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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Is thinking and asking about a person or situation repeatedly a sign of dementia?

Query: Hello Doc. I would like to consult my mother-in-law's health condition. She had a stroke a few months back. Thank God after a week, she had been discharged from the hospital with continued medication to stabilize her bp and some antibiotics to cure her UTI. She can talk few words, sometimes clear so...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear she may be suffering from dementia with perservation. Repetitive words, comments, questions and actions is called perservation. This is may be due to right hemisphere stroke or traumatic brain injury etc. So you have to divert her while talking and ask her few other questions and emoti...  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


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 -->  Read Full »

Can estrogen birth control cause stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and in good health. However, I do suffer migraines when I get my period. I am very active with a full time third grade teaching job and a part time dance teacher two nights a week. I also have a serious long distance relationship, which we see only on weekends and on...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Estrogen can have a stroke-like side effect. But chances are very less. Normally people take oral pills more than five years without complaints. I always ask my patients to take pills for three months and take one month gap and use an alternative method for contracept...  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 »

How long does it take for a patient to recover from a stroke?

Query: My wife ia diebetic with BP. Suffered CVA(left basal ganglia ICH)with right hemiparesis some months back. She is on insulin (novorepid and lentus), galvusmet 50/500,(last 20 years) Telma 40, Liofen, statin 10, felicita. Of late she feels difficulty in walking.No strenth in lower extremity. Pain in l...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: hello Please tell me little bit details. After ICH, did her power in right leg improved to some extent in last 3 months? or its same? or its got worsened? In which leg she having pain? and since when is that pain? I am mentioning required information (point wise): After ICH, did her power in ...  Read Full »

Headache with low concentration level. Is it due to stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, Pain on the left front portion of my skull which has been on and off for three months. I also get head pressure and I feel my concentration level is short. Is it a stroke?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would like to reassure you that your symptoms are not related to a stroke. In my opinion, your symptoms could be related to an eye disorder or a sinus issue. For this reason, it is necessary consulting with an ophthalmologist for a phy...  Read Full »

My father is not able to walk properly. Should we get a CT scan?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is not able to walk properly. His x-ray is fine. I guess it as some brain issue. Shall I go with CT scan? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If patient not able to walk properly, then there are three most common possibilities. He has problem in the brain. He has problem in the spine. He has problem in peripheral nerves. If he has brain problem, then he might have a stroke or NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus)...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment to help my dad to open his eyelids on his own after a brain infarct?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 78 years old. Recently, (one month back) he had acute left medullary infarct with hyperacute infarct of the midbrain. After which he is unable to open both of his eyelids on his own but can see when we lift the eyelids, also his voice was very low. After a month now his spe...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have described, your father had brain infarct after that he developed all symptoms related to eye right. So let me explain you that in case of stroke or infarct in the brain there will be involvement of cranial nerves also. The cranial nerve which is responsible...  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 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 »

Am I taking enough medicines to manage hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, For controlling my hypertension, I was prescribed Benicar 40/12.5 mg once in the morning, Amlodipine 5 mg twice a day and Clonidine once in the evening. These were prescribed after ECG and blood work. Even, after taking the medication, my BP is usually 160/85 mmHg. What to do further...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to highlight a few important points here: Amlodipine should be used once daily. Instead of taking 5 mg twice daily you should take 10 mg once daily, which is the maximum dose. Clonidine on the other side can actually cause rebound hypertension, which ca...  Read Full »

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