Mr Sengupta used to work in a software firm in Kolkata till last year. He was a star performer and was about to go for a foreign assignment to Australia.Two days before he was supposed to fly he suddenly fell down and lost his consciousness. He was hospitalized, and the doctors confirmed that he had a brain stroke. His family took him to Chennai to get better treatment. His office management also helped, but months passed and he didn’t recover. His family then brought him back to Kolkata. Due to stroke he had lost control on the left side of his body and his job was gone too.
A brain stroke can change your entire life. The brain cells stop working normally. To make them functional the blood cells need to be activated by supplying oxygen and other nutrition. Stroke can be due to high blood pressure, blockage or hemorrhage,
Depending on the area of the brain where the stroke occurred the ability of the brain to control the function of various organs and glands are affected.
Thus, we find that some people may develop problems with their speech or problem in walking. Sometimes people can be affected by spasticity wherein the affected cells get entangled in themselves, resulting in the brain not able to send signals to different parts of the body.Spasticity leads to problems in body movement, expression of emotion and balancing of mind and body. It can affect one or many parts of the body. Sometimes it can be very painful situation and the person cannot perform his daily routine.In certain cases, it may lead to permanent disability. Getting rid of spasticity is difficult but regular exercise & physiotherapy can help. A single Botox injection can make it easier for the person to walk a little or at least perform his personal hygiene work. The Botox injection is usually effective for 4-6 months.
Proper rehabilitation can help them a lot in getting back their life. They can perform various work. In India and across the globe there are various rehabilitation centers which have experts to deal with this unfortunate situation.
Above all, family support is most important. Family members should change their attitude and help the person to the best of their abilities.