Strokes – Symptoms And Therapy The freestyle swimming stroke was thought to have originated in Australia which is partially true. The stroke used to be called the “Australian Crawl” because competitive swimmers from Australia were winning events with this stroke. It is said the freestyle was originally from the pacific islands possibly the Solomon’s.
There is a story which is probably true about a boy from the Solomon Islands who went to work in Australia in the 1800’s. He used to swim in one of the local pools using this stroke and someone pointed out that it looked like he was crawling. A swim coach took the basics of this stroke and refined it to what is the freestyle of today. The Australians were winning races with this stroke and the world took notice.
A stroke is characterized by significant disruption of the blood flow to the brain which may lead to a decrease in the incoming blood supply. When this happens the brain tissue will be deprived of oxygen and the necessary nutrients. After short while, brain cells will be progressively killed. It is therefore a medical emergency that requires immediate assessment and treatment to improve the chances of recovery. When early treatment is implemented the impairment to the brain is drastically decreased and any other complications that may occur can be avoided.
Fortunately, strokes can be adequately treated. In recent times, far less people will die from experiencing a stroke. This may be related to a better understanding of why strokes may materialize in the first place. Factors like high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol when controlled will dramatically decrease the chances of developing a stroke. Consequently with this knowledge most individuals are able to lower their individual risk which in turn lessens the total number of strokes that may occur.
Aside from that there are some things you can do to help prevent stroke. If you have had heart problems your doctor may prescribe blood thinners such as coumadin or aspirin to help prevent blood clotting. Low dose aspirin is prescribed for many who have had a heart attack. This is a dose of 325mg per day of aspirin or less. This is often sufficient to help greatly in preventing blood clots and stroke. Appropriate aerobic exercise for your state of health is very important. Your doctor can suggest a suitable program.
A recently published medical report which reviewed nine studies including nearly 200,000 people determined that drinking three cups of black or green tea per day reduced stroke risk by 21 percent. drinking six cups per day reduced stroke risk by yet another 21 percent.
Stroke, which commonly refers to hemiplegia, can cause weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. Impaired sensation and muscular co-ordination, speech and language problems, impaired control over bladder and bowel, emotional labiality and cognitive defects are the common after effects of stroke. Stroke rehabilitation is very important in order to enable the affected person to achieve self-sufficiency to the maximum extent possible.
People who have had a stroke are at an increased risk of having another stroke, especially within one year. It is important to continue medications to control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Smoking and alcohol should be stopped completely. The Ayurvedic treatment for the rehabilitation of stroke patients is aimed at speeding up the recovery process and reducing long term disability. Treatment during the acute paralytic stage is best done in a hospital. Once the patient has been discharged from hospital, Ayurvedic treatment should be initiated at the earliest, in order to derive maximum benefit.