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3 Stroke Recovery Exercises for Rehabilitation

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 27, 2024 3:53:19 PM

If you’re a stroke survivor or have a loved one who is, chances are you have a lot of questions about stages of stroke recovery. Since every stroke patient is different, there simply are no easy answers as to how fast or how far recovery will progress, but you should know that there are tips for stroke recovery that can help ensure better outcomes.   

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

What Does a Stroke Recovery Timeline Look Like?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 20, 2024 8:00:00 AM

The stroke recovery timeline is unpredictable. Some patients may recover completely within weeks of a stroke; others may take months or even years to fully recover; and still others may experience moderate to severe side effects on a permanent basis.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Long Term Effects of Stroke: How Counseling and Therapy Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 9, 2024 8:00:00 AM

When someone has a stroke, it is common to think that the biggest ramifications will be physical and/or cognitive. And it is true that patients will have physical and cognitive long term effects of stroke to at least some degree, but one commonoutcomeof stroke is depression. For that reason, stroke rehabilitation must include treatment for depression and treating stroke's cognitive and physical effects.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Understanding the Mental and Emotional Effects of Stroke

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 4, 2024 9:00:00 AM

For patients and their loved ones, the physical effects of stroke – paralysis, weakness, vision loss, and pain, among many other potential problems – are clear. However, the emotional effects of stroke can be much more difficult to recognize, and they can be just as traumatic and limiting as physical problems – even more so in some cases. For that reason, understanding these changes and taking steps to address them is essential to making the most of stroke rehab and recovery

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Side Effects: What You Need to Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 19, 2024 10:14:00 AM

When an area of the brain experiences a sudden reduction or loss of blood flow, the affected brain cells are deprived of oxygen and, within seconds, begin to die. This process is known as a stroke. Strokes are both relatively common and extremely serious - the Mayo Clinic categorizes them as a medical emergency requiring urgent treatment.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

8 Stroke Warning Signs Everyone Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 12, 2024 8:00:00 AM


Stroke is the most frequent cause of long-term disability in the U.S. and the fifth leading cause of death, according to the American Stroke Association.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Living with Heart Disease: Steps for a Healthier You

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 15, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and millions of Americans suffer from one form or another of this potentially deadly ailment. There are many conditions that can adversely affect someone's heart, ranging from genetic defects some are born with to lifestyle-generated cardiovascular issues, which generally result in narrowed blood vessels leading to chest pain and increased risk of such events as strokes.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Heart Attack Recovery: The Importance of Patient Education

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 1, 2024 8:00:00 AM

 

Patient education is a key component ofcardiac rehabilitation for heart attack recovery. The training, guidance, counseling, and information you receive during your cardiac rehab program will help you create a more heart-healthy lifestyle, manage your own condition, and feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself. What you learn during cardiac rehab can literally save your life.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Who Can Benefit from a Cardiac Rehab Program?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 26, 2024 8:00:00 AM

You recently suffered from a heart attack – and while it was scary, you’re starting to feel better. You’re following your doctor’s orders by eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress wherever possible. So why does your doctor still think you need a cardiac rehabilitation program?

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Why Cardiac Therapy is the Key to Heart Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 18, 2024 11:05:00 AM

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body. A properly functioning heart is the basis for living a healthy life. Unfortunately, heart disease — a condition where blood vessels leading to the heart get clogged with plaque, fat, and calcium — can wreak havoc on a person’s cardiac system and, thus, the entire body. 

Heart disease is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. In 2021, it killed 695,000 people in the U.S. alone, accounting for one of every five deaths.  

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab