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    Medical Reference Related to Stroke

    1. Stroke Guide - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you or someone you know develops signs of stroke.

    2. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      If you have a family member who has had a stroke, you may be concerned about how the stroke is going to affect your family's lifestyle. You may be concerned about finances and changes in family roles and responsibilities. Here are some ways to help your loved one and other family members adjust: Realize that after a stroke, your loved one may be prone to strong emotional reactions. Remember that these are a result of the stroke. Try not to become too upset by them.Don't avoid your loved one who's had a stroke. Contact with and support from family members is very important to your loved one's recovery.Join a local support group. These groups provide a place where issues can be discussed in a supportive environment and an opportunity to meet others dealing with the same issues. Ask your doctor about support groups in your area.Take care of yourself too. You must stay healthy enough so you can care for your loved one who has had a stroke.You are an important part of your family member's

    3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Prevention

      You can help prevent a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by controlling your risk factors for stroke.

    4. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      A stroke often causes memory problems. If your family member has problems with memory: Set a daily routine,if possible. Warn the person about upcoming changes in routine. Someone who has had a stroke may be very sensitive to minor changes in the daily activities. Give short instructions. People with memory problems can remember only small amounts of information at a time (short retention ...

    5. Stroke Guide - Surgery

      When surgery is being considered after a stroke, your age, prior overall health, and current condition are major factors in the decision.

    6. Stroke - Cause

      Blood clots that temporarily block blood flow to the brain are the most common cause of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

    7. Stroke Guide - Treatment Overview

      The sooner stroke treatment starts, the better. Get the facts about the treatment of stroke.

    8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

      If you have symptoms of a stroke, seek emergency medical care.

    9. Stroke Guide - Cause

      An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.

    10. Stroke: Preventing Injury in Affected Limbs - Topic Overview

      It is common for a person who has had a stroke to feel sad and become depressed about the disabilities caused by the stroke. Sometimes the injury to the brain from the stroke can cause depression. Depression is a serious condition that needs treatment.People who are depressed may: Feel negative, hopeless, or down in the dumps.Have a noticeable loss of interest or pleasure in almost all activities. People who are depressed may also:Lose or gain weight.Have decreased or increased appetite.Have difficulty falling asleep or sleep too much. They usually feel tired all the time.Feel worthless or guilty.Be more irritable or angry.Be unable to concentrate, remember, or make decisions as well as they did before the stroke.Have recurring thoughts of death or suicide. If you or your loved one has warning signs of suicide, seek medical help right away.People with depression may be reluctant to seek help, because they feel that it is a sign of personal weakness or a character flaw or that they

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