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Stroke Recovery

Having a stroke at any age has life-long implications.  While it is true that younger people will recover quicker, there are certain things that every stroke victim should do in order to improve recovery time.  The most important steps in stroke recovery happen right after the stroke has occurred.

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Of course the first step of any doctor is to stabilize the patient and try to reduce the amount of damage caused by a stroke.  Once a person has already had one stroke they are at an increased risk for having another one.  As soon as a person comes into the ER the first priority of the doctor after stabilizing the patient is to educate said patient about their risk of future strokes.  A good doctor will inform the patient what they can do to reduce stroke and point them in the direction of a good therapist for stroke rehabilitation.

The sooner a patient enters stroke rehabilitation or stroke therapy, the better the long term outcome of the therapy or rehabilitation is going to be.  After a life-changing event such as a stroke, one’s natural inclination might be to rest.  This is an important part of stroke recovery but it should not be taken to the extreme.  The doctor will be a better judge of a patient’s readiness to enter treatment than the patient, so trust your doctor.  If a stroke victim spends too long without going through the proper channels for stroke rehabilitation, the results can be damaging.

Stroke therapy is made up of a lot of different parts.  There are activities that focus on all the things that the stroke may have affected.  Someone involved in stroke rehabilitation is going to have to participate in activities that assist with communication, motor skills, and mobility.  A stroke can have an adverse effect on so many things so it’s important to understand that your stroke recovery is going to be extensive.  Don’t be surprised if stroke recovery includes such varied tasks as talking with a psychiatrist or electric stimulation therapy.

It may be easy to grow frustrated with how long stroke recovery takes and the extent of stroke rehabilitation.  It is so important that the patient remembers that stroke therapy will help them so much in getting as close to a full recovery as they possibly can.  Following the recommendations of a doctor, a stroke patient who goes through all the proper channels of stroke rehabilitation will hopefully regain the abilities they had before the stroke.

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