About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. It’s the third most common cause of death (after heart attack and cancer) and the leading cause of mental and physical impairment. Survivors are often left with partial paralysis, speech impairment, drooping face, memory loss, or other consequence. One of every 5 people who survive a stroke needs institutional care within 3 months. It should be a priority to do all we can to prevent a stroke.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a sudden loss of nerve/brain function caused by vascular (blood vessel) damage. Most strokes (more than 4 out of 5) are ischemic, meaning a blood vessel is blocked (often by a piece of plaque broken loose from an artery wall) or constricted (by intense spasm) that cuts off the flow of blood to an area of the brain. The other type of stroke is hemorrhagic in which there is leakage from a blood vessel into the brain. It’s less common but more likely to be fatal; up to 52% of victims die within 30 days. So either an area of the brain is deprived of blood (which brings essential nutrients and oxygen) or has blood spewed into it where it doesn’t belong. Brain cells in the affected area can’t function, and begin to die. Within a minute, almost 2 million brain cells can die; in a 10-hour course, over a billion brain cells may be killed. Yet, if blood flow is slowed down—not completely cut off—less sensitive brain cells can “hold their breath” for about 3 hours and not die of oxygen starvation.
Stroke in the United States – CDC stats:
- Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.
- On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.
- Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.
- About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
- About 185,00 strokes—nearly one of four—are in people who have had a previous stroke.
- About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, when blood flow to the brain is blocked.
- Stroke costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health
- care services, medications to treat stroke, and missed days of work.
- Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.
What are the symptoms of a Stroke?
Signs of a stroke are Numbness in the body, confusion, Speech being impaired, dizziness, headaches, and impaired vision.
What is the root cause of a stroke?
The cause of a stroke is weakened Vessels, arteries, and capillaries. The lack of nutritional support to the collage-nous fibers in the body is the root cause of a stroke.
Is there anything natural I can do for a stroke?
Below is a protocol for dealing with a clot in the brain causing ischemic strokes. The hemorrhagic stroke protocol can be found under “Strokes – Recovery From”.
Stroke (Thrombolytic or Occlusive) ProtocolDr. Jack and Mary Stockwell, CGP, have a specific supplement protocol for Stroke (Thrombolytic or Occlusive) however we do not recommend nutritional support for non-patients using generic protocols. To access our Patient-Only content on The Forbidden Doctor website, you must start by filling out our free Symptom Survey. Dr. Stockwell and his staff will review and provide customized supplement protocols for each new patient entering our practice. These personalized protocols will save you money immediately by guiding you to only the supplements you need. Once you are a patient who has been evaluated, you will be granted access to the Patient Portal and all of our Symptom Library protocols, including this one. There will also be a treasure trove of forbidden information that’s been kept from you for at least 90 years.
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