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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After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

Why is half of my daughter's face not moving after a seizure attack?

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 movi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

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

After a paralysis attack, my uncle's right side vision is not perfect. Is this a permanent disability?

Query: Hello doctor,Four years ago, my uncle had a paralysis attack on the right side of the body. He has recovered now, except his right eye vision. He can clearly see straight and left, but not the right. He cannot see full 180 degrees. His age is 48 now. Is this a permanent disability or it can be cured...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stroke or paralysis results from hampered blood supply to the brain. Usually, the motor functions or muscle movements recover over time. However, the visual pathways are very slow to recover and recovery is suboptimal. So, the field defect that he has will persist and com...  Read Full »

My dad is on a ventilator after brain surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad had a brain hemorrhage surgery last week. He is still on the ventilator and is just having body moment. There is right side paralysis and left side head surgery. There is no eye moment. My father also has high blood pressure. What should I do? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a serious and critical state. Now, he must be having a big hemorrhage requiring surgery, so the results are variable. I suppose he is on the right line of treatment and once he improves, he can be taken off the ventilator. But, the battle does not end here. Foll...  Read Full »

How is cerebral infarction due to an emotional event treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 21 year old sister got cerebral infarction because she talked to father after 15 years and big emotions were involved. One of her pupils of the eye became larger and she could not see properly. Doctor has done CT and confirmed it was cerebral infarction. She is already fine for the mom...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mention that your 21 year old sister had cerebral infarction, she needs a full evaluation to search etiology of stroke in a young age of 21 (young stroke). As you say, her one pupil became large and she could not see properly, such symptom may suggest involvemen...  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 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 »

How long should my father continue physiotherapy for his weakness?

Query: Hello doctor My father has developed weakness in the left side of the face, hand, and leg. He is 67 years old. Last week, he developed weakness in the left arm and leg. So we consulted a doctor (MD) and admitted him to the hospital. There they did MRI brain the next day, and the report is attached ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to have known about your father. He suffered from acute stroke, and MRI angio also is not alarming (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Physiotherapy has to be continued for three to six months, and in your dad's case, since he has already imp...  Read Full »

How to control constant high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has developed a hypertension crisis, BP not less than 180/120 mmHg, for a month. He has weakness on the left side and slurred speech. He also cannot control his emotions, such as crying and smiling. There is no total paralysis as he can still walk on assistance. MRI shows sm...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to What is the RFT of the patient? We need to give Arkamin to the patient, and this will help. The main problem is we need to rule out a stroke. Please get an NCCT (non-contrast computerized tomography) head done and let us know and start Arkamin 0.1 mg thrice daily.  Read Full »

What is the risk of getting COVID vaccine in a stroke patient?

Query: Hello doctor, About four years ago, my mother was diagnosed with a moderate stroke. Her only symptom was vision disturbance for a short time and no after-effects. During the MRI, they detected a 3 mm aneurysm. The Neurologist was not concerned with that and told her to ignore it because it was a li...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that your mother has been detected with an aneurysm 3 mm in size. It is a well-documented fact that incidentally detected aneurysm 3 mm or less should be left alone, so we need to worry about that. As far as the COVID vaccine is concerned, there is n...  Read Full »

My father has gout with stroke. Kindly analyze and advise regarding the echocardiogram reports.

Query: my dad recently completed ecocardiogram. The result is here with me in photo. i like doctor to interpret the result and provide appropriate advise. last year he had this report and one doctor has advise not to do surgery because of his age. he was taking medications since then and continue taking it...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query He has to continue medicines. Surgery will be risky in his case. If symptoms are very uncontrolled on maximum tolerated medicines then surgery is an option but he will need Coronary Angiography first and then if indicated 3 surgeries will be combined. 1. CABG (ByPass), 2. Mitra...  Read Full »

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