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, May 8, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month encourages public to act F.A.S.T.

How fast do you have to act in order to completely recover from the stroke? Specifics, not this generalized crap about minimizing problems the faster you get to the hospital.
http://wsav.com/2017/05/08/stroke-awareness-month-encourages-public-to-act-f-a-s-t/
SAVANNAH, Ga. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
According to the National Stroke Association a person suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. A stroke happens when there is a block of blood flow to the brain. This can cause temporary or permanent damage to a person’s brain and body.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in United State and can occur to people of all ages and races, but there are steps you can take before or during a stroke to minimize or negate its negative effects.
According to the American Stroke Association, high blood pressure is the leading factor for strokes. Being aware of one’s blood pressure numbers and being conscious to keep them at a low healthy amount can be key for preventing a stroke. Also it’s important to keep a healthy diet and exercise regularly to keep a healthy flow of oxygen and blood to the brain and other parts of the body.
If you think you are experiencing a stroke or see someone acting abnormally, the National Stroke Association recommends you keeping the acronym F.A.S.T. in mind:
  • F – Face. Is someone’s face drooping or showing weakness on one side?
  • A – Arm. Is there weakness or numbness to one side of the body inhibiting someone from raising their arm?
  • S – Speech. Is the person having trouble speaking, repeating simple sentences or showing since of slurring their words?
  • T – Time. If someone is showing one or all of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to call 9-1-1. 80% of strokes are preventable so it’s better to play it safe and seek help if someone is showing signs of a stroke.
For a printable wallet size card of the F.A.S.T. acronym, click here.

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