Effective Ayurveda Treatment for Stroke at the Best Ayurvedic Hospital
A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain’s tissues
A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. It is a serious medical condition that requires emergency care.
What are the types of stroke?
There are mainly two types of stroke:
- Ischemic stroke.
- Hemorrhagic stroke.
Ischemic stroke :
Most strokes are ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood clots or other particles block the blood vessels to the brain.
Fatty deposits called plaque can also cause blockages by building up in the blood vessels.
Hemorrhagic stroke :
A hemorrhagic stroke happens when an artery in the brain leaks blood or ruptures (breaks open). The leaked blood puts too much pressure on brain cells, which damages them.
High blood pressure and aneurysms—balloon-like bulges in an artery that can stretch and burst—are examples of conditions that can cause a hemorrhagic stroke.
Transient ischemic attack (TIA or “mini-stroke”)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is sometimes called a “mini-stroke.” It is different from the major types of stroke, because blood flow to the brain is blocked for only a short time—usually no more than 5 minutes.
TIAs are sometimes known as “warning strokes.” It is important to know that
- A TIA is a warning sign of a future stroke.
- A TIA is a medical emergency, just like a major stroke.
- Strokes and TIAs require emergency care.
- There is no way to know in the beginning whether symptoms are from a TIA or from a
major type of stroke.
- Like ischemic strokes, blood clots often cause TIAs.
- More than a third of people who have a TIA and don’t get treatment have a major stroke
within 1 year. As many as 10% to 15% of people will have a major stroke within 3 months
of a TIA.
Recognizing and treating TIAs can lower the risk of a major stroke.
The loss of blood flow to the brain damages tissues within the brain. Symptoms of a stroke show up in the body parts controlled by the damaged areas of the brain. The sooner a person developing a stroke gets medical attention, the better their outcome is likely to be. Thus, it’s helpful to know the signs of a stroke so you can act quickly. Stroke symptoms can include:
- numbness or weakness in the arm, face, and leg, especially on one side of the body
- trouble speaking or understanding others
- slurred speech,confusion, disorientation, or lack of responsiveness
- sudden behavioral changes, especially increased agitation
- vision problems, such as trouble seeing in one or both eyes with vision blackened or blurred, or double vision
- trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, dizziness
- severe, sudden headache with an unknown cause
- seizures, nausea or vomiting
- An unbalanced diet can increase the risk of This type of diet is high in salt, saturated fats, and cholesterol
- Inactivity, or lack of exercise, can also raise the risk of
- Heavy alcohol use
- Tobacco use
There are some risk factors for stroke you can’t control, such as:
- Family Stroke risk is higher in some families because of genetic health factors, such as high blood pressure.
- According to the CDC Trusted Source, while both women and men can have strokes, they’re more common in women than in men in all age groups.
- The older you are, the more likely you are to have a stroke.
- Race and ethnicity. African Americans, Alaska Natives, and American Indians are more likely to have a stroke than other racial
Certain medical conditions are linked to stroke risk. These include:
- a previous stroke or TIA
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- carrying too much excess weight
- heart disorders, such as coronary artery disease
- heart valve defects
- enlarged heart chambers and irregular heartbeats
- sickle cell disease
- blood clotting disorder
- patent foramen ovale (PFO)
Lifestyle changes can’t prevent all strokes. But many of these changes can make a radical difference when it comes to lowering your risk of stroke. These changes include the following:
- Quit smoking. If you smoke, quitting now will lower your risk of stroke. You can reach out to your doctor to create a quit
- Limit alcohol use. Heavy alcohol consumption can raise your blood pressure, which in turn raises the risk of stroke. If reducing your intake is difficult, reach out to your doctor for
- Keep a moderate weight. Overweight and obesity increases the risk of stroke. To help manage your weight, eat a balanced diet and stay physically active more often than Both steps can also reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Get regular checkups. Talk with your doctor about how often to get a checkup for blood pressure, cholesterol, and any conditions you may have. They can also support you in making these lifestyle changes and offer
Proper medical evaluation and prompt treatment are vital to recovering from a stroke. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, “Time lost is brain lost.” Treatment for stroke depends on the type of stroke.
Ayurveda has a well explained treatment protocol depending upon the type of treatment. After the immediate emergency management of stroke, rehabilitation can be promptly done with the help of holistic approach of treatment. Treatment may require internal as well as external treatment procedures depending upon the scale of severity of the disability.
Author : Dr Anupama S MD (Ayu)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Kaya Chikitsa.