Brain Stroke

Stroke is a medical condition where blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, or a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds. This deprives the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients, and within minutes brain cells begin to die. As a result, the area of the body controlled by that particular part of the brain loses it functional capability. The amount of damage caused to brain cells determines the loss of body functions. A low intensity brain stroke may cause temporary weakness in arms or legs whereas a high intensity brain stroke may cause paralysis on one side of the body or loss of ability to see or speak. At Rehab Store, we offer a wide range of stroke products from top-selling manufacturers like Fabrication Enterprise, AGM, North Coast, Patterson, and many more @ attractive prices!



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Types of Strokes

There are two types of strokes on the basis of their causes:

  1. Ischemic Stroke: Ischemic strokes are caused by a blockage of blood vessels. They form a clot in the brain.
  2. Hemorrhagic Stroke: Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a leakage in blood vessels. They are severe and mostly result in deaths.

Symptoms of Brain Stroke

Pay attention to below-given symptoms for an early detection of a stroke:

  • Trouble with speaking and understanding speech
  • Vision problems in one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Numbness or paralysis in the arm, leg, or face
  • Severe, sudden headaches
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness

Recovering from a Stroke

Strokes may affect a person both emotionally and physically. You can use below-given therapies to successfully recover from a stroke:

  • Speech Therapy: Speech therapy helps in overcoming problems associated with speaking or understanding speech. Practice, relaxation, and changing communication style can also help in this.

  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy helps in relearning movements and coordination. Staying fit and active can help a lot in recovering from a stroke.

  • Cognitive Therapy: Strokes can sometimes affect the thinking and reasoning skills as well. This results in behavioral and mood changes. Cognitive therapy can help regain former thinking and behavior patterns and control emotional responses.

  • Relearning Sensory Skills: Senses get dulled or stop working if the part of your brain that deals with sensory signals is affected by a stroke. This eliminates the sensation of temperature, pressure, or pain. A therapist can help you relearn the sensory skills.

  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy is used to improve the ability to perform routine activities like dressing, bathing, eating/cooking, reading and writing.

  • Support from Friends and Family: Friends and family play an important role in providing practical support and comfort after a stroke.