President's mother released from hospital

President Ma Ying-jeou's mother was released Sunday from Taipei's Wan Fang Hospital where she had been staying for over a week due to impaired blood flow to the brain, Presidential Office spokesman Wang Yu-chi said Monday.
Speaking with reporters at the Presidential Office, Wang said that 86-year-old Chin Hou-hsiu returned home after being discharged and that her condition is good.
Chin was admitted to hospital Aug. 3, suffering from dizzy spells caused by cerebral ischemia -- a condition in which the brain doesn't receive enough blood to maintain normal functioning.
Hsu Chun-sen, deputy superintendent of the hospital, said that Chin's body has naturally broken down the blood clots that had impaired the circulation of blood to her brain, according to observations by the hospital over the past week.
Chin's physical functions were not affected by the condition, and she was discharged in good condition, he added.
Hsu said that Chin has been advised to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and seek regular checkups at the hospital.