What is a Stroke?
A stroke is caused when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced which deprives brain tissue from oxygen and nutrients. Then brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Quick treatment is vital. Early action minimizes brain damage and possible complications. However, strokes can be treated and prevented.
The following are the signs and symptoms of a stroke, we should pay attention to these and take quick action if any of them occur.
- Trouble with speaking and understanding
- Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg
- Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble with walking
Stroke Rehabilitation After emergency treatment, we take care of stroke rehabilitation which focuses on helping the patient recover as much function as possible and return to independent living. The impact of the stroke depends on the area of the brain involved and the amount of tissue damaged. Stroke survivors receive treatment in rehabilitation programs under the supervision of a team of experts that include:
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Recreational therapist
- Speech pathologist
- Social worker
- Case manager