Stroke Treatment

Stroke Doctor in Dallas, Tx

Advanced adult & pediatric Stroke treatment

A person may have a stroke when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or when there is a rupturing of the blood vessels in the brain, which spills blood into the adjoining cells. The brain cells may die when they aren’t able to receive enough oxygen and nutrients that blood brings to them or if there is sudden bleeding around them. 

Symptoms of a stroke are sudden numbness or weakness, especially on just one part of the body. It can cause trouble speaking and confusion, making it hard for people to understand what’s going on. There might also be trouble seeing from one or both eyes; stroke victims also report having trouble walking, losing balance, and coordination, in addition to severe headaches. 

There are two forms of a stroke, i.e., an ischemic stroke, which is a blockage of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain, and hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding into brain tissue.  

Treating Stroke

There are three stages of treatment for stroke victims, i.e., prevention, therapy right after, and then stroke rehabilitation.  Treatment after the first stroke focuses on preventing the recurrence of another stroke based on treating the victim’s underlying risk factors like atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and diabetes. 

Therapies may attempt to prevent a stroke while it is either happening by dissolving or quickly removing the clot, which could lead to an ischemic stroke, or by way of stopping the bleeding in the event of a hemorrhagic stroke. Rehabilitation ensures that individuals can overcome the disabilities caused by the stroke. 

The most common treatment is medication coupled with physical therapy. Antithrombotics are the most popular classes of drugs that are used to break up or help dissolve clots.  In some cases, interventional treatments may be implemented after initial evaluation. 

Prognosis

Even though a stroke mainly involves the brain, it can affect the entire body. Complete paralysis of one side of the body is the most common disability caused by a stroke. Another common disability is weakness on one side, also referred to as hemiparesis. 

Strokes symptoms usually depend on which part of the brain had been involved.  Some patients find it difficult to think, be aware, judge situations, and learn.  Many stroke survivors have difficulty understanding or even forming speech, while others may have a difficult time controlling their emotions, and may suffer from depression. 

Some may even suffer from persisting  numbness and strange bodily sensations, areas of intense pain mostly noted around feet and hands, which are made worse by temperature fluctuation and movement. About 25% percent of people who recover will experience a recurrence within the next 5 years.

Research into Stroke Treatment

At present, researchers are actively studying the mechanism and risk factors associated with a stroke, and better ways to achieve more recovery. Some research is also focusing on the genetic aspect of the stroke and its risk factors. Researchers are also developing better ways to assist the brain in repairing or restoring essential functions. Advances in rehabilitation and imaging show that stroke victims can compensate for the loss of function but with a timely approach. 

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Rose Lotus
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I felt lucky to have find Dr. Alshareef while browsing for a Neurologist doctor. Julia at the front desk is very nice and helpful. His office is warm, welcoming and very relaxing. Finding a doctor who cares and understands patients, is hard and time consuming. I hope to share my thought here, so others get to know what a great Doctor he is!
Javier M. Jaar
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I was seen by Dr. Alshareef on a Teleneurology camera, his office staff helped me install the phone program in a few easy steps. It was a very organized visit in how he went through my medical problems one by one, and planned to meet monthly. He was so amazingly informative and help full. Thank you for all you did to help me.
Fernando Cruz
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I’m glad to have found this place. Dr. Alshareef has been so helpful towards my sisters recovery. It’s a blessing to have the support and care they offer here. Our family couldn’t be more thankful for all their hard work. Thank you everyone at Superior Neurology!
Roxanne Garcia
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Excellent services!! Dr. Alshareef is caring and helpful. He will provide the treatment you need and go out of he’s way to make sure you are in good health. Superior Neurology is the place to go for neurological treatment!
Colin Robinson
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An excellent center that genuinely cares about their patients. He made my dad feel comfortable after his stroke, and took out the time to make sure he understood the total impact and affect on his life, as well as how to compensate for it.
Kristina Owens
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Dr. Alshareef and his staff are wonderful, professional people who go above and beyond for their patients. He is genuinely concerned with and takes his time with his patients. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a caring and dedicated physician.
Moez Alnazeer
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My niece suffered from seizure spells for a long time & she has been prescribed several seizure medications by many doctors but continued to have seizures despite everything. We almost lost hope until a friend of us referred us to Dr. Alshareef! Going there was the best decision we made. He was extremely kind and attentive. He spent a lot of time listening to us & trying to understand our problem. He stopped the old medications she was taking & started her on a new regimen & since then she had no seizures! & it’s her first 6 months without an episode. We are so grateful. God bless you!
Sagal Dalmar
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Dr. Alshareef and his staff were wonderful! Great attention to detail. I felt that they went above and beyond to help me with my needs. Dr. Alshareef explained everything for me in a way that I(non-medical professional) could understand. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Rebecca Paddock
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Dr. Al-Shareef is a fabulous neurologist and an even better human being. He takes the time to listen to the patient (and her daughter!). He looks at the whole person and tailors care based on their specific circumstances. He’s reliable, dependable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, he says it like it is. As a result of Dr Al-Shareef’s insight, my mother is off a bunch of medicines, safer (reduced balance issues means less falling), doing more, and happier. If I could rate him higher than 5 stars, I would.
Mohammed alaa Aljammal
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This is truly a SUPERIOR NEUROLOGY clinic! very clean and comforting environment, staff was very warm and welcoming, Dr. Alshareef is very solid, helpful, and went above and beyond expectations, and most importantly, my headache is finally much better. Absolutely recommend to anyone needing an exceptional neurologist !
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