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Dr. Itzhak C. Haimovic, M.D.

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44 years Experience
Dr. Itzhak C. Haimovic, M.D.
  • Great Neck, NY
  • New York Med Coll- Valhalla Ny
  • Accepting new patients

My father has been urinating less since his stroke. What is the connection between the two?

http://www.strokesmart.org/article?id=106   Bladder & Bowel Function After a Stroke Problems with bladder and bowel function are READ MORE
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Bladder & Bowel Function After a Stroke
Problems with bladder and bowel function are distressing, but common for stroke survivors.

Urinary Retention
Also common among stroke survivors is urinary retention: when you do not completely empty your bladder. If untreated, it can lead to bladder stones, reflux (reverse flow of urine back to the kidneys) or a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI symptoms include:
* Urine with a bad smell, cloudiness, blood or sediment (solid deposits).
* Burning when urinating or around a catheter.
* Fever and chills.
* Cramps in lower abdomen or side.
* Pain in lower back.
* Frequent urination or feeling like you have to go to the bathroom even though your bladder is empty.
Treatments
It is important to be sure and drink plenty of water to dilute your urine. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, special treatments might be needed for conditions that cause urine retention. In these cases, your doctor might prescribe a drug to enable you to urinate better. Inform your doctor of other drugs you are taking because they could be the cause of your urinary retention.
Ongoing Problems
Despite all attempts to correct them, you can still have problems.
* Use a catheter, if needed. Ask your doctor which type is best for you.
* Try pantyliners, waterproof underpants or disposable adult diapers.

Could hazy vision be a sign of some problem with the brain?

Blurry vision with headache could have many causalities including brain function. I would start with opthamalogic (eye physicians) and your primary care doctor to rule out other READ MORE
Blurry vision with headache could have many causalities including brain function. I would start with opthamalogic (eye physicians) and your primary care doctor to rule out other issues before seeking out neurologic care, but be mindful of increased intensity of headaches or loss of consciousness as a sign of acute distress.
 

My mother is forgetting things. Is it just age or could something be really wrong?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/in-depth/memory-loss/art-20046326 Memory READ MORE
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/in-depth/memory-loss/art-20046326
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Memory loss: When to seek help
A number of conditions — not only Alzheimer's disease — can cause memory loss in older adults. Getting a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care is important. Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic that should be of guidance. Start at your PCP and have them review your mom's conditions and control her health status. She should be eligible for well visits at no cost from Medicare.
Good luck.

My mother is suddenly complaining of muscle twitching. What testing would you recommend for her?

Recommend getting your mom into her primary care doctor as there are many causes of muscular twitching that may or may not have a neurological cause. The article below is just READ MORE
Recommend getting your mom into her primary care doctor as there are many causes of muscular twitching that may or may not have a neurological cause. The article below is just a starter on what might cause her issues. Again, have her PCP become the medical navigator for this issue.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a18637060/what-causes-muscle-twitches/
<https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a18637060/what-causes-muscle-twitches/>

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What are the warning signs of a stroke?

F. A. S.T. FACE DROOPING: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided? ARM WEAKNESS: Is one arm weak READ MORE
F. A. S.T.

FACE DROOPING:
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided?
ARM WEAKNESS:
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SPEECH DIFFICULTY:
Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the person able to correctly repeat the words?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1:
If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and say, "I think this is a stroke," to help get the person to the hospital immediately. Time is important! Don't delay, and also note the time when the first symptoms appeared. Emergency responders will want to know.

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Is vomiting blood a sign of a problem related to the brain?

There are a multiplicity of reasons for vomiting blood. We suggest you seek out emergency care to evaluate your current physical conditions.   Thank you for your questions.       READ MORE
There are a multiplicity of reasons for vomiting blood. We suggest you seek out emergency care to evaluate your current physical conditions.
 
Thank you for your questions.
 
 
 

I am experiencing twitching in my eyes. Is it a neurological problem?

Eye twitching could come from many causes due to environmental, social, nutritional, or medical sources. We suggest speaking to your primary care physician and have them rule out READ MORE
Eye twitching could come from many causes due to environmental, social, nutritional, or medical sources. We suggest speaking to your primary care physician and have them rule
out other causes first.
 
Thank you for asking this interesting question.