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Stay in the know about Stroke

When your loved one is having a Stroke, every second counts. What you do in those critical moments can potentially save their life. However, before getting them the best treatment possible at our centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad, knowledge about the disease can help avoid long-term damage.

Decoding Stroke

Also referred to as a cerebrovascular accident, Stroke is a type of brain damage caused by an interruption in its blood flow. It occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing the brain tissues from getting oxygen and nutrients. When this happens, the brain cells begin to die.

According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people annually suffer a Stroke worldwide. And out of these, 5 million face death, and another 5 million are left permanently disabled.

Symptoms of Stroke

It is crucial to seek help right away with the onset of a Stroke, even if the symptoms may seem to be subtle. The sooner you get medical treatment for your loved ones, the better their chances of a complete cure. Some of the common symptoms of Stroke include:
Numbness or weakness in the arm, face, and leg
Trouble speaking or understanding others
Slurred speech
Confusion, disorientation, or lack of responsiveness
Sudden behavioral changes
Vision problems
Trouble walking
Loss of balance or coordination
Nausea or vomiting

Causes of Stroke

Anyone can have a Stroke at any age. However, your chance of having a Stroke increases if you have certain risk factors. Some of the risk factors can be changed or managed, while others cannot. Here are some of its common risk factors:
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Birth control pills
  • History of Transient Ischemic Attacks
  • High red blood cell count
  • High blood cholesterol and lipids
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Illegal drugs
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Cardiac structural abnormalities

Treatments for Stroke

If you are experiencing a Stroke, it is critical that you get the required medical attention right away. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a Stroke and even prevent death. With the right combination of medication and specialized Stroke Rehabilitation that includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy, patients can soon recover to live healthy lives. Here’s what you need to do if you experience a Stroke:

Our treatment program at Plexus

We believe in adopting an all-inclusive approach to minimize the after-effects of Stroke. Under the guided supervision of Dr Na’eem Sadiq, we provide the most advanced post-Stroke rehabilitation that helps you regain independence and improve your quality of life.

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy plays a considerable role in Stroke rehabilitation. Through a combination of exercise and assistive devices, our physiotherapists help you regain independence and improve your quality of life. They also develop your stamina, posture, and coordination, and improve overall physical health.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help to to improve the ability to carry out daily activities, such as bathing, cooking, dressing, eating, reading, and writing. Their goal is to foster independence, productivity, and self-care, in order to improve your quality of life after a Stroke.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

Our highly trained neuropsychiatrists and occupational therapists work together to restore and enhance your cognitive functions after Stroke. We craft the best Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy plan by conducting a detailed assessment of your current cognitive deficits and setting SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, time-bound, and relevant) accordingly.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech-language pathologists help improve the ability to speak clearly or communicate using sign language, which may be impaired after a Stroke. Additionally, speech therapists also address difficulties with eating and swallowing.

What our patients say

FAQs answered

There is a sudden interruption in the blood supply to the brain or sudden bleeding in or around the brain.
A stroke victim’s best chance is when someone around them recognizes the condition and acts quickly on it. Stroke is generally reversible, provided the victim is treated in the first 24 hours.

Although Stroke is a condition of the brain, it can affect the entire body. The most common disability that results from Stroke is paralysis on one side of the body, called hemiplegia. Problems with thinking, awareness, attention, learning, judgment, and memory are also seen after Stroke.

Stroke survivors often have problems understanding or producing speech. Additionally, Stroke can lead to emotional problems in which patients may have difficulty controlling their emotions and experience depression. With proper treatment, these problems can be controlled to a great extent.

Stem cells release many trophic factors and tissue growth factors that stimulate brain plasticity and recovery mechanisms. When coupled with intensive rehabilitation, cellular recovery and neuroplasticity can be fostered.

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