Stroke

About "Stroke"

A stroke is caused when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, causing a deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain tissues. It can happen when the blood vessels in the brain rupture or if there is a blockage. The symptoms include paralysis, confusion, slurred speech, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, and loss of balance.

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Stroke: Who Can Get It?
Article Overview: Stroke is one of the commonest diseases occurring around the world. It is also among the top causes of both mortality as well as morbidity. Therefore everyone needs to know whether they are at the risk of stroke.  Read Article »
Dr. Saumya Mittal
Neurologist

Stroke, known as Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) occurs due to poor blood flow to the brain, thereby causing improper functioning of that part of brain. There are numerous risk factors for stroke. There are some very common medical conditions and habits that may predispose one to stroke, especially ...  Read Article »
 
Understanding Stroke
Article Overview: This article explains what is stroke or brain attack and how it happens.  Read Article »
Dr. Saumya Mittal
Neurologist

Stroke, something that most people realize by its most common symptom - paralysis, is one of the most common syndromes affecting the elderly and not so infrequently, even the youngsters. One of the most common questions I face when I tell my patient that he/she has had a stroke is - “What doe ...  Read Article »
 
Is stroke with bleeding serious or without bleeding?
Query: Hi doctor, I got a stroke but I do not know how to explain it. Twice I was bleeding along with the stroke. One type of bleeding was chronic and the other one was acute. I would like to know which type of bleeding is dangerous? And also explain the reason for the same.  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An acute hemorrhage is for a short duration but very dangerous. The reason being a sudden build up of pressure in the brain. In case of chronic bleeding it is not so dangerous but it will remain for a long period. In this case there is a gradual increase of pressure in ...  Read Full »
 
MRI shows stroke and brain changes. Is it due to untreated sleep apnea?
Query: Hello doctor, The patient underwent extensive routine physical examination including MR/CT imaging and laboratory analysis earlier this month. The MR Brain shows evidence of lacunar stroke and ischemic brain changes. Please advise if these might be connected to untreated obstructive sleep apnea (mor...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully went through your question and the patient's medical history. I reviewed her medical report and the uploaded brain MRI study (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that those changes are indicative of small vessel disease, whic...  Read Full »
 
After a brain stroke, my dad's urine output has decreased. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,My 70 years old father had a brain stroke, and he has been operated thrice since then, including VP shunt. He is diabetic, and his condition has not improved yet. He is in the ICU, and his urine output has decreased to 10 ml per hour. They performed dialysis two days back, but there is ...  Read Full »
Dr. Prathap
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an acute renal failure with underlying chronic diabetic kidney disease. It is very common in patients with diabetic kidney disease to go to acute failure. The prognosis is usually bad, and the choice of treatment is dialysis. Consult your treating nephrologist and...  Read Full »
 
How to prevent stroke?
Query: Hi doctor, Kindly give some tips on the ways to prevent stroke.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are some tips to prevent stroke. Regular exercises like brisk walking and jogging according to your capacity for at least 30 minutes a day and five to seven days a week in nearly all peoples. Regular exercises help in reducing weight, decrease lipid level and bl...  Read Full »
 
Can reactive thrombocytosis cause stroke?
Query: Hello doctor, I donated plasma through plasmapheresis. When the IV was initially inserted, my blood did not flow through the machine. The technician came by and wiggled the IV, but the blood still did not flow. The technician then switched the IV to my other arm. It began to flow after about five m...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very rare for reactive thrombocytosis to cause a stroke. It may happen if you have other risk factors for stroke like hypertension and high cholesterol. However, I am hoping that they have ruled out other causes of thrombocytosis (increased platelet count). I und...  Read Full »
 
My mother had brain stroke. Could you help us with the treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 65 years old, had a brain stroke. Could you help us with the treatment? I have attached the MRI report for your information.  Read Full »
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Neurologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.By looking at the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that the patient had left PCA territory stroke (posterior cerebral artery).The treatment of stroke cannot be dictated just by seeing the MRI report. The doctor needs to see the patien...  Read Full »
 
My mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, and she is in a coma. Can she recover?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke a couple of months back. They had to put a tube in her head to drain the fluid, and also put her in a coma. I was told that she would have a slim chance of coming out of this coma. My mom eventually had a shunt put in her head, because the fluid ...  Read Full »
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The neurological deficit in a patient who suffered from hemorrhagic stroke depends on the areas of the brain affected and the pressure from the edema. The tube in the brain (external ventricular drain or ventriculoperitoneal shunt) are management for that edema press...  Read Full »
 
Is this treatment sufficient for stroke?
Query: Hi doctor, I had MR angiography of brain vessels. No flow of signals are noted in basilar and left posterior cerebral arteries. And a very minimal faint flow signal is noted in the right posterior cerebral artery. I have attached my MRA, current medication list and blood test reports for your refer...  Read Full »
Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachments as well as the MRA report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From these, I can find that the patient has suffered from a stroke. Stroke is actually a problem in brain that arises because the blood vessels supplying blood to the...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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