Many have fallen prey to the infamous stroke whilst many more of us only hope never to suffer the same fate as those who have lost so much to unpredictable strokes. A stroke is not an illness, nor is it a disease, but once experienced it can alter the lives of those it takes captive, as well as the loved ones of stroke sufferers. In an effort to relieve patients of the effects of strokes, Oxygen Products have endeavoured to find a solution.

The cause of a stroke is identifiable as it occurs when the flow of blood to part of the brain is hindered, interrupted or reduced. This in turn deprives the brain tissue of the necessary oxygen and nutrients it requires. As a result, a stroke is understood as an attack on the brain when the blockage of blood circulation to the brain occurs.

INTERESTING FACT: Stroke claims a life every 6 seconds.

THE DISCOVERY OF THE STROKE
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, detected the stroke more than 2 400 years ago and named his discovery “apoplexy”. Apoplexy is a Greek term which translates to ‘struck down by violence’. He had not yet identified that the stroke was a condition of the brain but instead, resolved that it came about as a result of the wrath of the gods, leaving their victims paralysed.

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” Hippocrates

SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT
There are two known types of strokes that have different causes: ischemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke. Therefore, both require different forms of treatment. The brain is vulnerable during an episode and thus must be diagnosed quickly to reduce any damage and also a suitable treatment chosen to assess the cause.

Ischemic stroke
An ischemic stroke is caused by blocked or narrowed arteries and is treated by restoring an
adequate flow of blood to the brain. HEART HEALTH has been designed to treat blocked arteries,
support blood flow, and regulate blood pressure.

Haemorrhagic Stroke
Contrasting ischemic strokes, haemorrhagic strokes are caused by leaking of the blood into the brain
whereby treatment is focused on controlling the bleeding and reducing any pressure it may have on
the brain. MEGA OXYGEN is our magic healer! It aids in repairing broken tissue and acts as a
preventative measure by reducing blood pressure and providing sufficient oxygen to the brain in a
non-invasive way.

When suffering a stroke, the following may be observed:

Muscular: drooping on one side of the face, difficulty walking, instability, paralysis with weak
muscles, problems with coordination, stiff muscles, overactive reflexes, or paralysis of one side of
the body
Visual: blurred vision, double vision, sudden visual loss, or temporary loss of vision in one eye
Speech: difficulty speaking, slurred speech, or speech loss
Whole body: fatigue, light-headedness, or vertigo
Limbs: numbness or weakness
Sensory: pins and needles or reduced sensation of touch
Facial: muscle weakness or numbness

Symptoms are often not easily identifiable but 3 simple indicators could be the tell-tale signs that
stand between a person and a full-blown stroke attack – STR:
S: Ask the person to SMILE.
T: Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
R: Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
NB: Another indicator of a stroke is to ask the person to stick out their tongue. If the tongue favours
one side over the other or is ‘crooked’, it may indicate that the person is having a stroke.

If you have discovered that someone is having a stroke, getting them emergency care within 3
hours of the attack could be what stands between them and a full-blown, stroke attack.

“I started using Mega Oxygen last month. I had a stroke in 2011 so my husband was trying all the
time so I can be healed… I couldn’t walk. I had a terrible pain in my spine. I couldn’t wake up from
the bed… So, after a week I started feeling good… Now I can sleep nice at night… I don’t feel tired
anymore… I used that only for one month… I am not constipated anymore. It’s working wonders. I
am looking forward to buying more of the Mega Oxygen.”
Ellen, Stroke Victim

REHABILITATION & DIET USING OXYGEN PRODUCTS
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used in clinical trials for those suffering from stroke. As
controversial as the studies may be, Oxygen Products has formulated a combination of essential,
natural ingredients to assist the body in absorbing the oxygen required to sustain and repair so that
the body can function at its best.

Weight, age, diet, hereditary and lifestyle factors are indicators of your chances of ever experiencing
a stroke in your lifetime. The measures that can be taken to best prevent a stroke are to:
• eating a healthy diet (fruits and veg, limited red and processed meats, minimized salt intake)
• taking recommended, daily doses of HEART HEALTH and WATER LIFE
• having a regularly active lifestyle
• not smoking tobacco
• avoid alcohol or drinking moderately
• keeping blood pressure under control with MEGA OXYGEN.
• managing diabetes
• treating obstructive sleep apnoea

Should a stroke be experienced, it is important to seek out therapy to help you to better cope with
the stress of the aftermath. Therapies may include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, support from friends and family!

A healthy lifestyle and improved diet in combination with HEART HEALTH, a natural blend of
naturopathic ingredients to chelate the body of heavy metals and CLEAR BLOCKED ARTERIES
throughout the body, can aid in prevention of all cardiac and brain disorders so that you can live the
life you deserve.

FEED THE BODY. FEED THE BRAIN.