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Had stoke with a weak right side. Why can't he consistently move body?

my father had stroke 1 month ago with right side weakness and he can not move his right arm and leg and he can not talk but some time when you ask him to move them he can and when you ask him again he can not now, he has slight improvement in his speaking and some time he can move his arm and leg during sleeping what is the prognosis for his case please
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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IN STROKE THERE IS DAMAGE TO BRAIN CELLS CALLED NEURONS. ONCE DAMAGED THESE NEURONS DONT REGENERATE, HENCE THE FUNCTION OF THE BODY PARTS THAT WERE CONTROLLED BY THE DAMAGED NEURONS GETS AFFECTED. IF THE SPEECH AREA IS INVOLVED IN THE BRAIN, THEN SPEECH GETS AFFECTED. SINCE IT 1 MONTH POST ATTACK, HE NEED MEDICATIONS TO CONTROL THE DISEASE CAUSING THIS (EX; HYPERTENSION, DIABETES ) AND ALSO PHYSIOTHERAPY. THE EARLIER IT IS STARTED BETTER THE PROGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS ALSO DEPENDS ON THE EXTENT OF BRAIN INVOLVED
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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