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Stroke, partial paralysis, physiotherapy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   nice chatting with you
User :   my collegue's father is 85 year old
User :   he had a stroke and one leg and one hand is partially paralysed
User :   is it curable at this age?
Doctor :   For a 85 yr old the prognosis of cerebral stroke is not favourable
Doctor :   We can only give symptomatic therapy
Doctor :   with good nursing
Doctor :   Hiring a nurse is a good option, a definitive improvement is not guaranteed
Doctor :   If he is ambulatory
Doctor :   he should be recovering than if he is not ambulatory
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Did you follow what I say?
User :   he is not able to get up from bed
Doctor :   Ok then the prognosis is not that good
Doctor :   the cure is not guaranteed, there can be some morbidity
User :   so what is the best treatment for him?
Doctor :   Good home care, family support, good nurse to take care
Doctor :   Are you with me
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions?
Doctor :   Let a physiotherapist come and do passive exercises
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding

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