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nicotine and stroke rehab


dreinke

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Nicotine Holds Promise for Stronger Stroke Recovery

 

http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=4&s=3995

 

What you get with nicotine is the animals with stroke show better recovery and improvement. It speeds things up and you get to a higher level of rehabilitation.

 

It turns out that nicotine, in contrast to amphetamines, acts in a larger area of the brain and seems to act where the amphetamines don't - in the motor system. That's a real advantage, because one of the big problems in stroke is loss of motor functions.

 

I have never smoked and don't plan on starting or using patches.

I'm sure that lots more research needs to be done on this.

Remember a stroke-addled brain like mine should never be considered as worth listening to.

I do wonder how this would compare to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

 

 

 

Don't consider this an endorsement of nicotine being good for your recovery.

 

Ask your doctor for guidance on this.

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Dean:

 

I always wonder reading your blogs, are you doctor or in medical field. how come you are so interested in stroke research.

 

Asha

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Dean:

 

I always wonder reading your blogs, are you doctor or in medical field. how come you are so interested in stroke research.

 

Asha

I am simply a former computer programmer and am totally disgusted about the lack of knowledge out there on stroke rehab. If there was case studies out there with a diagnosis similar to mine I know Icould do the rehab necessary. The problem is that we may as well be stranded in space. There is no one out there that I can have a decent discussion with on stroke rehabilitation. Maybe Peter Levine, but when I went to one of his courses I couldn't get a dinner with him because he needed to drive a long way for his next class. My goal is world domination. http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/world-domination-vs-stroke-rehab.html In programming if there is a bug in your program, you keep trying to find it until you succeed. Someone needs to have the same mindset in stroke rehabilitation and the stroke associations are totally falling down on that job.

Dean

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