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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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Will I get a stroke if I stop taking Rivaroxaban?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had knee replacement surgery, and the doctor recommended Aspirin. I asked if I could take Xarelto. Now I am at home and have been on 5 mg of Xarelto for three days. I am finding it interferes with everything I take. Can I stop it and go on with Aspirin? Will I have a stroke from su...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Aspirin is safe as you are fully mobile. Yes, Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) can be stopped, but any increase in the stroke risk (rebound) phenomenon can be countered by starting Aspirin 150 mg once daily before you stop Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). Xarelto stays in your system for a ...  Read Full »

What medicines help with my sister-in-law's increased homocysteine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, This inquiry is for my sister-in-law. Three four years back, she had a problem with her eye. On consulting, they told due to some type of stroke, her vision has been affected. They started giving him Ecosprin, and a special injection to protect her eye vision. During this period her r...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If It was a type of stroke, I suggest you also check the fasting lipid profile and start either Rosuvastatin (Rosuvastatin calcium) or Atorvastatin (Atorvastatin calcium trihydrate). Homocysteine (amino acid cysteine...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

Can oral surgery cause seizures in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had an oral surgery because she had a lot of cavities. They had to put her to sleep soon after the surgery. I am assuming less than six months that she started having seizures. Could the surgery or medicine they used made her develop these seizures? She is on medications fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is highly unlikely for the medicine used during the surgery to cause the seizures now. Regarding the surgery causing this, the only possible explanation is the development of a stroke during or after surgery which can lead to seizures later. But, I guess she did not...  Read Full »

My daughter had seizure and half of her face is not moving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and is on dialysis. Her blood pressure was very high last week and she had seizures. Now, she is in the hospital, but I do not think she is being cared properly. I think she has had a mini-stroke and half of her face is not movin...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I understand your pain. The facial deviation could be a stroke. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain is indicated to be sure about stroke. The line of management remains the use of antibiotics for infection, anti-hypertensives for...  Read Full »

My friend is diagnosed with prediabetes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. Recently, my friend was diagnosed with prediabetes. Could you provide a detailed explanation of what prediabetes is, and how it differs from diabetes? I would like to know the specific markers and risk factors associated with this condition. What lifestyle mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, and if left untreated, it can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart di...  Read Full »

My heart beats faster than normal. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male weighing 171.96 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches tall. My heartbeat is a little fast, and I think it might be a BP issue. The last time I checked my BP, it was 170/110 mmHg. I am taking Telma AM tablets currently. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing a fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. A fast heartbeat, also known as tachycardia, can sometimes be a normal physiological response to stress or exercise. Ho...  Read Full »

I want advice on for Xarelto atrial fibrillation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have heard about Xarelto as a treatment option for atrial fibrillation. I am interested in learning more. Can you provide information on the safety and efficacy of Xarelto in preventing stroke and blood clots in individuals with atrial fibrillation? Additionally, are specific lifestyl...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant used to prevent stroke and blood clots in individuals with atrial fibrillation (AFib). It works by inhibiting the blood clotting factor Xa. Studies have shown its ef...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my father's weight loss from 55 kg to 38 kg after a heart bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My father underwent heart bypass surgery due to a heart attack and heart block three years ago. Then he suddenly got a stroke and came back to normal after medications. Now he cannot walk, feels very tired always, has dizziness, headaches, poor appetite, and dyspnea. His weight is redu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. In such cases, severe weakness can be due to recurrent infection, decreased appetite, nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin D3, Calcium, vitamin B12, and dehydration. This dehydration becomes the leadin...  Read Full »

Could you provide the potential risks of untreated hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. I have heard that untreated hypertension can lead to serious health complications. Could you provide an overview of the potential risks, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney problems? Are there lifestyle changes that can help prevent or manage hyperten...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding hypertension and its complications. If blood pressure remains uncontrolled over an extended period, it can lead to various complications, with cardiac disease being the most common. Kidney disease, though less common, may also ...  Read Full »

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