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Natural Remedies for Stroke
Stroke is a medical emergency which requires prompt and aggressive mainline treatment with positive followup and after care to prevent permanent damage and disability. The natural cures and remedies suggested will help with this rehabilitation and a positive mental attitude towards the problem.
What is Stroke?
Stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is disrupted and the part of the brain that it feeds is damaged, sometimes irreparably.
Early Stroke symptoms can include sudden weakness or paralysis affecting one side of the body, visual disturbances including loss of vision on one side or blurring of vision, speech problems, dizziness, swallowing problems and headache. If untreated the condition may become permanent. Stroke is often a consequence of high blood pressure, diabetes, or hardening of the arteries
The early symptoms may remain but for most patients there should be some improvement. However many stroke patients have Mobility Problems
Stroke occurs in 3 forms, Embolic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack.
Embolic Stroke (Brain Clot)
Embolic ischaemic stroke (brain clot) occurs if there is a blockage of an artery in the brain by a clot (embolism). This is usually a blood clot, but may be fat globules in the case of a long limb fracture.
Haemorrhagic Stroke (Brain Bleed)
Haemorrhagic stroke (brain bleed) if there is a bleed from a weakened or malformed artery (this a common cause of subarachnoid haemorrhage). The weakness or malformation ruptures due to a spike of high blood pressure.
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is due to a temporary disruption due to spasm or some other problem of the artery which resolves restoring the blood supply and relieving the symptoms.
What Helps Stroke?
A Very Moving Story of one Academic's Experience of Stroke and her Recovery
This is a long video but well worth the effort of watching (ed.)
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
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The treatment depends on the cause and thus on accurate diagnosis. Drugs like Warfarin and Aspirin that are used for ischaemic strokes (brain clots) thin the blood and reduce clotting and are thus dangerous in haemorrhagic stroke (brain bleed) where bleeding has been the problem. Most treatment is supportive. Modern surgical interventions are becoming increasingly helpful.
Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors
Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-
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|Stroke Support Group||An on-line stroke related support forum for all brain injuries their survivors and carers.|
Natural Cures for Stroke
We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.
These help Stroke:-
Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.
Who Can Help Stroke?
Who has a Special Interest in Stroke?
Please click on the MORE INFORMATION link for fuller details.
|Dr. Carmion Pope||Boynton Beach, Florida, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Pamela Bellamy||Roswell, Georgia, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Ted Block||Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
Stroke Support Groups
The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-
|Heart and Stroke Foundation||Canada||National|
|Stroke Recovery Canada||Canada||National|
|Stroke Survivors Association of Ottawa||Canada||Ottawa|
|Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland||Great Britain||Scotland|
|Different Strokes||Great Britain||National|
|The Stroke Association||Great Britain||National|
|Volunteer Stroke Scheme||Ireland||National|
|Stroke Foundation of New Zealand||New Zealand||National|
|Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association||United States of America||National|
|National Stroke Association||United States of America||National|
|Post Stroke Help||United States of America||National|
|Stroke Help||United States of America||National|
Please email editor(at)shared-care.com with the name and URL of your suggestions for additional groups.
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