Stroke is an acute disorder of the cerebral circulation. After an attack, rehabilitation of the patient is required in order to improve the general condition of the person and maintain the functioning of the body.
Of course, if you suspect a stroke, you should immediately seek medical help. Specialists of neurological clinics will help you choose a course of treatment, which includes intensive therapy, reflexology, physiotherapy, neurostimulation, oxygenation, sessions with a psychologist and speech therapist and other procedures.
After a case of acute disturbance of the brain, it is recommended to regularly measure the level of blood pressure, pulse, body temperature, monitor the amount of urine excreted and the regularity of the stool. For example, for the convenience of monitoring, relatives or medical personnel start a separate notebook in which all indicators are recorded. Thus, any changes in indicators are a signal for contacting the attending physician in order to exclude adverse consequences.
For bedridden patients, it is necessary to carry out preventive measures that prevent the formation of bedsores. To do this, it is necessary to regularly wash and wipe the patient's body with a damp towel using a soap solution. After that, the skin should be wiped dry. Particular attention is paid to the mucous membranes and the perineal area. When redness appears on the skin, it is advisable to treat the areas with a weak solution of potassium permanganate or camphor alcohol. Air baths are mandatory.
To restore motor function, it is necessary to carry out physical exercises using exercise therapy exercises. Of course, any action should be performed under the supervision of a physician and only after coordinating the time and intensity of the exercise. Sudden movements can lead to deterioration and complete muscle atrophy.
Not the last place is taken by the patient's diet. As a rule, the calorie content of food consumed should be reduced to 2200-2500 kcal per day. It does this by reducing the amount of carbohydrate and fatty foods consumed, and cutting back on flour products and foods high in sugar. A patient after a stroke needs to include more fruits and vegetables in the diet, and salty, spicy and fried foods are categorically contraindicated.