Can a stroke lead to gangrene and subsequently ti aoutation?

My mother suffered a stroke on her right side in 2009 in Zimbabwe. Since then she has been on the wheelchair. We managed to take her for physiotherapy for about 12 months only. All along she has been on nefedipine and only three months ago she developed a wound on the foot. This would has led to two amputations in a row. I desperately need your help. My mother is now 82 years old and we have exhausted all avenues. Some people tell me its not possible for hypertension and stroke to lead to this kind of ailment. She is in serious pain now, and she cant even eat. Looks like her speech and memory have also been affected, hence her inability to talk and/or recognise some people.

Hi Teverai

Sorry to hear about your mother's condition.
Gangrene can occur as a result of an injury, infection or a long-term condition affecting blood circulation.

I would suggest your mother's GP would be the best person to discuss this with as we don't have any knowledge of her medical history and are not medical experts.

Good luck



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