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Detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest

Have you thought about this? About the detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest? This post is about that. A little bit of history about bed rest research Researchers say that bed rest was considered as a treatment strategy in the 19th century. This view was beginning to change at the turning to the 20th century. In 1947, Dr. R.A.J. Asher wrote an article to the British Medical Journal about “Dangers of going to bed”. His article was meant for physicians: ” we should think twice before ordering our patients to bed and realize that beneath the comfort of blanket there…

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Blend cardio with muscle strengthening exercises

In your post-stroke recovery journey, experts say to blend cardio exercises with muscle strength exercises

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World Stroke Organization on Stroke and Dementia

In June 2020, The Lancet Neurology published a very important Declaration proclaimed by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) on stroke and dementia. The WSO predicts that by 2050, about 200 million stroke survivors will be in the world. And because of the close link between stroke and dementia, we could expect about 106 million living with dementia; and, thereafter, each year, we may encounter over 30 million new stroke patients. The most notable statement, to me, in their declaration, is this: The current strategies to address risk factors for heart diseases and stroke are not sufficiently effective. World Stroke Organization,…

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“Time is brain”: Journeys to the brain-9

As soon as a stroke strikes within minutes brain cells – neurons and glial cells – begin to die; each second costs as many as 32,000 neuron cells, 230 million synapses, and 200 meters of axonal fibers. In terms of minutes, each passing minute costs 1.9 million neuron cells, 13.8 billion synapses, and  12 kilometers of axonal fibers (Saver J.L. 2005). Stroke kills 32,000 neurons each passing second. Saver J.L. (2005) So, every second counts in an event of a stroke. This is why “Time is Brain”.  “Time is Brain”, but only as a general rule As far back as in 1993, Dr. Camilo…

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Types of stroke: Journeys to the brain-8

The term, “stroke” refers to a sudden stoppage of blood flow to a part of the brain. It can happen either due to a block to a supply route (artery) or a blast (rupture) in a supply route. Experts classify these into different types of stroke. The block to a supply route occurs due to a blood clot that lodges within a blood supplying vessel, an artery, or one of its smaller branches. Medical terms In the medical field, “stroke” is called “cerebrovascular accident” (in short, CVA). A stroke due to blockage due to a blood clot is called “ischemic…

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