By Sandra Rose  | 

As most of you know, Hip Hop artist Nate Dogg (left) suffered a second stroke which left him paralyzed and on a ventilator.

According to TMZ.com, Dogg, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale is responding well to medical treatment and is only using a ventilator to make breathing easier.

A cardiovascular accident, or stroke, means a lack of blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by a blood clot, an aneurysm that burst or trauma to the brain, causing brain cells to die.

In most cases, the symptoms affect one side of the body depending on what side of the brain the stroke occurred.

Symptoms include:

  • Headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness (aneurysm or bleeding in the brain)
  • Drooping on one side of the face or droopy eyelid
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
  • Temporary or persistent loss of vision
  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet or on one side of the body
  • Reduction in sensory perception such as altered taste or smell
  • Losing your balance slightly and you're not sure why
  • Trouble walking
  • Altered breathing, rapid heart rate
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Disorganized thinking, confusion, hypersexual gestures

If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your personal care physician or go to an emergency room immediately!

I have a female friend who, in her late twenties, began experiencing TIAs (transient ischemic attacks) which are sometimes referred to as mini strokes. She's now in her early 40s and walks with a cane.

TIAs differ from strokes because the symptoms resolve on their own in less than 24 hours and TIAs don't result in death of brain cells. But multiple TIAs can cause neurological problems such as difficulty walking.

Some people, like my friend, are prone to strokes because they have a history of high blood pressure or any other risk factor which includes: cigarette smoking, weed smoking, Diabetes, previous strokes or cardiac problems.

Patients who have a history of cardiac problems or high blood pressure are sometimes prescribed baby Aspirin daily to keep their blood thin to reduce the risk of clot formation.

This has been your Medical Minute.

  • Mzsuave

    As most of you know, Hip Hop artist Nate Dogg (left) suffered a second stroke which left him paralyzed and on a ventilator.
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    Nah! I didn't know that!!! When did that happen?

  • pinky2083

    That was just a few days ago. So scary!

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    Poor Nate Dogg...

  • goat76

    Good morning Mzsuave...............

    You had to throw the weed smoke in there.......I'm dying HIGH f u c k dat.......

  • bloggergirlz

    i heard about and it's really sad...i wish he well and he is def in my prayers...

    sandra, i really like we you do the medical minute

  • toosexy

    My mom had a major stroke when she was only 29, I will never forget they told me and my younger two sisters to go and say our good-byes, I remember my dad taking my younger sister in she was on top of his shoulders, I refused. But god is so good,she is here now with a slight limp, she had to learn to redo everything, she came home like a vegetable we had to stay with our grandmother(her mom) so her sisters and mom could take care of her. I am so glad allowed her to be her with us. Those strokes are some serious and they usually follow each other, and she has been blessed not to have another since then. well I hope and pray he makes it home and ok to his family and friends, on that note i'm going to call my mom now and tell her i love her.

  • Mzsuave

    @Goat...lol...you a got damn fool, you know that? Good mownin' to you too my love

  • prynsexxx

    Sandra said:

    The symptoms are:

    Headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness (aneurysm or bleeding in the brain)
    Drooping on one side of the face or droopy eyelid
    Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
    Temporary or persistent loss of vision
    Numbness or tingling in hands or feet or on one side of the body
    Reduction in sensory perception such as altered taste or smell
    Losing your balance slightly and you’re not sure why
    Trouble walking
    Altered breathing, rapid heart rate
    Vertigo or dizziness
    Disorganized thinking, confusion, hypersexual gestures

    I was going to say those are some of the same symptoms ppl have after "blowing one to the wind" aka smokin' weed.

  • goat76

    @prynsexxx.........that's the symptoms of smoking CRACK..........Ya'll gonna leave Mary Jane alone, she ain't botherin nobody, she ain't dependin on child support to live....I take care of her, I love her............I'm going home now.....

  • toosexy

    @prynsexx

    nah just a little hungry and that short memory is a fool,but other than that you straight. a little weed ain't never hurt nobody !

  • ReadTheBlog

    I didn't even know he'd had a first stroke. Didn't he get arrested for whipping up on his girlfriend or baby momma or sum'n like that?

  • ckarinwhite

    bloggergirlz Says:

    i heard about and it’s really sad…i wish he well and he is def in my prayers…

    sandra, i really like we you do the medical minute
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    huh?!?!

  • bloggergirlz

    @ckarin: huh, what?!

  • kwallace577

    i was CRUSHED when i heard this about my man nate. i am early 30's so i remeber when he came out with the hooks on snoop, warren g. and dre stuff.

    and i am with @goat and all my smokers on this one. yall leave mary jane alone. as a former indulger of the gurl mary myownself i have gots to say:

    you ain't never hear of nobody spazz out after smoking and killing somebody. or smoking and then going to rob a bank. or smoking and then overdosing.

    nope. you smoke, eat, and then carry your azz to sleep someplace.

  • ELove

    @goat & @toosexy... OOKKKKKKKKKK !!!!! ;-)
    Weed which also referred to as God's-Goodness WILL keep you from Smacking a B-I-T-C-H, Killing Your Boss and EVEN unexpectingly becoming a Baby-Daddy... What YOU Say???

