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Yoga for clients who have had a stroke.
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Namaskar Everyone,

I thank you for your kindness and understanding. All of you practice the yogic principles which we hold in such high regard. Here is a techincal question for all of you about stroke prevention for a pre-existing medical (heart) condition. Priyah mentioned Atrial Fibrillation (AF), and this brings stroke prevention to mind. The chance of stroke risk increases with AF because blood may pool and form clots in a poorly contracting atria.

What if a patient or Yoga student has still gone through the medical procedures such as: Electrical cardioversion, surgical and catheter-based therapies, but these methods weren't able to permanently prevent the recurrence of AF?

It would appear that prescriptions in the form of anticoagulants (blood thinners) and possibly medications that slow the heart rate are a default solution. This is certainly not a cure, but a solution this yoga student must live with.

Further more, what about diet due to consumption of anticoagulants such as warfarin. Green leafy vegetables, and green tea may be limited or removed from this person's diet because they contain high levels of vitamin K. What can or should this person eat if she or he is a vegetarian? I have my ideas, but I would like to hear your preventative ideas as well.

One side note to Mr. Gator: You have made me laugh many times with your posts. Your sense of humor is dry, but with good taste. I am over 80 years of age at this time, but I might call my condition: "Survivors Frustration."

Bless all of you - OM Shanti

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