Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

Yoga can help stroke patients re-build balance and motor skills

A small pilot study that investigated yoga’s potential benefits in chronic stroke survivors in those who suffered a stroke longer than 6 months earlier has revealed that group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care

Yoga can help stroke patients re-build balance and motor skillsLeading researcher Arlene Schmid, Ph.D., O.T.R., a rehabilitation research scientist at Roudebush Veterans Administration-Medical Center and Indiana University’s Department of Occupational Therapy in Indianapolis, said: “For people with chronic stroke, something like yoga in a group environment is cost effective and appears to improve motor function and balance.” The study involved 47 participants, of which […]

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hour

Stroke patients who reach the hospital within one hour of symptoms receive a clot-busting injection twice as often as those arriving later. Researchers call the first hour of symptom onset the golden hour

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hourIschemic (Clots) Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic (Bleeds) Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) TIA (transient ischemic attack) is caused by a temporary clot. Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital got a new piece of equipment […]

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’

Dr Alarcos Cieza, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva explained about the wide global strategy on Rehabilitation, speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra. She said the conference was amazing and well organised. And thanked Dr Nirmal Surya for his wonderful efforts

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’Progressive neurological disorders such as dementias, Parkinson’s and tumours and isolated neurological events such as traumatic brain injuries and strokes can benefit enormously from neurorehabilitation. Once the acute stage of treatment for a brain injury is completed, neuro rehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover, maximise their functional and cognitive abilities and to help […]

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban India

With over 1.5 million cases of stroke reported in the country each year, the incidence has increased by a staggering 17.5% during the last 15 years, says study. Despite availability of excellent health care services, increased awareness regarding prevention and identification of stroke symptoms, stroke remains a leading cause of disability with urban India at one-and-a-half times at greater risk than rural India

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban IndiaMultiple studies over the past have revealed that stroke is a huge problem in the country. Now, a Bangalore based study revealed that male versus female incidence is 2:1, i.e., men are at greater risk than women. It also concluded that stroke is no more a disease of the elderly; it has now become more […]