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Brain Cell Protection

Can Brain Cells Recover?

Research involving neuroprotection may help stroke survivors in the future.  

Stroke Spotlight10

Brain Cell Protection

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Regenerating brain cells- Is it a realistic prospect or science fiction?

Treatment for stroke traditionally has been and continues to be geared towards preventing the brain damage that occurs from a lack of blood supply. Preventative approaches towards stroke include healthy habits, such as healthy eating and stress control. Early recognition of stroke and mini stroke symptoms with a strong focus on catching symptoms and getting prompt medical attention and treatment has been consistently recommended as the best way to control the potential damage that can be caused by a stroke.. Dementia and the behavioral consequences of stroke have long been viewed as more difficult to treat with rehabilitative therapy. Computer stimulation may develop in years to come as an additional method to help in stroke recovery.

One fascinating potential in the approach to stroke therapy is the protection and possible regeneration of damaged brain cells.

The advancement of the development of widely used medications for neuroprotection for the treatment of stroke is not likely to emerge in the very near future. But it is certainly not in the realm of science fiction either. There is a chance that the development and practical use of effective medications for neuroprotection after a stroke may develop in the next decade.

In the meantime, stroke survivors benefit from a strong support system, including family and friends who maintain contact. A stroke survivor can continue to live a productive and happy life. Stroke is a disease of which many features are well understood, and many are still a scientific mystery. The approach and treatment has many well-established features, as well as exciting new developments. Stroke survivors are living longer and healthier than ever before.

 

Stroke- What you need to Know

Monday March 17, 2014

Strokes can be an alarming health problem. It is important to know what to do in case you suspect that you or someone else may be having a stroke. There are many controllable causes, and family history can be a risk factor.  There are a variety of types of stroke and effects of stroke. Life after a stroke can include a number of concerns, include whether a stroke survivor can resume driving or working. The prognosis can be difficult to predict, but there are many helpful methods of rehabilitation to maximize function after recovery.

Serene Branson may have suffered stroke on air

Monday February 14, 2011

CBS news reporter Serene Branson was taken to the hospital last night after showing signs of a possible stroke. While reporting on the Grammys from LA, she became unable to pronounce words properly, releasing a string of unintelligible sounds before the camera cut away. Signs of a stroke include the inability to speak, as well as face numbness, weakness on one side of the body, and double vision. You can read more about stroke symptoms on About.com's Heart Health site.

Beau Biden suffers stroke

Wednesday May 12, 2010

Delaware Attorney General (and son of VP Joe Biden) Beau Biden, 41, checked himself into a hospital yesterday morning with a headache. The cause was mild stroke, doctors say, and he is expected to recover fully.

Vice president Biden is known to have had an aneurysm in 1988 at the age of 45. It's not clear if family history played a role in Beau's stroke.

Each year 700,000 people suffer a stroke. Five hundred thousand of these strokes are first occurrences, while the rest are repeat strokes. According to ABC News, approximately 10 to 15 percent of strokes  occur in people under 45.



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