Cerebral ischemia - a real threat to human life

October 26, 2014

 cerebral ischemia
 In recent years, the increase in the number of clinical cases of cerebral ischemia associated with the effects of oxygen starvation. Cerebral ischemia leads to the violation of human activity, and in severe cases, the disease can be fatal. Hotel is a clinical form of cerebral ischemia in newborns, which is diagnosed in the course of examination of a child after birth, and deserves an effective treatment.


How to assess the severity of the patient's condition

Chronic cerebral ischemia most often diagnosed in older people. In most cases there is a steady progression of the disease which occurs with periods of improvement and deterioration in general condition. If the disease is severe course, it can cause the development of dementia or dementia. The diagnosis of cerebral ischemia is based on the data of objective examination of the patient, as well as the results of the survey instrument, which is highly informative.

Typical symptoms of the disease are neurological symptoms. Based on the depth of neurological disorders, there are several degrees of severity of ischemia. Cerebral ischemia symptoms are variable, diversity, which is primarily determined by the main causal factor for the development of a pathological condition. Nonspecific manifestations evident at an early stage of the disease.

Cerebral ischemia is characterized by 1 degree the lack of gross neurological disorders. If at this stage of the disease to initiate a comprehensive treatment, it is possible to achieve regression of pathological symptoms, ie, symptoms of the disease. Pay attention to the appearance of the following clinical manifestations:

  • complaints of frequent headaches
  • malaise, weakness; there is fatigue during normal physical activity
  • sleep disturbance Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   (insomnia, frequent awakening, lack of a sense of rest after sleep)
  • loss of memory, a person can not concentrate

Many people attribute these complaints to fatigue, physical activity, age-related changes, so delaying a visit to a specialist. Cerebral ischemia treatment should be started at an early stage to prevent the progression of neurological symptoms.


Evaluation of neurological changes

In the early stages of the disease in the brain no focal changes. Their appearance is an unfavorable sign in terms of prognosis. Cerebral ischemia 2 reflects the severity of the patient's condition. A person may lose the ability to ordinary employment, it significantly reduced the criticism, broken memory. The appearance of gross changes in the activity of the nervous system requires urgent medical measures to prevent further progression of disorders of cerebral blood flow.

Signs of organic brain damage is evidence of adverse, severe illness.

Cerebral ischemia Grade 3 is characterized by absence of complaints of the patient. This is primarily due to the fact that a person loses the criticism and is not able to adequately assess his condition. In this regard, the doctor for a diagnosis resorting to modern, informative methods of research.

Evaluation of cerebral blood flow successfully performed using ultrasound. The specialist can determine the state of the vessels, the presence or absence of pathological changes. A frequent finding are various congenital malformations of blood vessels, which is one of the causal factors of cerebral circulation difficulties. The presence of changes at the level of the cerebral cortex may reveal during a computer or magnetic resonance imaging. Patient examination plan must be drawn up taking into account the availability of individual characteristics of the organism.


Congenital character of cerebral ischemia

Ischemic brain damage found in pediatric practice. Cerebral ischemia in newborns may be due to intrauterine lesions or develops during childbirth. The doctor evaluates the condition of the newborn on a score (Apgar score), while the lowest score indicates the severity of the child's condition. Treatment of cerebral ischemia in neonatal depends on whether there is a degree of brain damage.

The most significant in terms of ischemia is the first month of life. This is considered an acute condition in the future is the recovery period, which may be delayed by a year or more. Symptoms of cerebral ischemia in newborns will be minimally expressed when rough organic damage of brain structures are absent. In this case, there is no need to be hospitalized newborn, treatment can be carried out under medical supervision at home.

Cerebral ischemia in children exhibit various neurological symptoms, disturbances in motor development of the child and other symptoms.

A major role in the course of the course of treatment, particularly during the reducing treatment is given to parents. It is important to organize the baby to sleep and rest, have sex with him developmental gymnastics. The effects of cerebral ischemia in newborns depends on the depth of damage to the nervous system due to oxygen starvation. The most severe consequences include the development of cerebral palsy, which is the cause of the child's disability.

To begin the treatment of cerebral ischemia Cerebral ischemia - how to overcome illness  Cerebral ischemia - how to overcome illness
   It must be in the early stages of the disease, since the process has a tendency to progression. Often the growth of a child's psychological problems appear, learning difficulties at school. The reason for this condition is poor circulation, so paramount, early diagnosis and timely treatment. The effects of cerebral ischemia Ischemia - when the brain fails to work  Ischemia - when the brain fails to work
   the newborn can be prevented, if it is carried out drug correction of identified ischemic disorders.

Marina Solovyov

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7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

June 16, 2012

 Alzheimer's myths
 Alzheimer's disease is one of the most feared diseases. Slowly, step by step, it deprives human memory, and today it is incurable. Also, given the fact that the world population is aging, we can not say that the tendency to the disease is reduced.

