Stroke Sufferers in The Villages, FL
Improving Health For Prevention
Also sometimes referred to as a brain attack, a stroke occurs when there is a stoppage in blood flow to the brain. If this blockage of blood flow happens for more than a few seconds, brain damage can result. Moving Forward Rehab has extensive experience with stroke patient care and is happy to help you recover after you’ve suffered a stroke.
Two Types of Stroke
- Ischemic Stroke – the blood flow to the brain is stopped by a blood clot (possibly due to clogged arteries)
- Thrombotic Stroke – clot forms in a narrow artery
- Embolic Stroke – also called a cerebral embolism, where the clot breaks off from another area of blood vessels in the brain and travels up to the brain
- Hemorrhagic Stroke – a blood vessel in the brain weakens and opens up, causing blood to leak into the brain (potentially caused by defects in the brain’s blood vessels)
Risk Factors for Strokes
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Over 55 years old
- Certain races are more prone to suffer strokes
- Drinking or smoking excessively
- Family history of stroke
- Sensory changes (hearing/vision/taste/touch)
- Confusion/memory loss
- Loss of balance/coordination
- Difficulty walking/performing movement
- Changes in personality
- Difficulty with speech
Treatment for Stroke Patients
If you or a loved one shows signs of a stroke, seek immediate medical assistance at a hospital emergency room. As for treatment post-stroke, it is dependent on the severity and cause of the stroke. We have a team of specialists that can help retrain your body to perform daily tasks as well as keep you motivated. Learn more about stroke rehabilitation.
Let Moving Forward Rehabilitation help you recover from your stroke. Contact us at 352-751-3781.