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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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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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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Billionaire developer Dan Gilbert is slowly rebuilding his life after suffering a stroke in May with the help of a wheelchair and a black Lab service dog named Cowboy. On Friday, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans plans to deliver his first public speech since the stroke as he's honored by Cr...

CHITTENANGO, N.Y. - It was the trip of a lifetime - a 50th surprise birthday gift for Jim Foran to travel to California and Montana with his wife, Tracy. Jim Foran's three daughters - one in college and two in school in Chittenango - flew to the hospital in case their mom didn't make it. Tracy under...

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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Stowe has made many contributions to stroke research, with her experiment design playing a big role. Stowe's research focuses on the inflammation that happens in the brain after a stroke. "We reviewed a clinical trial that focused on blocking inflammation after a stroke in stroke patients, and...

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 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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The 76-year-old Novato man who went missing while hiking near Marinwood this week apparently suffered from a stroke and fell, his family announced Thursday. Robert Bennett, who was found by search dogs after a daylong effort Tuesday, is in intensive care, the family said in a statement. "The ef...

In the 2016 Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers found between 2000 and 2010, hospitalizations for ischemic stroke - the most common type - dropped nearly 20 percent overall, but among people ages 25 to 44, there was a sharp 44 percent increase in the hospitalization rate. "Th...

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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The doctor, suspecting a stroke, has to make a quick decision: Should she treat the patient herself, or should she have the patient transferred to a stroke center an hour away staffed with specialists? It connects rural hospitals throughout West Virginia - and across the Maryland border - with neuro...

Toronto-based NoNO announced results from the pivotal Phase III ESCAPE-NA1 trial of intravenous nerinetide in patients with acute ischemic stroke who were chosen to undergo endovascular thrombectomy. The trial shows that the drug decreased the mortality rate of stroke from 19% to 11%. An ischemic st...

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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LOS ANGELES - Mobile stroke units not only sped stroke treatment but improved outcomes for ischemic stroke, a trial from early-adopter Berlin showed. Modified Rankin Scale score at 90 days shifted significantly toward functionally independent survival in patients with ischemic stroke for whom a mobi...

On February 12, 2010, Keetra Thompson woke up to the unthinkable. "In my mind I was too young," said Thompson, who was 33 years old at the time. Thompson spent three months in in-patient therapy relearning the basics of day-to-day living. "At the time my son was two years old, so we w...

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

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