How would a concussion affect a stroke patient?

Question by Caity: How would a concussion affect a stroke patient?
My father had a stroke 8 years ago and just had a concussion, and was released from the hospital 1 day after being admitted. We had to take him back that same day. What are some possible other answers besides a t.i.a?

Best answer:

Answer by boogeywoogy
A concussion causes diffuse, global impairment and affects cognition (attention, reasoning, orientation, memory, insight, and problems with impulse control).
A stroke has a specific lesion, and depending on where it is located, can cause speech and/or language problems. If the stroke is in the right frontal region, you may see symptoms similar to a concussion.
Of course, if they co-occur, you will see the severity to be more than the sum of its parts. The more brain damage there is, the worse it becomes, overall.

What do you think? Answer below!

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      Facebook Auto Publish Powered By :