Tic - if you do not obey the face

July 23, 2009

 Many people from time to time there are movements of the muscles that resemble spasms. These movements, also known as tick most commonly affects the muscles of the eyelids and face, but may appear elsewhere in the body. In most cases the tick is harmless and temporary. Sometimes, however, it is a violation.

There are two major types of nervous tic - motor and vocal. The engine is characterized by short tick sudden, involuntary movements, vocal - pronouncing sounds; in general, a person's behavior is normal. This may be, for example, twitching of upper or lower eyelid of the rotation of the head, and so on.

Motor tics can be simple or complex. A simple tick - is the repetition of a single movement, a complex - the repetition of a few movements in a specific order.

Most tics is not completely involuntary movements. Many people may at some time to suppress it, but at the same time experiencing increasing discomfort that can be relieved only by starting to perform movements that are "dictating" tick.

Tic observed among representatives of all ages, but most often it occurs in children. Experts say that about 25% of children, more or less often have a nervous tic. It is much more common in boys than in girls.

Scientists do not know exactly what causes tics. It is assumed that the stress and sleep deprivation Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   may influence both the appearance tick and on its intensity.

Previously, doctors believed that certain medications, including used to treat attention deficit disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - how to help fidget?  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - how to help fidget?
   hyperactivity disorder, can cause tics in children with a predisposition to it. Recent studies, however, showed that this was not so.

 Tic - if you do not obey the face

Varieties tick

Primary tic. This disorder occurs mainly in children and adolescents. According to experts, it suffers from a 5% to 25% of school-age children. Primary tic is characterized by one or more episodes of teak, at least for a month, but not more than for a year. In most cases, there is a motor tic.

Chronic tics may continue for several years. people with this disorder are observed prolonged episodes of tick - motor and / or vocal. The first symptoms of the tick appear before the age of 18 years.

Tourette's syndrome - the most serious kind of nervous tic, which is characterized by both motor and vocal tic. The first symptoms of Tourette's syndrome typically appear between the ages of 5 and 18 years. The intensity of the symptoms of Tourette's syndrome varies over time. The periods when practically no episodes may alternate with periods of increased disease activity. Fortunately, most patients episodes of Tourette's syndrome with age becoming less intense.

Tourette's syndrome most commonly occurs in children whose mothers smoked, drank alcohol and / or caffeine drinks, or experienced a lot of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   during pregnancy. Low birth weight also increases the likelihood of developing this disorder.

 Tic - if you do not obey the face


Tick ​​treatment depends on the severity of the violation. Often the treatment is not necessary, and after some time passes tick itself.

In some cases, patients with a nervous tic appointed behavioral therapy or drug therapy - or a combination of both. Behavioral therapy helps patients cope with the symptoms and reduce the frequency of episodes of a nervous tic. Drugs also reduce the frequency of episodes. Typically, such treatment provides a relief not complete remission.

 Tic - if you do not obey the face


To determine the correct therapeutic tactics doctor should explain the nature of the appearance of nervous tics. Most often, for the treatment of nervous tics used method of psychic kinesiology, which is considered universal regardless of the origin of the disease. But the doctor with the patient through special exercises and tests corrected system of reflexes and muscle contraction at the level of higher brain centers. No less effective method is psychotherapy, as often in the nervous ticks are reflected some deep subconscious conflicts. Psychotherapy will not only help them discover and resolve, but also resolve other internal problems.

The role and drug therapy. For example, to optimize the function of different brain structures allows to improve the oxygen supply of the brain, providing a sufficient amount of glucose. A good psychological effect is given sedatives (tranquilizers) medications. Some experts note a positive trend in the occupational therapy, since the flow of nerve impulses to regulate physical activity, "mutes" the impulses that causes involuntary movements during the ticks.

If such measures are ineffective, botulinum toxin used "A" - a drug that prevents the excitation of the muscles. Direct administration into the muscle leads to the fact that it is no longer "twitch." However, the price of such drugs is very impressive - more than three hundred dollars for a bottle.

