The Cause Of Seizures In Stroke Patients?
Good morning, why do stroke patients sometimes have seizures? Is the effect of the first stroke until the brain blood vessels burst so that the operation and the second attack, the nerves in the vocal cords are paralyzed or cannot speak at this time. Please explain and how to handle it. Thanks.
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Some conditions that are considered risk factors for stroke are a history of high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia), diabetes mellitus, smoking, atherosclerosis (narrowing of blood vessels), obesity and old age. Stroke can result in disruption of blood flow to the brain caused by a blockage in a blood vessel (ischemic stroke) or because of a broken blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). If a person has a stroke, the risk of having a seizure increases. Seizures are a neurological symptom that most often occurs in elderly stroke patients. 5-10% of stroke sufferers, on average, have had a seizure. Post-stroke seizures can occur in acute conditions or several years after a stroke. The occurrence of seizures due to stroke is believed to be the result of lesions in the brain during a stroke and the formation of scar tissue from the healing process of brain tissue which affects / interferes with the conduct of electrical activity in the brain. However, muscle spasms can also be caused by other factors such as epilepsy, impaired mineral (electrolyte) levels in the blood or peripheral nerve disorders. If the symptoms of seizures occur more frequently, you should consult a neurologist so that further evaluation can be done to find the cause of the seizures. In addition, stroke patients have a risk of developing epilepsy. The doctor will take care based on the cause. Seizures can be treated with anti-seizure drugs.
Vocal cord paralysis can occur in one or both of the vocal cords. This condition causes the vocal cords to be unable to close completely, so that the voice becomes weak, hoarse or even completely lost, the risk of choking when drinking or swallowing food, especially if paralysis occurs in both vocal cords. The cause of vocal cord paralysis can be found in conditions such as stroke, a tumor pressing on the nerves responsible for the vocal cords or injury to the nerves that control the movement of the vocal cords. The healing process can take about a year, of course depending on the cause and severity of the paralysis. Treatment that can be done is usually in the form of speech therapy, injection to develop paralyzed vocal cords or surgery. This is the information we can convey and hopefully this is useful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly