Former matinee idol and original Regal baby, William Martinez was admitted in the St. Luke’s Medical Center in E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City last week , November 22, due to cerebrovascular accident (CVA), which is commonly known as stroke.According to Jamie Octia of Yahoo Southeast Asia, Ruffa Gutierrez tweeted that and according to her, her source was her mother, Annabelle Rama. Like any ordinary family, the event triggered further closeness within the family, according to Ginger Tenejeros of the TV Patrol News in ABS CBN 2. His wife, actress Yayo Aguila, who has separated from him last year, is visiting him. Their eldest daughter, Patrizha, never left his side. She hopes that the present trial in the family would make way for Yayo and William to reunite as a couple. Starting tonight, William will start the physical therapy. Stroke victims undergo such treatment to rehabilitate the deficit brought about by the disorder. Currently, William needs assistance in feeding and dressing up.He could now speak, although with slurring.
Stroke is a sudden attack in the brain. If myocardial infarction is for the heart, stroke is an attack in the brain that also has a lifetime impact not only to the patient, but also to the family. Uncontrolled hypertension is the usual culprit , but problems of the heart could also cause emboli from the heart to clog the cerebral arteries. The arteries in the brain could be clogged. This could eventually result to inability of movement and absence of feeling on the side opposite to the side of the affected brain. Numerous patients suffered it in the Philippines. My own family members die from it. Some recovered with disabilities, but eventually, regain their ability after months of rehabilitation.Some die after the attack because unluckily, what they had was the hemorrhagic form which has poor prognosis because of quick progress of the damage and bleeding that caused increased intracranial pressure. People who have lacunar or transient ischemic attack are lucky because the clog disappears quickly, and so recovery is fast. Very small clog is also observed with them. The serious lifetime repercussion should make people seek proper treatment of their cardiac problems. Hypertensive people should make sure that their hypertension is controlled. The diet should be observed even if most of our foods in the Philippines are full of cholesterol. The Filipinos should start creating dishes that are more healthy. Exercise should also be motivated to make more people get involved with these activities. Fortunately, there are programs in different villages and communities now that invites the middle-aged people to come out in the mornings and make dance moves in the community gyms and parks.
List of Sources:
Octia, J. William Martinez Now Stable After Suffering A Stroke. Yahoo Southeast Asia. November 23,2010.
TV Patrol, November 30,2010.ABS CBN Channel 2. Philippines