DIET FOR PARALYSIS PATIENTS

Doctors guide a paralysis patient for the healthy diet plan and various yoga exercises to have the fastest recovery from paralysis. 

Stroke is a major cause of Paralysis. A stroke occur when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly blocked or blood vessel in the brain bursts. The brain is the most important and complex organ of the human body, it controls all the senses and functions of the body. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, then that part of the body stops working properly.

Diagnosing paralysis is quite easy to do because the main symptom is a loss of muscle control in a body area is so obvious. There is no fixed time duration that a patient will take to recover from paralysis. There are few factors that can affect and will take the patient to recover from a paralytic attack:

Causes that lead to the paralytic attack.

Some of the main causes of paralysis are:

  • Sudden weakness on one side of the face, with arm weakness
  • Sudden weakness on one side of the face, with or face pain –
  • Temporary paralysis when waking up or falling asleep –
  • Paralysis after a serious accident or injury – a
  • Weakness in the face, arms or legs that comes and goes – multiple scoliosis

After paralysis stroke, a patient shows recovery for the next 3–4 months, the problem arises once the improvement stops. To regain the lost movement of limbs, conductance of nerve impulse is essential. As per allopathic treatment, this can’t be achieved, but ayurvedic medicines have shown great results.

Eating Well After a Stroke

Eating well after a stroke is essential as choosing healthy foods can help to control the blood pressure, body weight and reduces risk of another stroke.

How does eating well after a stroke help recovery?

  • Preventing another stroke and staying healthy will be achieved when you will take the appropriate steps to control your weight and blood pressure.
  • Making healthy food choices is a major step in the right direction; as it will enhance your health.

This healthy tip is provided to get you started on the road to recovery. No two people have the same results; therefore, incorporate these healthy eating strategies and frequent check-ups with your physician.

WHAT TO EAT

  • Plenty of vegetables
  • Various Fruits.
  • Grain and cereals
  • High fiber varieties such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and oats.
  • Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs
  • Nuts, seeds, and beans.
  • Milk, yogurt, cheese, and their alternatives
  •  Drink plenty of water.

WHAT TO AVOID

  • High saturated fat such as biscuits, cakes, pastries, processed meats.
  • Fried Burgers, pizza, fried foods, potato chips
  • Saturated fats such as butter, cream, cooking margarine, coconut oil, and palm oil.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing added salt.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing added sugars
  • Sugar-sweetened Beverages

STRICTLY AVOID FOLLOWING ITEMS ALONG WITH OUR TREATMENT:

1. CURD
2. BUTTERMILK
3. PANEER /CHEESE
4. FERMENTED ITEMS (IDLI, DOSA, VADA, DHOKLA, ETC).
5. ALCOHOL
6. SAUCE
7. JAM
8. PACKED FRUIT JUICES
9. CITRUS FRUITS(LEMON, ORANGE, MOUSAMI ETC).
10. GRAPES
11. MANGO
12. KIWI
13. APPLE

ONLY FOLLOWING FRUITS ARE ALLOWED:-

  • FOR DIABETIC
  1. PAPAYA
  • FOR NON DIABETICS
  1. BANANA
  2. PAPAYA
  3. POMEGRANATE
  4. CHIKU
  • Sour food items should be strictly avoided. It decreases the potency of medicines & does not allow medicines to work properly.
  • Do not take an excessive amount of water along with the treatment as it flushes the medicine out through urine.

Strategies to reduce your risk of a stroke:

  1. Salt Too much salt can raise your blood pressure. Read labels and choose lower salt options. Don’t add salt when cooking or at the table. Use herbs and spices to increase flavor instead. If you reduce your intake gradually, your taste buds will adjust in a few weeks.
  2. Sugar Too much sugar can damage blood vessels. Read labels and choose lower sugar options. Even foods you may not think of as sugary can have added sugar.
  3. Saturated fats  cause high cholesterol. Eat mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils and spreads. Try nut butter or avocado.
  4. Alcohol Drinking too much alcohol contributes to a number of stroke risk factors, including high blood pressure. Healthy men and women should have no more than two standard drinks a day. After a stroke, your doctor can advise when it is safe for you to start drinking alcohol again and how much it is safe for you to drink.
  5. Limit your intake of saturated and Trans fat and cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by your body and found in foods of animal origin. Your body needs cholesterol to maintain the health of your body's cells.
  6. Trim the sodium in your diet. Eating too much sodium may cause you to retain fluids and increase your blood pressure. So the paralysis patients have to avoid sodium in their diet.
  7. Choose foods high in fiber. Dietary fiber is the part of plants the body cannot digest. As it passes through your body it affects the way your body digests foods and absorbs nutrients so consume high fiber foods as much as possible.

TREATMENT OF PARALYSIS

Paralysis treatment is generally done to deal with symptoms and regain muscle movement. The goal of the treatment is to help a person adapt to life with paralysis by making them as independent as possible. Physiotherapy also helps paralysis patients to a great extent. Depending on the kind of paralysis, patients undergo physiotherapy sessions where they are made to do different exercises to help regain muscle movement. This treatment requires a lot of patience and strong will.

In spite of the various treatments available, Ayurveda has proved or stands to be one of the most effective treatments for the best possible recovery in Paralysis condition. Ayurvedic medicines work on the root cause of paralysis. Ayurvedic treatment for Paralysis helps to cope up effectively and stops from occurring again. The treatment works only on your nervous tissue; it helps the body to develop an alternate route for electrical conductance to the limb.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity

https://medlineplus.gov/ischemicstroke.html

https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/health/causes-of-paralysis

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