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I think my father has had a mini stroke! He fell in the bathroom and explained whist laying on the bathroom floor he fell a few times from the bathroom before I noticed what was going on. He has since lost the use of his right leg and cannot without at all without great assistance.

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replied January 24th, 2011
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Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum. I am glad that I can help you.

From the history provided, your aged father with the symptoms of vertigo, weakness or paralysis of the right leg, and inability to walk, has indeed has had a stroke. The risk of a stroke increases with prior history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease.

In this case, Immediate medical attention and interventions are necessary to prevent further complications. There is no home care for a stroke. Please contact the emergency medical services of a hospital so that early and effective care can be provided.

For your information, the common cause of stroke is a blood clot in a brain artery. Immediate treatment may include a 'clot busting' drug to dissolve the blood clot. Other treatments include medication to reduce 'risk factors' for further strokes. Rehabilitation is a major part of treatment. Symptoms and disability following a stroke vary greatly depending on factors such as the part of the brain affected, how quickly treatment was given, and the extent of the damage to the brain.

I hope you find the information here helpful.

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