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Stroke Treatment

How is a Stroke treated?

A stroke occurs because the blood supply to the brain is reduced or stopped, preventing oxygen and nutrients from reaching the brain. It can also be as a result of bleeding in the brain. 

How are Ischemic strokes treated?

Ischemic strokes are usually treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a medicine that breaks up blood clots and which is given within 4 hours from the onset of symptoms. Your doctor may also prescribe blood-thinning medications to prevent further blood clots. Medical procedures such as coronary angioplasty may also be performed.

How are Hemorrhagic strokes treated?

The first treatment step for hemorrhagic stroke is controlling or stopping the bleeding in the brain through medication. Surgical interventions such as aneurysm clipping may be recommended to prevent further leaking of  blood, and to prevent blood vessels from bursting again.

What is Stroke Rehabilitation?

Your doctor will recommend you to physical, occupational and speech therapists for rehabilitation since a stroke is usually followed by problems with movement, coordination, thinking or memory, language, and other limitations. Therapy can help stroke patients recover faster to restore their normal physical and everyday function. The type of therapy sessions will depend on the extent of damage the stroke has caused.

What does Stroke Rehabilitation involve?

Stroke rehabilitation may involve:

  • Improving communication through brain stimulation 

  • Psychological evaluation and treatment

  • Physical activities that improve motor skills

Stroke rehabilitation is recommended as soon as 24-48 hours after stroke.

A patient will be strongly advised to lead a healthier lifestyle after suffering a stroke and to make lifestyle and routine changes, such as following a healthy well-balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active. 

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