The Right Hand And Leg Are Suddenly Numb, Talk Pelo And Can’t Hold The Spoon Well?
Hello, I want to ask, So it’s been 3 days my grandfather felt numbness in his right hand and right foot, to speak was unable to answer as usual, then there was an incident when my grandfather ate and held the spoon on the right, the spoon could not be removed from his hands and the difficulty to eat alone. When it was brought to the hospital it was said that only vitamin deficiency and vitamin enhancer drugs were given, according to the doctor is that really a symptom of vitamin deficiency?
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Basically, if there is a sudden motor or sensory disturbance to one side of the body, it must be ensured beforehand that the condition is not caused by dangerous things such as stroke. The symptoms that you mentioned occur in your grandfather are very leading to the symptoms of a stroke. But of course, a physical examination must be carried out directly and also a supporting examination to make sure. Lack of certain vitamins can indeed cause sensory disorders (such as numbness in the hands and feet), but generally these sensory disorders will occur progressively (slowly getting heavier) and occur on both sides of the body.
You should immediately bring your grandfather to a neurologist. If indeed these symptoms are caused by a stroke and these symptoms have occurred since 3 days ago, damage to the brain may be irreparable. However, examination and analysis of risk factors are still needed to prevent recurring strokes (people who have had a stroke have a very high risk for having a recurring stroke). In addition, doctors can still recommend doing physiotherapy and medical rehabilitation to restore the function of your grandfather's hands and feet to as normal as possible. If it is only due to a lack of vitamins, your grandfather's neurologist can still conduct periodic evaluations to monitor the improvement of symptoms after drug administration.
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