Cavinton children: Pros and Cons

October 10, 2011

 Cavinton children
 Parents always try to make sure that their child was healthy. But you can do it yourself does not always, there are situations when the child needs medical care, including the treatment of various diseases of the central nervous system.

The drug, which is often appointed by pediatric neurologists to treat various brain lesions in children is cavinton.

 Cavinton children: Pros and Cons

The mechanism of action Cavinton

This drug, which improves blood circulation in the brain without significantly changing the general circulation. The brain is an organ that can not exist without oxygen flow to the tissues of his blood. Cavinton distributes and enhances blood circulation in the damaged areas of the brain without the effect of "steal" the healthy areas of the brain and other parts of the body. It activates the metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   and increases the power capacity of the brain by improving its assimilation of glucose by cells Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source
 , Oxygen and ATP synthesis rate, while Cavintonum increases glucose delivery to the tissues of the brain as a whole. Thus Cavintonum not only increases blood flow in the brain, but its ability to activate the energy cells.

In addition, cavinton increases tolerance (tolerance) of the cells of the brain to lack of oxygen, protects them from the toxic effects of internal and external factors (neuroprotective), promotes the synthesis of the neurotransmitters noradrenaline, dopamine, acetylcholine and serotonin, are involved in the regulation of contractile activity of the large arteries of the cerebral brain. Prevents cavinton and damage brain cells by free radicals.

Another ability Cavinton - suppression of the formation of blood clots by preventing platelets from sticking together.

 Cavinton children: Pros and Cons

Action Cavinton

Nootropic action Cavinton manifested in the fact that it improves the functioning capacity of the remaining healthy cells of the brain and acts as a stimulant of mental faculties, stimulating the desire for knowledge, enhancing memory, attention, orientation, perception, decision-making ability.

Once, for any reason, disturbed cerebral circulation, begin to suffer brain function and the child behind in the neuro-psychological development. Cavinton positive effect on the organs of vision and hearing in the case of diseases associated with blood circulation.

 Cavinton children: Pros and Cons

Application Cavinton

Most often cavinton administered to children in the treatment of perinatal nervous system lesions (NCSP). They occur immediately after childbirth and sometimes require long-term treatment. Cavinton in this case is could not be more useful, as it can be used long courses, and it is usually well tolerated in children. Long-term improvement in cerebral blood flow is generally positive effect on the course of the disease. So, after a two-month course Cavinton significantly improves cerebral blood circulation, especially in places where they were found the most pronounced vascular changes. If you do not carry out timely and appropriate treatment of such conditions, the child may remain disabled for life.

Cavinton is used in the treatment of eye diseases in children, associated with vascular disorders. It usually defeat choroid and retina. In its application for this purpose in children positive dynamics.

In pediatric otolaryngology cavinton found a use for acute hearing loss of different origin, including against the toxic effects of various drugs (such as some antibiotics), vascular lesions. Time initiated a comprehensive treatment of these diseases (including the appointment of Cavinton) usually ends in recovery.

In child psychiatry cavinton used in the treatment of epilepsy, as improved blood circulation increases the interictal period and decreases the intensity of seizures. Furthermore, Cavintonum used in the treatment of manic-depressive illness Manic-depressive illness - which phases are the most dangerous?  Manic-depressive illness - which phases are the most dangerous?
   in children, since it reduces the depression by increasing the synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is called happiness. Lower level sertonina levels cause depression, sleep disturbances Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   and appetite.

 Cavinton children: Pros and Cons

Side effects when taking Cavinton

But cavinton has side effects, for example, it is not used in children suffering from heart disease, because it can lower blood pressure and cause heart rhythm abnormalities.

Changes in the central nervous system can be expressed in insomnia or sleepiness, headache, dizziness. Unpleasant side effects may arise from the gastrointestinal tract.

Cavinton - is an effective drug that has found application in pediatric practice, however, the attitude, even the doctors prescribe it ambiguous and only pediatric neurology, carefully weighing the pros and cons.

