Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ultrasound Could Treat High Blood Pressure

No where could  I see how long this lasts so you will have to have your doctor get the research and protocols behind it.
http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/blood-pressure-ultrasound-treatment/2016/07/28/id/741019/

(Copyright DPC)

Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 11:41 AM
Ultrasound could become a new way to treat high blood pressure, a new study shows.

About 70 million American adults (29 percent) have high blood pressure—that's 1 of every 3 adults. Only about half (52 percent) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.

In a new study, Japanese researchers found that applying 20 minutes of ultrasound to the forearm of patients resulted in a significant drop in blood pressure.

Japanese researchers at Tohoku University enrolled 212 patients with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, who also had treatment resistant high blood pressure. Treatment resistant high blood pressure means that people are unable to control their condition despite the use of multiple medications.

They were divided into four groups. One received 20 minutes of low frequency (800 kHz), low-intensity ultrasound radiation to the forearm. Another received 500 kHz of low-intensity radiation for 20 minutes. The other two groups were used as controls, receiving a placebo procedure.

They found that the patients' blood pressure and pulse rates were significantly reduced after both 800kHz and 500kHz irradiation sessions compared to pre-treatment levels.

Blood pressure levels were also lower than those of the placebo groups, but significantly so in the case of the 500kHz treatment. No adverse effects were found in either group as a result of the ultrasound treatment.

How ultrasound improves blood pressure in these patients is still unclear, but it might suppress sympathetic nerve activity, responsible for the “fight or flight response” by means of nerve pathways from the forearm to the cardiovascular system, the researchers say. 

The “flight or fight” response is a biological reaction in the body that releases hormones that quickens the heartbeat, constricts the blood vessels and increases blood pressure.

"We do not have specific treatments for resistant hypertension. The cost of anti-hypertensive agents for patients is high. Ultrasound has the advantage of being cheap and non-invasive,” says researcher Katsunori Nonogaki of the study, which appears in the International Journal of Cardiology.

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