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Constipation in Stroke Patient

Posted by Tonia on July 26, 2003 at 00:26:54:

Does anybody have any suggestions for a natural stool softener and a natural laxative for a stroke patient? The doctor has ordered colace and senacot, but there must be some natural, healthful alternatives. Also, I would appreciate any suggestions to promote return of arm, leg, and speech function after stroke. Thanks.



Re: Constipation in Stroke Patient (Archive in stroke.) Rehabilitation.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2003 at 12:31:28:

In Reply to: Constipation in Stroke Patient posted by Tonia on July 26, 2003 at 00:26:54:

Hi, Tonia.

Of course this is an end result of not preventing strokes. The rest of the family can take this sad state of affairs as a warning and begin doing what is already known that will prevent them from ending in the same fix.

The best that I know is to maximize the function of the tissue the patient has left and intensive physical therapy--which the family can learn from the PT how to do and do it several times a day and not just when the PT is there.

SR, practiced at least several times a day (After all what else does the patient have to do with his time?) and a PWFD along with "Perfect Food" by gardenoflifeusa.com (blue lable) at least 6 a day, would be the patient's best chance of maximizing the potential of the tissue he has left.

Walt



Re: Constipation in Stroke Patient (Archive in stroke.) Rehabilitation.

Posted by leon cavallo on July 26, 2003 at 18:21:28:

In Reply to: Re: Constipation in Stroke Patient (Archive in stroke.) Rehabilitation. posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2003 at 12:31:28:

hi

chelation therpay.

for the constipation, may i suggest a little reflexology on the bottom of the foot ? with deep massaging pressure, work from about half way down, to almost all the way down on the sole, especailly on the right foot, toward the outter corner. works great. play around a bit with it. good books by Mildred Carter if you are inclined to read.

have seen CHINESE acupncture (not medical acupuncture)immediately after the stroke taken EVERY day for a few weeks do wonders for two stroke patients.

also, did i miss something... isnt chelation therapy to be considered here ? wouldnt Dr Stoll's mother suggest chelation therapy :-) ? Chelation therapy consitantly works miracles that are not thought possible with any other therapy , esp after stroke. find a chelating doctor through http://www.acam.org/doctorsearch.php

good luck



Re: Constipation in Stroke Patient (Archive in stroke.) Rehabilitation.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 27, 2003 at 06:58:09:

In Reply to: Re: Constipation in Stroke Patient (Archive in stroke.) Rehabilitation. posted by leon cavallo on July 26, 2003 at 18:21:28:

Thanks, Leon.

IF this was a thrombotic stroke chelation could help prevent the next one. If it was a hemorrhagic stroke chelation would be contraindicated. Chelation cannot do much once the damage has occured.

Walt

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