Causes Of Shortness Of Breath And Low Blood Pressure In Stroke Patients?

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I want to ask the doctor beforehand, introduce my name, Reynald, I want to ask about my mother’s illness, my mother has a stroke and can’t do anything, now is treated at the hospital, so this morning my mother was fine, but this afternoon my mother suddenly found it difficult. breathing and blood pressure 81/50 is it dangerous please beg the solution thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Reynald Guinter,

Stroke is a condition that occurs due to disruption of blood circulation to parts of the brain disrupted, which lasts quickly and is accompanied by neurological symptoms that persist after> 24 hours. Impaired blood circulation to the brain tissue causes brain tissue damage or cell death. Risk factors for stroke include:

 Chronic hypertension History of cardiovascular disease - for example atrial fibrillation Smoking Dyslipidemia Obesity Hormone replacement therapy Stroke can be divided into 2 namely ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs due to a blockage in the arteries of the brain arteries due to thrombosis or embolism. While hemorrhagic strokes occur due to rupture (rupture) of the arteries of the brain arteries. Symptoms observed in stroke patients are:

 Asymmetrical face Can not speak or talk pelo Can not lift one side of the arm - lower leg / weakness of one side of the body Severe headache Impaired consciousness - decreased consciousness The diagnosis of stroke is established from history, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as CT-scan and MRI. Other investigations such as electrocardiography, laboratory tests, are also useful in determining stroke risk factors and managing them. Handling of strokes varies depending on the type of stroke experienced. The stroke is first treated urgently by evaluating the patient's blood circulation and airway. Decreased blood pressure using drugs is regulated at a certain speed and blood pressure targets are different for different patients.

If there are signs of increased intracranial pressure, treatment management is done to reduce the pressure. Stroke patients will generally experience a neurological sequel, treatment in the form of physical rehabilitation can help mobilize patients and improve the quality of life of patients. Besides family / caregivers also need to learn how to care for stroke patients to help patients carry out their daily activities.

Hypotension (low blood pressure <90/60 mmHg) is not uncommon in stroke patients, especially in ischemic stroke patients. Hypotension in stroke is usually associated with an expansion of the area of ​​the brain infarction (the area of ​​the brain that dies), worsening neurological symptoms, and also increased mortality (mortality). Blood pressure that is too low will further worsen blood circulation to the brain. Therefore stroke patients with hypotension need treatment handling of drugs to increase blood pressure. This treatment is complex in nature and adapts to the patient's condition that is found in the doctor's examination.

In conditions like this, you should ask directly to the doctor who treats your mother so that it can be explained properly. Also ask further about the patient's treatment plan and prognosis going forward. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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