Brain Stem Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association only 10% are brain stem stroke and 65% of patients do not survive. It occurs in the base of the brain, which is where nerve impulses from the upper brain controls movement.It serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. The brain stem also controls automatic functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, swallowing, sleep patterns and body temperature control.

Here are some of the warning signs:
          Loss of sensation of paralysis on one side of body.

          Difficulty understanding and communicating language.

          Trouble with visual perception which may include blurry vision.

          Impaired cognitive functioning that may include problems with judgment or memory.

          Difficulty coordinating daily tasks including: walking, balancing or moving.

The impacts of stroke can be devastating for the more than 700,000 people that suffer from stroke each year.
When a person is injured due to accident or illness beginning a therapy routine as soon as possible is very important.Patients should exercise to activate the process of recovery and neural re-organization.A program of 30 to 60 minutes,4 to 6 times a week is a good start but any amount is better than none.Wellness is a way of living that highlights such preventive measures as eating a healthy diet. Making exercise an enjoyable part of your life, and making self care decisions that will improve the quality of your life.