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Frankie Muniz and Strokes

Actor Frankie Muniz is best known for his work in the hit TV show Malcolm in the Middle and recently has been competing on Dancing With The Stars.  Few know of a far more private battle that he has been fighting, though.  Muniz estimates that he has suffered as many as 15 mini strokes in recent years.  Doctors have not been able to identify a definitive cause for the multiple stroke events Muniz has suffered, but he does not let this stop him from succeeding in life.  He shares about his strokes and other health issues in the following article:

http://people.com/tv/frankie-muniz-secret-health-battle/

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Frankie Muniz and Stroke Symptoms

Former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz recently announced on twitter that he had suffered a second “mini-stroke” not even a full year after he’d endured his first.  Though Muniz is only 27 years old, the staff at TLC have treated individuals who have experienced strokes at even younger ages.   Below is a link to an article about Muniz’s stroke:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/frankie-muniz-stroke_n_4345286.html

 

“Mini strokes”, more properly known as Transient Ischemic Attacks, occur when a blood vessel is briefly blocked which stops blood from flowing to part of the brain.  They should always been taken very seriously as they often indicate the potential for a life-threatening larger stroke in the future.  Anyone experiencing potential stroke symptoms should seek immediate medical help.  You should not try to “sleep it off.”  Some of the more common symptoms are:
Facial droop
Loss of or difficulty with speech, which can also include inhibited speech comprehension
Loss of use, weakness or numbness in a limb
Full or partial loss of vision
Sudden, strong headache
Loss of balance, hampered coordination or even the sudden total inability to walk
Remember, the quicker a stroke is treated the better the chance that stroke damage can be minimized.

 

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Frankie Muniz

We usually associate having a stroke as a medical condition of older age.  However, it is possible for a younger person to have a stroke.  Frankie Muniz, the 26 year-old actor best known for starring in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, suffered a stroke this past Friday.  The fact that his symptoms involved difficulties in language likely indicate that it was  a left-sided stroke, as language is generally controlled by the left side of the brain.  He appears to be doing better from the initial stroke and hopefully will see a full recovery.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/12/04/frankie-muniz-suffers-mini-stroke/?intcmp=trending

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