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 7, 2018

Chennai: ‘Golden period’ post stroke rehab must

Yeah, dump the responsibility  of knowing about stroke on the victims, rather than acknowledging that the stroke medical world has completely failed in figuring out how to get everyone 100% recovered. Blame the correct persons; YOU, the medical staff. 
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/070718/chennai-golden-period-post-stroke-rehab-must.html
There is a need to educate people about -BE FAST approach to identify signs of stroke so that immediate medical attention can be provided
Stroke is an attack on the brain caused by the interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain.
 Stroke is an attack on the brain caused by the interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain.
Chennai: With an increase in the incidences of stroke among youngsters, there are several treatments evolved. However rehabilitation post-stroke is not given impetus. Identifying the symptoms of stroke and giving importance to rehabilitation after its first occurrence, can save an individual’s life preventing recurrence.
Stroke is an attack on the brain caused by the interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. When blood flow is denied to the brain for longer than a few seconds and the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, brain cells can die, and the abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost.

As per estimates, there are more than 18 lakh stroke cases occur in the country, with around 15 percent of the cases occurring to people in their 30s and 40s. There is a need to create awareness on the fact that the first 90 days, also called the ‘Golden Period’, in post-stroke rehabilitation are vital, say medicos.
“There is a need to educate people about -BE FAST approach to identify signs of stroke so that immediate medical attention can be provided. The BE FAST approach is an acronym for signs of a stroke like Balance loss, Eye sight changes, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call stroke center.
If the stroke is detected early, effective treatment could be given in time to prevent long term disabilities,” says Dr Dinesh Nayak, neurologist, Fortis Malar. Common risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, family history of heart disease and stroke. Other risks  include hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and dyslipidemia.
Dr K.K. Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India says that anyone with symptoms of stroke must be hospitalized at the earliest and given a clot dissolving therapy. Despite being easy to identify by common people, these issues are not controlled efficiently due to low awareness among them.

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