Before a stroke can be treated, diagnostic tests must be performed.
Because there is no way to tell whether symptoms are from a Transient Ischemic Attacks or an acute stroke, patients should assume that all stroke-like symptoms signal an emergency and should not wait to see if they go away.
Stroke diagnosis may involve a having a neurological exam, some blood tests, and or/ an electrocardiogram. Medical staff must find out what kind of stroke it is before they can begin to treat it correctly.
Other kinds of tests used in diagnosing stroke include:
Imaging tests that give a picture of the brain. These include CT (computed tomography) scanning, sometimes called CAT scans, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanning. CT scans are particularly useful for determining if a stroke is caused by a blockage or by bleeding in the brain
Electrical tests such as EEG (electroencephalogram) and an evoked response test to record the electrical impulses and sensory processes of the brain
Blood flow tests, such as Doppler ultrasound tests, to show any changes in the blood flow to the brain.
Learn to recognise the symptoms:
Then don’t wait, call an ambulance right away!
Treatment can be more effective if given quickly.
Every minute counts!
Generally, there are three treatment stages for stroke:
Prevention, therapy immediately after a stroke and post-stroke rehabilitation.
Stroke prevention is still the best medicine:
You can reduce your stroke risk by taking the following steps …
Stroke and Ischemic Attacks – Depression
Depression can strike anyone, but people with serious illnesses such as stroke may be at greater risk.
The Effects of a Stroke / Ischemic Attack
A person who has a stroke may suffer little or no brain damage and disability, especially if the stroke is treated promptly. But stroke can lead to severe brain damage and disability, or even death.
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380. Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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