Stroke is a very unpleasant brain attack that can happen to anyone at any time. It is a condition that occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is cut or blocked by a clot or rupture. When that happens, part of the brain will not get the needed blood and oxygen, so the brain cells in that area will die.
The brain is an extremely complex Organ that controls various body functions such as memory and muscle. If a stroke occurs and brain cells die, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost.
Stroke symptoms come on very suddenly. People are fine one moment and then suddenly have symptoms, such as severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness, and slurred speech.
The effects can cause permanent brain damage and disability, depending on how severe the stroke was and how quickly the patient can get help.
When a person is having a stroke, every second count, and what you do in those critical moments can potentially help save someone’s life. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the more brain damage can occur. But some treatments can be given if a person reaches the hospital in time.
There is no medical treatment that will repair the brain damage from the stroke. Nevertheless, the secondary problems could be rehabilitated and managed by a rehabilitation team such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and others.
Stroke rehabilitation begins once the condition has stabilized, as soon as 24 to 48 hours after stroke. Early, individualized therapy helps improve the chance of recovery. After leaving the hospital, continuing rehabilitation, especially at home, will help to recover faster and prevent complications. While some stroke survivors recover fully, others will always have some disability.
Dealing with the physical, emotional, and behavioral changes after you or someone you love has survived a stroke can be difficult for each of you. It’s hard to say how long the effects will last, or whether their abilities will improve with time. This uncertainty can leave everyone in the family feeling helpless and confused, wondering how to cope with the immediate challenges of everyday life.
But nothing to be afraid of because Venta brings health to you! Starting from the first day of that distressing event, we will help and support stroke survivors by the most passionate and specialized treatment.
After a careful and detailed evaluation by our physical therapy team, each patient is given an individualized and customized care plan to maximize strength and function and restore independence.