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Neuro - does right vertebral occlusion and dissection of 3 mm be cured with medicine. How long dies right cerebellar infarct clot dissolve by medicine clopilet a & alpha gpc tabs.

It cannot be predicted. We can give right treatment. If you ask for the time and surity. Then no doctor will be able to give.
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My cbc report found 42 percent of lymphocytes. Both my palms stay warm. Body temperature also increases and climbs. Sometimes cold and sometimes hot. I have pain in my underarm for 3 months. Is this a sign of cancer?

No, your lymphocytes are more or less normal. Normal range of lymphocytes-- (20–40%). Check your body temperature with a thermometer. Note it down for a few days.
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Every morning I face back pain stiffness and muscles pain. At the same feeling heat in my body. But my temperature is always in between 98.3 to 98.8. symptoms come and go. Energy level is fine but I feel heated and heated body pains. Secondly, I also had diarrhea 2 days before but it's fine now. Facing these body heat and pains.

Every morning I face back pain stiffness and muscles pain. At the same feeling heat in my body. But my temperature is...
It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain with your doctor.This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain.
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Hi doctor, My brother feels hot all the time, he eats spicy food, tell me the reason.

Hi doctor, My brother feels hot all the time, he eats spicy food, tell me the reason.
What is his age? Since when is he having this? What are other symptoms that he is experiencing? By doing what like walking, exertion, eating or empty stomach- it increases or decreases in intensity. For how much time it remains? How is your appetite? Is he constipated or having loose stools? Is there stiffness also? Any problem in urine?I need to know more to be able to make a diagnosis. In the meanwhile follow this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water.10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym etc. For more details, you can consult me.
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My hands and feet are always warm, even if I am sitting in air conditioner. When I go to bed in the night, I feel higher temperature of my palms and feet. Is it normal or abnormal. Please tell me.

My hands and feet are always warm, even if I am sitting in air conditioner. When I go to bed in the night, I feel hig...
For this you should rule out thyroid first by going for thyroid profile test. Revert reports to me then. Its not usual.
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Brain Stroke - How Can Cognitive Rehabilitation Help After It?

Brain Stroke - How Can Cognitive Rehabilitation Help After It?

Somebody in the world suffers a stroke every two seconds. Stroke affects physical as well as mental health gravely. It can be a life-altering situation leading to new limitations overnight. Such limitations can be physical or mental, affecting mobility and cognition. According to psychologists, cognitive functions of the brain encompass speech, language, functional memory, spatial- motor systems, ability to switch between tasks, executive functions like task organization, attention, and being able to employ tools and symbols.

When the stroke strikes, it irreversibly damages a part of the brain. It happens due to hemorrhage or blocked supply of blood. However, the brain can be trained and taught compensatory strategies. These compensatory strategies consist of attention increasing activities that require neurological utilities. These activities and exercises are formed in a way to improve memory. Both pictorial and hearing skills are engaged in these activities.

Memory, attention span, and executive activities are dependent on each other and any problem regarding these affects an individual’s daily life. That is why to improve the complete mental capacity, exercises are required. These exercises help to improve memory and attention span. In cognitive rehabilitation, goals are set as per the requirements of the patient and treatment is then followed. This requires some plans and strategies to carry out daily activities. These plans may consist of planning and analysis of the task.

The recovery varies from individual to individual depending upon the restoration of the damaged neurological functions supporting specific cognitive area. However, there are very limited types of treatments for cognitive rehabilitation, mostly generic treatments which depend on doctor’s experience.

Evidence is found by researchers which supports the cognitive rehabilitation after stroke, in which the areas discussed are smaller than the issues faced by the stroke survivors. The studies fail to talk about long-term results and common treatments for daily tasks. It is now really important for us to have a serious innovation in the field of cognitive rehabilitation with the amount of stroke patients increasing day by day.

Before one going for rehabilitation, he/ she should ensure that why they need it and what are their needs that are to be fulfilled through rehabilitation. Experts recommend rehabilitation so that patients are able to lead a normal lifestyle as possible post stroke strikes them.

Who are more prone to stroke?

Old age people, alcoholics, people with high cholesterol levels, active smokers, Diabetic patients, people who consume drugs, people suffering from Hypertension, patients going through transient ischemic attack (TIA) are all very much prone to a stroke.

It is also very important to consult a doctor after a stroke. He will advise you the best possible way to treat the problem. 

Take away

Stroke these days can happen to anyone which although largely depends upon the age factor, but one's lifestyle can also make him/her the target of stroke. There is cognitive rehabilitation which can help a person to recover post stroke through activities and exercises and change in lifestyle. It is important for an individual to consult a doctor if he/she finds any difficulty in carrying out daily activities with one side of the body.

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Can Alcohol Increase Your Risk Of Heart Stroke?

