Inside a Stroke.......

shoulders
By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-08-28 22:18:52 -0500
Started 2011-08-09 22:22:40 -0500

The most common stroke happens when an artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the brain becomes blocked. A blood clot forms in a damaged artery in the neck or brain. Or a clot forms near the heart and travels to an artery in your neck or brain, where it gets stuck in a more narrow part of the artery. If your brain can't get the blood and oxygen it needs, then nerve cells begin to die. This is called an ischemic stroke. SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE: numbness or weakness in one side of your face, arm or leg. Trouble walking or balanceing. Trouble talking or feeling confused. Loss of vision in one or both eyes. Sudden, severe headache.


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rjbyrne3
rjbyrne3 2011-08-27 14:34:03 -0500 Report

I have a real (but possibly unfounded) fear that I'll suffer an ischemic stroke. I read recently that women who have migraines with aura are more likely to have ischemic strokes. Does anyone have info to support or disprove this? Also, does stress contribute to strokes? Thank you for your help!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-08-27 23:22:25 -0500 Report

rjbyrne,

Yes, it is true as related in this article about such studies.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/347-migraines-with-aura-may-raise-stroke-risk

Fortunately, while the risk is higher on a percentage basis, the absolute risk is still quite small.

HH

Adylove04
Adylove04 2011-08-26 11:00:50 -0500 Report

my sister had a stroke, during cat scans they found a lesion/tear was foudn on her brain stem, what causes that?

HeartHawk