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Suggest treatment for adult speech impairment in condition like stroke

My mom has suffered from TIA strokes in the past. She is taking blood pressure medicine as well as a few others: Atorvastatin 20mg, Amlodipine Besylate 5mg, and Levothyroxine 75 mcg. Today she is not showing signs of stroke but can not get her words out. Like her thoughts cant be completed. What do you suggest that I do? Her doctor is an hour away.Thank you, Terri My email is: thamilton206@gmail
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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dear,
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the speech impairment appears secondary to the brain ischemia. Hypertension further adds to the risk.
The impairment is generally reversible, however it depends Upon the severity of infarcts and its duration.
Cnsutation to neurologist is must here, besides investigations like MRI or NCCT brain is required.
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