What happens when the unthinkable occurs? Life after a stroke leaves no one untouched and the time and life after can feel foreign. Many people who suffer a Stroke gets persistent symptoms and it is difficult to say how the recovery process will look for each individual.
Stroke is a collective term for acute disorders of the brain’s blood circulation. The affected person has either suffered a brain infarction or a cerebral hemorrhage.
A stroke always requires the affected person to hospital care. Because the various disorders require different treatments, the healthcare staff begins to identify whether the person is afflicted with a blood clot (brain infarction) or a broken blood vessel (brain hemorrhage). After the investigation, the problems must be rectified and the affected person may be in need of an operation. Thereafter, the rehabilitation process begins.
There are several factors that increase the risk of someone having a stroke. Examples of high risk factors include smoking and alcohol consumption, diabetes, high age and low physical activity. The risk of having a stroke increases if you have had one before.
People who are at risk of suffering from a stroke can themselves check several of these factors. Through regular exercise, quit smoking, choosing a healthy diet and following doctor’s recommendations, the chance of not being affected increases.
How well the affected person will recover after a stroke is hard to say. The rehabilitation time, recovery and how long the person must remain in the hospital depends a great deal on the extent of the damage. With the help of healthcare professionals, the training is adapted after each individual case to optimize the patient’s possibilities for recovery.
Below you see examples of which complications can occur after a stroke.
The quality of life after a stroke can be drastically affected. What previously was easy can now feel very difficult. With the right help, it is quite possible to live a life without pain, stiffness and take back control of its own body.
Regardless of how the muscles are affected after a stroke, it can be alleviated. Studies show that electronic stimulation has very positive effects on muscle weakness, spasticity and even pain. We have therefore developed the Mollii suit, to relieve your muscle problems.
Mollii is a medical device consisting of a pair of pants, a jacket and a removable control unit. Patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS) or stroke experience improved physical abilities and greater freedom of movement after using Mollii. The positive effect of stimulating muscles makes it easier for people affected by a stroke to regain control of their muscles.
Our goal is to help you regain control of your body and thereby increase your quality of life.