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1. would you say that right now is the most critical time and she should rest, since, the risk of a subsequent stroke will always be somewhat higher than it was before the first stroke, but it is the highest shortly after the first stroke and is with time it is likely to diminish?
2. at the hospital they found something in her urinary tract and gave her medications to clean the bladder. May such medications also have narcotic effect and explain the drowsiness , if she uses two types of medications with narcotic effect?
You know, my mother is showing positive signs. Her speech is almost restored after stroke, she is just more weak and tired than usual, but now she is having problems of a very different time. It is true that she has not eaten much the last few days, but she has not had an urge to go to a bathroom for the last three days (except for urinating). Still, she has been consuming some food the last days, so it seems strange. She took some laxative medications against constipation, but still no urge. Questions are:
1. Is it true that it does not even fit the definition of constipation, since constipation is when someone has an urge to go to a bathroom, but is unable to?
2. would you agree that stomach cancer is unlikely, since there is no abdominal pain present?
3. can it be stroke related?
I would like to follow up on my mother's conditions. The last few days she actually has had low blood pressure (both top and bottom numbers). Questions:
1. do you agree that low blood pressure is not necessarily indicative of heart deficiency, since she was at a hospital with a stroke a few months back and her cardiogram was actually very good?
2. She has been staying indoors mostly the last few weeks and not leading an active life style. Can that contribute to low blood pressure?
3 Is it true that there is no medication on that and you just need to lead an active lifestyle?
These questions are about my problems.
1. I have high blood pressure, but reluctant to take medications. Do you think its possible to battle down blood pressure by just doing cardio exercises and not taking pills?
2. Recently I almost quadrupled my cardio workout and burn 1000 calories per day.. However, I am not losing weight. Does it mean that I still consume more calories than burn?
1. I think that my high blood pressure has a lot to do with extra weight. Would you agree that almost everybody overweight has high blood pressure?
2. is drinking mineral water helpful to reduce blood pressure?