The stroke is no ‘Alterskrankheit’ young people are affected. MyHandicap provides free and independent information about stroke. The number of strokes increases significantly with increasing age, to speak of an Alterskrankheit, would be however wrong. From baby up to Grandpa each of a stroke can be affected. According to information of the German stroke help, 15 percent of those affected are under 45 years of age.
Those who live healthy, lowers his risk of stroke some factors ensure that the stroke risk is higher than average. These include elevated blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, lipid disorders, malnutrition to obesity, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol. In many cases, it comes to arteriosclerosis due to an unhealthy lifestyle. This can cause blood clots that can trigger a stroke. Because of these risks, a balanced diet and the responsible use of alcohol and cigarettes are recommended. After It can cause paralysis suffered a stroke and depression come a stroke can have a variety of effects. Paralysis or numbness of limbs occur frequently.
Impairments of the swallowing reflex and sense of balance are also possible. Often, it comes also to severe brain damage, thus also vital signs can be affected. The seriousness of the disease shows itself when you eyes, that approximately 40% of stroke patients die within a year. Aftercare is very important for those affected the stroke impact best in chess to keep and to achieve an improvement in the framework of the possibilities, it is especially important that patients are carried out by specialist doctors and therapists. The interdisciplinary nature of the therapeutic approach is required to reflect all sequelae of stroke. Physiotherapists help stroke sufferers, with a wheelchair to handle correctly or the existing extent of movement best to use. Psychotherapists help depression and new perspectives. The depression is the damage to the brain itself, or by the lack of prospects who feel many sufferers immediately after a stroke. Depression also occur Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease to depression are not only typical of stroke sufferers. They occur also in other diseases, such as Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. MyHandicap Foundation helps people with disabilities, himself destined to live to give people new courage to face life and helping them out of the depression, there are different ways. These include among others the medication and talk therapy. Also leisure activities can help with this. So it is possible, for example, to provide patients, so that they can move independently to the appropriate training and might play sports even after the amputation of a leg with a prosthesis. To this end, there are Special prostheses, which are specially made for the patient. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation MyHandicap operates a large online platform for people with disabilities in German-speaking Europe. Here, patients can find independent information, advice from volunteer experts and exchange with people living with a disability or serious illness.