- by Bangalore Diabetes Centre & Diagnostic Lab
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- Feb 13 2017
What are the treatment options for stroke?
At the first sign of a stroke, you should get medical care right away. If blood vessels to your brain are blocked by blood clots, the doctor can give you a "clot-busting" drug. The drug must be given soon after a stroke to be effective. Subsequent treatment for stroke includes medications and physical therapy, as well as surgery to repair the damage. Meal planning and physical activity may be part of your ongoing care. In addition, you may need medications to lower your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol and to prevent blood clots.
For additional information about strokes, call the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at 1–800–352–9424 or see www.ninds.nih.gov on the Internet.
Points to Remember
If you have diabetes, you are at least twice as likely as other people to have heart disease or a stroke.
Controlling the ABCs of diabetes—A1C (blood glucose), blood pressure, and cholesterol—-can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Choosing foods wisely, quitting smoking, and taking medications (if needed) can all help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
If you have any warning signs of a heart attack or a stroke, get medical care immediately—don't delay. Early treatment of heart attack and stroke in a hospital emergency room can reduce damage to the heart and the brain.
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