The media are full of articles about the causes, symptoms and ways to prevent this disease. But many of them do not show a complete picture of the phenomenon.

Here are the seven most common misconceptions about Alzheimer's and what is actually hiding behind them.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

The first myth

  • A slight loss of memory - quite normal.

And so it is, in fact, many of us can no longer boast of the exigencies of memory, which we had in the past. But it is important to understand the difference between memory, which is overloaded with information and status, which is the loss of memory. There comes a time when you need some time to remember certain things, but in the end the man restores them in his mind - and it is not memory loss, and age it changes overtaking virtually every one of us.

  • What should really be afraid?

Anxiety cost beat when there is a change in thinking. If you forget such things as the names of the closest people, if you are not able to do what is easy to do before, and the reason for that memory problems - you should immediately consult a specialist.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

The second myth

  • Physical and mental stress and diet can prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease.

Despite the fact that the press in every way promote a healthy lifestyle, claiming that he is one of the ways to avoid the disease, to date it has not been proven by science.

However, studies have shown that eating healthy food, regular aerobic exercise and mental exercise in the form of games, puzzles and puzzles reduces the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease. Also worth noting is the fact that in some cases these positive lifestyle changes can slow the progress of symptomatic in people already suffering from the disease.

At the same time a similar effect - a purely individual phenomenon. Lazy gluttons can enjoy life, but at the same time, vegetarian marathon can become hostage to a terrible disease.

Even more confusing is making an attempt to understand the causal relationships and their interaction. A healthy lifestyle that supposedly reduces the chance of the disease - on the other hand can not be said with absolute certainty that it is a healthy lifestyle is the main preventive method.

People who lead a healthy lifestyle may also have other features of the body that work for them. But you can definitely say one thing -Health lifestyle, not a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Based on the above described, does not detract from the importance of a healthy diet Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
 , Physical and mental activity, as well as attachment to loved ones. Even if it does not protect against disease, it is certainly important for each person and makes his life even better.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

The third myth

  • Alzheimer's disease - disease of older people.

Indeed, age - one of the major risk factors. Of the eight people over 65 have at least one suffers from this disease.

But there are also cases where Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in people younger than 65 years. True, it's pretty rare. In practice the described cases, when the disease overtook and 20 years, although Alzheimer's disease with early diagnosis is considered delivered in person to 40-50 years. In the majority of cases it is caused by genetics.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

Myth Four

  • Alzheimer's disease - genetically determined phenomenon.

There are gene mutations associated with Alzheimer's disease. But the nature of this disease is much deeper and more complex, and it can not be explained only by the presence of the mutated gene.

For example, the gene of apolipoprotein E - it exists in several variations, one of which corresponds to the risk of Alzheimer's disease. But not everyone is a carrier of the gene of variable risk of disease, as well as any not already suffering from this disease have this gene variation. It is worth noting that this is only one of the genes that are associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Thus, it becomes quite clear that it is pointless to blame the one just genetics.

In fact, in some families for many generations the disease is diagnosed in the same age, but genetics can not be regarded as a decisive factor.

Research in this area continues. But remember one thing: none of the genes associated with Alzheimer's disease can not decide the fate of, a major risk factor - is old age.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

The fifth myth

  • The cause of Alzheimer's disease is depression.

Depression may be an early sign of the disease, but there is no evidence that it is the direct cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Depression is a fairly common phenomenon, people of all ages suffer from this. But not everyone who suffers from depression, ill. The apparent connection between these things not.

The degree of depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
   It may be different. Patients with Alzheimer's disease have mild, whereas people who are not suffering from the disease, there may be more severe manifestations of depression. Among patients with Alzheimer's disease is extremely rare people with suicidal tendencies.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

Myth Six

  • Dementia and Alzheimer's disease - the same thing.

Dementia - a collective term that is used in describing cases of memory loss, caused by changes in the brain. Alzheimer's disease - one of the most common forms of dementia, but not the only one. Dementia is not always accompanied by Alzheimer's disease and vice versa.

There are more than 70 reasons that lead to dementia: strokes and strokes, Parkinson's disease, diffuse Lewy bodies, Pick's atrophy, and many others.

 7 most common myths about Alzheimer's disease

Myth Seven

  • Dietary supplements protect the brain.

There is no evidence that dietary supplements prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. In any case, the supplements that were various special tests have not been recognized by experts as a means of preventing this disease.

The composition tested consisted of fish oil supplements Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?  Fish oil - so whether it is useful to think?
 , Ginkgo biloba and a higher dose of vitamins. The impact of other additives as much detail has not been studied.

Always tell the doctor about all supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 That you are taking, as well as any memory problems that you may have.

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