Risk Factors For Stroke

A lack of oxygen supply to the brain due to reduced or no blood flow is called a stroke. The risk factors for a stroke are uncontrolled hypertension, anticoagulant treatment, aneurysms, trauma, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and the use of birth control pills.

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Please suggest ways to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male with borderline cholesterol. Total cholesterol 200 and triglyceride 200 to 350 mg/dL. I had TMT test and heart echo last year, which were normal. This year, I checked homocysteine, troponin-I and myoglobulin, which were also found to be normal. My three months old...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would say that you are a non-smoker and a normotensive person. You are in late 30s. Your TMT and echo were normal and all the cardiac enzymes are normal. Your only sole r...  Read Full »

What causes a mini-stroke?

Query: My dad has a thryroid problem and recently had a mini stroke what can be the cause of tHIS?  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi welcome to our site read your query that is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem i will try my best to answer your query i am guessing you want to know what caused the stroke Stroke is one of the commonest diseases occurring around the world. It is also the condition that...  Read Full »

Can Right-Sided Facial Numbness Be Due To A Stroke On The Left Side Of The Brain?

Query: Hello doctor, If the stroke has occurred in the left side of the brain, we know the patient's right side of the body would be weak and numb. But when the patient's right side of the face is also numb, is this also because of the stroke on the left side of the brain?     Read Full »


Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strokes on the left side of the brain will cause weakness in the right side of the body and right facial weakness. Please let me know if you have any other questions. For more information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-on...  Read Full »

Can Evista be given for a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic. I have been prescribed Evista as I have precancerous cells in my breasts. I have had multiple biopsies done in the past 5 years and they were always benign. I am concerned about the harsh side effects of Evista. I cannot sit for extended periods of time as blood cl...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details you have posted. I can understand your anxiety because of multiple medications and side effects of medications. Kindly understand that you need to be on Evista (Raloxifene) because of precancerous cells, which may progress to invasiv...  Read Full »

Please interpret my mother's MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 55 years old. We met with a car accident. She got hit near eyebrows and so far she is on the safer side. She does not have any symptoms such as headache, paralysis, etc. Our doctor suggested a CT scan of her head. In the report they found some white matter which is not clear wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of ischemic changes. These findings are incidental and not related to the head injury she had. She needs to be evaluated for the possible causes like high blood p...  Read Full »

Is there a chance for an ischemic stroke attack after ankle surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old male. Is it possible to suffer from an ischemic stroke as a result of ankle surgery? The stroke is on the left side of the brain causing paralysis in my right side. I am healthy otherwise.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you were immobilized for a few days after the surgery there is a possibility in the development of deep vein thrombosis in a male above 40 years of age. If suppose that thrombus got dislodged, it may traveled to the brain resulting in ischemic stroke. The possibi...  Read Full »

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

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 »

Will high platelet count cause a blood clot or stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has high WBC count of 15,000, platelet count of 5,40,000, and hemoglobin at 11.2. Her ESR is 86, and CRP is also similar. She has a fever, which rises in the evening to 101. Can you please tell me what this denotes? Also, will the high platelet count cause a danger for a bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High platelet count will not lead to thrombosis in the body. Do not worry about that. High platelet is because of reactive thrombocytosis, and that can occur in bleeding, anemia, infection, inflammation, etc. You have an ulcer in the colon, and it seems to be ulcerative...  Read Full »

May I know the reason for slurred speech in a paralyzed person?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad has been paralyzed for three years now. He was fine, but suddenly his speech is not clear. We cannot understand what he says. May I know why this has happened?  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Paralyzed patients have a tendency to get stroke when they have already had it. This could be a recurrence of stroke and the patient should be taken to a hospital as a CT scan without contrast needs to be done to know if he has again developed a stroke. If he has had a...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to control my BP with medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a resistant hypertension. Even five drugs failed with a lot of side effects. I was safe on Methyldopa for 2 years with Hydrochlorothiazide. Now, there is no supply of this medicine. I started Nebivolol 5 mg with Chlorthalidone last night. I have the feel of chest tightening and sli...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With all your details, you come under stage 3 - severe hypertensive group. First, I would suggest you to look for the cause of grade 3 hypertension. Conditions like pheochromocytoma can lead to resistant hypertension. To rule out pheochromocytoma an MRI of the abdomen ...  Read Full »

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