Stroke Recovery Alternatives Seagoville TX

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.

Bobby R Stewart, MD
(972) 226-0505
929 N Galloway Ave Ste 301
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1981

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Marun S Haddad, MD, FACC
(214) 226-0505
929 N Galloway Ave Ste 301
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Srinivas R Gunukula, MD
(508) 798-6162
929 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Siddartha Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Chaim Banjo, MD
(972) 551-1900
PO Box 870336
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979

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Chaim Banjo
(972) 686-7947
4725 Gus Thomasson Rd
Mesquite, TX
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Luisa Yao Gan, MD
929 N Galloway Ave Ste 301
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1972

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Thomas Scott Davidson, MD
(214) 391-2126
820 E Cartwright Rd Ste 126
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1975

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Saleem Hayat Mallick, MD
(972) 279-3500
PO Box 850347
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St Joseph Med Ctr -S, Paris, Tx

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Premachandran S Pillay, MD
(972) 279-3500
2704 N Galloway Ave Ste 103
Mesquite, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patrice Lumumba People'S Friendship Univ, Med Fak, Moskva, Russia
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joseph F Bellomo
(972) 230-1400
2700 W Pleasant Run Rd
Lancaster, TX
Specialty
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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