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Why is there inability to walk or move after a stroke?

Why is there inability to walk or move after a stroke?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At April 11, 2019
Reviewed AtFebruary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My mother is not able to walk properly or move properly. She met with ischemic stroke eight years back and she is diabetic, has BP, and seizures (epilepsy). She has been treated with insulin, and blood pressure (BP) suppressants, Atorvastatin, Levetiracetam, and Phenytoin (Eptoin) for seven years. Now she is not able to walk properly or move her hands and legs properly. Her thinking and behavior have also become very mild. Please suggest me the correct medication for her. Please help.

Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Ischemic stroke is a condition where there is incomplete blood supply to a certain part of the brain, leading to permanent damage to that part of the brain. Consequently, the function carried out by the affected part of the brain is lost. The only way to recover function following permanent damage is physiotherapy, which enables the existing normal part of the brain to re-learn the function that was earlier carried out by the now non-functional brain. In the case of your mother, physiotherapy is the only way to improve the lost function. In addition, we can make things in the house and around in a way that is easy for your mother to navigate such as having a motorized wheelchair, etc.

I hope this information helps provide some insight into your symptoms.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer
Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Neurosurgery

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