    Going on a date (Hook-up from a friend) and early on YOU already know.... Heel-to-the-NAW I am NOT going to Hit-this-Trick!!! You kill-the-scene and drop her AZZ off because YOU got that Good-SHIT at the crib waiting on You (U Feel Me) ;-)

    So NOW I'm Enjoying MYSELF Singing...
    Smoking my Blunt, Drinking My Drank
    MAN I'm so glad I didn't F-U-C-IK that Skank!!! ;-)

  • iyonah

    E-love your a riot

  • ckarinwhite

    bloggergirlz Says:

    @ckarin: huh, what?!
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    I am trying to understand what you wrote...As a suggestion, proofread before you press submit comment. You never want your writing to indicate your level of intelligence.

  • bloggergirlz

    @ckarin: broad you can't be serious...i'm writing on a damn blog, this is not MY JOB and i'm not in school. if you don't understand it, skip it and read something you do understand...you can miss me w/ that proofreading $hit, like people on here don't have grammatical errors and typos...i read through this type of $hit on a daily and (insert SUGGESTION) hopefully you will learn as well...

    hopefully you can understand this: kiss my A$$...i proofread that (aren't you proud of me) and hopefully my reply will indicate my level of ignorance

  • goat76

    E-Love said
    Going on a date (Hook-up from a friend) and early on YOU already know…. Heel-to-the-NAW I am NOT going to Hit-this-Trick!!! You kill-the-scene and drop her AZZ off because YOU got that Good-**** at the crib waiting on You (U Feel Me)

    @ Elove.............Preach Nigga Preach..........
    I treat my workdays the same way as the blind date......except I can't drop the job off.....But I know that sticky icky icky gonna be waiting on me when I get home.....

  • goat76

    I'm in love with Mary Jane.
    She's my main thing.
    She makes me feel alright.
    She makes my heart sing.

    And when I'm feeling low,
    She comes as no surprise.
    Turns me on with her love.
    Takes me to paradise.

    Do you love me Mary Jane?
    Yeah. Whoa-oh-oh.
    Do ya? Do ya? Do ya?
    Now do you think you love me Mary Jane.
    Don't you play no games.

    I love her just the same.
    I love her, Mary baby, just the same.
    The woman plays no games.
    Now, now, now.

    I'm in love with Mary Jane.
    I'm not the only one.
    If Mary wanna play around,
    I let her have her fun.
    She's not the kind of girl
    that you can just tie down.
    She likes to spread her love
    and turn your head around.

    Yeahhhhh! Ooowoooo.
    Oh baby. Oh baby. Hit me.
    Whoah, Mary. Only love.
    I love you, yeah. Whooo!
    Something until we give it now, lovey-dove.
    Uh-huh. Wow, baby!
    Sing! La-du-da-da-du-da-dahh.
    Sing! La-du-da-da-du-da-dahh.
    Sing it for me baby.
    Come Mary, Mary Jane.
    Sing it for me baby.

  • prynsexxx

    Prynsexxx back in the day has:

    Headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness (aneurysm or bleeding in the brain):

    - Vomitted in the back of her homegirl's Audi off of a blunt

    Drooping on one side of the face or droopy eyelid:

    - Felt like the poster child for "Red Dog" beer.

    Slurred speech or difficulty speaking:

    -Stuttered and clammered a few words in my life.

    Temporary or persistent loss of vision:

    - "Rested my eyes" for a few moments, sometimes with the blunt still lit.

    Numbness or tingling in hands or feet or on one side of the body:

    - Never can say I had that happen before, folks were probably smoking that "government" sh!t.

    Reduction in sensory perception such as altered taste or smell:

    - Thought "Ranger cookies" were good - (coconuts, peanuts, and some other bullcrap). - WTF (were my thoughts exactly).

    Losing your balance slightly and you’re not sure why:

    - Tripped up a few steps before. I knew why, hell I was high.

    Trouble walking:

    - See above statement.

    Altered breathing, rapid heart rate:

    - Sometimes I'd hit it so hard, my heart would race and I had to catch my breath. I thought I would die.

    Vertigo or dizziness:

    - Been known to fall asleep on folks lawns and bathroom floors.

    Disorganized thinking, confusion, hypersexual gestures:

    - That comes without the weed at times. I think they call that ADHD.

    Disclaimer:
    *THIS WAS WELL WAY BEFORE I TURNED 22 - I think*

  • ELove

    @prynsexxx...
    Hell-to-the-NAW U Didn't ;-)

    Because I was high,
    Because I was High...
    Because I WAS HIGH !!!

  • kwallace577

    @Prynsexxx "Never can say I had that happen before, folks were probably smoking that “government” sh!t"
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    THAT was that maui wowie chile. that shyt you smell in some n^%$a pocket when he walk into a crowded room. and you KNOW it is him b/c the room did not start smelling like that until HIS AZZ showed up!!! LOL

    on a side note.....i see we got us some proofreaders up in through these parts. i write for a LIVING and i spell shyt wrong or miss a word and what not. that is what happens when you are trying to get your comment in and you work for YT!!!