This is Dr. David
did the MRI scans show that you had a stroke?
have you been placed on blood thinners like coumadin or aspirin after your stroke to decrease risks for other strokes?
you should follow up with your GP and also see a neurologist once or twice a year as well to keep an eye on your neurological symptoms.
if the prior MRI scan didn't show evidence of stroke, you could have had just a TIA or transient ischemic attack or a small temporary stroke without permanent damage.
it will be important to check your carotid arteries with an ultrasound to check for plaques which can cause strokes.
and also get an ultrasound scan of your heart which can spend plaques and clots to your brain.
also you need to check your fasting cholesterol level to make sure it is not elevated.
high cholesterol and high blood pressure and diabetes are all risks factors for stroke as well.
hello Dr David, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX did show a lesion,external brain, top of front section; the symptoms that got me into hospital were severe migraine like headache (but without typical vision effects), and almost comical like uncontrolled body shakes. I didnt receive any post hospital advice, treatment or medication, but suspecting I should help reduce bp (originally at 160+/90) I now take omega 3 capsuls & ginko. bp is more stable these days but periodically get the same symptoms but no shaking. headaches are coming weekly now.
you need to be on blood pressure medications to decrease your BP
you need to get your cholesterol checked to see if that is elevated.
you need to follow up with a neurologist and get those ultrasound scans I mentioned above to check for sources of plaques and clots.
you need to decrease your salt intake.
so lots to do to make sure you don't have another stroke again.
does this make sense?
do you have any other questions?
hello again Dr David, thanks for speedy reply. I accept what you say, -alcohol/salt intake now almost at zero. it hasnt ever been explained like this what else I should be doing, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX advice. Atha
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Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX sir, Atha
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