Companion Care near San Marcos: Stroke Prevention

Companion Care near San Marcos Learns of Stroke Medication Study

Elderly people are vulnerable to strokes, but even if they come through a stroke and begin recovering, they still face danger. Second strokes within three months of the first one are fairly common, and doctors are anxious to develop a solution that would lower that probability. Those of us involved in companion care near San Marcos learned this week about a study in China that seems to hold promise.

Combination of Drugs

The key to preventing a second stroke, most experts believe, is effective blood thinning. Because a stroke clearly shows the likelihood of blood clotting, using blood thinning agents like Aspirin is a common treatment. The Chinese study experimented with treatment using two blood thinners at the same time: Aspirin and Plavix. The results were positive, with a significant reduction in the number of second strokes among patients that took both drugs.


It might sound strange initially, but doctors warn that results of tests in the U.S. might not match those of the Chinese test. The drastic differences in health care strategies between the two countries could affect the test results in an unexpected way. However, the logic of using two blood thinners instead of one is solid, and many doctors in the U.S. already prescribe the drug combination for their stroke victims.

Strokes and Companion Care in San Diego County

Another major advantage for a senior who has experienced a stroke is having a capable caregiver present at all times. Companion care in San Diego County can provide a professional who can manage the home while keeping an eye out for the telltale signs of a stroke or heart attack. Combining qualified human care with an effective medication schedule gives your loved one the best chance possible of staying healthy and recovering from a stroke.

Originally posted 2013-07-09 10:30:26.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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