Brain stem stroke

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What is brain stem stroke?

A brain stem stroke occurs in the area of the brain that controls all of our involuntary functions, such as consciousness, breath, and heartbeat. The condition of a stroke can produce a wide spectrum of deficits and recovery. Symptoms include, dizziness, severe imbalance, and weakness to one side.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain stem stroke

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for brain stem stroke

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Compare treatments taken by people with brain stem stroke

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Who has brain stem stroke on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 65 say brain stem stroke is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 5
40s 12
50s 26
60s 43
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 34
Female 67

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 38
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from brain stem stroke patients who have completed their condition history
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