Cardiovascular Accident or Stroke
An ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage in an artery leading to oxygen deprivation in the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke, on the other hand, is caused by a ruptured blood vessel leading to a brain hemorrhage.
These are some of the signs and symptoms:
- Loss of strength or paralysis of half of the body
- Speech difficulties
- Sudden visual loss in one eye
- Severe and unexplained headache
People at risk are those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, are overweight, suffer from high blood pressure, smoke, use drugs or have a family history, among others.
Prompt action is crucial if in the presence of someone who is suffering from a stroke, you must contact the emergency services as soon as possible for treatment. The time of detection and proper intervention are important factors for recovery.
A stroke usually results in facial paralysis, walking difficulties, speech difficulties and memory loss. Therefore, the person who has suffered a stroke must undergo several therapies to help recover the impaired functions. These include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. These therapies are supervised by a multidisciplinary team focused on achieving the best possible recovery according to the gravity of the damage.
The result depends on the extent of injury. But for most cases, significant improvement is achieved.
It is advisable to stay in Spain for about 3 to 6 months to achieve a slight percentage of improvement and between 6 and 12 months to achieve a higher percentage of recovery. The length of stay is to manage and monitor the entire recovery process.
The process is hard and slow for the patient and their loved ones.
Advantages gained from the treatment