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How to Help Prevent from another Recurrent Stroke?

According to the National Stroke Association, about 185,000 of 795,000 strokes in Americans are recurrent strokes.

Additionally, it is said that within 5 years of a stroke occurring, about 42% of men will experience a recurrent stroke, whereas roughly 24% of women will experience another stroke. A recurrent stroke is exactly what it sounds like; a stroke that keeps occurring after an individual experience their first stroke.

What Causes a Recurrent Stroke?

When an individual suffers their first initial stroke, he or she likely went to their medical professional in order to discuss his or her next steps. Presumably, their doctor will have discussed with them what caused their stroke in the first place, albeit there are several different risk factors for experiencing a stroke. Perhaps the best way to prevent a recurring stroke is to confer with a medical professional regarding a health plan to get the individual who experienced a stroke on the healthiest path possible. This will help prevent a stroke in the future, especially when they are the most susceptible in the first five years after a stroke.

Aforementioned, there are several different risk factors that put humans at risk for an initial stroke, as well as a recurrent one. Such risk factors include:

  • Poor diet and eating unhealthy foods often. This may mean something entirely different to different people, as dietary needs vary from person to person. Speaking to a doctor or a nutritionist can give stroke patients the guidance he or she needs to get the nutrients their body needs in order to mitigate risk of another stroke.
  • Irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation or Afib, puts individuals five times more at risk for a stroke. It is imperative to control an irregular heartbeat and ask medical professionals to check for heart health during regular checkups.
  • Smoking puts individuals at risk for developing several medical conditions, including doubling their risk for a stroke. It is advised that an individual cease all tobacco use after their initial stroke, in order to prevent another from occurring.
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol both put individuals at a higher risk for suffering a stroke, especially after one has already occurred. Working with medical professionals to get on the proper medication regimen will help combat another stroke from occurring.
  • Being physically inactive puts individuals at a high risk for numerous medical conditions, stroke being one of them. Staying active, as advised by a medical professional, can help an individual ward of recurrent strokes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Being a frequent alcohol drinking makes the probability of a second stroke go up, especially if alcohol was a contributing factor to the initial stroke. Avoiding alcohol all together is a great way to not only feel better but to help prevent another stroke from happening.

 

Can a Caregiver Help Prevent a Recurrent Stroke?

Hiring an in-home caregiver is perhaps one of the best ways to prevent a stroke from recurring, as their sole job is to make sure you are happy and healthy. As an individual continues to heal after a stroke, they may need assistance around their home or with their prescribed care plan that their medical professional has given them. A professional caregiver can help a stroke patient in the following ways:

Preventing a recurring stroke can be challenging when someone is in the thick of stroke recovery, but it is completely possible with the proper support system and guidance. With the help of a caregiver and abiding by the proper prescribed care plan, a stroke can be a one-time occurrence.

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
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Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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