Common "Stroke" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A stroke is caused when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, causing a deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain tissues. It can happen when the blood vessels in the brain rupture or if there is a blockage. The symptoms include paralysis, confusion, slurred speech, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, and loss of balance.

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I am having excruciating pain in my back, wrapping around my rib muscles under my left breast and down my elbow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having excruciating pain in my back, wrapping around my rib muscles under my left breast and down my elbow. At first, I thought it was a stroke or heart attack. I do not know if it is a pinch or pulled muscle. I cannot lift my arms over my head without collapsing in pain. I cannot tak...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing back pain. Nearly 80 % of people will experience back pain at some point. Based on the location and description of your pain, it sounds as though you may be experiencing pain due t...  Read Full »

Why is there a difficulty in walking on left side in a brain stroke recovered patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, and my weight is 52 kilograms. I am a brain-stroke recovered patient. My left side got paralyzed for two years. Now, I am doing all my movements independently. My blood pressure remains low at 100 by 70 mmHg. I face a problem while walking on the left side, in the...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you wear well-cushioned footwear made of MCR (microcellular rubber) material. It will help you to reduce the impact on the bone while walking and it reduces the pain. Keep yourself warm by wearing socks and avoid exposure to cold. Pain in cold temperatures occ...  Read Full »

Why does an 80 year old behave like a 20 year old after hemiparalysis attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 80 years old, and she had got a hemiparalysis attack last week. She has developed a mental disorder. She feels and talks as if she were in her twenties. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stroke in elderly people, especially resulting in residual weakness, paralysis or other motor sensory deficits, invariably leads to a major depressive episode that may not improve on its own. Silliness, childishness, and immature behaviors are consistent with mental reg...  Read Full »

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