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acupuncture for treatment of stroke damage

A: Hi Joel, Yes, Acupuncture can help relieve chronic leg pain due to nerve damage from TIA"s.  I had a patient that had chronic leg pain and numbness from surgical nerve damage that was able to eleviate his pain and numbness. I have seen patients recover their motor ability and relieve pain post stroke. The thing about acupuncture is that it doesn"t work the same for everyone.  But it would really be worth the try.  The amount of treatment you will need will depend on the length of time the condition has been occuring. It will also depend on the overall health of the patient.  If this is a really old condition and the patient is in overall poor health.  It may take 6 months to a year of...


strokes damage neurons in the brain. How can a doctor tell which areas of the brain have been affected by a stroke?

A: Usually by a CAT or MRI scan, plus analysis of any loss of motor/thinking ability. It is known fairly well what parts of the brain control certain functions...reasoning, memory, speech, facial recognition, the various emotions, etc. The neurologist will administer basic tests following the stroke to ascertain the likely damage scale and area, analyse the scan, and further tests are then usually done. Treatment/therapy is based upon what''s been affected, and whether it can be re-learned. In some cases it can''t....


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Can it reduce stroke damage?

A: There''s no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy — which involves breathing pure oxygen in a special pressurized chamber — improves the outcome of stroke. Some researchers theorize that increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits, such as improving the ability to perform everyday tasks. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found useful in the treatment of a number of conditions — such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide...


After affects of a stroke?

A: Details are available at http://ailments.in/stroke.html Wowwwwwwww. Where do I begin. strokes effect different parts of the brain. Depending, if it is the parietal lobe, or the frontal lobe, effects things differently. It is called change. Many people will experience different effects. No stroke is the same. Its called adjustment. With Rehabilitation, these adjustments improve, acceptance is forthwith. Family plays an important role. Support, love and encouragement will help that person immensely. Contact your stroke Rehabilitation Centre for more information. I would need ten pages to explain all of this. It depends on what type of stroke, how long the


What is Involved in stroke Rehabilitation?

A: stroke rehabilitation is a critical part of recovery for stroke survivors. While rehabilitation sessions cannot reverse the brain damage caused by a stroke, they can significantly improve quality of life for the patient, and promote independence and confidence while reducing the risk of another stroke by getting the patient active. This process can be quite involved, especially for people who have experienced severe damage, and it requires a good attitude from the patient, along with a very skilled rehabilitation team and a supportive network of family and friends. A typical rehabilitation team includes a neurologist, a physical therapist,...


What Is the Connection Between the Basal Ganglia and strokes?

A: strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is impaired. The connection between the basal ganglia and strokes arises when a stroke affects this region of the brain, located in the forebrain. A stroke in the basal ganglia can cause many symptoms and changes in the body due to the lack of blood flow to this region.. The basal ganglia region of the brain consists of the putamen, globus pallidus, and caudate nuclei. This area controls many of the actions of the body because it is directly responsible for interpreting and conveying the information exchanged between the cerebellum and spinal cord. When a stroke occurs, the blood to the brain may be reduced, or, in some...


My husband`s speech patterns have changed -- What`s going on here? A stroke?

A: Dear Reader, Your next step needs to be a visit to the emergency room now, instead of waiting until Monday, to discuss this recent development with a health care provider. Any time someone loses any kind of functioning, especially suddenly, or when a stroke attack is suspected, this needs to be treated as an urgent situation. That way, his or her health care provider is contacted immediately to weigh in on possible causes and treatments. The medical term for loss of the ability to use or understand language is "aphasia." Aphasia is usually caused by damage to the brain due to head injury, stroke, brain tumor, brain infection, or dementia (such as Alzheimer`s disease). You could be right about the problem possibly...


Mini stroke in elderly Mother

A: Hi Blanca After your mother"s stroke, was she given a brain scan of any kind to look for damage? After Alzheimer"s, the second most common cause of cognitive problems in older people is called "multi-infarct dementia". Its caused by small blockages or strokes - sometimes so small the person may not even show any signs at the time. What happens is that the damage accumulates slowly and incideously - and the person goes down hill. It is also possible to have BOTH Alzheimer"s and multi-infarct at the same time (the double whammy, which can lead to unpredictable deterioration - i.e. rather than slow but steady decline of AD, you may see jumps down hill from strokes_....


What Is the Connection Between a stroke and Brain damage?

A: The connection between a stroke and brain damage is that both major types of stroke, an ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke, can cause areas of the brain to die. Ischemic strokes cause brain damage because the supply of oxygen to part the brain is cut off for three minutes or longer, and the tissue that has been cut off then dies. Hemorrhagic strokes are more violent, caused by a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, which tears some of the brainís tissue and causes a large blood clot. The tissue surrounding this event will then die, meaning that the patient suffers brain


How do strokes Cause Neurological damage?

A: All tissues in the body depend upon blood flow in order to remain alive. strokes, particularly those caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or by a burst blood vessel in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) can stop abruptly end blood flow and thus oxygenation of the tissues. Just as we need to breathe keep alive, the tissues in our body need the oxygen provided by blood to stay alive. strokes, unfortunately, can quickly cause neurological damage because brain tissue is deprived of oxygen. Within as little as a minute, brain cells not receiving oxygen can begin to die, or go through programmed cell death called apoptosis. The condition worsens the longer brain cells...
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