With the rising cases of neurological problems and more stroke cases coming up, Max Hospital, Vaishali, launched a dedicated support group for stroke patients to address the issue and raise awareness for timely intervention and prevention.
The programme was initiated for people who have suffered stroke and neurological issues in the past, to understand the health aspects and to share experience with people who are currently dealing with similar issues.
As a part of the same, Max Hospital, Vaishali conducted a session today in their hospital premises, to provide a common platform to stroke survivors and their caregivers wherein they could share their experiences and learn from each other. The programme also had one session on relaxation through breathing. Caregivers, doctors and patients came together to discuss the issues related to strokes, how best and fastest care can be provided and how physiotherapy can boost the pace of treatment.
Addressing the audience during the session, Dr Sanjay Saxena, Senior Director, Neurology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, said “lack of awareness is at the root of every health disorder, weight management, managing an adequate blood pressure, active physical life are some of the basic preventive measures for stroke. However, in most cases the situation deteriorates because people are not aware and tend to ignore the symptoms instead of consulting a doctor immediately. It is necessary that people from all strata of life, have a basic knowledge of handling such health issues. It is never too late for one to avail information and understand the first actions to be taken when someone gets stroke. We are a population where, obesity, blood pressure problems, diabetes is increasing specifically in the urban areas. Only an active life and awareness can be depended on to avoid health disorders, like strokes.”
In the panel discussion organised, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and psychologists from Max Vaishali, came together to evaluate the existing scenario and shed light on the best practices that can be adopted by caregivers and the support group to bring in best in class treatment for stroke patients.
“It is always advisable for people to take their health seriously and maintain an active life through regular workouts. However, under situations, where one has been attacked by a stroke, along with continuous therapy and with moderate physical activities the conditions can be controlled well. One should not try things at home unless advised by an expert because physiotherapy for every individual would be different based on their condition and problems. Physiotherapy has always proven results in improving the conditions of stroke patients in the past. This support group from Max Healthcare would be a really helpful move towards care of stroke patients.” Said Dr Shuchita Bansal, Senior Physiotherapist, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali.