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Ischemic Stroke

An interrupted blood supply to the brain due to a blocked vessel causes the brain cells to die, leading to a medical emergency called a stroke. They can be due to ischemia or hemorrhage. In an ischemic stroke, the blood supply is altered due to a blocked artery. The ischemia can also be due to narrowing arteries in atherosclerosis. Transient ischemic stroke or mini-stroke occurs due to a brief interruption of blood supply. It is not as serious as a stroke but is an indication of the risk of future stroke. Symptoms include one-sided numbness and weakness, blurry vision, slurred speech, confusion, dizziness, altered gait, imbalance, and headache. Blood thinners are used to dissolve the blood clots while they are forming. Hence an immediate treatment is necessitated to prevent further complications.

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Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, my father had a problem in balance, always even while sleeping. We consulted a doctor, and he asked for BMD (Bone Mineral Density), where he diagnosed a problem in the bones of the neck and back. A few days back, suddenly, while morning walk, the right leg turned numb, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry for all the pain your father is going through. As from your history I come to a conclusion that you father had TIA (Transient ischemic attack) (a type of stroke, that is temporary obstruction to the blood flow to a specific part of brain). MRI (magnetic res...  Read Full »

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