Can Alcohol Increase Your Risk Of Heart Stroke?

While studies have shown low to moderate alcohol consumption may have some beneficial effects on the circulatory system and heart, new research suggests that too much of it can put you at risk of certain types of stroke, particularly haemorrhagic and ischemic.

  • Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, caused by blood clots that block the flow of oxygen and blood from reaching the brain.
  • Haemorrhagic stroke, on the other hand, occurs due to the leakage of weakened blood vessels or an aneurysm burst. This results in internal bleeding, which in turn, leads to an intra-cerebral haemorrhage. In rare cases, it may cause bleeding between the brain and the tissues covering it – a condition known as subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Moreover, drinking alcohol in large amounts can trigger atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heartbeat. The condition causes blood clots to form in the heart and increases your odds of getting a stroke.

How often can alcohol be consumed?

Alcohol content varies with the size and type of drink you are having. A standard drink contains approximately 14 gms of pure alcohol, which is equivalent to any of the following –

  • 5 ounces of wine
  • 12 ounces of beer

You may be able to prevent the risk of stroke by sticking to a few simple rules – limit the total amount of alcohol you drink on any occasion to 1-2 glasses. Even if you are a moderate drinker, be sure not to drink alcohol more than 2-3 days a week.

A stroke can be fatal if proper measures are not taken to improve the overall health of your heart. Quantity is the key when it comes to good heart health and alcohol. The best idea is to avoid alcohol and enjoy good health.

 

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Stroke - How To Avert It?

Stroke - How To Avert It?

Lifestyle changes and unhealthy habits take a toll on one’s physical and mental health resulting in many diseases. One such disease that is growing common is the stroke that occurs due to a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain. As with any lifestyle disease, the chances of having a stroke can be reduced as well. Knowing the risk factors and taking appropriate measures can prevent you from a stroke attack.

Read on to know the seven effective ways to prevent you from a stroke.

  1. Opt for a healthy lifestyle: While smoking leads to an increased risk of suffering from a stroke, excessive consumption of alcohol not only triggers irregular heartbeats, but also high blood pressure, which can be a solid reason behind having a stroke. Therefore, leading a healthy lifestyle free from smoking and alcohol can help in preventing strokes.
  2. Manage conditions: Whether it is diabetes or any other kind of illness which directly or indirectly give rise to the risk of having a stroke, dealing with one's underlying conditions is important. In case one is diagnosed with such a condition that can be responsible for a stroke, he or she must make it a point to keep that condition under control.
  3. Lose weight: Obesity is often known to increase the complexities associated with a stroke such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Therefore, for those who are overweight, losing a few pounds can be really helpful in preventing the chances of having a stroke.
  4. Keep blood pressure in check: High blood pressure often causes a stroke, if not controlled. It is referred to as the biggest contributor in causing a stroke by many. Lowering the high blood pressure or bringing it to normal levels can indeed be a great way of preventing a stroke.
  5. Exercise regularly: Exercise not only contributes to lowering the blood pressure, but also helps to maintain body weight while ensuring the overall fitness of the body. Some light hand exercises or regular walking combined with proper diet can do wonders in preventing a stroke.
  6. Have a proper sleep at night: Spending sleepless nights may increase the risk of stroke. Therefore, one must make it a point to maintain the necessary amount of sleep at night that can help in reducing stress and anxiety, while decreasing the chance of heart diseases as well as a stroke.
  7. Never ignore the palpitationsIgnoring the palpitations is the last thing one can want to do, if he or she is willing to prevent the chances of suffering a stroke. Feelings of lightheadedness or shortness of breath, chest pain and abnormal heart beats can be warning signs for a stroke. Therefore, you must pay proper attention to these and deal with appropriate medications.

An otherwise healthy person can stay away from stroke by continuing a healthy lifestyle and following the tips mentioned above. However, if you have suffered a stroke earlier, then it becomes imperative to follow these tips along with supervised medical care.

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Heat & Illness Associated To It - Know The Ways To Subdue Them!

Heat & Illness Associated To It - Know The Ways To Subdue Them!

How to deal with heat-related illness and what to do. 

Summer is still in full swing and if you among those people who spend a lot of time outdoors then you could be at the risk to heat stress caused by extreme heat. Here are some tips to spot the sign of heat stress.

  • Heavy sweating 
  • Muscles cramps 
  • Paleness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Fainted 
  • Cool and moist skin


What to do if you suspect someone has heat exhaustion?

  • get the person to a cooler or shady area or somewhere they can lie down.
  • try to cool the person down quickly, loosen clothes, run a bath with cool water or use a cool shower. Apply cool sponge or towels. 
  • sip water and avoid alcohol. 
  • monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to about38.2 to 38.8c.
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