Stroke Recovery Alternatives Hastings NE

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.

Atul A Aggarwal
(402) 489-6555
715 North Kansas Ave, Suite 302
Hastings, NE
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Cardiology

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George L Welch, MD
303 W Lochland Rd
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey M Mahoney, MD
(402) 572-3300
6901 N 72nd St
Omaha, NE
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Heart Consultants PC
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Cardiology

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Michael Gary Del Core, MD
(402) 280-4566
3006 Webster St
Omaha, NE
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robin Yue, MD
(308) 381-8636
2116 W Faidley Ave Ste 200
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Zhejiiang Med Univ, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Graduation Year: 1985

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Atul Aggarwal, MD
(402) 461-5064
715 N Kansas Ave Ste 200
Hastings, NE
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Nebraska Heart Institute

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Chaudhuri, Pradipta, Md - Nebraska Heart Institute
(402) 461-5064
715 N Kansas Ave Ste 302
Hastings, NE

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Dr.Douglas Netz
(402) 328-3000
7440 South 91st Street
Lincoln, NE
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ward Alan Chambers, MD
(402) 559-9660
984040 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973

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Harpaul Bajwa
(402) 328-3000
7440 S 91st St
Lincoln, NE
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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