Stroke recovery from paralysis

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Avatar m tn Should Botox treatment Helpful for Stroke patient? my mother surviving from Stroke (Left side is not working Properly) doctor suggest we should move for Botox treatment.Please anybody share there experience on this treatment.
Avatar m tn My dad had a stroke on 2/3/15 (65 yo male) - I received a call from HR at his work that he had been taken to the hospital. I believe at that time they had said he had a stroke...? Not sure. He stayed in ICU for almost two weeks and also got pnemonia. Feeding tube was put in... 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..
Avatar n tn The prognosis of persons with paralysis secondary to stroke would depend on the severity of the stroke as well as the area of brain involvement. The main concern here, aside from stroke rehabilitation is prevention of another stroke from happening. This would entail adequate control of her blood pressure as well as thrombolytic therapy. Has there been any improvement brought about by physiotherapy and ayurvedic massage?
Avatar m tn What is the average recovery time from having ulnar nerve decompression surgery?
Avatar f tn My 88 year-old Father turning hopefully 89 in June 2011 had a massive stroke right side of brain and is therefore paralyzed entirely on his left side and also prostrate cancer in all of his bones. First of all, at the hospital he wasn't accepted to rehab. The horrible doctors gave him no chance whatsoever (Eugene Oregon) and said to give him all he wants and to seek out hospice. Just two weeks later he got into rehab and is back at his home for elderly.
Avatar n tn Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
1041487 tn?1256331319 Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What stroke related magazines do you recommend? What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. If they are not willing to answer these questions or do not know anything. Time to find another site.
Avatar n tn The 6 month to 1 year recovery is from the part of the brain that was knocked out from the stroke, Any part of the brain that completely died will need to use neuroplasticity to recover and that takes a long time and lots of mental ability. This part of recovery is wholly dependent on the patient themselves since they need to understand that they are retraining their brain.
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 I noticed a number of questions about recovery time from strokes. The most recovery occurs in the first 3 months. The next 3 months is the next most recovery and the next 6 months the next. After about a year some recovery will occur but the pace is typically very slow. Think of it like driving a car. The first 3 months it goes 100 miles an hour. The next 3 50. The next 6 months about 25 and after that about 5 miles an hour. It's important to take full advantage of early recovery periods.
Avatar f tn His paralysis is on his right side so I just thought the damage from the stroke was on his left side of brain.. I have no idea.. can anyone explain the left and right side thingy... and if there is right side paralysis then what side of brain is efected and what other functions are on that side of the brain?
Avatar f tn my granfather was taken to hospital 3 weeks ago they thought he had had a stoke they found bialateral subdural heamatoma he has had them drained and is in recovery he was totaly lucid but now is rarely awake and rarely lucid he has also stuggling to move his left arm and leg but his left eye is weeping and drooping and the left side of his mouth is drooping more so when is sleeping but they say he did not have a stroke is this normal and i know that his recovery will not be quick and will have g
Avatar n tn eye are lower on that side; lower eyelid slightly turned out; looks like I've had a stroke. Problems were immediately evident (POD2): in addition to the mouth droop there was much more swelling on the left; a 4" hematoma from the top of my ear to the jawbone. Initial treatment consisted of doctor's manipulating the hematoma (ouch!). He mentioned opening it & scraping it out, but that never happened. Also a fluid-filled swelling on top of the hematoma, red and hot; Dr.
Avatar n tn The medical management includes medications to dissolve the clot, to prevent further clot formation and to keep the risk factors like High BP, and high cholesterol under control. Rehab therapy helps in recovery from loss of physical function. Please make sure that the rehab therapy is under a trained instructor. The physical functions return to normal once the brain edema subsides and hematoma dissolves, but sometimes if the stroke is severe it may take longer.
Avatar n tn eye are lower on that side; lower eyelid slightly turned out; looks like I've had a stroke. Problems were immediately evident (POD2): in addition to the mouth droop there was much more swelling on the left; a 4" hematoma from the top of my ear to the jawbone. Initial treatment consisted of doctor's manipulating the hematoma (ouch!). He mentioned opening it & scraping it out, but that never happened. Also a fluid-filled swelling on top of the hematoma, red and hot; Dr.
Avatar m tn Hi, understand your predicament. Your grandmother has had a stroke, so she will be having paralysis or loss of function depending on the area of the of the brain affected. Be supportive and optimistic. Keep up with the physiotherapy. And your doctor knows best regarding her blood pressure medications. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.
Avatar n tn sir, I am from india. my grand mother have 87 years she had a stroke because of blood doctors asked me that there is no chance to regain because of her age..blood is cotted in her left side is in the paralysis stage..can you help me sir..
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 We feel this is keeoing him from a full mental recovery. His debilitation is a left side paralysis . He is walking with cane a little and walking with aide very slowly. His wits are all there and very funny. SHe keeps him in the front bedroom in a hospital bed .......We as the kids are freaking out. She puts a penis apparatus on him at night so he won't wet the bed. He goes to the bathroom during the day!!!!!!!!!!. We feel she is keeping him down.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The prognosis for the stroke depends on where the bleeding has occurred. If it closer to the vital centers, then the prognosis is not good. Also, the potassium levels may not indicate a bad prognosis, it could sometimes be dietary or due to the medications. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities.
207091 tn?1337713093 During the episode, for lack of a better word, I did think stroke, but I keep going back to the recovery being so fast. Thanks for the suggestions, and I will certainly let you know.
Avatar m tn Everything has sensation, no drooping or paralysis. She is on nectar-thick liquids and has been improving in terms of swallowing. My concern is cognitive function. There are times when she is almost stoned, zoning out, talking about sometimes random things. She's there, but tired and dazed almost. Has trouble getting the right words out. However, there are some times where she's completely alert, no issues with comprehension, etc. She's 3 weeks out, which from what I understand is still early.
Avatar f tn The stroke occured through her left eye and affected her whole right side of her body it caused paralysis as well as exspresive apahsia. The day of the stroke she was alert and was able to respond appropriatley. Later that night we had recieved a phone call stating "that theres a big posibility that my mother would not make it through the night and if she does survive she will only have 30 days to live".
Avatar n tn Some of the physical disabilities that can result from stroke include paralysis, numbness, inability to perform movements, difficulties carrying out daily activities, appetite loss, speech loss vision loss, and pain.With good rehabilitation patients have been known to continue to improve for years, Successful rehabilitation depends on how early rehabilitation begins, the extent of the stroke, the survivor's attitude, the rehabilitation team's skill, the cooperation of family and friends.
Avatar n tn This cannot substitute for a formal neurological evaluation but the episode sounds suspicious for a 'TIA' - transient ischemic attack', in reality, a mini-stroke. We are recognising that TIAs now can be warning signs for a bigger, permament stroke - hence there is now a reconiseg need to TIAs to be evaluated as soon as possible - MRI, blood brain and neck vessel evaluation, and evaluation of stroke risk factors, and need for blood thinners to prevent blood clots in someone who is at risk.