Safe Activities Carried Out When Suffering From Stroke Symptoms?

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Tonight doctor, my grandmother experienced stroke symptoms. What I want to ask is the symptoms of stroke, can the patient still be active or does the patient really need to be totally bed rest? And can the stroke patient return to health as before? Please help

1 Answer:

Hello Gitania,

Thank you for using the consulting service.

Stroke is a condition where brain cells do not get enough oxygen supply, which can be caused by blockage of blood vessels, or rupture of blood vessels of the brain. However, to determine the possibility of activity in the future and whether the need for complete rest, depends on the diagnosis of upright in your grandmother, whether it has been confirmed (by the doctor) is really a stroke, or new symptoms of stroke.

Depending on the severity, the symptoms of a stroke include some of the following symptoms: weakness of half the body (left or right), pelo speech so that it cannot speak, mouth inclined to one side (asymmetrical), headache, vomiting, bowel disorders and BAK, decreased consciousness, seizures, etc. To make a diagnosis (confirm), a thorough examination is needed, from the symptoms experienced, physical examination, to additional examinations (usually in the form of a CT scan or MRI).

If it is confirmed that the condition is a stroke, the patient should:

In the acute and subacute phase (the first two weeks after the attack), patients who experience symptoms of stroke should be taken to the Emergency Department at the nearest hospital, for a complete examination, to maintain blood pressure in a stable condition, by not doing heavy activity, and administration of medicines by a doctor. In the chronic phase (2 weeks after the attack and so on), patients should routinely take medication (usually to maintain blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, and vitamin supplements for nerve cells), maintain a healthy diet, and also regularly do physical exercise that is assisted by physiotherapy (according to weaknesses or symptoms experienced, such as speech therapy, moving hands, walking exercises, etc.). The recovery process of patients after stroke is largely determined by the patient's compliance with treatment and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and generally can improve slowly (months to years). Although in most cases the patient does not recover as fully as before, the quality of the patient after stroke can improve along with exercise and stimulation that is done every day, and routinely check the health of the doctor and physiotherapist in charge.

Do not hesitate to consult directly with a general practitioner or neurologist if your family experiences symptoms that resemble a stroke.

So, hopefully you can help.

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