Stroke recovery and alcohol

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345982 tn?1208535208 Hi. For a person who hasn't experienced any form of stroke, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol greatly increases the risk of stroke. However, for those who already experienced a stroke, like in your case, even mild to moderate alcohol consumption might be putting you at risk for another stroke. Remember that drinking alcohol doesn't directly lead to a stroke.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
17049300 tn?1457713177 2 weeks and 3 days sober from alcohol and marijuana
Avatar f tn (just an opinion) She has had severe personality changes since her stroke and has just completed her 3rd round of chemo. She also had radiation on a brain tumor (about 4 years ago) and just finished intense radiation treatments in her left groin for tumors left over after chemo earlier this year. (approx. 4 mos.
Avatar m tn We have all gone back to our prospective states and are worried about not being there to assist in his recovery process. Calling him on the phone at times is not an option as he goes in and out of being very confused. What can we do to keep him encouraged, motivated, active and an active participant in his own recovery? Our reality is that we can't move down there. It breaks our heart not being there to assist him.
Avatar f tn I will hold off on the DMAE then. Thanks for your comment. If you know of anything that does work for improving cognitive response in my case, please let me know. I went through months of cognitive/speech therapy and that helped but now I'm on my own and my recovery seems to have stopped.
Avatar m tn I have made a full recovery from schizoaffective myself (read through my posts) and though I never used marijuana (or drugs or alcohol of any kind) the reason was because a whole brain of the family had to go through recovery issues regarding this. You are doing the right thing in quitting and it can only help you.
Avatar n tn I lost the use of my left side, my speech, as well as bowel and bladder control, drooled. I did receive TPA .My recovery was slow and I spent months in physicial therapy, OT and speech.Two years later my motor activity has improved to the point I have movement, can walk,talk etc.It is very slow though in my movements. Fine motor co-ordination in my hand is gone.I get tired easily.
Avatar n tn (so not much, but something) what if any are her chances of a recovery of arm and leg. and how long will it be? I know noone around here that has experience with strokes is there anyone that can tell me what to exspect and for how long? Well she recover or are we beating our head against a brick wall?
Avatar f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar m tn The specific interaction between an antipsychotic and alcohol will make the antipsychotic less functional. I am not sure if the effect is long term. The effect of alcohol itself depends on what is a safe amount for a person to drink a day and that varies by body weight. However, alcoholism in general will set back a person's recovery because its some form of self medication.
Avatar n tn I had a minor stroke 4 days ago and I also have a very rapid heart rate. My doctor sent me for a Cat Scan and blood tests yesterday. I have since eliminated alcohol, cigarettes, fats & sugars from my life. Can you tell me how soon & what type of exercise I should do to improve my well-being, also if the stroke was caused by fatty deposits do these deposits go away in time by retaining a healthy lifestyle.
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar n tn He went through rehab and was able to come home walking, talking and eating. About 4 weeks ago, he had a UTI that went undiagnosed for almost 3 wks and became dehydrated and had to go back to the hospital. He spent many days there and wasn't given any food so when it came time to eat, he couldn't and they determined that he needed a feeding tube, which we had put in through the stomach. They said he was choking, but he had been eating all along and didn't choke at all.
Avatar m tn t get a NDT therapist(neuro development treatment) and look up information on neuroplasticity, which is what your recovery will entail. Look up other stroke forums and you will find lots of success stories, but they all required a lot of work, the easy recovery would have occurred by now. I received tPA within the hour but still ended up paralyzed. The doctor said I missed the fast miracle recovery and would have to settle for the slow miracle recovery.
Avatar f tn My father, 73, had a massive hemmorhagic stroke 3 weeks and 2 days ago. Within two days he was mildly responding (shaking his head yes or no, squeezing our hands, giving us thumbs up, responding to commands). We had a trach, filter, drain, and a peg tube put in.
Avatar f tn My brother had a massive stroke with a bleed on the brain and brain swelling, he was on a ventilator he can't eat or talk he has nothing on his right side but his left side is functional and he is very alert holds and kisses my hand and he acts like he's trying to tell me something what r his chances of being able to eat and talk again...
Avatar m tn I'm 62 and was physically fit before my May19 2009 stroke. Left arm and side weak.Veery limited control in shoulder. can anyone suggest good exercises to reconnect arn to brain?
Avatar n tn I just suffered a cerebral stroke and am now recovering and was discharged yesterday. My left side is weak and there is light-headedness occasionally and imbalance whenever I try to take steps. What is your best recommendation (specific please) to accelerate my recovery? I am only 40. Thank you.
Avatar m tn I am recovering well after stroke and pfo closure--back going to gym and playing tennis--about 3 months after repair and 4-1/2 months after first stroke (had 3). I had a good bit of numbness and speech problems--most of which have greatly improved. Yesterday numbness in left hand and left leg seemed to have gotten worse. I am able to function mostly fine, but am wondering if this is just part of healing process. I take 1 baby aspirin and 1 plavix per day.
Avatar m tn no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..although he is trying.... Any words of encouragement or insight is appreciated. Thank You!
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me more about why this is happening, what we can do to help/prevent this and what I can expect as far as recovery? I would really appreciate any ifno.