Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitaton

Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitaton

Strokes usually occur in down time, and are usually heralded by all or some of these symptoms: a sudden onset of weakness or paralysis of the arms, legs, side of the face, or any part of the body. They can be accompanied by numbness and a decreased tingling sensation, with slurred speech, an inability to speak or understand someone’s else speech, difficulty reading or writing, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, drooling, loss of balance or coordination, loss of memory, and vertigo. Some people also experience anxiety, depression, lethargy, nervous energy, or loss of consciousness. These symptoms are usually caused by a blockage in the brain artery, a narrowing of the small arteries within the brain, or a hardening of the arteries and arthrosclerosis leading to the brain.


Strokes are usually divided into two main types. •

Type 1 is ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.

• Type 2 is hemorrhagic stroke, caused by bleeding inside of the brain that is secondary to ruptured aneurysms or uncontrolled high blood pressure.


Additional causes of strokes, with the exception of strokes caused by old age or high blood pressure, are described below. • Coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke, as can other heart conditions, such as endocarditis, fibrillation, heart failure, or heart valve diseases. • Diabetes, which doubles the risk of stroke. • High cholesterol, which causes hardening of the arteries. • Overweight and diet. Consumption of high-fat food and alcohol abuse can cause a stroke. Too much alcohol increases blood pressure and cholesterol levels. • Peripheral artery disease, such as carotid artery disease. • Physical inactivity. • Smoking, both primary and secondhand.


EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) Simple terms, electrical stimulation is the sending of electrical impulses to generate a muscle contraction. This is usually done via surface electrodes stuck to the skin over the target area. The muscle contraction may be very small to help with pain or sensation, or it may be large enough to produce a visible movement at a joint. Following a stroke or other neurological injury, you may be left with muscle weakness or complete loss of movement (sometimes called hemiplegia). You may also experience a sudden inability to perform everyday tasks, sensory loss, pain, or a combination of these symptoms. Depending on those symptoms, Choose acupuncture points for treatment and repair of stroke by electrical stimulation can get maxium treatment results.


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