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

Monday, April 24, 2017

How walking benefits the brain: Impact of feet hitting the ground opens up arteries and increases blood flow

You need this immediately post-stroke. What the fuck is your doctor and therapists doing to accomplish that? Or even mimic the pressure waves needed? Is that what leg compressions accomplish? Or leg wraps?

Leg compressions may enhance stroke recovery

Leg wraps raise hopes of saved lives after strokes

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4440196/Walking-running-boosts-brain-s-blood-supply.html
It is widely known that walking and running are good for our hearts.
New research has also revealed pounding the pavements boosts the blood supply to our brains.
This is thought to be due to the foot's impact on the ground sending pressure waves through the arteries, which significantly increases the brain's blood supply.
This may help to improve brain function and create a sense of wellbeing during exercise.  

Walking or running boosts the brain's blood supply, which improves its function and wellbeing

Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University used ultrasound to measure the brain's blood supply in 12 adults while resting, standing and steadily walking.
Both walking and running created pressure waves that significantly increased blood flow.
The effect was unsurprisingly bigger while running than walking. 
Yet, walking's effect was greater than cycling, which involves no foot impact at all.   
It was once thought that the brain's blood supply was involuntarily regulated by the body and affected by changes in blood pressure.
Researchers said: 'New data now strongly suggest that brain blood flow is very dynamic. 
'Speculatively, [walking and running] may optimize brain perfusion, function and overall sense of wellbeing during exercise.'
This comes after researchers from Iowa State University found every hour you run could extend your lifespan by seven hours.
This holds true no matter how fast you run or how many miles you cover.  

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