Recover from a Stroke Naturally

A stroke is caused by a blood cloth that blocks the flow of blood to the brain. They are usually the result of other problems such as hardened arteries, valve problems, vasculitis, heart attacks and heart failures. Strokes can also be caused by bleeding in the brain. This occurs when an aneurysm ruptures or a blood vessel begins to leak. If you have a health concern such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, smoke or drink in excess you are at an increased risk for having a stroke.

 

How do I know if I have a stroke?

Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one show any of the following signs of a stroke.

  • Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm, leg or one side of the body.
  • Abrupt loss of vision, strength, coordination, sensation, speech and ability to understand speech.
  • Loss of balance
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Hiccups
  • Trouble with swallowing
  • Sudden severe headache with no cause
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden falls

 

How can I prevent a stroke?

  • Make sure you are treating any primary health conditions such as heart disease, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, etc.
  • Get treatment for sleep apnea
  • Learn stress management techniques
  • Exercise
  • Lose weight
  • Limit alcohol use

 

How can I treat a stroke?

Call 911 immediately if you suspect you or someone you love may be having a stroke. These treatments are meant to help with recovery from a stroke.

  • Take a D-Ribose supplement. D-Ribose helps rebuild the body’s supply of adenosine triphosphate which keeps cells working.
  • Take Coenzyme Q-10 or CoQ-10, it helps with the production of ATP as well.
  • Get your B Vitamins. They are useful in helping with brain function.
  • Fish oil, full of Omega-3 fatty acids, or hemp-seed oil if you’re a vegetarian, helps to improve mental health and nervous system function as well as to prevent coronary artery disease following a stroke.
  • Ginkgo Biloba helps to improve blood flow to all your organs, including your brain.
  • Taurine helps to regulate hypertension, hypoglycemia and diabetes.
  • A rutin supplement can help with vitamin C absorption, works to fight off free radicals, and reduces hypertension.
  • Folic acid helps to control heart disease, hypertension and stroke. It also helps with mental acuity and verbal fluency.
  • Vinpocetine helps to increase mental agility, memory, stamina, awareness, and decrease hypertension.
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