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Question For Walt: Primary & 2ndary Ischemic Attacks

Posted by
Gregory on June 04, 2002 at 18:23:26:

Walt,

I recently found out that prior to my mother's brain stroke, she had a prior attack,
an ischemic attack of the colon. My question is whether or not both were caused by the same
mechanism with the brain stroke essentially a second warning that something is wrong.
Her allopath disagrees with this assessment (which I expected, and I am not a doctor
so I could be wildly off base, probably am, but I just want to know if it is possible. I am
certain that the brain stroke was cause a massive intake of sugar over a 10 week period. My
mother like to describe herself as a "borderline" diabetic, but to me this is like being
"a little bit pregnant" especially the way she treated sugary foods (like there was none
present). I know you would have to examine her for sure, but I just want to know if it is
possible rather than if it specifically occured.


Lightwalking,
Gregory




Question For Walt: Primary & 2ndary Ischemic Attacks (Archive in atherosclerosis

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 2002 at 08:47:11:

In Reply to: Question For Walt: Primary & 2ndary Ischemic Attacks posted by Gregory on June 04, 2002 at 18:23:26:

Hi, Gregory.

Your mother was most likely a frank diabetic and, because of her love of sugary things, just downplayed her condition.

Both of her conditions were caused by atherosclerosis and that is much more common in diabetics.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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