Dizziness, Body Difficulty Moving, High Blood Pressure, Slurred Speech And Do Not Connect When Spoken To?
good night, almost 3 weeks ago my father who was 76 suddenly found it difficult to move and was very dizzy when he was taking a bath, whereas before my father was well and it was the first time this had happened, after that I immediately took him to the clinic after checking his blood pressure was high and he was given medication for high blood pressure, after 3 days the incident he said his dizziness was gone and had started to move. invite to chat, often forget the name of a person and forget how to use objects such as TV remote. what kind of illness does my father have? thanks.
Hello Bro. Faiz, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. We will try to explain the possibilities that happened to your father.
Does your father have a history of high blood pressure / hypertension? If so, is the disease controlled so well by taking medication regularly?
Based on the explanation you have conveyed to us, there may be a disruption in the brain that causes a decrease in motor function, and also the possibility of a slight sensory disturbance that causes it cannot capture information properly and correctly. Disorders of the brain can be caused by:
TIA / Transient Ischaemic Attack
These two things are interrelated, it's just that the onset of events is not the same, and the results are also not the same. In TIA is usually also called a mild stroke, where the attack occurs only for a moment and does not cause dangerous damage or cause disability. Whereas in a stroke it can be from an advanced condition of a mild stroke which will cause disability from the part of the body that is controlled by a damaged brain.
Brain damage due to stroke is usually caused by blockage of blood vessels or rupture of blood vessels, so that the brain does not get oxygen and nutrients properly, then the brain will experience damage. Symptoms of a stroke vary greatly among people, but the appearance is usually sudden. The 3 main symptoms that are easily recognized in the symptoms of a stroke are on the face (decreased on one side / unable to smile / drooping eyes), on the arm (unable to lift one of the arms due to weakness or numbness, can also be on the limbs that have weakness), manner of speech (speech is unclear / messy, chaotic or unable to speak at all)
Other stroke symptoms that may appear are: nausea / vomiting, dizziness spinning or sudden severe headaches, disturbance of consciousness, impaired balance and coordination, sudden loss of vision. In your father's case, some things show symptoms of stroke, but we cannot clearly ascertain whether this possibility is true or not, because we did not directly examine your father and conduct other investigations.
Our advice is that before the effects or complications become more severe, you should bring your father along for direct control with a neurologist who will find out the exact cause. So that the treatment can also be given immediately in order to prevent brain damage that may still be in process and also prevent permanent paralysis of the limbs. Thus we can convey, hopefully our explanation helps you. thanks.