Stroke

Stroke is the result of insufficient blood supply to the brain. It results in neurological disturbances that may affect motion, vision, speech and cognition in general. It is considered a medical emergency and the earliest the treatment the less damage to the brain cells. Hopefully,  stroke is a condition well understood and can be effectively prevented.

Anybody under 65 on Medicare have a hard time getting supplemental insurance? My area, Dinwiddie, VA, doesn’t offer much in supplemental insurance and the ones that are offered can’t carry me cause I’m only 39. Anyone else run into that issue? Confused on what to do.

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My mum had her 5th major stroke 2 years ago which has left in a care home, she is unable to communicate in any way, but we haven’t lost hope, She has been prescribed a skin patch placed behind her ear to reduce drooling, it is working and is preventing excess saliva and reducing risk of choking but...

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"It's heartbreaking to care for a stroke patient and realize the disabilities this individual could be left with," says Jolene Barbazzeni, stroke certified registered nurse and stroke coordinator at Penn Highlands Healthcare. Remembering one rule, Barbazzeni says, can make a huge different...

OK, I saw a new neurologist today. Six years post stroke and feeling optimistic about the new doctor. She is not quick to dole out drugs. I suffer depression and PBA and she wants me to see a psychiatrist. Thoughts from other survivors? Drugs versus psychiatrist?

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A new small study out of Harvard and Boston University is targeting the use of soft robotic exosuits among stroke survivors. Among the six patients involved in the study, walking speed has been improved by an average of 0.14 meters a second. The patients are also able to walk 32 meters further on av...

"We're seeing a startling number of young people who had a minor cough, or no recollection of viral symptoms at all, and they're self-isolating at home like they're supposed to - and they have a sudden stroke," said Dr. Adam Dmytriw, a University of Toronto radiologist who is a co-author o...

Metro-area health systems have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of heart attack and stroke patients coming through their doors since the coronavirus pandemic began. A review of cases, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a 39% decrease in patients undergoing stroke...

SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Rajiv Padmanabhan doesn't need a calendar to remind him that May is American Stroke Month. The Baystate Medical Center neurologist notes that many people remain unaware of the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting immediate medical attention to avoid disability and even...

Having Type 2 diabetes could cause cognitive impairment in stroke survivors, according to new research that points out the need to aggressively treat prediabetes. A new analysis of seven international studies found that three to six months after a stroke, the participants with diabetes functioned wo...

I had my ischemic stroke 3/27/2018. I am pre-diabetic (unsure if that was the cause of the stroke). Anyone else pre-diabetic/or diabetic and do you think that caused your stroke? Any tips or advice to get diabetes under control is appreciated?

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Is anyone a stoke survivor in their late teens or early 20’s? My daughter is a survivor, and is 19. She had her stroke at 17. She’s looking for a peer/support community.

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I'm a 30 years old (otherwise completely healthy, social/friendly and active) Marketing Manager from Sydney, Australia. I experienced an unexpected stroke a few days ago and have since lost vision on my right peripheral (homonymous hemianopia). It's frankly quite shocking and feels surreal that this...

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How is your mobility? Do you use a wheelchair, walker, quad cane, straight cane or nothing at all?

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I don’t have many side effects from my stroke which happened in January last year. What I do have is anxiety and being angry all the time. I hate how I feel and feel bad for my kids and partner. Is there a treatment I can do to stop being angry?

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This is so odd. I have worked really hard on my handwriting. I approached it like teaching a child to write, doing pages of letters to retrain my hand to make the movements and forcing myself to write when I really didn’t want to. The other day I needed to write something down and I picked up the p...

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The absence of risk factors for stroke was a medical red flag, alerting us that something was very out of the ordinary. In five cases, the stroke happened more than a week after the patient experienced typical COVID-19 symptoms of headache, cough and fever, and in one patient before other COVID-19 s...

Doctors who care for stroke patients worry fear of seeking treatment for illnesses outside of COVID-19 could end lives. The hospital can be a scary place right now for people who are worried they might catch COVID-19 if they go in with symptoms of other illnesses. Linda Stier kept ignoring her body'...

Dr. Dhruv Kazi, associate director of the hospital's Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology and one of the researchers, blamed the declines partly on "Genuine fear" among people worried they could get infected with coronavirus at hospitals inundated with COVID-19 patients. Amid prepara...

According to Dr. Brian Wiseman, medical director of The University of Tennessee Medical Center's Comprehensive Stroke Center, knowing the risks and signs of a stroke are key to prevention. As recent news reports have described situations where concerns about COVID-19 resulted in delays in individual...

I haven't been feeling too well lately. I currently had to quit my job I just started like 5 months ago. Because the place I worked at was too fast paced for me and I realized I couldn't multitask And my focus was off I was getting very irritable at work a lot. Now being home all the time has been d...

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