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Know The Symptoms Of Brain Stroke!

DM - Neurology, MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
Know The Symptoms Of Brain Stroke!
A stroke, also called cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult(CVI), or brain attack, occurs when a part of the brain is deprived of blood flow. When the brain cells are deprived of oxygen they begin to die. When brain cells die, the functions controlled by that part of the brain also stops, which results in different types of disabilities among stroke survivors.

There are two types of strokes

Hemorrhagic
Ischemic stroke
The first is caused when a brain aneurysm or a weak blood vessel bursts. Most of the time, this type of stroke leads to death. The second one happens when a clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. Patients suffering from stroke suffer from various side-effects, the most common ones being paralysis or loss of feeling in a certain part of the body, problem in understanding or talking and loss of vision in one side. The side-effects start showing up regularly after a person has had a stroke.

In certain conditions, blood flow to a certain part of the brain stops for only some time and hence the body suffers stroke like symptoms which only last a couple of hours before disappearing. This is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Unfortunately, the effects of a stroke can be debilitating and also permanent. Hence its important to know the symptoms of a stroke and rush the patient to a doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes early treatment can save a lot of damage.

The primary symptoms of stroke are as follows:

Confusion and problems with talking and comprehension
Headache along with alteration of consciousness or vomiting
Numbness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body
Issue with seeing, in one or both eyes
Inability to walk with stability, including disrupted coordination
Problems with the bladder and bowel control
Acute depression
Body temperature fluctuates, and pain worsens with movement
Paralysis on one side of the body along with fatigue
Problem in expressing or controlling emotions
Risk Factors:

Hypertension
Diabetes
Increased Cholesterol
Smoking
Obesity
Sedentary Lifestyle
Diagnosis of stroke

Several tests are carried out to determine the type of stroke acquired. They are:

Physical examination, which involves observing the patient's overall condition.
Blood tests
CT scans
MRI scans
Cerebral angiogram
Echocardiograms
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My body is sowing burning sensation. I am a heart patient. Last year 2 (right) and 1 (left) stents fitted after angiography. I am taking planep, cytogardOD60, Clavix AS and Atocor 40 now. Is it alright for patient like me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My body is sowing burning sensation. I am a heart patient. Last year 2 (right) and 1 (left) stents fitted after angio...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and Get your blood checked for CBC fbs ppbd and follow up with reports.
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My ECG report shows 743 possible inferior infraction and 800 sinus rhythm, but there is no explanation written to it. I just got my random ecg done and I did not encounter any issue in past. Please suggest the possible reason of this diagnosis and is this normal or not. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My ECG report shows 743 possible inferior infraction and 800 sinus rhythm, but there is no explanation written to it....
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and if you are asymptomatic than we should get an stress test done and follow up with reports.
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I'm 24 (m) year old. I feel pain and heaviness in my heart. Feeling something in chest. During it paining in left hand's vein. It's Normal pain. Not so hard. I got ECG report done that's normal. What problem can be there?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I'm 24 (m) year old. I feel pain and heaviness in my heart. Feeling something in chest. During it paining in left han...
Do echocardiography,,it may be due to cervical spondylosis also,,it may be due to increase uric acid also,,by symptomatic homoeopathic treatment it is curable
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Hi Sir, Is stroke happen suddenly without any earlier symptoms? Is it happen because of mind problems?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Stroke çan occur suddenly without any warning symptoms. Some patients with heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and some other disorders are more prone to strokes.
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All You Need To Know About Brain Stroke!

DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
All You Need To Know About Brain Stroke!
What is Stroke?

A medical condition in which the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, hence prevents the brain tissues from getting enough oxygen and nutrients. In a matter of minutes, the brain cells tend to die.

What Are The Symptoms?

Paying attention to the warning signals is extremely important. It s important to watch the signs, if you feel that any of your friends or near and dear ones might be having a stroke. The longer you take to detect, the treatment options would also get affected accordingly. Let s take a closer look at the symptoms:

Person having problem with speaking as well as interpreting things : If you come across a person or for that matter, if you feel as if you are getting confused or eating up words while speaking, then it s a clear indication as well as a warning that a stroke is on the cards.

Facing trouble to see in one or both the eyes: Are you having a blurred vision or feel as if there are blackouts at short intervals or you are seeing double of everything around you, all these are signs that you might have a stroke in the near future.

Feeling numb or paralysed on certain parts of the body: Sudden numbness or paralysis is a very common symptom for anyone who are about to get affected by stroke. This actually affects one side of the body, where you are unable to move your hands, legs or feel anything on the mouth. At that time, it s important to try and raise both the arms over one s head. In such a situation, if one arm starts to fall, then might be on the verge of having a stroke.

Trouble while walking: People who are on the verge of having stroke, might stumble or feel a tinge of dizziness, resulting in loss of balance or lack of coordination. All these point towards a definite chance that the concerned person might get affected by stroke.

When Should You Go To Visit A Doctor?

There is need to seek for immediate medical attention as and when you notice any of the symptoms of a stroke, even if you feel there is fluctuation in them or seems to have disappeared. Taking prompt action is the need of the hour. You can do the following:

You can ask the person to raise their arms and notice if one of them drift downward or they are having problem in raising one of the arms.

To see if they are able to talk properly, you can say a phrase and ask him or repeat after you, hence notice if their speech is twisted or strange.

Tell the person to smile and notice whether one side of the face droop.

So we have looked at the aspects of the symptoms related to stroke and how could you get an idea if a person is about to get affected by the disease.
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My mother is facing artery blockage Dr. Has examining 8 start 3 three times and one more time magic baluning but problem is as it is. Again she is facing heart pain kindly suggest what we can do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother is facing artery blockage Dr. Has examining 8 start 3 three times and one more time magic baluning but prob...
If her recent stress test is normal than pain is not due to heart origin and causes needs to be evaluated after clinical examination.
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