Stroke Recovery Alternatives Pahrump NV

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.

Basil E Chryssos
(775) 687-8570
704 W Nye Ln
Carson City, NV
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Arnold Kaufman, MD
(702) 242-7604
PO Box 15645
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1969

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Adel R Shehata
(702) 796-4278
2470 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert L Whipple III, MD
(404) 355-6562
520 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1967

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Chandrasekhar R Narala, MD
2020 Goldring Ave Ste 202
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Vijayanagara Inst Med Sci, Gulbarga Univ, Bellary, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Stephen Savran
(702) 240-6482
7455 West Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1968
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Cardiologist
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Lloyd Charles Mc Donald, MD
Minden, NV
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1956

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George G Scleparis, MD
33 Glen Eden Ct
Henderson, NV
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Cardiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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David S Thompson
(775) 982-5420
850 Mill St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Ricardo Celiz Alfafara, MD
(520) 758-4114
2300 Whispering Hills Cir
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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