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17 Ways To Help Stroke Survivors Recover Faster

Saebo
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017


If you or a loved one has suffered from a stroke, there are many difficulties that can develop as a result. Primarily, these effects are physical, emotional, and cognitive.

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The First 24 Hrs After Stroke, What To Do  

Saebo
Thursday, September 21st, 2017


The First 24 Hours After Stroke What to Do

 

Considering that strokes rank as one of the top three causes of death in the United States, any signs or symptoms should be taken seriously and cared for immediately. Just as if someone were suffering from a heart-attack, seeking medical attention right away for a stroke is paramount; however, when dealing with a stroke, the signs may not be so easy to recognize, which means that finding help may not be a first reaction.

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Brain Surgery After a Stroke

Saebo
Monday, September 18th, 2017


Brain Surgery After a Stroke, Brain Surgery After Stroke

For those who have suffered from a stroke, brain surgery is a viable option to improve the quality and longevity of their lives. No matter what the surgery may be, it’s never easy to experience it, let alone make the decision to undergo it; however, as a patient or a supporter of one, it’s good to know every possible avenue that can lead to a successful recovery.

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Obesity and Risk Factors for Stroke

Saebo
Thursday, August 24th, 2017


Obesity and Risk Factors for Stroke, Stroke Obesity, Obesity Stroke

Just as smoking a cigarette can increase your chances of having lung cancer, being overweight can greatly increase your chances of having a stroke. Because of excess fat in the body, inflammation is likely to occur, which causes poor blood flow and potential blockages—two major causes of stroke.

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Stroke After Surgery, Everything To Be Aware Of

Saebo
Monday, August 21st, 2017


Guidelines to Flying After Stroke, Flying After a Stroke, Fly Stroke

 

Without a doubt, surgeries following serious health issues have shown major results in improving a survivor’s quality of life. For those who suffer from heart conditions, forms of cancer, and even joint pain, a variety of operations can offer great recovery possibilities, but these procedures can also have their fair share of complications in the process.

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A Timeline of Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Monday, December 19th, 2016


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As a patient recovers from a stroke, both they and their caregivers must understand that the process is slow and uncertain. This is because the severity of the stroke can vary, and doctors, nurses, and therapists can only estimate the response of each patient based on the location of the stroke. In general, those who have suffered severe strokes will recover more slowly and require a longer, more delayed period to do so.

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The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients

Saebo
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients, Speech and Language Therapy

A stroke is one of the most catastrophic experiences an individual can undergo. Strokes often cause temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. Balance, memory, speech, cognition, and vision may also be affected. In addition, muscle spasms and pain are common complications of a stroke. Because of these issues, stroke survivors may have difficulty managing basic tasks such as bathing and dressing. Consequently, it may be challenging for them to continue to manage their roles as spouses, parents, or employees.

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Game On: How Video Games Can Assist With Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


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Stroke patients often face an unfortunate reality—80 percent of them will not regain full use of their arm and hand movements. Strokes are one of the most common causes of physical disability, and many stroke survivors suffer continued effects from impairment, like an inability to return to work and having limited independence. Early, intensive rehabilitation offers the best outcome, but only one-third of patients discharged after immediate medical treatment will continue the recommended therapy at home.

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A Simplified Guide to Occupational Therapy for Strokes

Saebo
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


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Occupational therapy is an essential step along the road to recovery after a stroke. Patients who lose the capacity to perform daily tasks, such as the ability to maintain balance, concentrate, retain information, and even reach for an object, require the expertise of an occupational therapist to relearn these basic movements. The goal of the therapist is to help patients improve sensory and motor abilities that have been damaged. This is accomplished through reprogramming parts of the patients’ brains and helping them regain muscle control.

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A Simplified Guide To Physical Therapy For Strokes

Saebo
Friday, September 9th, 2016


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Having a stroke breaks vital connections between your brain and your muscles, which is why it is the leading cause of long-term disability and almost always results in some loss of mobility and movement. However, this loss isn’t necessarily permanent. In fact, rehabilitation is especially crucial during the early stages of recovery, when patients have little to no control over their affected muscles. No matter where you are in your journey toward recovery, your long-term progress will depend on a consistent physical therapy regimen. Learn why physical therapy for strokes is so helpful for stroke survivors, and what to look for as you select a facility and seek out services for stroke survivors.

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