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All About Stroke

Read more about stroke and rehabilitation, as well as articles on practical aspects of life after stroke. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please let us know at info[at]vigo.health and we will do our best to help you. We'll also prepare an article on the topic so others have the answer as well.

5 books to read after experiencing a stroke

In most cases, the first informative aid that family and the stroke survivor themselves use is Google or another search engine, however we also recommend reading these inspiring and educating books.…

Interview with CBT specialists: Rehabilitation process post stroke

Jānis Grants, psychology doctor and brain injury rehabilitation specialist, begins the interview by explaining the complexity of stroke rehabilitation process. "It is very complex and difficult, not…

Stroke and coronavirus: How are they related?

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University claim that young patients without any stroke risk factors might have a higher risk experiencing a stroke if they have contracted COVID-19. That is…

What happens 5 years post stroke?

A stroke occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, however dealing with stroke after effects can take several years. In this article read about what happens 5 years post stroke and what can be expected…

Types of vision impairment after stroke

Vision impairment is quite a common stroke after effect. At least half of the stroke survivors will experience some kind of vision impairment, however others may have blurry vision or have other…

Interview with CBT specialists: “Stroke affects the whole family, not just the stroke survivor”

Agnese Orupe, a cognitive behavioral therapist in Latvia, says: "In our country we tend to not see it that way, but in other countries it is considered that the whole family suffers from stroke, not…

Stroke in men and women: Are there differences?

Diseases for both men and women are mostly similar, however they can show with different symptoms or occur due to different risk factors. This also goes to stroke. Stroke is one of those conditions…

Can stress cause a stroke?

It is well known that too much stress is bad for our health. It can cause headache, digestive issues, anxiety, problems with sleep, etc. But can stress cause a stroke? In this article read about…

Life after stroke: Psychological tips

Recovery from stroke entails physical therapy and rehabilitation. However psychological stance towards your recovery and health is also extremely important to achieve better recovery results. To…

Personal story from stroke survivor Līga: “I was given a second chance”.

Stroke is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide each year, and for Latvia with its less than 2 million population, it affects about 30,000 people every year. Unfortunately the…

Life after stroke: Going back to work

Usually when hearing the word "stroke", one thinks of an elderly person. However, turns out that around 25% of all stroke cases are among people who are working age, and who have to stop working…

Life after stroke: Tips for daily life

At some point after experiencing a stroke, you will be ready to perform daily chores and run errands. It may be that you haven't regained your speech and language skills yet. Or that your muscle…

Preventing another stroke

If you have previously experienced a stroke, chances of having another one are quite high. Research shows that 1 in 4 people who have had an ischemic stroke (clot-related stroke) will experience…

stroke recovery

Stroke recovery process: Timeline

In the previous article we talked about stroke after effects. Because stroke after effects can be different types and forms of functional impairments, recovery process from stroke will also be…

stroke after effects

What are stroke after effects?

There are various effects and consequences that a stroke survivor experiences, both physically and emotionally. In this article, we will cover functional changes that a stroke survivor might…

What can help prevent a stroke?

Turns out, there are various factors that you can control to help prevent a stroke. If you are a smoker, you might want to quit smoking since it is considered a risk factor. If you have high…

How to create a safe home after a stroke?

Stroke is one of the most common causes of functional disability in the world. The movement and cognitive disturbances that it causes can manifest differently. The after effects a stroke survivor may…

depression and anxiety after stroke

Depression and anxiety after stroke

It is well known that a stroke can have a significant impact on a person's health and later life. Many of these effects are physical and, therefore, easily recognizable, while others are more…

relative with a stroke

How do you care for a loved one with stroke?

If you want to learn more about the stroke itself, its causes and after effects, read more in our article What is a stroke? When a person experiences stroke, there are certain steps they and their…

stroke rehabilitation

What are the options for stroke rehabilitation?

Medical stroke rehabilitation is considered to be the process of regaining lost abilities and motions or relearning them anew. A stroke survivor may experience paralysis or problems controlling…

stroke support

What stroke support is available for stroke survivors with disability?

A stroke survivor often times experiences consequences that require rehabilitation, intensive after-care and a demanding regimen in order to recover (Read more in the article "What are the options…

stroke treatment

How is acute stroke treated?

As discussed in the article "What is a Stroke?", there are two types of stroke - the first caused by occlusion of blood vessel by trombus and therefore disrupted blood flow (aka, ischemic stroke or…

stroke causes

What causes a stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of your brain is cut off. Without the oxygen in blood, brain cells start to die rapidly. It turns out there are particular conditions that predispose you to…

Stroke symptoms

What are the symptoms of a stroke and when to seek medical help?

It is important that once a person experiences stroke, they receive medical attention on an emergency basis. There are a number of ways to detect whether you or someone you know may be experiencing a…

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