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Alternative to the rollator: The Wheellator is a walking aid with large wheels. The large rear wheels enable self-determined walking, with a lot of comfort. In addition, with the Wheellator you remain mobile and independent.
Read this blog article to learn more about stroke symptoms, signs and causes. In addition, stroke patients may be curious about what options are available to help them maintain mobility.
Are you a person who has had a stroke or a loved one of someone?
Do you want to better understand stroke symptoms, signs and causes? If so, you’ve probably just found some information about symptoms and causes.
You can further learn about stroke symptoms and their signs on our Wheellator blog, page.
Table of Contents:
1. what is a stroke?
2. what is the course and causes of stroke?
3. the external and internal signs in stroke symptoms.
4. do not ignore stroke causes and symptoms.
5. what does stroke mean for diet?
6. daily life of a stroke patient?
7. what does a stroke mean for mobility?
8. what aids can help?
9. what can relatives of stroke patients do? Stroke causes, treatment and prevention.
What is a stroke?
What are the signs, - causes and how to recognize stroke symptoms?
What are the typical symptoms of strokes?
A stroke that occurs suddenly and affects brain function is a very serious condition. It is important to make an appointment with your doctor as early as possible. Recognize stroke symptoms so you can complete the diagnosis. Stroke symptoms can vary depending on which area of the brain is affected.
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Here are the most common signs of stroke symptoms:
- Changes in emotional or thinking patterns.
- As well as changes in motor function.
- Changes in the perception of events also occur.
- In addition, changes and limitations in vision may occur.
- Weakness, numbness or tingling is also reported. Better said, paralysis on one side of the body may indicate a stroke.
- Throbbing pain is also typical. Usually, the opposite side of the body is affected. So with an infarction on the left side, pain is felt in the right side of the body.
- Fever in stroke patients is particularly common.
- herefore, it is important to take the temperature regularly.
- Temperature monitoring is used for early detection of infections.
As well as, speech and comprehension disorders.
- These can manifest themselves as halting, choppy speech. But also the twisting of syllables or letters are signs of a stroke.
- Furthermore, severe headaches may be associated with nausea and frequent vomiting.
- However, headaches can also occur alone at first.
- This is caused by sudden circulatory disturbances in a certain region of the brain.
Stroke symptoms recognize the signs and act correctly.
Die oben genannten Symptome sind die häufigsten Anzeichen, beim Auftreten eines Schlaganfalls. Zögern Sie daher nicht und rufen Sie den
The above-mentioned symptoms are the most common signs when a stroke occurs. Therefore, do not hesitate and call the emergency services.
Time is everything. Therefore, also an essential factor to keep the consequences of the stroke as small as possible. Within the first hours after the onset of symptoms, there is still the greatest chance to treat the stroke effectively.
What is the cause and course of a stroke?
The most common cause of stroke is that the brain is no longer supplied with sufficient blood. In other words, stroke is caused by a blockage of an artery in the brain. The gray cells in a certain area of the brain do not receive enough oxygen or nutrients. Therefore, cells may die.
Stroke symptoms: The external and internal signs of stroke.
It is estimated that around 250,000 people suffer a stroke in Germany every year. The probability of suffering a stroke is greater for people over 65. Women are particularly affected. A stroke is a shock for everyone. The heart beats irregularly, which shows itself in corresponding symptoms in the area of the body:
- sunken face
- weakness, numbness or
- paralysis of the face
The worst stroke symptoms- what to do as soon as you suspect a stroke.
Stroke patients also reported, for example, cramps in their arms and legs.
Others reported muscle tension in the lumbar spine. If you lie on your side, you might notice a limp arm or leg. Likewise, an irregular heartbeat and breathing rate.
In addition, stroke patients also reported more frequent headaches. People with stroke may also be anxious, restless, angry, agitated or dizzy.
Not all of these stroke symptoms are always present at the same time. In fact, many stroke symptoms are rather nonspecific and can vary among people.
Do not ignore stroke symptoms!
You should not ignore these symptoms, as your life is at stake. If you think you have had a stroke or suspect signs, contact your doctor immediately.
Nutrition after a stroke
In the post-stroke period, damage to the brain may be temporary, which has an impact on diet. Change in diet can have serious effects on health.
The key word here is "health" - the nutrition of stroke patients is very important.
For stroke patients, nutrition is a critical factor in the success of the rehabilitation process.
Especially for stroke patients, nutrition should be a major focus. Proper nutrition, as well as exercise, will reduce the risk of disease. Stroke can come from chronic stresses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, as well as high cholesterol, or family history of stroke. Therefore, the diet should be light, tasty, and high in protein and fiber.
The stroke patient often requires nutritional counseling due to their dietary patterns.
Many patients do not know how important it is to eat right. At the same time, they need help from nutritionists who set up individual diet plans. Nutritionists know what is important for stroke patients. Which types of nutrition, for example, are beneficial to a healing process.
Stroke symptoms, what is the daily life of a stroke patient after diagnosis?
Unlike a concussion, you cannot recover from a stroke. Doctors assume that about half of all stroke patients remain permanently disabled one year after stroke. As a result, stroke patients are also dependent on outside help. Some stroke patients often have even mild problems afterward. Such as drowsiness, which slows down after a week. But there are a wide variety of options to help with a stroke.
- Such as stroke everyday helpers for getting dressed.
Everyday home helpers.
- Stroke support groups.
- As well as practical helpers with hygiene for stroke patients.
What does a stroke mean for mobility?
If you have suffered a stroke, you probably know how difficult it is to get around. You often have to rely on the help of family members to move around. The stroke patient should not move for more than 15 minutes at first. It is best to move the legs and arms first and then try to move the hips. Be careful not to stretch the arms and legs so far when doing this, this will take the strain off the shoulders. Do not stretch the legs so far that the knees start to wobble.
