Stroke therapy equipment

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Avatar m tn Hi, therapy for ischemic stroke is focused on improving blood supply to the brain and controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension. In addition physiotherapy is needed for promoting recovery after stroke. Electrotherapy persay may not help. You can learn the exercises and she can do them at home and go for periodic review. Please discuss this with your doctor he may recommend a physiotherapist near your place. Regards.
Avatar n tn My dad age 71 had a stroke 4/25 on right side. He had speech therapy for about 10 days. They put some type of probes on the outside of his neck to check his swallowing reaction. The dr. said there was no response and that he will never take food by mouth again, just through his j tube. He was speaking one word at a time but now that speech therapy has stopped(dr. said he was maxed out) he is no longer using his voice. Should I believe dr. and speech therapist and not try to make dad use voice?
Avatar n tn We get him out of bed every day and sit him in his favorite chair. PT and OT come in and work with him. I don't turn away any therapy. Since this stroke happened to our family my children and I have been driven to help my husband. He always said "we are four and we will remain four" . Today he smiled for me.!
Avatar m tn My mother (85 yrs old) had a massive stroke, can not eat, swallow, move her left arm or leg. Doctor said her right side brain is dead. What, if any, are her chances? Full recovery is said to be out, left side is completely paralyzed, no vision in her left eye. My sister and I live more than 10 hours from her.
Avatar n tn I hope you find a good answer. I'm researching the same question. My DX is vertigo, but I was told yesterday, by someone with vertigo, that is not what I have. They are staying away from the word stroke because it seems I'm too young at 35 to have one of those. What led to my dizinness and nausea is different, but I'm left with same. One day can be good with little dizziness, and some days bad, but the nausea has worn off. I don't get nausiated all the time anymore with the diziness.
Avatar n tn While it is inconvenient, having a stroke is even more inconvenient. As your husband is 57, the cardiologist may feel that ASA therapy is adequate to thin out his blood enough to prevent clot formation. Always listen to the advice of your physician of course. Good luck to you and your husband.
Avatar n tn My brother had a massive stroke six years ago leaving limited mobility on his left side. He has worked very hard rehabilitating himself with daily exercise on excercise equipment, physical and speech therapy, or any other means he can find to improve himself. Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg.
Avatar n tn By the way my sex drive hasn't changed that much on 67/72 weeks of interferon therapy, if anything it has increased so as i stated before get over yourself.
Avatar n tn It is better to start the physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational and massage therapy as soon as possible as it requires couple of months to regain the muscle strength. You need to have patience, as she will progress slowly. Gentle massage, routine exercises and heat therapy can be continued till a physical therapist works on her soon. Also she can be assessed by the attending neurophysician/neurosurgeon for the progress and advice. Take care and share your thoughts.
Avatar m tn my mother had a hemarage stroke 2 years ago. She is 73.yeaers old .after she left hospital she was complete bed bound and wheelchair bound.I worked with her and after 6 ,months her pelvis swithced on so she gained some feelings stroke doctor gave her grade 3 for lifying her leg up ,and refered her to physio therapy. It took first time after complaint a physiotherapist to see my mom another 6 months by that time she gained more feelings and I am not expert but helping her as much as I can.
Avatar n tn It's been seven month now, and she will be coming home this Tuesday. We are going to continue with her therapy. I hear that ACUPUNCTURE does mericales on stroke patience. But, the SOONER the better. We are going to get that done as soon as she gets home. My mother went through all those things you spoke of, It's ok, that's what they go through but make sure she is not on any medication that is not necessary.
Avatar n tn Hello, My father had got a stroke about 3 years ago due to which many brain cells in the Thalamus area were affected. He has Blood pressure and is Diabetic. 3 months after the stroke he started facing great pain in the leg, thighs , hands and shoulders followed by swelling of the palm and legs. There is also burning sensation and tingling/pressure and numbness in the feet and hands which he is not able to bear. We have consulted many many doctors but with no cure.
Avatar n tn my father sleeps in varicose veins,high bp and recently had a brain stroke. u think cpap machine should help.
Avatar n tn My husband was recently discharged from an inpatient rehab facility in Plano (Health South) after having a stroke at age 41. The building and equipment weren't the newest, but the therapists and nurses were terrific and they really helped him a lot - he was able to come home and move to outpatient therapy. I don't have anything to compare them to, but it does sound very different from what caregiver222 is describing.
Avatar n tn My father had a cerebellum stroke while recovering from a tumor operation. He is awake, can move his limbs, can write with some difficulty, and is breathing on his own through a trache. My step mother wants to terminate his feeding and hydration because she believes he doesn't want to live like this and his hopes for recovery are slim. He wrote a living will which appointed our stepmother as Power of attorney, and states that he doesn't want to be on life support for more than 96 hours.
Avatar f tn My father-in-law suffered a major hemmoraghiac stroke almost one year ago (Jan. 30, 2009). He went from ICU, to LTAC, back to ICU (after a second bleed), to a rehab center, and finally home. The rehab center said he wasn't making "significant progress" and so the family has him at home and is taking great care of him. Since coming in June, he has made progress in terms of strength, stability, and following some commands.
