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:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood!

Is your doctor recommending this?
You’ve probably seen them – those stations set up in malls, on college campuses and at public fairs dedicated to informing people about blood donation.
I myself hate needles so I can totally understand why someone might cringe at the very thought of having a needle jabbed in their arm and watching their own blood flow into a bag.
And then there’s the issue of having to deal with dizziness and/or nausea for a little while after you’re done donating.
After all, you need your blood, and without it you’ll feel weak.
But someone once said something to me that put things into perspective:
“Your blood will regenerate. You’ll be fine. A few weeks after you’ve given blood, you’ll probably be so caught up in your life that you won’t even remember having donated blood.”
But the people whose lives were saved by your donation? That’s something they will never forget.
That reason alone was enough to make me see the bright side of donating blood. But after hearing about these four unexpected benefits, you can bet I’m really sold on the idea.

1. Donating blood balances the iron levels in your body.

Dr. Mercola says this is the most important benefit that one receives from donating their own blood.
For each unit of blood that you donate, you lose one-quarter of a gram of iron. Although it sounds like a bad thing, most people don’t realize that having too much iron is actually a much more common issue than having too little, and its effects are much more harmful.
Lower iron levels are associated with a decreased risk of heart attacks, for instance.

2. It also improves your blood flow.

There are many things we all do on a regular basis that make our blood thicker and hinder its flow.
Eating lots of sugar is one of them, as are being around tons of radio frequencies and being anxious or stressed.
But repeatedly donating your blood makes it thinner and allows it to flow better. According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, blood donors are a stunning 88% less likely to suffer from a heart attack as a result. Hope the same for stroke but our fucking failures of stroke associations won't deign to answer this question.

3. Free medical checkup, anyone?

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with looking to save a buck. Besides, healthcare is expensive for even those of us who have money. But every time you donate blood, you get a free mini-physical to check your blood pressure and pulse as well as to see if you have any infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis or syphilis.
So if you’ve been putting off going to the doctor for a while and feel like doing something positive, donating blood could be for you.
This is how I found I had dangerously high blood pressure

4. You’ll live longer.

People who volunteer altruistically tend to live longer than those who don’t.
And that’s not all. Dr. Phillip DeChristopher tells TIME:
“Blood donors seem not to be hospitalized so often and if they are, they have shorter lengths of stay. And they’re less likely to get heart attacks, strokes and cancers.”

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