Sudden Legs Were Limp Accompanied By Slurred Speech And Could Not Hold Urine?
HealthReplies.com .. I want to ask about my mother’s illness, she is 60 years old. Yesterday suddenly fell during the day because his legs were weak powered. Could not lift his body and spoke suddenly slurred. Then it cannot hold back urination so that the urine is out before sitting on the toilet. My mother was still able to walk and her speech was back to normal but still weak. There were no signs of stroke from the results of consultation with the internist doctor and lab test. The results are still limited to normal it’s just that high cholesterol 280 and blood sugar is also 110. Doctors only give vitamins and cholesterol drugs. There was no answer to the sudden cause of my mother’s illness. Are there any signs of neurological illness such as bells palsy or ataxia in my mother? Explanation please. Thank you HealthReplies.com
Hello Vinancya, thank you for asking.
From the symptoms written down, it is likely that your mother has a sudden deficit or neurological function. In the medical world if there is a sudden nerve function deficit, the first thing to be ignored is whether or not there is a possibility of stroke. This is because generally the symptoms of other neurological disorders, arise gradually or not suddenly like a stroke.
Stroke is divided into strokes with bleeding and without bleeding (ischemic stroke). The most frequent symptoms of ischemic stroke are weakness in parts of the body or arms and legs, facial muscle disorders, and slurred. Symptoms of bleeding stroke are almost the same as ischemic stroke, but usually accompanied by severe headaches, and symptoms of decreased nerve function deteriorate rapidly.
Ischemic stroke is caused by disruption of blood flow to the brain. But on some occasions, the blockage in the blood vessels of the brain does not last long, so what happens is that the symptoms of a stroke can disappear 24-48 hours later and often the patient returns to normal. This is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Other differential diagnoses of stroke are post-ictal convulsions, hypotension, hypoglycemia, syncope, vertigo, migraine, dementia, or tumor in the brain. You should be able to seek a second opinion from a neurologist or other internal doctor, so that a thorough examination can be done, including laboratory and radiographic examinations. In the meantime, watch for the same or more severe symptoms. If there is, immediately take your mother to the doctor.
Hopefully this answer can help. Regards.