What tools can help with a stroke?
More independence after stroke, assistive devices provide support for all activities of daily living. Depending on the damage to the brain, stroke patients can experience very different limitations. Accordingly, advice on assistive devices can be very individual. You should therefore seek advice from a medical supply store.
Here are some things that might help you if you have a stroke.
Read stroke – guides and instructions.
Stroke guides help you feel better again. There is also a stroke aids catalog. This tells you which aids are suitable for the patient after a stroke.
A stroke often leads to paralysis. Therefore, many things are suddenly no longer possible. A rollator or wheelchair gives stroke patients back their mobility.
Bandages and orthoses
Affected persons can often only move their arms and legs to a limited extent. Bandages and orthoses protect the joints and at the same time compensate for lost motor skills.
Stroke patients should maintain their mobility - the Wheellator is an alternative to the rollator and wheelchair
As a family member of stroke patients, you may also know how hard it is to take care of you.
Stroke patients can regain their mobility. The Wheellator is an alternative to a wheelchair for getting around after a stroke. It is a lightweight, flexible and customizable solution. When you’re going through life with a stroke, it’s hard to find happiness. Especially when you can no longer walk. With the Wheellator from Tukimet, you can have your loved one push you. The Wheellator is the best choice for mobility for stroke patients. As it helps you maintain your muscles without exhausting them.
Wheellator - the innovative 3-in-1 rollator - with wheelchair function
This very special hybrid rollator comes from the far north. From Finland, to be precise. The Wheellator combines three features. On the one hand, it can be pushed as a rollator as usual. On the other hand, you can be pushed with it. In addition, the user can drive independently with the Wheellator without assistance. In other words, you can use it as a rollator with wheelchair transport function.
Mobility after stroke - What other tools can I use to get around?
What can family members of stroke patients do?
There are many things you can do as a family member or patient to support recovery. We have some tips for you here, which we have learned from our patients and family members.
- Learn about treatment options and signs of symptoms.
- Some stroke patients require additional speech therapy. Since the speech center is often affected after a stroke.
- As a result, the patient can no longer speak properly.
- Without movement, the patient can lose his muscles.
- Many patients already have great problems walking or standing before they even learn that they have had a stroke.
Treat stroke symptoms.
After a stroke, a quick therapy is very important. The first movements – linguistic exercises should begin immediately afterward.
Many stroke patients are supported by relatives to ensure that they are well prepared for the next days and weeks.
This list of things you can set up for your stroke patient is specifically for family members.
- Inform yourself about stroke therapy offers.
Remember that the patient’s symptoms, such as headaches, can also come from the stroke.
- Stroke is an insidious disease. With each passing moment, the nerve cells in the brain disappear.
- Therefore, it is very important that you recognize stroke symptoms immediately and record surge times. Stroke symptoms can be treated quickly.
The role of family members is very important after a stroke.
The relatives play a very important role in movement – speech therapy. On the one hand, they often provide the prerequisite for patients to come to outpatient therapy in the first place. On the other hand, the relatives are also important for the cooperation with the therapists. After all, it is the relatives who provide the affected person with a nice home and everyday life.
The 5 simplest tips on how to prevent stroke - symptoms.
- Eat healthy (enough fruits vegetables nuts and proteins) and make sure you get plenty of exercise and sports!
- Reduce excess weight!
- Refrain from nicotine and drink little or no alcohol!
- Avoid stress and don’t take life so seriously!
- Constantly educate yourself and have underlying diseases treated!
Mobilität nach Schlaganfall – Welche anderen Hilfsmittel kann ich verwenden, um mich zu bewegen?
Schlaganfallpatienten sollten ihre Mobilität erhalten – daher gibt es auch eine innovative Alternative zum Rollstuhl.
Sehen Sie dazu den Erfahrungsbericht: Mobilität und Bewegung im Alter. Schlaganfall Patienten wieder mobilisieren. Wie Mobilitätshilfen wie der Wheellator – der 3-in-1 Rollator-Rollstuhl einem Bewohner eines Pflegeheims nach 3 Schlaganfällen zurück in die Mobilität bringen.
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What do we stand for as a rollator manufacturer at Tukimet OY?
As a rollator manufacturer at Tukimet OY, we stand for every person being able to move safely! More precisely, because movement is one of the most important basic elements for life.
With a focus on the needs of end users, we develop and produce high-quality products that make everyday life easier for people and their relatives. Our products not only create a better quality of life, but they also ensure that people can be more personally independent and take more personal responsibility for every step they take.
Movement – Independence – Safety – Quality of life
- What does it mean for people to be able to move safely, independently and at the same time increase their quality of life?
- A safe movement has served for survival for thousands of years! In contrast, a bad movement led to great dangers and even death.
- In other words, a safe movement means life, to have self-determined control over oneself.
- Likewise, life means interacting with other people in society.
- Going to town with them while being an important part in the family and society.
- Being able to independently manage independence and quality of life, challenges and inconveniences in movement. This means to be able to live a happy vital life, until old age, enjoying quality of life with friends and family.
We are open to new ideas and reforms and invest in joint university projects. We see through the eyes and hear through the ears of the customer and are always interested in learning about the wishes and needs of impaired people. Our vision is to create new things and fulfill wishes that help people on their way to more mobility and independence.
We invest in the future. With state-of-the-art machinery and our high quality standards, we guarantee safe and durable products that prove themselves in everyday use.
We have high quality standards and are proud of the fact that our walking aids carry the key label “MADE IN FINLAND”. The key label distinguishes us from competitors and shows our customers and consumers that Tukimet Oy not only focuses on quality, durability and sustainability, but also creates and maintains regional jobs.