Stroke Recovery Program
Annually worldwide about 15 Million people suffer due to stroke. Of these, 5 million people are disabled permanently.
In the United States about 23% to 29% might experience stroke sometime during their lives.
Nearly 800 thousand Americans have strokes every year and more than 600 thousand of these cases are people facing stroke for the first time.
What is Stroke?
Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds. It prevents the brain tissues from receiving oxygen and nutrients. Due to the lack of oxygen, brain cells and tissue begin to die within minutes. Stroke recovery can take weeks, months or even years, it is different from one person to another. Some people recover completely, on the other hand others have long-term or lifelong disabilities.
What are the types of Strokes?
1. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is similar to a stroke, It's sometimes called a "mini-stroke." It involves a blood clot that typically reverses on its own.
2. Ischemic stroke involves a blockage caused by either a clot or plaque in the artery. This is the most common type; about 80% of strokes are ischemic.
3. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by either a break or bleeding of blood vessels that seeps into the brain.
What are the symptoms of stroke?
Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
Understanding and speech trouble
Confusion, disorientation, or lack of response
Behavioral changes, increased agitation
Vision problems; blackened, blurred or double vision
Loss of balance or coordination
Unknown cause of severe and sudden headaches
Nausea or vomiting
Impairment in language, cognition, motor, and sensory skills are significant causes of Stroke.
Factors that increase the risk of stroke
Lifestyle Risk Factors:
Use of illegal drugs
Medical Risk Factors:
Increased blood pressure
Smoking or second-hand smoke exposure
Obstructive sleep apnea
History of stroke or heart attack
Introducing Stroke Recovery Program at RMG
Stroke recovery program, as the name suggests involves recovery of the after-effects caused due to stroke.
We provide several services to the patients for the betterment of the patient.
These services enhance the body’s regeneration by creating new nutritional baselines, replacing the damaged cells and increasing the blood flow.
We help you understand the risk factors that have lead to stroke and strategize your treatments and services that are to be provide for your recovery
The therapies provided at RMG for Stroke include:
- IV Therapy
- Brain Training
- Motor and Balance training
- Neuromuscular rehabilitation
- Virtual Reality rehabilitation
The benefits of our Stroke Recovery program
It provides fundamental nutrition to grow new cells to replace the damaged cells
It increases your blood supply to the brain and the remaining affected areas of your body
It increases your muscle strength, and reinforces the neutral pathway to help you control and move your muscles
It improves your cognitive domain by stimulating your brain
It improves you ability to control you Bladder and/or Bowel movements
What is the duration of the program?
The reaction and duration towards the treatment received by the patients are different and are determined by an individualized protocol.
Those who have received the services provided in the stroke recovery program generally feel the changes in approximately 2 - 3 months and their families can sense the benefits.
Knowing your stroke risk factors, we at RMG provide you with a “Stroke Recovery Program” to better know and treat your condition.
Through the Stroke Recovery Program, RMG wants to assist you and your loved ones overcome the life-altering impacts of Stroke.
Frequently asked Questions on Stroke Recovery program
1. What are some of the stroke complications that can be improved through the Stroke Recovery Program?
Patients who receive stem cell therapy through RMG often report improvements in one or more of stroke-related complications such as:
Physical: The effects of every stroke are different, depending on which part of the brain was damaged.
Paralysis: One of the most common disabilities resulting from stroke. You may lose the use of your muscles in a part of your body. This can happen on one side or both sides.
Hemiparesis: You may experience muscle weakness to one side of your body, depending on which side of your brain was damaged.
Seizures & Epilepsy: Brain injury after stroke can cause seizures and epilepsy.
Pain: You may experience joint pain or central pain with the sensation of burning or “pins and needles.”
Dysphagia: Difficult of swallowing
Fatigue: Lack of energy
Foot Drop: Difficulty picking up the front part of your foot, causing you to drag your foot when you walk
Incontinence: Loss of ability to control bladder and/or bowel movements
Sleep: Inability of fall or stay asleep, sleep apnea, or sleep-wake cycle disorders
Spasticity: Painful muscle spasms in your arms and legs or limited coordination and muscle movement
Vision: Changes in your vision
Dementia: Problems with memory, reasoning, judgment, and other thought processes.
Memory Loss: Result from loss of nerve cells in the damaged area/s.
Aphasia: Difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, and understanding speech.
Emotional: Some of the emotional and personality changes are caused by the brain damage, while others are from the experiences of the event itself.
Depression: Feeling of frustration, sadness, hopelessness, fear, anger, and fear in varying degrees.
Pseudobulbar Affect: Uncontrollable crying or laughing.
2. Will I need to return regularly for follow-ups?
Once their treatment is completed, patients will return home where they will be followed-up. Very rarely patients need to come back for additional treatment steps.
3. Am I a candidate for RMG’s Stroke Recovery Program?
RMG follows a strict protocol to determine whether each and every patient is a suitable candidate for the Stroke Recovery Program. Every patient will undergo a full medical history evaluation to determine their candidacy before being approved for therapies.
To determine if your loved one may qualify for RMG Stroke Recovery Program, it is necessary to ask some medical questions. If your answers show that you or your loved one may be a candidate for this treatment, your information will be forwarded to our physician team so they can contact you.