To prevent the emergence of new attacks should avoid negative emotions, which is useful to do martial arts, yoga exercises, meditation Meditation - treats the body and the spirit  Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
 . With the same purpose should be the most pleasant in the company of people you avoid aggressive films, to go through life with humor. All this will help to ensure a favorable emotional background, so necessary for a successful fight against nervous tics.

  Zhiguli Andrew

Cortexin children assistance in complex cases

July 3, 2011

 Cortexin children assistance in complex cases
 Cortexin prescribed to children from birth in the perinatal lesions of the nervous system (USC). Older children cortexin prescribed for epilepsy, frequent headaches and retardation in psychological development. In all cases, pediatricians and pediatric neurologists noted the positive dynamics in the development of the underlying disease.

Cortexin - is dried in a special way extract from the cerebral cortex of cattle and pigs containing polypeptide chains. Polypeptides - are organic compounds containing from several to several tens of amino acid residues in the body they are joined to form amino acids which are involved in metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   brain, improving all its functions.

 Cortexin children assistance in complex cases

How does cortexin

For children from birth to five years cortexin available in a special dosage, twice less than for adults (5 mg). Cortexin widely used in pediatric patients, including neonatologists (pediatricians who treat children in the first month of life), and pediatric neurologists in the treatment of various diseases and injuries of the nervous system. At the same time all the experts emphasize not only its effectiveness, but also security - the complete absence of side effects.

Cortexin contains polypeptides in such a state that allows them to penetrate through the blood to the brain (to pass the blood brain barrier) directly to the neurons (nerve cells). The cells recovered normal transmission of nerve excitation and the relationship between the processes of excitation and inhibition.

Cortexin sufficiently prolonged use of several courses improves the functioning of the cerebral cortex, including recovering the ability to learn, memory, concentration, stability at elevated emotional and intellectual load and stress. It also has a positive effect on metabolic processes in the brain (primarily for energy production), protects the brain from various adverse effects (especially urgent to protect the brain from lack of oxygen and free radicals that can destroy the nerve cells).

 Cortexin children assistance in complex cases

Cortexin and its use in infants

In young children, frequent prenatal nervous system. Perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy and ends after 168 hours (seven days) after birth. During this period, the fruit can influence a variety of hazards, such as insufficient supply of oxygen (by this is primarily affected brain), high toxicity and maternal disease, fetal infections. Childbirth - it's also very dangerous moment in the life of a child. And possible after birth various diseases, including infection.

All this is reflected in the subsequent development of the child, especially to a year. And how and when they began to treat the child depends on whether the impact of USC minimal or escalate into severe disorders of the central nervous system in the form of cerebral palsy, epilepsy Epilepsy - a sacred disease  Epilepsy - a sacred disease
 . All children from USC in varying degrees taped delayed motor and mental development, and later speech. Therefore, they should receive special treatment as early as possible. Cortexin - a natural drug that acts rather slowly and softly, so to good effect with USC children need to spend at least three - six courses of the drug.

 Cortexin children assistance in complex cases

Cortexin in treating neurological disorders

Cortexin is used in the treatment of epilepsy in children. Of course, not independently, but as part of a treatment. Studies show that after combined treatment group of children, including appointment cortexin number of seizures have decreased by more than half (compared with the control group of patients where korteksin not applied).

In older children, many neurological diseases are accompanied by headache. In addition, the headaches can be caused by constant tension, stress and high nervous and mental stress. With such headaches (they are called tension headaches) cortexin does well: several courses of the drug relieves stress, fear, anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
   and depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 , Causing headaches tested. Helps cortexin and migraines in children when a headache due to the sharp sudden expansion of the blood vessels of the brain.

Cortexin is also used in the treatment of cerebral circulatory disorders, the effects of brain injuries, encephalopathies (non-inflammatory diseases of the brain of different origin), intellectual disability, learning, memory and thinking, developmental delay and speech, inflammatory diseases of the brain and their effects (eg, encephalitis), asthenic conditions against the background of the autonomic nervous system disorders, cerebral palsy.

Pediatricians emphasize the good tolerability cortexin and lack of side effects when it is used (except, of course, allergic reactions, they are not perfect).

Galina Romanenko

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