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Stroke recovery & vitamins
herd78 posted:
A family member had a stroke 18 months ago. The recovery has gone well however they are experiencing "brain fog" off and on. I'm wondering if the addition of fish oil or DHA to the diet would help. Or is the damage done. The family doc & neurologist have not prescribed any vitamins & both say this is part of the recovery process that could take up to two or more years.
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear herd78, This is an article on Stroke Rehabilitation which discusses who may be involved, how long it will take and other issues related to that. Also, another on Stroke Rehabilitation: What to Expect After a Stroke. While I couldn't find anything specifically about Omega-3 or DHA, I did find out that if you "Eat more fruits and vegetables to increase your intake of potassium and vitamins B, C, E, and riboflavin," you can reduce your risk of a stroke. You can take a look at this article on Stroke Prevention to read the other suggestions. Best wishes, Byroney
emsangel77 responded:
They should definitly talk to their doc before they start any kind of vitamin. I know that fish oil can affect coumadin levels.

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