What causes lacunar stroke?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2014 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have been diagnosed with hypertension, cholestrol, and prediabetic. After having several tests (MRI, CT, and an EKG). the results indicated that I'd had an old lacunar stroke, which I din't perceived had happened. I'm presently waiting to see a neurologist on March 31. I'm taking these meds: meclizine, topomax, crestor, triameterene, plaquenil,and an aspirin (324 mg) per day. I've begun eating little or no salt, walking with weight training a maximum of 4xs per week, and eating a plant-based diet consisting of dark green veggies, almonds, and walnuts with lemon juice water. In addition, I've lost 10 pounds within a month. How can I prevent another stroke from happening? I have lupus as well. What questions should I ask the neurologist when I visit him on March 31, 2014. i really need your help because I will not become a stroke victim. Is there any help for me?I'm pretty active. Is surgery usually done for a small lacunar stroke in hopes of preventing bigger or more serious ones? What treatments can be done if the neurologist doesn't think surgery is necessary? My pain is localized in the right temple and the right top of my head. What does that affect? Please give me concrete answers that can help me choose a solid and total recovery plan
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Answered by Dr. Eris Ranxha 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Lacunar stroke Detailed Answer: Dear i am sorry for your health problem but you should understand that lacunar, is a minor stroke, it is a hemodynamic stroke! It isn't life threatening, don't cause pain as you mentioned. Brain damages are treated the same way as you are doing! Hypertensive therapy, aspirin, and diet! Stroke isn't a disease treated by intervention or surgery! Physiotherapy is recommended when motor paralysis are seen. Wish I had helped you Best regards Dr Eris Ranxha
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