The Fourth Congress of Society of Neuro-Vascular Intervention (SNVICON) held in Mumbai in June 2019 revealed statistics that are staggering in the Indian context. Let’s take a look at some of the findings:
Quite alarming, right? While creating awareness about prevention of stroke is important, it’s equally important to know about stroke rehabilitation and life after stroke.
However, before venturing any further, let’s see what stroke is and what causes it.
What is a stroke?
When a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or bursts, the condition is called a stroke. Simultaneously called the brain attack, stroke is one of the most leading causes of death and disability across the world. Some of the leading causes of stroke are smoking, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. As we’ve already seen, lifestyle-related stroke is steadily on the rise.
To understand the importance of stroke rehabilitation, it’s necessary to know how stroke affects a person’s body. The most visible sign of stroke victims is lack of mobility and loss of motor skills. Stroke rehabilitation aims to help victims of stroke to regain their mobility. The approach to stroke rehabilitation varies. Here are a few of them. Broadly categorized into physical activities, tech-assisted physical activities, cognitive and emotional activities and experimental therapies, stroke rehabilitation is a key step towards bringing stroke patients to normalcy.
Physical activities in stroke rehabilitation
Tech-assisted physical activities
Cognitive and emotional activities
Life after stroke
Stroke is not the end of life. And it’s definitely beatable. By opting for rehabilitation it’s possible to recover from a stroke. While it may seem overwhelming, rehabilitation can help a stroke patient regain their strength, courage, confidence and independence.
Like many other conditions, stroke is not the end of the road. With proper physical and mental exercise, a stroke victim can start enjoying life in all its beauty!
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