How to Eat After You've Had a Stroke?

Stroke is a deadly disease in today's world. Strokes are usually of two types bleeding due to blood clots in the brain or damage to blood vessels. Treatment has a special role in both cases.

The main dietary challenge for stroke patients is having difficulty chewing or swallowing food. In this case, the amount of food and drink is severely reduced. Due to this weight loss occurs, dehydration occurs. 25 to 35 percent of stroke patients suffer from malnutrition. However, it is possible to protect the patient from malnutrition by increasing some nutrition awareness from the beginning.

For this, first of all, the nutritional status of the patient has to be determined through weight, height, age and clinical parameters.

Depending on the severity and type of stroke, it is important to determine which method is needed to meet the patient's nutritional needs. May be normal food / semiside food / liquid food / feeding through tube or IV / TPP.
However, the patient's needs of water must be confirmed within a maximum of 12 hours after the stroke.





Vitamin K-rich foods (green leafy vegetables, lentils, cauliflower, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.) should be avoided to stop bleeding in case of bleeding stroke. The need for protein must increase to increase muscle strength. However, first the patient's kidney function must be determined. Two to three egg whites, four to five pieces of fish or meat should be included in the diet daily.

The role of vitamin (B complex) foods in enhancing brain and nerve function is immense. Such as: eggs, milk, meat, colorful vegetables etc.

In many cases, electrolyte imbalance can occur. In that case it is necessary to make a suitable diet to control the level of potassium and sodium in the blood.

For those who have high blood cholesterol levels, fat and fatty foods must be avoided while controlling cholesterol. Besides, the total amount of cooking oil should also be reduced.

 It is recommended to avoid swallowing, liver, head, fish head, fish eggs. But in addition to this, to increase the good cholesterol, i.e. HD-2, everyone should eat marine oily fish at least two days a week.


Controlling blood sugar is very important in diabetic patients. Excess sugar in the blood can further worsen the overall
overall physical condition of the stroke patient. Fibrous foods help regulate blood cholesterol and sugar levels.

In many cases the patient's food intake is greatly reduced. Concentrated calorie foods should be included in the diet for these patients. Such as: dates, nuts, bananas, olive oil, potatoes, raisins, honey etc.

BDNF is a significant protein, which helps to regenerate damaged neurons and increase the function of nervous system and brain cells. This requires avoiding sugary foods every day, getting moderate exercise, moderate sleep and sunlight to make up for vitamin D deficiencies. Anti-oxidant rich foods, which we can get from colorful vegetables, fruits, are very important for healing damaged brain cells.

In addition, the most important food for stroke patients are nuts, marine fish, turmeric, eggs, grapes and grapefruit, green tea, fish, meat, etc.

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