How hard are the consequences of ischemic stroke it depends on many factors. But first of all it has a value of the degree of brain damage and timely appointment of adequate treatment. At the appointed time the treatment may complete restoration of brain functions.
What might be the consequences of ischemic stroke
The consequences of ischemic stroke may be different. If a small vessel was struck and timely provision of correct treatment, in most cases, an ischemic stroke occurs favorably. The consequences of such a trend - the gradual complete or substantially remedy brain functions.
It may also develop a prolonged duration of stroke, which is characterized by periodic worsening and improvement of the patient. Thus while there may be worsening of recurrent stroke, joining a variety of complications, such as pneumonia
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and others. With proper and timely begun treatment of the stroke outcome it may also be beneficial.
But it may also happen that, despite treatment, symptoms increase. In this case there are significant effects of stroke
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or even the death of the patient.
The majority of patients with ischemic stroke
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the most severe condition occurs in the first days, and then start to improve the general condition, during which the local (local) symptoms in the form of sensory and motor disturbances are stabilized, and in some patients even decrease. At the same time the pace of recovery of disturbed functions can be different: both fast and slow.
Recovery of the brain can begin on the first day of the disease, or a few days. In elderly patients, this process begins later, a few weeks after the onset of stroke. In repeated ischemic stroke often develop serious long-term movement disorders, sensitivity and the psyche.
Consequences are manifested ischemic stroke depending on which lesions were at the height of the patient during the disease
. Very often it is different motor defeat
. Movement disorders usually occur on the opposite side of brain lesions
. Violation of movement on one side of the body is called hemiparesis (partial immobilization of one side of the body) or hemiplegia (complete lack of movement in this area)
. Hemiparesis restored easier hemiplegia treatable with difficulty
. Sometimes movement disorders manifest a weakness, unsteady gait, trembling of the limbs, loss of coordination
. If it affects the brain stem may be consequences such as swallowing disorders
. In this patient continuously poperhivaetsya, whereby the food can be inhaled, causing inflammation in the lungs and bronchi
Not less often appear and speech disorders: it can be slow, chanting. It may be broken and the perception of speech, as well as the process of reading and writing. After severe ischemic stroke may stay a long time violations such as fecal incontinence and urine.
There are sensitive disorders (a feeling of numbness or pins and needles in some regions), disorders of vision, hearing, smell, taste.
Mental changes after a stroke can manifest as disorders of perception, where the patient is unable to take ordinary objects of everyday life and does not understand how to use them. There may be impaired memory, the ability to remember and learn. Some patients develop convulsions. The behavior of such patients may be aggressive or, on the contrary, a whiny mood swings, when the laughter gives way to tears. There is a tendency to depression, when the background is constantly depressed mood violated all body functions.
After heavy strokes gradually developing dementia (dementia) due to the fact that the destroyed tissue cells of the brain being replaced by connective tissue cells. Against this background may develop transient mental disorders, and prolonged psychosis with hallucinations and delusions
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. Rarely there are sharp attacks of pain in a certain part of the body of mental origin, which can not be removed painkillers.
Effects of ischemic stroke may be manifested in the form of a variety of changes. It may be different, and the severity of these changes. In any case, the hollow restoring health required a lot of effort on the part of the doctor and by the patient himself.