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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Strokes: Know the symptoms and save a life

My god, the excellent laziness as evidenced by all the employees and board of directors of the National Stroke Association. This is precisely why I call them FUCKING FAILURES.

http://www.dailyitem.com/news/lifestyles/strokes-know-the-symptoms-and-save-a-life/article_c9de821e-3702-5149-8891-93b4e634d5a6.html
SUNBURY — According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is our nation’s number three killer and the leading cause of adult disability. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 45 seconds. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Manor Care Sunbury is honoring the occasion by raising awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of stroke.
Stroke can happen to anyone of any age, gender or race, though women are uniquely affected. Many of the risk factors are manageable, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, weight, cigarette smoking and heart disease. However, risk factors such as increasing age, heredity and a prior history of strokes cannot be controlled. The good news is that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by lifestyle changes such as exercising, drinking alcohol in moderation and eating a healthy diet low in sodium and fat.
Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted by blood clots or a hemorrhage. Denied of a blood supply, brain cells begin to die off. Unlike other cells in the body, brain cells do not replace themselves, and damage to the body and mind can be permanent. Victims of stroke may be paralyzed, unable to speak or comprehend what others are saying, suffer memory loss or be confused.
According to the National Stroke Association, recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and Acting F.A.S.T. to seek lifesaving treatment is the key to saving lives. Remembering the acronym F.A.S.T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) will help a person to recognize if someone is suffering from a stroke. The National Stroke Association says to:
F-ace Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A-rm Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S-peech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sounds slurred or strange?
T-ime If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1.


My reply:
 Are you also aware that only 10% of stroke survivors fully recover or that tPA fails to get you fully recovered 88% of the time? That there are no publicly available stroke rehab protocols with efficacy percentages? No cures for spasticity? No cures for fatigue? There are many problems in stroke not being addressed except for lazy awareness campaigns.

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