Stroke Recovery Alternatives Pearl City HI

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.

Hiro Makino
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hiro Makino, MD
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 655
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1977

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Eugene Alfred H Magnier, MD
(808) 487-6439
99-128 Aiea Heights Dr Ste 405
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962

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Cyril Y Leung
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Michael Bachik, MD
(301) 897-5400
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael Wayne Chan, MD
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 655
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Wayne Chan
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Marie Etienne Nguyen, MD
(808) 432-7240
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1987

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John C Chen
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Paul Chungming Ho, MD
(808) 432-8389
3288 Monanalua Road
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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