Causes Mild Stroke Patients Experience Dizziness Despite Normal Blood Pressure?
Hello. My father-in-law has a mild stroke … The left side of the body is weak, but his speech is fluent, and I often complain that his head is dizzy even though his blood pressure is normal.
Thank you for the question.
Stroke can occur due to rupture or blockage of blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygen and nutrients. This condition can indeed cause paralysis or weakness in some parts of the body which take a long time to recover. Not only that, depending on the type of stroke, sufferers can also experience decreased consciousness, seizures, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, impaired balance and coordination, speech disorders, memory disorders, mental confusion, swallowing disorders, numbness, tingling, and many Other complaints. Besides hypertension, there are many other factors that can cause strokes, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, smoking or alcohol consumption, drug abuse, heredity, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. So indeed, stroke can not only occur in people with hypertension.
Dizziness that your in-laws experience, in addition to its stroke, can also occur due to hypotension, anemia, bed rest for too long, lack of exercise, lack of nutrition, dehydration, hypoglycemia, heart problems, viral or bacterial infections, as well as other chronic diseases. As long as your mother-in-law is still undergoing regular treatment and control related to her stroke to the doctor or neurologist, you really don't need to worry. Remind him to take medication as he should, and help him overcome dizziness in the following ways:
Sleep early and regularly
Eat a little but often, preferring to eat fruits, vegetables, and reduce foods high in fat, cholesterol, salt, and flavoring
Drink plenty of water
Do not consume caffeine
Exercise as much as you can every day
Perform physiotherapy so that weak muscles do not experience atrophy
Do not smoke
Stay away from alcohol and drugs
Not taking drugs other than those prescribed by the doctor
If the complaint still does not improve with the treatment above, consult further with a neurologist who treats your in-laws to provide the best solution, ok?
I hope this helps.