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Had cerebral attack. Faced bells palsy. Going through physiotherapy. Having knee pain. Prescribed Kool-it and Tazloc. What can be done?

Nov 2013
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my mother had cerebral attack one year back associated with some temporary left side body movement problem. Following physicotheraphy she recovered. After two months she faced bells palsy followed by verticular balance problem. Again she gone through physiothepary and recovered but still some very little balance problem while walking is noticed. Recently she is facing keen pain also. Her current pressure is bit high 160/110. But please note she always had high presure with normal life activity. I am not sure if some person always feels high pressure with no symtom. She has been prescribed following medicine -


She is nondiabetic, lower cholesterol level.
Please suggest if she is on proper medication. What best can be done to improve her health condition much better. Lookforward to comprehensive guidance in terms of medicine or lifestyle management or food habit.

Posted Wed, 24 Jul 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 25 minutes later
Thank you for posting your query.
Your mother has suffered from brain strokes and she is at a higher risk of getting strokes in the future too. The known risk factor in her is high blood pressure.

As of now, the medications are on the correct lines. The essential medications in her are:

1. medicines for BP control- the target BP in her is below 120-140/80-90 mmHg.
2. Blood thinners such as aspirin
3. statins, such as atorvastatin or rosuvaststin: this would keep her cholesterol normal and prevent strokes in future.

Every six months, you should get her blood sugar, blood cholesterol and homocysteine checked. These are all risk factors for stroke, if elevated.

Physiotherapy and exercises should be continued on a regular basis.

In terms of diet, she should have a low fat diet, and avoid non veg and oily foods. Sweets in moderation are allowed. Fresh fruits and salads are encouraged.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist,
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
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Follow-up: Had cerebral attack. Faced bells palsy. Going through physiotherapy. Having knee pain. Prescribed Kool-it and Tazloc. What can be done? 17 hours later
I am not sure whether taking pills for presure leaves any longterm effect on health. Very recently she is feeling little weak and feeling heat within body. Is this possible for increased presure condition? Please suggest whether coconut water or any other food items which can ease off the situation.
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 15 minutes later
Thank you for getting back.

Taking pills for pressure has no long term side effects, in fact, it is good for long term health to keep pressure within normal limits with pills.
She would benefit from using coconut water, fruit juices, curd, etc in diet.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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