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Stroke

If you have trouble with walking, with speaking and understanding, paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg you may have the early signs of stroke. Find out the latest news and research on stroke and what has the medical science has found about treatment.

How Virtual Reality Can Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

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After a stroke, patients often have physical and mental disabilities. People who suffered from stroke have to visit a neurologist on a regular basis. Nine out of ten survivors have some degree of impaired motor function of the upper limbs, which is the most common post-stroke complication. Rehabilitation training should not only be lengthy, repetitive, specific, and complex, but it must also be motivating and intensive.

Knowing These Symptoms of Stroke Could Save Your Life

Recognize Signs of Stroke

The medical term for a stroke is a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA). Strokes are the fifth most common cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability for those who survive.

A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries nutrients and oxygen to he brain is either blocked or ruptures. When that happens, time is critical. The longer parts of the brain are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, the more severe the damage as brain cells begin to die. Recognizing these common signs and symptoms of stroke could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

New Drug Edaravone Approved for Treatment of ALS may have Additional Health Benefits in Stroke and Nephropathy

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The drug Radicava (edaravone), manufactured by the Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MT Pharma), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the United States. Edaravone is the first drug for treatment of ALS to be developed and approved since riluzole (Rilutek) was approved in December 1995.

11 recipes ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain

recipes ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain

The physical challenges a stroke patient goes through may include: difficulty swallowing, lack of appetite, memory loss and or arm and hand movement. Besides having to deal with such difficult challenges, carers and stroke patients must be mindful of dietary requirements. So, choosing a diet that will be ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain, is very important in the recovery process. Therefore, oods that need to be consumed post stroke must be the one’s who improve and benefit the body and brain, since the brain is the part of the body affected in a stroke, causing all the post stroke symptoms.

Foods that benefit stroke survivors and will help you prevent a stroke

Foods that will help you prevent a stroke

Lifestyle factors are associated with increasing the risk of stroke, this includes lack of exercise, high alcohol intake, diet, obesity, smoking, drug use, and stress. The CDC and the National Institutes of Health recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. But, besides changing lifestyle, what type of foods will help you prevent a stroke?

Aerobic exercise improves cognition and motor function in stroke survivors, reveals study

Aerobic exercise improves cognition and motor function in stroke survivors, reveals study

Impaired cognition and motor function in stroke survivors are challenging hurdles that patients must go through. It is well documented that exercise improves cognition and motor function in healthy individuals. But recently, scientists were able to find that this type of exercise is also able to improve neuropsychological and motor function measures in stroke survivors.

Would You Agree to Get Bitten by a Deadly Spider or Have Its Venom Injected Into Your Brain to Protect You From a Stroke?

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Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered something that's both a little scary and a lot like a miracle. The question is, would you agree to getting spider venom in your brain if you just had a stroke?

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