Stroke recovery diet

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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 f tn if you like can read my journal i summery of my stroke an how i been getting healthy. diet is important but they know low fat diet is the worst thing the FDA knows this also my heart goes out to you and your family i know how hard my stroke has been on me an the relationships in my life all changed my life changed an ppl treated me different ..
Avatar n tn As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar n tn Hi Gooch, I am sorry to hear about your father’s Stroke. Recovery of the stroke happens in phases. It goes on over a period of time that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Every stroke is different and the extent of damage varies in each patient. Recovery does occur even if a part of the brain is damaged. The brain is a remarkable organ. When the blood supply to a part is cut off, new pathways can take over and supply blood to that damaged area.
Avatar n tn The best rate for recovery will usually happen in about the first 90 days after a stroke. The rate of recover is also better with a person who is younger and was in good health prior to the stroke. Sounds like your brother has everything on his side. Let us know how he progresses. Just remember, these issues take a lot more time to recover from. It's typically a slow process. Let us know how he does. Never give up.
Avatar f tn The Drs said it was the type of stroke that is fatal. 4 days later she is starting a very soft diet, physical therapy, and speech therapy. The stroke hit the left side of her brain and was bleeding. She is gaining little feeling in right leg, can move head to right(slightly) and attempting to talk. She responds by hand squeezing and smiles as well as slight laughter. She remains in ICU but we are looking for nursing home. She is receiving potassium due to slightly low levels.
Avatar m tn Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The brain stem also controls abilities such as eye movements, hearing, speech and swallowing Inefficiency of the brain stem to send impulses, coordination of muscle action and control, fine movement, coordination, and balance is affected after the stroke. You should consult your neurologist and shift her to a good rehabilitation centre as patients continue to improve for years, regaining and strengthening abilities like writing, walking, running, and talking.
Avatar f tn He only experience those headaches a few times after his stroke. We are just watching his diet on a low salt and low fat foods. I also want to know the recovery time for a stroke patient. He suffered stroked last November 2012 and its been almost a year, with medicines and therapy he is not walking yet? Does recovery coincide with how old he is?
Avatar n tn new dry basal ganglia stroke in a very healthy 48 year old male. He has minimal symptoms, eg. facial droop with slight slurred speech, some slight difficulty writing and some slight difficulty finding the appropriate word at times. He complains of a foggy head - not thinking as clearly as before. A lot of fatigue but that has gotten much better with time. It has been 5 days since the onset. What are the chances of these symptoms resolving over time?
Avatar n tn Hi, The time when swallowing ability comes back for a patient who suffered from stroke depends on a lot of factors such as the severity of stroke, the extent of damage or his body response. A swallow test involves seeing if a person can swallow a little bit of water without coughing or choking. If the person has any difficulties swallowing, they will be seen by a speech and language therapist, who can assess the problem and work out a diet that is easy to eat.
Avatar n tn Hi, my 15 yr old had a stroke this weekend. He is doing better after a week in the hospital but my question is about his future. Apparently he had a blood clot that they cannot find the source of. He is regaining most of his left side control and memory continues to improve. He is a very active child and is in excellent health, but now he has to take it easy for a while.
Avatar n tn Your mother's blood pressure has to be controlled adequately with medication as hypertension is a very significant risk factor for stroke. Thrombolysis should be continued to ensure that no other clots could occur. Your mother's diet should contain less amounts of sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat. Her diet should include fruits and vegetables and should be rich in soluble fiber, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Avatar n tn I am desperately trying to find someone or some information about having chronic daily headaches after a stroke! My sister (age 29) had a stroke a year ago, and continues to have headached EVERYDAY! She is on disability now and no medications will relieve the pain. She had a vertebral artery occlusion which caused the stroke. No brain damage from the stroke shows up on the CAT scan or the MRA/MRI.
