Haemorrhagic Stroke Treatment
Haemorrhagic Stroke Treatment
There are two main types of stroke, ischaemic and haemorrhagic. A haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel within your skull bursts, causes bleeding within your brain.
Each type of stroke can affect the brain in different ways and the treatment and rehabilitation needed is determined by the type of stroke and the effects that it has on the individual.
Our rehabilitation programmes are medically-led - your care and rehabilitation is overseen by one of our specialist rehabilitation consultants and physicians.
When you visit with us as an inpatient, we will tailor a treatment plan just for you. This plan will be based on our initial conversations with you pre-admission but will be reviewed and adapted as required on a regular basis.
There are three main ways we can help you following a stroke:
A stroke is a significant medical emergency, and if you have experienced one you may need to need to be on medication for the rest of your life to help prevent another one.
Following a haemorrhagic stroke, you may need to take medication to lower your blood pressure and prevent further strokes. At Circle Rehabilitation we have a multi-disciplinary team of experienced healthcare experts who specialise in helping manage medication for people following a stroke.
Whatever medication you are prescribed, we will continue to monitor the efficacy and make changes if required to ensure you receive the greatest benefit from them. If you were on any medication previously, this may be adjusted by your consultant to help reduce the risk of any further strokes.
Treatment after stroke will involve education and learning new things. There is often a need to re-learn physical movements and function after a stroke, but you will also learn about your health, your diet and risk factors for a stroke. There are certain risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, drinking excess alcohol and being overweight. The risk of a future stroke can often be reduced by making just a few simple changes to your lifestyle. Our Circle dietician can help show you how simple changes in the food you eat can help lower your risk of another stroke.
The healthcare professionals at Circle will spend time talking with you about these changes and showing you how to implement them in your daily life. While meaningful change can take time and effort to become habit, the seriousness of a stroke underlines the importance of persevering with healthy changes.
As a stroke can often lead to a decline in cognitive function, our neuropsychologist will help you to regain as much cognitive function as possible.
A stroke usually causes physical changes, ranging from mild to severe. Walking, movement, speech and language can all be affected, and you will need expert help to adapt and improve.
Physiotherapist: Providing exercise guidance, education and support, the Circle physiotherapy team will be heavily involved in your treatment. From helping to get you moving again to showing you how to strengthen muscles weakened by the stroke, the physiotherapists will play a vital role in your recovery.
Occupational Therapist: Working closely with the physiotherapy team, our occupational therapy team will help you adjust to the effects of your stroke and then to restore as much function as possible for everyday living.
Speech and Language Therapist: Able to provide expert help and guidance should you be experiencing any changes in your speech, your language or your ability to swallow. Roughly one third of people who experience a stroke will experience communication difficulties, while 40% experience difficulty swallowing. Our speech and language therapists can provide support and assistance for any concerns you have.
Psychologist: Many people who experience a stroke find that they are anxious or low in mood. Talking to our psychologist can be hugely beneficial to help come to terms with what has happened and hot you can take positive steps for the future.
The aim of haemorrhagic stroke treatment is to help you get better and able to live life as fully as possible. Whether we are able to help you get back to full health or are helping you to maintain as much function as possible, as an inpatient with us you will receive three hours of personal therapy a day as standard.
We’ll review your progress with you regularly to ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.
When you are ready to be discharged back home, our occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams will work closely with you, your family and any relevant bodies when required (such as social services) to make the transition a smooth one for you.
For further information or to discuss haemorrhagic stroke treatment at Circle Rehabilitation, please contact us.