Patient discussion about stroke

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Q. Stroke

My granny got stroke. Now she is in the hospital, but she doesn't identify me or my mother. When I asked her what are the season now - she answers that it's winter now. I don't know how to help her. What I have to prepare for?
AI was sorry to hear about your grandmother. You should remeber that after the initial phase, there may be changes in her functioning, especially with rehabilitation program. It's a vast subject, so you can read about it here (http://www.stroke.org.uk/information/after_a_stroke/), and also talk to other people in the stroke community here (http://www.imedix.com/Stroke)

Q. Migraine stroke

Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!
A1I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at webmd.com or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.
A2As someone that also suffers from migraine, I am worried about the risk of stroke like the one you told about. This is a link to an article I found recently:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2004/12/13/stoke-migraine041213.html

A3I was sorry to hear about your stroke. I hope you feel better now. I tried to search the net and found several links you may find intresting:

http://headaches.about.com/od/migrainediseas1/a/mx_stroke_risk.htm

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=3578&channel_id=7&relation_id=24636

I hope you'll find them helpfull

best wishes!

Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke?

My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?
A1Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke
A2The major risk factor for developing stroke (or- CVA) is chronic hypertension. Hypertension accounts for 35-50% of stroke risk. High cholesterol and lipid levels are also major risk factors. Other factors include- obesity, diabetes, smoking and drinking alcohol, not watching a healthy diet and not exercising enough. Drug use (for example cocaine) is another risk factor. People with heart problems such as atrial fibrillation are also more suceptible.
A3Stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. Among the known risk factors for developing this are chronic hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and more.

Q. can you recover after a cerebellar stroke?

AYou can recover after a cerebellar stroke but the process takes time and rehabilitation. With the right kind of rehab people reach great results, supposing of course the initial injury allows it.

Q. Why does it take so long to talk!!!

I had a stroke Dec 17, 2006. My left side of brain was effected. So my right hand and right leg is hard to use. I have a brain aneurysm, that is not operable. Why can't I talk normally,in person and over the phone so people can understand me.
A1TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION,I HAD A TOTAL OF 4 BRAIN ANUERYSMS ON 5 JUNE2003 IWAS PARALZED AND HAD TO GO THRU- PAINFUL REHABILITATION AND ALSO TO A SPEECH PATHIATIST.ANUERYSM OR STROKE EFFECT CERTAIN AREAS OF THE BRAIN TO WHICH THE BRAIN DOES NOT LIKE BLOOD ON IT AS TOLD BY MY DOCTORS.HANG IN THERE AND I'M SURE YOU WILL RECOVER ,,,IADVISE TO SPEAK TO TO YO DR.
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A3thank you, I've read it!!
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