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Avatar n tn Has anyone had any experience with this treatment? Magnet Therapy for Stroke Victims By Dean Bonlie, DDS Four million Americans presently suffer from debilitating strokes. In the past, there has been very little that could be done to help such unfortunate individuals restore lost function. Moderately good results have been achieved in recent years with hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and biofeedback and physiotherapy can be useful in retraining new nerve pathways to restore lost functions.
Avatar n tn We have been told initialy that a CT scan was required but now have been told that he might get it tomorrow. I just feel that from what I have read that early treatment is the key to helping stroke victims but I feel that th eproper care and attention is not happening. Is there anyone reading this that can advise me on this as I am afraid for my father.
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.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any information on stroke victims who have severe cramps and seizures? We would like any information you have so we can ask the dr if she has considered all the options. Please help if you can!
Avatar n tn when the intestine was perforated a condition called peritonitis was set up, that in it's self can cause the following situation.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid that he wont be able to ever move his fingers again. Do anyone out there seen stroke victims move their finger and open and close them after 19 months? I also heard that what ever you get back after 2 years is what your left with? We got the Saeboflex for the hand but no results yet on any finger movements. Please tell me what might happen in the next 6 months.
Avatar m tn When did your dad have the stroke and what kind of stroke? Sounds like he's doing what my husband did while in the hospital...pulling his clothes off and exposing himself.
Avatar m tn There is a lot of help that can help stroke victims, including possibly (not sure with her paralysis) physical therapy for her left arm/hand. A nutritionist could help with the weight loss, and a doctor or better yet a neurologist could use a lot treatments to treat her headaches. But her headaches could be continuiing because if you take any pain reliever 3x a week or more, it will causes unending rebound headaches.
Avatar n tn While he is not in the therapy he must be positioned appropriately in the bed or chair (it makes a huge difference).
Avatar n tn 2 months ago she suffered a severe parieto-occipital hemorrage (on right side). I had read about Ritalin as a possible awareness medication for stroke victims. I talked to the neurologist about it, and he has used it in the past. She has been on a tiny dose of Ritalin for about 2 days now.
Avatar f tn hi my name is fred im a ex truck driver due to a stroke im 38 I had the stroke at age 36 I get better daily but with me I have learn patients thru god's grace and thru faith that I,ll get better its going to happen forget the doctors keep working exercising and never give up and be thankful that your alive,it could have been worst after I had my stroke my wife cheated and left me,that was harder then the stroke to me, well im'blessed and single looking for a faithful wife god bless all stroke vi
Avatar f tn She is on lactulose 30 ml x3 a day, plus ypthe occasional enema, but constipation is common in stroke victims. We are going to try the usual remedies: prunes, cod liver oil, chia seeds, probiotics to see if that might help. Any advice on a liver friendly diet? Low iron , low in red meat? @advocate 1955: yes her liver took a beating from years of drinking, but why would a stroke cause it to decompensate?
Avatar n tn My dad had a massive stroke in December of 2007. He is currently being fed by a PEG tube and I have spent countless hours researching anything that might help. I found a system called Vital Stim Therapy. The therapy uses a machine that massages the muscles used for swallowing. I believe it stimulates the area with electrical impulses. The treatment is said to be highly successful. 98% show improvement with about 35% being able to swallow and eventually remove the PEG tube.
144586 tn?1284669764 Let's go on to additional hints regarding the management and treatment of dysphagia and stroke related swallowing disorders. In the swallowing situation, obtain a large dry-erase board with markers. There are three areas of concern. These are (1) Hydration (2) caloric intake (3) nutrition. Every single day there must be a goal set for each of these. Some days you will meet them. Other days you will come close. On really bad days (usually "sleepy" days) you will be very discouraged.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
Avatar f tn I was e-mailled some information with there has been clinical experimentation done with some stroke victims. Where Botox injections were used to help reduce or stop the stroke patients' uncontrollable spasmic muscle movements. Does anyone have any personal experience or knowledge with this sort of treatment? I have already seen a decrease over the course of time with my mother's own spasms but she is still unable to control her right side with her hand and leg.
