroke is diagnosed through several techniques: a short neurological examination, blood tests, CT scans, MRI scans, Doppler ultrasound, and arteriography. Stroke seems to run in some families. Family members may have a genetic tendency for stroke or share a lifestyle that contributes to stroke. The most...
Hi. I need your help for my husband. 5 years ago he got brain injury and stuck in coma for 7 days. He has also had stroke on left side. After that he worked hard and getting better. but now he is very ill. His MRI and CT scan all are fine but he got headache on his left side stretch on his mouth left side weakness ... Please help me what to do please. Mahrukh. .
Thank you for reaching out to us for help for your husband. Given the complexity of his story with the previous head injury, it is difficult to know exactly where to begin. First and foremost, if he is not currently being followed by a neurologist or traumatic brain injury specialist, he needs to be evaluated. Traumatic brain injuries, ranging from concussions to contusions to hemorrhages can lead to a variety of long term or delayed symptoms. Headaches are somewhat common as a lingering problem after injury, and depending on the extent of the original injury, seizures ...
My wife had an ischemic stroke at a posterior branch of the middle cerebral artery on the right side. She temporarily lost motor function on the left, and had homomonous hemiopia after initial recovery. The visual disturbance is mostly recovered but she has daily headaches.
She was initially on Dilantin 300mg at bedtime but is getting weaned down and is now taking Tegretol 200mg one and a half tablets twice daily and one Dilantin 100mg at bedtime. The Tegretol was gradually titrated up as the Dilantin was titrated down.
Initially after the stroke she had headaches that seemed to be fading in intensity but now is complaining that the headaches are getting worse. Is this the normal course of post stroke recovery or a potential side effect of the drug therapy? My wife had an ischemic stroke at a posterior branch of the middle cerebral artery on the right side. She temporarily lost motor function on the left, and had homomonous hemiopia afte...
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