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Stroke - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stroke/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350119

Nov 21st, 2019 - Diagnosis Things will move quickly once you get to the hospital, as your emergency team tries to determine what type of stroke you're having. That means you'll have a CT scan or other imaging test soon after arrival. Doctors also need to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a brain tumor or a drug reaction. Some of the tests you may have include: Stroke consultation Stroke c...

Stroke - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stroke/symptoms-causes/syc-20350113

Nov 21st, 2019 - Overview A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications. The good news is that many fewer Americans die of stroke now than in the past...

Stroke - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stroke/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20350122

Nov 21st, 2019 - Stroke care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic's world-renowned stroke teams include doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (cerebrovascular neurologists), brain blood vessel imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), emergency medicine, and other su...

Yips - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yips/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20379024

Oct 14th, 2019 - Treatment Because the yips may be related to overuse of specific muscles, a change of technique or equipment may help. Possible strategies include: Change your grip. This technique works for many golfers, because it changes the muscles you use to make your putting stroke. Use a different putter. A longer putter allows you to use more of your arms and shoulders and less of your hands and wrists ...

Brain aneurysm - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brain-aneurysm/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20361595

Aug 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis If you experience a sudden, severe headache or other symptoms possibly related to a ruptured aneurysm, you'll be given a test or series of tests to determine whether you've had bleeding into the space between your brain and surrounding tissues (subarachnoid hemorrhage) or possibly another type of stroke. If bleeding has occurred, your emergency care team will determine whether the cau...

High cholesterol - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/symptoms-causes/syc-20350800

Jul 12th, 2019 - Overview Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Sometimes, those deposits can bre...

Central sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/central-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20352109

Jun 24th, 2019 - Overview Central sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing. This condition is different from obstructive sleep apnea, in which you can't breathe normally because of upper airway obstruction. Central sleep apnea is less common than...

Seizures - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seizure/symptoms-causes/syc-20365711

Jun 17th, 2019 - Overview A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements or feelings, and in levels of consciousness. If you have two or more seizures or a tendency to have recurrent seizures, you have epilepsy. There are many types of seizures, which range in severity. Seizure types vary by where and how they begin in the brain. Most se...

Grand mal seizure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/grand-mal-seizure/symptoms-causes/syc-20363458

Jun 17th, 2019 - Overview A grand mal seizure causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. It's the type of seizure most people picture when they think about seizures. A grand mal seizure — also known as a generalized tonic-clonic seizure — is caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain. Usually, a grand mal seizure is caused by epilepsy. But sometimes, this type of seizure ca...

Dizziness - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371792

Apr 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis If your doctor suspects you are having or may have had a stroke, are older or suffered a blow to the head, he or she may immediately order an MRI or CT scan. Most people visiting their doctor because of dizziness will first be asked about their symptoms and medications and then be given a physical examination. During this exam, your doctor will check how you walk and maintain your bal...

Moyamoya disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/moyamoya-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20355586

Apr 1st, 2019 - Overview Moyamoya disease Moyamoya disease In moyamoya disease, arteries to your brain become narrow and may even close, leading to reduced delivery of oxygen-rich blood to your brain. This lack of blood flow to the brain can cause stroke and other symptoms. Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive blood vessel (vascular) disorder in which the carotid artery in the skull becomes blocked or narro...

Metabolic syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916

Mar 13th, 2019 - Overview Apple and pear body shapes Apple and pear body shapes People who have metabolic syndrome typically have apple-shaped bodies, meaning they have larger waists and carry a lot of weight around their abdomens. It's thought that having a pear-shaped body — that is, carrying more of your weight around your hips and having a narrower waist — doesn't increase your risk of diabetes, heart disea...

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-ischemic-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355684

Jan 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis A prompt evaluation of your symptoms is vital in diagnosing the cause of your TIA and deciding on a method of treatment. To help determine the cause of your TIA and to assess your risk of a stroke, your doctor may rely on the following: Physical examination and tests. Your doctor may check for risk factors of a stroke, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes a...

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-ischemic-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20355679

Jan 9th, 2019 - Overview A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage. Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning. About 1 in 3 people who have a transient ischemic attack will eventually have a stroke, with about half occurring within a year after the transient ischemic attack...

Elevated blood pressure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prehypertension/symptoms-causes/syc-20376703

Oct 4th, 2018 - Overview Elevated blood pressure means your blood pressure is slightly above normal. It will likely turn into high blood pressure (hypertension) unless you make lifestyle changes, such as getting more exercise and eating healthier foods. Both elevated blood pressure and high blood pressure increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Weight loss, exercise and other healthy li...

Carotid artery disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carotid-artery-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20360519

Oct 3rd, 2018 - Overview Carotid artery Carotid artery The carotid arteries are a pair of blood vessels located on both sides of your neck that deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head (carotid arteries). The blockage increases your risk of stroke, a medical emergency that occurs when the b...

Coma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coma/symptoms-causes/syc-20371099

Sep 11th, 2018 - Overview A coma is a state of prolonged unconsciousness that can be caused by a variety of problems — traumatic head injury, stroke, brain tumor, drug or alcohol intoxication, or even an underlying illness, such as diabetes or an infection. A coma is a medical emergency. Swift action is needed to preserve life and brain function. Doctors normally order a battery of blood tests and a brain CT sc...

Coma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371103

Sep 11th, 2018 - Diagnosis Because people in a coma can't express themselves, doctors must rely on physical clues and information provided by families and friends. Be prepared to provide information about the affected person, including: Events leading up to the coma, such as vomiting or headaches Details about how the affected person lost consciousness, including whether it occurred suddenly or over time Any no...

Transient global amnesia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-global-amnesia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378535

Aug 14th, 2018 - Diagnosis Diagnosis of transient global amnesia rests on excluding more-serious conditions — stroke, seizure or head injury, for example — that can cause the same type of memory loss. Physical exam The process begins with a neurological exam, checking reflexes, muscle tone, muscle strength, sensory function, gait, posture, coordination and balance. The doctor may also ask questions to test thin...

Transient global amnesia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-global-amnesia/symptoms-causes/syc-20378531

Aug 14th, 2018 - Overview Transient global amnesia is a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke. During an episode of transient global amnesia, your recall of recent events simply vanishes, so you can't remember where you are or how you got there. In addition, you may not remember anything about what's happening in the...