Avatar n tn My husband, 50 yrs. old, had a massive stroke. He can't swallow, eat, talk or move right side. Can anyone please tell me if they know of people regaining these abilities as he now has a peg in his side for nutrition and I am very depressed as I found him, but did not get to him soon enough. It was probably 4.5 hours before he got treatment. I need some Hope.
Avatar n tn thanks for the info!this may sound like a stupid question, but is there a certain amino acid i should look into, or would i just be shopping for something that says "amino acid" on the label?
Avatar n tn Hi Brenda, I would say never! I am dealing with the same question. I had SSHL in November. Left ear completely deaf. I was told there was a minimal chance of any recovery. I saw numerous ENT's. The recovery timeframe I heard differed with each doctor & seemed to be based on their personal experience with the few SSHL patients they had cared for. Most people seem to think there is a primary recovery time & a longer term recover time.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
1346447 tn?1327866172 Thank you for suggesting alkaline diet. I will definitely try and let you know. I am care giver to my wife. She had stroke. I had two heart attacks.
Avatar f tn I have been reading several posts on the Third Nerve Stroke of the Eye. This is the second time in 4 yrs. that my husband has had this happen. The first time he started with the bad headaches, then the double vision, then the uncontroled eye. We went to the Neouro, Optim. every test was run. He said nothing is going on it had to run it's course, recovery could take up to 3-6 mos. he recoverd in 6 weeks.The Dr. said it could happen again. Now it has happend again 4 yrs.
2175879 tn?1338358628 Doing a journal on my diet, weight, and diabetes numbers after my TIA/Stroke. Talking to one of my doctors two days ago, he read a new article that states that the medical comunity has revised their take on TIA's. They now no that there can be a longer recovery period than previously believed (1 to 24 hours), and even permanent damage. I now realize that I am having troubles remembering things I did just the day before (like what I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Avatar n tn My mom suffered a "minor" (as stated by the ER doctor) Ischemic Stroke about a month ago, and wishes to return to Korea as she is depressed in America because she has no relatives. Her blood pressure and cholestrol levels are normal, has about 90% recovery in her legs, and about 60% in her arms. She takes 3 days of Occupational Therapy a week, and 2 days of Physical Therapy a week, both for 1 hour each. She also goes to the acupuncturist every day.
8512984 tn?1398466958 so wasn't a lot to change with diet except the fats i was on lowfat diet because of the stroke. so i believed at the time. after 5 years an all the dr's the meds an the fact i died an was brought back from the stroke i'm really excited i was getting out an doing things in a few weeks i hadn't been able to do. it felt good to stop worring bout being sick an not feeling well i felt better than i had in a long time. i had liver damage caused by meds..
Avatar n tn However, it seems she's doing very well regarding recovery and you should take heart in this. She will no doubt make a total recovery, and after her surgery, her health will improve significantly. Yes, a vascular surgeon is the person to perform an endarterectomy (removing the plaque from a blocked artery). Generally, only arteries that are 75% - 99% are surgically unblocked.
16887106 tn?1452146691 We saw the neurologist today and she is expected to make a full recovery. Actually the neurologist was surprised at how quickly she was coming back from it. Unfortunately, she is still incontinent. Although she sometimes can tell me when she has to urinate, she often has dribble and sleeping issues. She also has fecal incontinence but that is really easy to deal with as long as I do not use a diaper on her. I am open to suggestions for how to continue to deal with the urinary incontinence.
Avatar f tn Of course, no refined or added sugars -- only the natural sugar in fruit. Finally, do lots of research in books and on the internet about stroke recovery. Here are some books I have benefited from: Stronger After Stroke, Navigating the Complexities of Stroke, and Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery. Just remember to be patient, kind, loving, and keep researching.
Avatar n tn Incidentally, a rocking chair is a medical device that can prevent stroke, but not all stroke patients can make use of it. Pushing down with the feet contracts trhe blood vessels and increases circulation. I cxontinue to communicate every day many times using the dry-erase board with large two inch block letters, which I encourage even with patients who talk because it develops another part of the brain crucial to thinking and judgement. Verbal encouragement, plus the chalk board.