Did you know?
Eating healthily, taking more exercise, not smoking and ensuring blood pressure is normal, can all help to prevent stroke. (The Stroke Association)
How does a Stroke affect the body?
The most common type of stroke is a blockage of a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. A stroke can also occur as a result of a burst blood vessel.
A stroke can cause weakness or paralysis in one side of the body and problems with balance or co-ordination. Memory can also be affected.
A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to that part of your brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. It can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate.
Millions of people have survived a stroke and in a split second your life has changed and you are now a stroke survivor. We want to help your learn about strokes and understand what care and support options are available for you as you travel the road to recovery.
Strokes affects everybody differently. Many stroke sufferers continue to improve over a long time, sometimes over a number of years. Recovery from strokes involves making changes in the physical, social and emotional aspects of your life. You will make changes to prevent additional strokes as well as to facilitate your life-long recovery.
It is normal to feel angry, anxious or depressed after a stroke. You may feel worried about work, money and relationships and the tiredness caused by a stroke can make things worse.
Although your risk of having another stroke is higher if you have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) there are still positive things you can do to reduce your risk:
- take the medication that your doctor has prescribed
- have regular health check-ups to make sure it is working for you
- talk to your doctor about any lifestyle changes you may need to make e.g. stopping smoking or losing weight. Also ask about the help and support you can get to help you with them as there is lots available.
How can Adaptawear help?
People affected by stroke may still remain independent whilst others require assistance to dress themselves.
Adaptawear’s discreetly adapted clothes caters for both needs. Our open back clothing such as the Open Back Blouses, Shirts, Dresses and Trousers have clever openings that allow a carer to dress an individual with ease.
On the other hand, our Side fastening Trousers allow an individual to draw the trousers more easily up the legs as a result of zips on either side of the hips. By just opening one side, an individual is able to manipulate the garment over the side of the body with limited movement.
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