A STROKE is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.
There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. “Mini-strokes” or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
Symptoms of stroke are
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If you have any of these symptoms, you must get to a hospital quickly.
Homeopathy works great for Post – Stroke rehabilitation. Please consult a Homeopath, who will identify the right remedy for you based on your similimum.
Aconitum napellus. Heat of the head ; pulsation of the carotids ; skin more warm than cold; pulse full, hard, strong, even suppressed, but not intermittent ; especially when fright or vexation was the cause of it in plethoric apoplectic subjects.
Arnica montana. Full and strong pulse with paralysis of the limbs (especially on the left side), loss of consciousness and stupefaction, with
stertorous breathing; sighing, muttering, involuntary discharge of urine and faeces. Chief remedy on account of its great power to produce absorption of the extravasated blood. It suits middle-aged, plethoric, and stout constitutions.
Baryta carbonica. Apoplexy of old people, especially those addicted to the excessive use of stimulating drinks ; the patient cannot speak ; acts childish, at times anxious and full of fear ; general paralysis of old age; paralysis of the tongue, with loss of memory; anxiety and fear and great trembling of the limbs; inability to keep the body erect.
Belladonna. The first stage of the disease, where severe congestive symptoms are still present, or at a later period, when the extravasation causes severe inflammatory reaction ; stupefaction ; loss of consciousness and speech, or convulsive movements of the limbs and muscles of the face ; paralysis of the extremities, especially on the right side ; the mouth is drawn to one side ; paralysis of the tongue ; ptyalismus, difficulty of swallowing, or entire inability to swallow; loss of sight; dilated pupils; red protruded eyes ; red bloated face; reaching with the hands to the genitals.
Cocculus. The paroxysms are preceded or attended by vertigo, nausea, convulsive motions of the eyes; paralysis, especially of the lower limbs, with insensibility
Gelsemium. Threatened or actual apoplexy, with stupor, coma, and nearly general paralysis (rarely useful in hemiplegia or paraplegia”). Headache, with nausea, tightness of the brain ; giddiness ; tendency to stagger, with imperfection of vision; vertigo unto falling ; intense passive congestion to the head with nervous exhaustion.
Lachesis. Stupefaction with loss of consciousness, with blue face and convulsive movements, or tremor of the extremities ; or paralysis, especially of the left side; the paroxysms are preceded by frequent absence of mind, or vertigo with rush of blood to the head; blowing expiration ; after the use of liquors or mental emotions.
Lachnanthes. Vertigo with sensation of heat in the chest and round the heart; sensation as if the vertex were enlarged and driven upwards; the head feels enlarged, as if split open with a wedge from the outside to within ; the whole face becomes yellow, etc.
Nux vomica. Apoplexy of high livers, and leading an easy life ; dyspepsia; stupefaction, stertorous breathing and ptyalisni ; bleareyedness ; dimness of vision ; paralysis especially of the lower limbs ; hanging down of the lower jaw ; the paroxysms are preceded by vertigo, buzzing in the ears, headache as if the head would split open, or the eyes be pressed out with nausea and. urging to vomit; great irritability and hypochondriasis.
Opium. The paroxysms are preceded by dullness of sense, vertigo and heaviness of the head, buzzing in the ears and hardness of hearing, staring look, sleeplessness, anxious dreams or frequent desire to sleep ; the paroxysm is attended by tetanic rigidity of the whole body, redness, bloatedness, and heat of the face ; the head is hot and covered with hot or cold sweat; red eyes, with dilated, insensible pupils ; slow, stertorous breathing ; convulsive movements and trembling of the extremities ; foam at the mouth ; deep comatose sleep, with snoring, rattling, and hanging down of the lower maxilla; impossibility to rouse the patient; the head feels so heavy that it sinks back when the patient wants to lift it.
Pulsatilla. For stupefaction and loss of consciousness, bloated and bluish-red face, loss of motion ; violent palpitation of the heart, almost complete suppression of the pulse, and rattling breatliing.