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What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

Seek doctor's aid: See your local healthcare professional to make sure it is okay to get massages after a stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Do u think stroke patient with right side paralysis would benefit from massage?

Do u think stroke patient with right side paralysis would benefit from massage?

Depends: Massage can be helpful after a stroke for some patients to help with tactile stimulation and to decrease muscle spasm. Care needs to be taken, however, because some people may be prone to increased spasm/spasticity. ...Read more

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What should I be careful of when performing a massage on a stroke patient with right side paralysis

Gentle: Just must make sure you do gentle passive range of motion and that they may not feel pain so if you are too rough you may break something. Gentle is the key. ...Read more

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What is a nurse do to help stroke patients?

Great value: A nurse presence in the home can provide support for feeding, dressing, cleaning, and other activities of daily living. Extremely helpful during the process of rehab, as many patients will be unable to take care of themselves a visiting nurse in the home setting can allow other family members to pursue their individual responsibilities. ...Read more

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What is the acronym used to help assess stroke patients?

What is the acronym used to help assess stroke patients?

Stroke: FAST ; F.......facial drooping. A.......arm weakness. S........speech difficulties. T........time. ...Read more

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What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

Don't give up: It may seem obvious, but putting forth as much effort as possible in rehabilitation will yield maximum results. In addition to the physical impairments, the fight against depression is often also difficult as a patient adjusts to the results of the stroke. ...Read more

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What shall we do if the stroke patient complaint of excessive body pains?

Find out why: Never assume that a stroke patient doesn't know what they talking about. If they say there is pain, assume there is and then get a description. Then investigate what is going on. If you can't do it (because pain problems in otherwise normal people are often difficult to resolve), take the patient to a doctor who often deals with stroke patients. ...Read more

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For a bedridden patient after stroke, how often should be turned over by his/her family?

Every 3 - 4 hours: Preventing bed sores is extremely important in a bedridden patient. Turning every 3 - 4 hours should suffice for most patients. Watch the sacrum and the heels, which are very susceptible. There are special beds available which can help as well. ...Read more

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How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more