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Is recovery after a stroke possible?

The ability to intervene in the acute stroke and to try to restore blood supply to brain tissue increases the likelihood that stroke victims can be rescued and brain damage minimized.

In patients who have physical, mental, and emotional deficits because of the stroke, rehabilitation offers hope of increased function and return to the level of activity that they had prior to the stroke.

Again, the best treatment for stroke is prevention and minimizing risk factors for not only stroke but for heart attack and peripheral vascular disease (PAD).

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Comment from: Courage56, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I'm 57 and in perfect health. The only risk factor I have is my mom had a stroke when she was 72. She was overweight, had high blood pressure, and did not exercise. I exercise, eat healthy, am the right weight, and all my numbers are perfect! There was no warning. I felt good and all of a sudden lost use of my let arm and hand, my vision blurred, and I became somewhat disoriented. Though the use of my left side returned, I did go to physical therapy and found the damage was more than I thought. My stroke happened five weeks ago. It has left me and my health-care professionals at a loss as to why. I'm the lady who should not have had a stroke. I am still dizzy and suffer weakness. I want my life back. I don't feel like me. My neurologist has referred me to a specialist in Houston who deals with people who suffer strokes for no apparent reason. My appointment is this Friday.

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Comment from: Jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I had a bleed on the brain back in 1996 which affected my left side, I have lost some of the use in my left hand and arm, and have trouble walking. I had to learn to write right handed, as I was left handed. I have pain and burning in the arm hand and leg all the time. I have been prescribed gabapentin and tramadol for the pain; it helps put does not do away with it entirely.

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