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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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 »

What could be the reason behind my 70-year-old father's sudden seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my 70 year old father woke up at about 8 AM. He was sitting on the sofa. Just after a minute, he started losing his consciousness and was trying to speak, but was unable to do so. His body and hands started twisting. Some liquid started coming from his mouth. We immediately ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and want to add that such a pass out episode can be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), low or very high blood pressures, heart-related issues like heart attack, etc. There is a diverse range of events that can be responsible...  Read Full »

I woke with numbness on one side and weakness. Is it a stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a second opinion on a possible stroke. Can anyone look at MRI scans online? I had symptoms of "wake up" stroke. I woke up with complete numbness on the right side, unable to make a fist, weakness when trying to stand, dizziness and confusion around dates (I did not kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to migraine or a possible seizure. A stroke cannot be excluded, but it is really less likely with a normal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). I would like to directly review your MRI ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for someone who had TIA for two hours.

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a TIA for two hours nearly four months ago where he could not understand what was going around him and had some difficulties with walking. He was released from the hospital after five days. Before this, he had a fever. His CRP level was also 2.328 and he was taking Atorva...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to TIA (transient ischemic attack) for more than 60 minutes in a hypertensive and diabetic patient is a very serious sign that could lead to a stroke. I suggest you control your blood pressure andblood glucose with medications with regular followup. I suggest you takeCl...  Read Full »

Is fecal incontinence related to previous stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is experiencing fecal incontinence, he had brain infarct a few years back and has trouble walking and speech. Walking is totally restricted due to loss of control over his sphincter. He is taking probiotic Vibact twice after food.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that fecal incontinence is not a common sign of stroke. It could be related to vascular dementia (compatible with the MRI findings). Coming to this point, I would recommend some diet modifications (avoiding food which...  Read Full »

Can my dad's left leg pain be linked to a stroke he had seven years ago?

Query: Hello doctor,My father suffered a stroke seven years ago that got the right side of his body numb and non-functioning. But, after all these years, he constantly refers to pain in his left leg. Can you tell me what would give him relief from this pain? I am attaching his latest reports here.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The possible explanation for the left-sided leg pain of your father is neuropathy. It can be contributed by the same factors that caused the stroke. The commo...  Read Full »

Can I go to the gym and do body-building exercises after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation three years ago?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Presently, I have no problem, and my heart rhythm is normal. Can I go to the gym and do bodybuilding exercises? If not, then which sport can I play? I want to stay fit and healthy for the rest of my life. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can go to the gym. However, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography. Also, do you have any symptoms of AF (atrial fibrillation)? What are the medicines that you are taking? Some rate-limiting medicines can nega...  Read Full »

Could oral surgery be the cause of seizures in my little one?

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 »

Can you please suggest how to improve my father's urine output after a brain stroke?

Query: Hello doctor,My 70 years old father had a brain stroke, and he has been operated thrice since then, including VP shunt. He is diabetic, and his condition has not improved yet. He is in the ICU, and his urine output has decreased to 10 ml per hour. They performed dialysis two days back, but there is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is an acute renal failure with underlying chronic diabetic kidney disease. It is very common in patients with diabetic kidney disease to go to acute failure. The prognosis is usually bad, and the choice of treatment is dialysis. Consult your treating nephrologist and...  Read Full »

My father was diagnosed with intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Is it safe for him to undergo an MRI scan?

Query: Hello doctor, My father was admitted to the hospital 20 days ago due to a stroke. After conducting a computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, it was diagnosed that he had a right occipital intraparenchymal and intraventricular hemorrhage. When tubes were removed during the...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your father's reports (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity). He had an intracranial hemorrhage in the occipital lobe with intraventricular extension. It is a serious condition, and the prognosis is poor. The parameter that decides recover...  Read Full »

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