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A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood flow to the brain is disrupted, resulting in an interruption of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. This can lead to brain damage and loss of function. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage in an artery, and hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain. At Patient Handling, we offer a range of products that can assist with enabling independent living and the best quality care.


Symptoms of a stroke can include: sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, sudden severe headache, and difficulty walking or maintaining balance.

Risk factors for stroke include: high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and a family history of stroke.

Stroke treatment depends on the type of stroke, and it’s essential to get medical attention as soon as possible after the stroke, as the faster a person receives treatment, the better their chances of recovery. Ischemic stroke can be treated with a clot-busting medication, and surgery can be performed to remove a clot in some cases. Hemorrhagic stroke can be treated with surgery to repair the damaged blood vessel.

Rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process for stroke survivors, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and counselling. A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals will work together to develop an individualised treatment plan and provide the necessary care and support.

It’s important to note that stroke can significantly impact an individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional abilities, and it can require long-term rehabilitation for recovery.

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