Galina Romanenko

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Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

August 28, 2012

 intercostal neuralgia treatment
 Anyone who has ever suffered intercostal neuralgia, knows how painful this disease is transferred. Pain while there are so intense that the patient can not only turn, but also a deep breath. Treatment of intercostal neuralgia Intercostal neuralgia - learn to distinguish between pain  Intercostal neuralgia - learn to distinguish between pain
   also lends itself with difficulty.

 Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

What is intercostal neuralgia and why it develops

Intercostal neuralgia - is pain along the intercostal nerves caused by inflammation, trauma, compression of other impacts. The pain can be paroxysmal, penetrating nature of the spread along the intercostal spaces (often such a pain similar to angina), or be permanent and debilitating chest. The pain intensified because of the protective muscle spasm of the chest.

Intercostal neuralgia may begin when a pinched nerve at the point of exit from the spine or along the intercostal nerve trauma (including the recurring microtraumas), diseases or tumors of the ribs, vertebrae, intervertebral discs, ligaments and joints of the spine. The compression and irritation of the intercostal nerves can also occur against the background of various diseases, tumors, and injuries to internal organs.

 Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

The basic plan of examination and treatment of patients with intercostal neuralgia

First you need to remove the pain. To do this, appointed by bed rest, medication, physical therapy, reflexology Reflexology - a policy of non-drug therapies  Reflexology - a policy of non-drug therapies
 . Appointed as drugs that improve trophic processes in the tissues of the affected segment.

After pains taken, the patient survey is conducted to identify the cause of nerve entrapment and possibly fix it. To do this, conducted X-ray, ultrasound, laboratory tests, and after the establishment of the final diagnosis is assigned to the treatment of neurological diseases or diseases of internal organs, causing neuralgia.

 Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

Pain relief

It is not an easy task. First of all, the patient is assigned to bed rest, better lying on a hard surface - so less injured ribcage.

Drug therapy is the appointment painkillers. Normally, orally or intramuscularly administered non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can reduce inflammation and pain average intensity. These drugs include diclofenac, nimesulide, ketorol and others. Assigned by these drugs and topically applied in the form of ointments or gels according to the intercostal nerves (e.g., Voltaren Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain  Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain

In very severe pain that is not enough, and then appointed by the intercostal blockade with anesthetics. In most cases, for this purpose, a 2% novocaine solution. Spot injection of novocaine are held in place exit spinal nerves.

Appointed as B vitamins and medicines, relieving muscle spasm of the chest, such as Mydocalmum Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms  Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms

To relieve pain appointed as physiotherapy (UHF, ultraviolet irradiation, electrophoresis with anesthetics, etc.), courses of acupuncture (acupressure, acupuncture, moxibustion).

Used light massage with warming ointments - it helps to relax the muscles in the chest and back pain relief. Such procedures and improve metabolism, increase the extensibility of the ligaments, causing blood flow to the site of the lesion. After the procedure is necessary to wrap up the chest. For these procedures suitable ointment containing bee venom, they reduce pain, inflammation, have distracting effects.

On the skin at the site of intense pain can be stuck a pepper patch - this procedure is long and warm painkillers.

 Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

Traditional methods of pain relief

Traditional medicine knows many recipes for pain relief during intercostal neuralgia:

  • half a cup of flax seed to put in a bag made of natural fabrics, pour boiling water, hold it for ten minutes and apply to the affected area;
  • leaves and branches of fresh tarragon chop, pour boiling water, to insist 10-15 minutes, mixed with a small amount of vegetable oil applied to the affected area, cover with cellophane, wrap and keep for an hour;
  • tablespoon fresh kidney aspen grind in a mortar and mixed with four tablespoons of softened butter; resulting ointment to rub in a little place of great pain.

 Intercostal neuralgia - the treatment may be prolonged

Treatment of intercostal neuralgia after pain relief

The final treatment of intercostal neuralgia is done after diagnosis, depending on the cause of the disease. If this is the disease of the spine, then the courses of therapeutic massage, manual therapy, physiotherapy. The absence of effective and permanent relapses intercostal neuralgia surgery performed (eg a herniated disc of the spine, which caused seizures intercostal neuralgia).

When identifying any internal diseases or tumors that caused the intercostal neuralgia, they are also being treated or removed.

Treatment of intercostal neuralgia - not an easy task.

Galina Romanenko

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