Avatar n tn Told that it will take about 6-8 for some of the blood to be absorbed by the brain and that it is normal for stroke victims to sleep more then 12 hours per day. There also risk of seizers, "but hope not". It's also common for stroke victims to suffer from OCD after the stroke. Taking walking for granted and learning to walk was the most frustrating for me. Wish you and Mom well.
Avatar m tn WOW...It is true that some stroke victims do not improve. It is the leading cause of disability.
Avatar n tn to their diet to start. Apparently, stroke victims have a hard time with the uptake of food proteins. Next, find a doctor who will prescribe Ritalin for say, just a week to see if that will help "brighten" the patient up (20mg to 40mg depending on body weight, 12 hour time release). What I saw with my wife and others around her was that if YOU let them just sit, the stroke patient will do just that. They will do nothing to help themselves.
233616 tn?1312790796 on lots of accident and stroke victims...the last 15 years of which was MD's only in both the field of physical therapy, rehab, hospice care, and also in teaching anatomy/massage/muscle reprogramming at a local college.....so no, I am not an MD, but there are some things I picked up on and still retain, one of which is, that people who know little on a topic often are the most accusatory lot. Why this is I leave t the readers.
Avatar m tn You should not be waiting to see a doctor when you suspect a TIA as if you had one, it is very possible you could have a stroke while waiting for treatment. Danger level is high & you need treatment started today! Please, won't you see the doctor today on this & if need be, go to the ER if the doctor can't squeeze you in today? Using a magnetic resonance machine, doing an MRA/MRV, is better than CT scan when looking for evidence of TIA (infarcts) in your head.
691463 tn?1227422654 We got her to our vet, who after a thorough examination, prescribed an enzyme treatment with which he had had success on other feline stroke victims. It seemed to be helping our old friend, her body was straightening and she was walking better. Unfortunately, Cammie had another stroke a couple of weeks later. I held her head up while she ate one last time. She was still fighting for life, but was too weakened by a body that failed her spirit...
469720 tn?1388149949 “Although young stroke victims benefit the most from early treatment, it must be administered within four and a half hours,” said Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, a neurologist at Wayne State who directs the program and led the study. “After 48 to 72 hours, there are no major interventions available to improve stroke outcome.” “Symptoms that appear suddenly, even if they seem trivial, warrant a meticulous work-up,” he added.
Avatar m tn there is an online researcher video that says prednisone destroys neurons in the hippocampus and shouldn't be given to stroke victims I'm already having brain damage, fog from sleep apnea and 73% O2 at night so I don't know if klonopin and prednisone helps or actually causes brain damage
Avatar n tn We learned of a procedure being done at a Pittsburgh hospital involving implanting new brain cells as a treatment for stroke victims. Is this also being done in Cleveland? What is involved? Can you give me some information on this. Thank you.
1431003 tn?1283344673 Hi all, My father had a stroke last Thursday in the right side of his brain. I was actually with him when it happened and he was at the hospital with in the hour. For what ever reason he did not get a scan until the next morning and did not start the Aspirin treatment until around 16 hours after the stroke. He can speak quite well and see and read. Still not passed his swallow test though.
5856747 tn?1403352282 It is frightening – the victims think that they are having a stroke. These are the classic characteristics of a vertigo attach and if all three are not present then what the patient is experiencing may not be vertigo at all but some other form of dizziness. An attack of vertigo may or may not be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. (2) Causes of Vertigo: Most causes of vertigo relate to the vestibular system or balance mechanism located in the inner ear. In the main these are: 1.
Avatar n tn I feel like a stroke time bomb. There is NO pain. Also extreme, constant bruit drives me crazy. All tests, MRI, MRA, CAT seem fairly normal. Brain MRI does show some foci, but not increased from 5 years ago. 15 years ago a Lupus specialist treated me with massive pulse treatments for vasculitis. He is now dead, and I do not know HOW he diagnosed vasculitis. Now, no Rheu. or Neuro.
Avatar m tn Many stroke victims seem to have similar problems. Is there any treatment for this condition?
Avatar f tn What you experienced was called a laryngospasm. It is a protective mechanism designed by nature to prevent aspiration of food down the trachea into the lung. When food or liquid enters the trachea it "closes up". Thus, many so-called drowning victims are found dead with no water in their lungs. You have what is called a co-factor. That a condition called dysphagia. It involves the ability of the esophagus to pass food through peristaltic contractions.