Xarelto Lawsuit Charlotte North Carolina
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What are Your Treatment Options if You Suffer a Stroke?
It is possible to recover following a stroke and lead a happy, healthy life. Even those who do not fully recover are able to adapt to their situation and find ways around their new challenges. If you have suffered a stroke, your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan that helps you heal as completely as possible and increases your chances of having a future incident.
There are several things that can be used for treatment following a stroke. These include:
One of the most common medications used to treat stroke is alteplase. This is a drug that targets the blood clot causing the stroke. If given early enough during a stroke, it can prevent serious complications and permanent damage. The average recommendation for a successful dosage of the medication is within three to four hours of the onset of symptoms. There are some types of stroke when the window of success extends up to 18 hours.
The medication is injected into the arm, but it can be given via drip directly into the blood vessel. This increases the window of time it can be used successfully. There are some instances in which the drug causes side effects and worsens the stroke, but about a third of patients given the drug were able to reverse stroke symptoms.
Heparin and aspirin are two other medications used to treat stroke. Both are also effective when used in response to heart attack symptoms. These are both blood thinners and are not guaranteed to provide positive results. However, there have been instances in which they affected recovery in a positive manner, so they are still commonly used.
Stroke treatment also includes management of other health problems. For instance, if a patient is diabetic, he or she will undergo glucose control to maintain a healthy glucose level after a stroke. Blood pressure and cholesterol can also be a concern following a stroke, so patients may be given medications to help them bring both under control.
Stroke patients are usually required to undergo rehabilitation after their event. This can include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and family counseling. In severe cases, patients may have to spend time at a rehabilitation facility during their recovery period. This gives them round-the-clock attention and assistance, until they are able to return home. Many patients never fully recover, but they may be able to live safely with the help of family support or occasional in-home nursing care.
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