Stroke News: Doctors Should Watch for People Taking Blood Pressure Medications
The University of Alabama confirms that people taking blood pressure medications may have an increased chances of suffering a stroke. The study was discussed in a report by Newsmax Health. The study found that those using hypertension drugs could have their likelihood of having a stroke increased by almost two and a half times greater than those not ingesting high blood pressure medications. Researchers at the University of Alabama made their conclusions based upon 26,785 participants in their study. Participants were 45 years of age and older.
Stroke News: Children and Young adults are suffering more strokes than ever.
According to WGEM.Com, about 800,000 Americans suffer strokes each year. Austin Hack, a neurologist at Quincy Medical Group, said “(Strokes) can happen at any age.” “I’ve seen patients in their teens that have had strokes all the way up to 80’s and 90’s,” he added.
One of the youngest victims of a stroke to talk about her experience is Jennifer Reilly. Reilly is a 28-year-old woman from Southern California who spoke to the website EmpowHER. Reilly suffered two strokes, the second of which severely damaged her brain function.
However, life doesn’t always go the way one would originally plan, and strokes are now known to happen to anyone. There is no specific age group or weight range that is immune, which is an unfortunate truth. Doctors and hospitals should be as alert to strokes as they are to heart attacks.
Stroke News: Cory Rosenbaum Successfully Handles Case for 16 Year Old Stroke Victim.
Cory Rosenbaum, founder of StrokeLaw.com, represented an even younger victim. A 16 year old football player suffered a stroke at football camp. The victim was brought to a regional hospital then airlifted to a NYS Stroke Center.
When the teen arrived at the stroke center, he was not treated fast enough. In fact, this child was left to die. He was not given clot busting drug for many hours. He was given last rites while his parents cried.
Eventually, a different doctor came into the hospital and finally gave the clot busting drug. The clot was broken and the kid survived.
This young man was left in a wheelchair. He had difficulty speaking. He lost the use of of one of his arms.
This young man went on to college.
“I have never been more proud of a client. He is the strongest young man I ever met” said Cory Rosenbaum.
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