Stroke Recovery Alternatives Hammond LA

Recovery from stroke is long and complicated, and understandably often accompanied by hopelessness. So doctors usually prescribe antidepressants, daily aspirin to keep the blood from clotting again, and very limited physical therapy. Read on for more information on stroke recovery.

Jherie D DuCombs
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William P Kopfler
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Claude T Nesser
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William P Kopfler II, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1988

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Naseem A Jaffrani, MD
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Business
Alexandria Cardiology Clinic
Specialties
Cardiology

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William Chester Black, MD
(201) 487-8900
15748 Medical Arts Dr
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957

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Jherie Demouy Ducombs, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1998

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Patrick A Delaney, MD, FACC
(504) 542-5972
15752 Medical Arts Dr
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Claude Terrence Nesser, MD
(985) 542-5972
16070 Doctors Blvd
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: North Oaks Med Ctr, Hammond, La
Group Practice: Hammond Cardiology Clinic

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James Edward Mace, MD
(985) 781-6653
3065 Golden Dr
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stroke Recovery Alternatives

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By Nicole Duncan

Roger Maxwell of Dallas didn’t smoke. He exercised regularly and kept his weight down. But at 49 he suffered a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak words more than two syllables. Maxwell’s stroke came from an arterial dissection; an artery in the back of his neck split in half and blocked the flow of blood to his brain. And when brain cells become starved for blood, they get damaged or die, making simple tasks like eating, walking, and talking nearly impossible.

The Conventional Rx:
Recovery from stroke is long and complicated, and understandably often accompanied by hopelessness. So doctors usually prescribe antidepressants, daily aspirin to keep the blood from clotting again, and very limited physical therapy. But antidepressants come loaded with side effects, aspirin can cause stomach ulcers or internal bleeding, and many stroke victims give up in frustration before they can regain their mobility and plummet further into depression.

The Alternative Rx: A rehab plan that included Iyengar yoga, time on the treadmill, supplements, and speech therapy. Maxwell was determined to walk and talk again, but his stroke affected the section of the brain that controls balance, which made walking difficult. Since walking requires not only balance, but strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance, a combination of yoga (for balance, coordination, and flexibility) and treadmill time (for strength and endurance) made the most sense. With its emphasis on precise positioning and the aid of props, Iyengar yoga in particular gave Maxwell the help he needed. Maxwell also supplemented with omega-3s, vitamin E, and Co-Q10, all of which have been proven to enhance brain function.

The Outcome: “The stroke rendered me unable to do just about everything but think clearly. I felt like I was imprisoned in my own body. I needed to break free,” says Maxwell. Within a year of his stroke, he had shed his wheelchair and regained full control of his speech. In fact, Maxwell completed the Dallas White Rock marathon less than two years after losing his ability to walk. —ND

Author: Nicole Duncan

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