Help To Overcome Choking In People With Minor Strokes?
Hello, r nMy mother has just had a minor stroke, one of the effects is difficulty swallowing, sometimes coughing because of choking. There is already therapy and medicine from the hospital doctor. But what can I possibly do when my mother is coughing because of choking? Please help. Thanks.
Stroke is a condition in which there is disruption of blood flow to the brain, either in the form of a blockage in a blood vessel or due to bleeding in the brain.
One of the most common effects of stroke is weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, inability to understand speech or inability to speak (aphasia), or difficulty swallowing.
If your mother has difficulty swallowing, there is a potential for choking. If choking occurs, water can enter the lungs and cause shortness of breath. If choking occurs then immediately consult your mother to the nearest emergency room. No specific measure can guarantee the complete elimination of choking.
There are a few tips you can do to help prevent choking, such as:
feed and drink to your mother in a sitting position, or head elevated. do not give when lying down
give enough drink, don't give too much.
give a drink with a straw to drink slowly
if your mother coughs, stop eating / drinking immediately. then raise the head so that it is to a higher position (avoiding getting fluid into the lungs).
avoid giving foods that contain a lot of pepper or flavoring as they can stimulate the cough reflex
here is an article that you can read about stroke
may be useful. thank you