Further help and
The Stroke Association
This leaflet has been produced
for the patients of The Hedon
What is a Stroke or a Transient
‘sharp’ as they used to be, or might find it hard to re-
be given with another tablet to prevent this.
member names or events. Just like with physical prob-
Two other medications used in particular
lems, the more you try to exercise your mind the more
cases are Clopidogrel (Plavix) and Warfarin.
A stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens
when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and
Depression can be quite common after a stroke, and
part of the brain stops functioning. The effects of a
occasionally people can find it hard to hide their emo-
stroke can vary depending on the precise area of the
tions, perhaps getting tearful watching the news. This
Because you have had a stroke, you should have a review
brain affected, but the same principles apply to most
can be particularly difficult for men. If you think you
of your health once a year and we would ask you to con-
tact the surgery for yourself at this time.
are affected please discuss it with your Doctor.
The two most important aspects of care are firstly to
We would like you to make two appointments; the first
minimise the impact of any damage that has been
one should be with a Healthcare Assistant to have a
done, and secondly to reduce the chance of a further
Most stroke patients have some of the identified risk
factors for arteriosclerosis, which is the degeneration of
diabetic needing insulin injections, it is best this test is done fasting, that is hav-
blood vessels which causes most strokes. By reducing these risk factors we can substantially reduce the risk
Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are the
experts in this field, and they will see all but the most
If you smoke, it is vital that
mild stroke patients while they are in hospital. It is
you stop. We have many ways to help, and
would be happy to discuss these with you.
with one of our specially trained nurses to discuss the
results of the blood tests, and to have a general check-up,
you keep trying to use the affected part
Controlling blood pressure.
Once a person has
had a stroke, we do like to keep the blood pres-
If you are on tablets for high blood pressure, we would
sure as low as possible, and most patients need
advise you to have this checked every six months, and
our Healthcare Assistants will be pleased to do this for
You should be on a low
you, and you also should have a ’flu jab’ every autumn.
fat diet, as this will help with weight control as
ing for someone who has had a stroke, encourage
above 5, and many patients will be given
them to do things for themselves, even if it takes a
We do appreciate how worrying it can be to have a
Thinning the blood.
stroke. But with regular follow up, with both ourselves
It is also important that you maintain your general
and yourself playing our respective parts, we can make
health by physical exercise and a good diet, and you
ing clots is to give a small dose of aspi-
sure that existing problems are minimised and that your
should be very careful not to put on weight. Some-
chance of a further stroke is substantially reduced.
times after a stroke people can find they are not as
with indigestion with aspirin in the past it may
Consumer Medicine Information LEVOTHYROXINE Levothyroxine tablets 50 microgram and 100 microgram What is in this leaflet Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking Levothyroxine tablets. This leaflet answers some common questions about Levothyroxine tablets. It does not contain all of the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doc
(Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability) (Stock code: 1177) INTERIM RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE, 2008 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS For the six months ended 30 June, 2008, the Group recorded the following operational results:Turnover was approximately HK$1,052.46 million, an increase of approximately 108.9% over the same period last year;Profit a