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Recognizing A Stroke Symptoms

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

We offer Senior Care And In-Home Assistance With ADLs (Activities Of Daily Living) For Stroke Patients

Caregiver Services Available Valley Wide For Stroke Patients.  Part-Time Or Full-Time as well as respite care to fill in when family members caring for a stroke victim need time away.  Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley.  We have over 15 years experience caring for persons with Stroke related disability.


Why is A Stroke Serious?

[Strokes are sometimes called "Brain Attacks" because it can be just as serious as a heart attack.]
At the first sign of a stroke you have approximately 60 minutes to seek treatment to prevent disability.  Symptoms of a stroke are often misunderstood or even ignored.  That is why it is important to know the symptoms of a stroke, and the importance of calling 911 immediately because getting to a hospital is critical.

Sometimes a stroke is called a "brain attack" because it can be just as serious as a heart attack.   Most often, a stroke is caused by a blood clot that stops the flow of blood to areas of the brain.  This causes the tissue surrounding a clot to begin dying due to lack of oxygen and nutrients. 

Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Strokes

There are two different kinds of strokes.  One is caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain, and the other is when a blood vessel hemorrhages and bleeds into the brain.

Disabilities Due To Stroke
Stroke damage can cause problems with speaking, thinking, emotional problems, and more severe disabilities such as paralysis.  


Stroke Treatments

Ischemic stroke: Doctors will first attempt to stabilize your condition in an attempt to restore & improve blood flow to the brain.  They will then give you a clot-dissolving medication (tissue plasminogen activator),  if your stroke occurred within the last three hours.  Studies have shown that the medication can improve a stroke victim's recovery from a stroke, especially if it is given within 90 minutes of their first symptoms.
 
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Hemorrhagic stroke: Treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke can be very difficult.  It includes controlling bleeding in the brain and monitoring blood pressure in the brain to stabilize vital signs, After your initial emergency treatment, health professionals then concentrate their efforts on preventing complications.  Common complications after a stroke are pneumonia and additional strokes. Your health professional will likely have you begin a stroke rehabilitation program as soon as you are able.
 
Stroke Prevention
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Eliminating risk factors is the best way to prevent a stroke.  Many of the risk factors are diseases that fortunately are controllable, including:
High blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is the second most important stroke risk factor.
Diabetes. Having diabetes doubles your risk for stroke because of the circulation problems associated with the disease.

High cholesterol. High cholesterol can lead to coronary artery disease and heart attack, which can damage the heart muscle and increase your risk for stroke.
Other heart conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, endocarditis,  heart valve conditions, or cardiomyopathy.
Smoking. Daily cigarette smoking can increase the risk of stroke 2½ times.

Lack of physical activity.
Risk factors that you cannot change include:
Age. The risk for stroke increases with age. Most strokes [Caregivers - Companions - CNA's] occur in people older than 65.

Race. African Americans and Hispanics have a higher risk than people of other races.
 
Gender. Stroke is more common in men than women. However, at older ages, more women than men have strokes. At all ages, more women than men die of stroke.
Family history. The risk for stroke is greater if a parent, brother, or sister has had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Prior history of stroke or TIA. About 14% of people who have a stroke have another stroke within 1 year.
Recovery from a stroke can be and long and winding road but you don't have to go it alone.

The assistance of a professional caregiver can make all the difference in the world, by helping you every step of the way as you devote devote your full attention and energy into your recovery regimen.  Whether you require part-time daily help or round-the-clock attentive care--We have compassionate and capable caregivers that would welcome the opportunity to assist you.


STROKE
Recognizing The Symptoms Of Stroke - At the fits signs of a Stoke call 911 Immediately!   It is vital that you get to a hospital or seek medical treatment within 60 minutes of a Stroke to prevent disability.
                       
Please take the time to know the warning signs of stroke. 
You can find out more information by contacting your physician, or
doing a search on any major internet search engine.  

All Quality Domestic Services Offers Home Care - Elder Care - Companions - Senior Assistance For Stroke  Patients So They Can Remain Independent And In their Own Home.


Know The Warning Signs Of A Stroke!


  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)

  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause [Stroke Prevention Can Help Reduce Your Chances Of Suffering From Stroke Related Disability]


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Deanna "DeDe" Van De Graaf
Owner "A Quality Domestic Services" Please Feel Free To Contact Me If You Should Have Any Questions About Our Services