Post # 1
My dad has had several strokes in the past 5-6 years (he’s only 51) and they just discovered that he had another one. It’s obviously partly due to genetics as my grandpa has had many strokes over the years as well. I know common risk factors, like diabetes and high blood pressure so I sat down with DH and explained to him all the common symptoms of stroke and we tried to come up with a code (me patting the top of my head) that would symbolize if I thought I was having a stroke and was unable to speak. Obviously, I know that I might not be able to signal to him but I’m trying my best to be prepared just in case. Have any bees ever had a stroke/know someone who has? Or do you have any tips on how to avoid/best handle a situation where someone might have a stroke?
Post # 3
My father had two strokes which triggered epileptic episodes where he almost died. His were causes by a mix of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems and his untreated sleep apnea. He was also gorssly overmedicated by a careless primary physician.
With my father I drastically changed his diet. Started him on a set breakfast every morning, three regular exercise days a week and kept him on a schedule. We found a new doctor, scaled back his meds he didn’t need and put him on anti epileptic meds as a precaution. He has been healthy for three years now and lost almost 80 pounds!(He was almost 300).
Has watching your father and grandfather be I’ll made you nervous about you having a stroke down the road?
Post # 4
@Ninteenthchance: The key is someone recognizing that you may be having a stroke, not you being able to signal that you are.
Educate your friends, family , worlk colleagues etc re the warning signs of stroke.
What are the five signs of stroke?
Stroke can be treated. That’s why it is so important to recognize and respond to the warning signs.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. If a person is diagnosed with a stroke caused by a blood clot, doctors can administer a clot-busting drug available only at a hospital, and only within a few crucial hours after symptoms begin.* That’s why it is very important to be able to recognize the 5 warning signs of stroke and immediately call 9-1-1 or yourlocal emergency number.
Post # 5
@julies1949: yes, I explained all the symptoms of stroke to DH and I’m planning to continuously quiz him on them so he doesn’t forget
Post # 6
@southsun: yes, it’s made me very nervous. My dad was a little overweight when he had his first one and he changed his diet completely and started working out to lose weight and be more healthy after that. But he has still had a couple since he lose a bunch of weight so it really worries me. I don’t want to die and leave my two young kids behind.