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Stroke Specialist

Premier Neurology Medical Group

Ravinder Singh, MD

Neurologist and Headache Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 795,000 men and women experience a stroke every year, most for the very first time. Recovering from a stroke can be an uphill battle, which is why many families turn to Dr. Ravinder Singh at Premier Neurology Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California, for the care and support needed to achieve a new normal. If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, don’t delay seeking care. Schedule your appointment today by calling the office or using the simple online scheduling tool.

Stroke Q & A

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a portion of your brain is suddenly cut off or reduced in volume. Blood delivers oxygen to your brain; when that vital oxygen supply slows or stops, brain cells begin to die off. That’s why a stroke is considered a serious medical emergency that requires immediate care.

Fortunately, strokes can be both prevented and treated. With the right care, many men and women move beyond a stroke to live long and fulfilling lives.

What are some symptoms of a stroke?

It’s important to know the signs of stroke so you can react promptly if you or someone else experiences symptoms. Things to look for include:

  • Headache
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion
  • Vision changes
  • Difficulty walking
  • Paralysis in your face, leg, or arm

These symptoms suggest the need for immediate medical attention. Once your condition stabilizes you can begin your post-stroke treatment path.

What are some treatment options for a stroke?

No two strokes are exactly alike, and your experience will be unique. When you first meet with Dr. Singh, he works to determine how your body adjusted after your stroke and identifies areas where improvements can be made.

Treatment focuses on restoring the highest possible level of healthy function. For some, that means working on speech and cognitive health. For others, improving balance or breathing function might be the top priority.

Because the aftermath of a stroke is such a unique experience, an integrative health approach is a particularly well-suited treatment paradigm. Dr. Singh offers numerous options and can combine multiple therapies to create a tailored treatment plan.

Some men and women find medical yoga effective for improving balance, strength, and confidence in motion. Medically-guided yoga practice also focuses on breathing techniques, which can reduce stress and increase mental clarity.

Nutrition is also an important part of maintaining optimal health, and in combating some of the outcomes associated with a stroke. Dr. Singh helps you embrace a nutrition plan that’s right for you. Therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and meditation are also good treatment tools for men and women recovering from a stroke.

If you’re in need of post-stroke care, set up a time to meet with Dr. Singh and learn more about how he can partner with you in restoring healthy function.