Recovering From A Stroke
Recovery from stroke is usually a long-drawn process and involves making changes to the physical, social and emotional aspects of one’s life in order to prevent further attacks.
Life after Stroke
Strokes can have devastating after-effects on the body and mind, no doubt. But with timely treatment, a comprehensive rehabilitation plan and major alterations in lifestyle, one can expect to get back to achieve the best possible outcome.
The recovery period depends on the intensity of the attack, some survivors may take years to learn, re-learn and improve. However, it is the support from the caregivers that make all the difference and hasten the healing process – stroke survivors need to be approached with patience, compassion, understanding and love so that they regain the will to live.
Besides, patients also need to take care of the following to prevent further attacks:
- Quit smoking
- Carefully manage the blood pressure to prevent hypertension
- Take medications as prescribed on time, without fail
- Control high cholesterol
- Keep diabetes under control
- Manage heart conditions like Atrial Fibrillation or irregular heartbeat
- Eat a healthy diet
- Increase physical activity
- Quit alcohol