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.
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Scientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a study which identified what unique factors increase the risk of stroke in women.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
Researchers say that there is an association between insomnia and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Would You Agree to Get Bitten by a Deadly Spider or Have Its Venom Injected Into Your Brain to Protect You From a Stroke?
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?
Researchers say a Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost your levels of 'good' cholesterol and help fight heart disease.
Researchers have discovered acupuncture can be used to lower hypertension.
The length of time you can balance on one leg reveals some important information about your brain health, according to a new study from Japan. In addition, previous research has indicated an association between balance ability and brain function.
Exposure to tungsten is associated with an increased risk for stroke. Tungsten is found in your smartphones and computers.