Patient Education

One thing to remember is that in a stroke, these symptoms often develop suddenly or within a few hours: 1. Weakness of a hand or leg: Often patients notice that they cannot grasp something that is even slightly heavy e.g. a glass of water. Sometimes they may not be able to lift their arm above...
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It is very important that you play an active role in preventing another stroke. There are many things that you can do, the most important one is to give up smoking if you smoke. 1. Take your medications on time: If you often forget to take your medication, you can buy a “pill box” and...
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You should make the following changes in your diet to lower the severity of your Meniere’s disease: 1. Lower the intake of salt: This is the most important thing, and also the most difficult to do. Ideally, patients with Meneiere’s disease should eat less than ½ teaspoon of salt in the entire day. There are...
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Please note that there are two types of stroke, as you can learn here. The information here applies to the kind of stroke caused by obstruction of a blood vessel. In medical terms, this is called an “Infarct”. Frequently, a few hours or days after a hemorrhagic stroke, the pressure inside the head increases tremendously....
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Please note that there are two types of stroke, as you can learn here. The information here applies to the kind of stroke caused by obstruction of a blood vessel. In medical terms, this is called an “Infarct”. The following medications are given for patients with an infarct: Blood thinners: Almost all patients with ischemic...
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There is a small amount of risk involved in every surgery. Since DBS surgery is relatively minor, the risk is low but is not non-existent. The risk of death is less than 1% Approximately 5% of patients can have serious complications such as stroke, seizure and infection. But most of these problems are cured with...
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DBS is a surgery done for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The full form of DBS is Deep Brain Stimulation. It is helpful in patients whose symptoms are not well controlled with medications. This is a brain surgery, but a relatively minor one. A metal frame is usually attached to the patients head. A very small...
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DBS is a surgery done for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The full form of DBS is Deep Brain Stimulation. In short: Yes, it is very helpful in carefully selected patients. If your symptoms are well controlled with medications, no doctor in their right mind would recommend you to have surgery. But in a few patients,...
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Parkinson’s disease is recognized by all doctors as a disease affecting movement. But in addition to movement problems, patients can have many other problems (see list). Difficulty in thinking. Depression Fatigue. Pain in one part of body especially legs or throughout the body. Dribbling of saliva from the mouth Tingling and restlessness of the legs...
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The most common symptom is uncontrolled shaking of the hands and or legs while resting. This shaking may decrease or persist when the person tries to do something – e.g. Drink a cup of tea. There are many other symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease and recognizing them is often very easy: 1. Their muscles...
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