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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Can stroke volume of the heart change during day time?
Query: Hello doctor,Can the stroke volume for the heart change during the day? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke volume depends upon many factors. The faster the heart rate lowers the stroke volume, the more force of contraction more the stroke volume. More preload, more stroke volume. More afterload less the stroke volume.No diurnal variation in stroke volume. I hope I ... Read Full »
Is one tablet of Septra daily, enough for my dad who has AIDS?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 58 years old and weighs 49 kg and 5.8 feet tall. He is on ART medicine since the last 13 years. He has AIDS. He had seizures last year, so he is also taking Ecosprin 75 mg, Septran, and Eptoin daily. I have two questions. Many doctors are surprised that he is only having... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Septran (Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim) is an antibiotic used in AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) patient to prevent PCP (pneumocystis pneumonia) infection. It is prevention dose, that is, prophylaxis (treatment dose, which is two tablets three times a da... 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 »
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... 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 mi... Read Full »
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 co... 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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
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 ulcer... Read Full »
How long will it take for my grandmother to recover from a stroke?
Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother's right hand and right leg were affected recently, and she was unable to walk or lift the hand. We admitted her to a hospital where CT scan was taken. The doctors discharged her in three days with some prescriptions. She is doing physiotherapy at home daily. She has a hi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your grandmother had an acute stroke. The recovery depends on the following factors: Size of stroke in the brain. The exact area involved in the brain by the stroke. Associated comorbidity like diabetes, hypertension, heart problem, etc. The age (lesser the ... Read Full »
My mother got a brain stroke. What is 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 »
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 »
I fell twice with high BP. Am I at risk of having a stroke?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a stroke two weeks ago. Today morning, when I got up off the table, I nearly fell twice and had trouble speaking. My BP was 220/110 mmHg. They took me to ER and the telemetry unit. I got an MRI with contrast this morning. Am I having a stroke? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. The onset of problems in the early morning, blood pressure in a range which can cause stroke and difficulty in speaking along with two falls point towards the high possibility of stroke. The ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father has a thyroid problem. Recently, he had a mini-stroke. What is the cause? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke is one of the common diseases occurring in the world. It is common among the top causes of both mortality as well as morbidity. Everyone needs to know the risk factors of stroke and who is at risk of developing it. There are numerous risk factors. There are s... 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 »
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 »