Avatar n tn Just recently the right side of my face went numb and fell like I was have a stroke the hospital diagnosed it as I was having seizers . I have also been having trouble sleeping along with that I keep getting these really sharp pains on the right side of my head. About Two days ago the sharp pains also started on the left side of my head.
Avatar dr m tn If you take a look at the research literature, there are tomes of studies that link sleep apnea (and even snoring alone) with a much higher incidence of stroke (as well as heart disease). One recent study looked a MRI’s of people with sleep apnea and found a significant increase in the number of small silent strokes (or lacunar infarcts). Another study showed that people with sleep apnea had significantly reduced blood flow rates to certain critical areas of the brain.
Avatar m tn What did her blood work look like? Your first description is clearly seizure symptoms.......Then stroke systems..... Sounds like she's being poisoned......Has anyone thought of that? Next: I would definitely do bloodwork to check for ALL TICK Diseases....At least, rule them out.......I'm sorry that I cannot be of more help....I hope your Vet is able to figure this out......I'll be thinking about you both....
Avatar n tn I've had an EF rating of 29% and it changed to 40% with Coreg and ACE1 drug therapy and physical therapy, so it can be raised. This has actually happened three times to me with each heart attack over the span of about ten years. I was used to physical workouts prior to my MI's so I had strength and mindset on my side. My Cardiac Doc maintains people with the same CHF and EF ratings have vastly different exercise capacity. Go figure.
Avatar n tn About three months ago when I went to the Doctor it was 160/100. They took it three times over an hour with different equipment. He did nothing about it. This past week I went to see the Doctor again for follow up and it was still quite high between 150/90 and 160/100. This time he really didn't even acknowledge it. I am wondering if some treatment would be indicated for this.
Avatar dr m tn Then on day 4, during a visit to the pediatrician's office, it was discovered that Brennan's bilirubin was dangerously high. He was admitted to the hospital for UV light therapy. He did fine, and was able to go home in 24 hours, but the whole ordeal wreaked havoc on his breast-feeding regimen. Because he was under the lights, Kathy was only able to pump and feed the milk via a bottle through the chamber's holes. Afterwards, he refused to suckle on Kathy.
Avatar n tn Hi all, I had a stroke when I was 21 years old, It was a small stroke and due to my age and stamina only took me 4 months to recover, since then I have been on no medication. I am now 30 years old and now looking back have begun to realise that the problems I am experiencing could be due to TIA's and side effects of the stroke. I am very "up and down", have (which is the opposite to some) very bad hearing.
430580 tn?1217537029 I treated in the acute stage - first with mono-therapy, which failed, then with comination therapy. I recommend going straight to combination therapy - both interferon, and Ribarvirin. Otherwise, it could be a longer journey than it needs to be (which was the case for me - 12 weeks of mono, followed by 48 weeks of combo). My doctor informed me that Monotherapy is not followed now in Alberta, I am not the only person who failed under that approach, which is based on outdated research. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Each year there are several thousand eyes that suffer complete blindness or severe visual loss secondary to cataract surgery even when done with competent, skill experienced surgeons used the most modern equipment. The most common causes of this are massive infection (endophthalmitis), retinal detachment and intra-operative or immediate post operative hemorrhage within the eye. The most feared complication in cataract surgery is intraoperative explusive choroidal hemorrhage.
Avatar f tn 3 1/2 years old had shingles and then 2 months later a terrible migraine and received two shots Immetrex, a few days later I had blurred vision and was told I had a stroke behind left eye, that has left me with spotty vision in the left eye. two months after that I had a terrible toohache, botched root canal and ended up having two teeth pulled to be later diagnosied with Trygeminal Neuralgia. Then a year ago I hand pain in the right thumb and had surgery on it for trigger finger in July of 08.
Avatar n tn The presence or frequency of microemboli (or HITS) has been shown to correlate with future stroke risk, and it has been felt (but not conclusively proven) that a response of the HITS frequency to treatment (such as coumadin, coumadin and aspirin, or heparin) is predictive of the efficacy of such therapy in peventing stroke. 3. Not all microemboli are clots. Air bubbles can cause similar signals.
572651 tn?1531002957 Jacksmom - I'll hope that you get some answers today and that your neuro has the diagnostic skills to piece all your clues together. JB - stroke, stroke, stroke.....are you still licking the wounds from Sunday's game? Sarah - I take it you are traveling to one of the big name clinics. Good luck. Alex - may 2012 be so much better for you. Dennis - it makes no sense to me how hard it is to get financial help for a necessary med equipment like hearing aids. I hope you get them soon.
Avatar f tn LOL But consider, if you are a neurologist and trying to stay on top of the latest news and treatment advances for stroke, eplilepsy, migraines, ALS, Parkinsons, etc. how much time is there to spend on MS? The MS field is exploding with developments these days and I think the MS specialists can devote their attention specifically to this disease. In the long run for those of us who are diagnosed and doing ok on therapy, that might not matter.
469720 tn?1388149949 This might be a case where someone recommends the scan with calcium scoring to see if there is any apparent reason to begin early statin therapy. The problem with imaging modalities is that even if they are noninvasive without the risks of cardiac catheterization, there are still risks associated with radiation exposure. A scan is roughly equal to 1,050 chest x ray doses.