Friday, 13 January 2017

Know About Stroke and How to Manage It

Stroke is the medical condition in which a part of the brain loses its functionality. Stroke occurs mainly because of a disruption in the supply of blood to the brain. The blood supply would either be completely stopped due to thickening or hardening of the walls of the vessels or a vessel supplying the blood could rupture and thereby disrupting the blood flow to the brain. The former is known as atherosclerosis and the latter is hemorrhage.

Then there is another kind of stroke known as Transient Ischemic Attack, often known as mini-stroke. But, it could be more rightly termed as a warning stroke. This is believed to occur when there is a block to the flow of blood to the brain or when there is a clot formed in the path of the blood to the brain. The only difference between a TIA and a stroke is that the former is transient or temporary.

Risk factors for Stroke

Certain conditions, habits, and lifestyle can raise your risk of having a stroke or transient ischemic attack. The more risk factors you have, greater is the chances of having stroke. Some of the risk factor can be either treated or controlled

The major risk factors for stroke include are High blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, smoking, personal or family history of stroke or TIA, alcohol and illegal drug use, overweight and obesity, stress, unhealthy cholesterol levels, unhealthy diet etc.
Symptoms of  Stroke

Sometimes a stroke develops slowly. But you're more likely to have one or more sudden warning signs.
  • Weakness or numbness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side
  • Confusion or trouble understanding other people
  • Trouble in speaking and seeing with one or both eyes
  • Trouble in walking or balancing or coordinating
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache that comes without any reason
Treatment for Stroke
Vaidya Healthcare is a premium institution that provides ayurvedic cure to stroke and supports stroke rehabilitation. Ayurveda speaks of Anti Vaatha drugs that serves to mitigate the effects of a stroke and slowly bring the patient back to life. Special medication called snehana is used to improve the health condition of the patient. Enema therapies named nasya, panda swedana and basti help to restore the neuromuscular functions of the brain. Vaidya known to provide a comprehensive Neuro rehabilitation in Kerala.
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