Brain & Nerve

stroke

Stroke Basics – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke is a life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. Strokes are extremely dangerous, accounting for more than 160,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stroke is the third leading …

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Stroke and the Brain – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Embolic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, CVA, Cerebrovascular Accident, Brain Attack, Thrombotic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke Summary A stroke is a potentially life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. Also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke can be very dangerous. Each year, approximately 700,000 strokes occur in the …

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Stroke Women

Stroke and Women

Also called: Women and Stroke Summary A stroke is a potentially life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. It is the third-leading cause of death (after heart disease and cancer) among all women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many women …

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Stroke African Americans

Stroke and African Americans

Summary A stroke is a potentially life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. African Americans are at greater risk of stroke than any other ethnic group. African Americans also have both a higher likelihood of stroke at an earlier age and a greater risk of overall mortality compared to …

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Proximal neuropathy

Proximal Neuropathy – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Lumbosacral Plexus Neuropathy, Diabetic Amyotrophy, Bruns Garland Syndrome, Amyotrophy Summary Proximal neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and weakness in the hips, thighs and buttocks. The symptoms may grow more severe as the condition worsens. For many people, proximal neuropathy interferes with the ability to stand from a sitting …

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