The main characteristic of a stroke is suddenness; if not timely and adequate assistance is provided, the person remains disabled and doomed to many years of torment. This is the main difference from the other stroke vascular accident – a heart attack (myocardial infarction). In the case of a heart attack if the patient survived the first, most critical days and weeks – he usually returns to normal life.
Special Signs of Stroke
Special stroke symptoms: sudden development of a headache, dizziness, nausea, “fly”, and tinnitus, and sometimes without all these symptoms, the person feels a sudden weakness in the limbs, loss of sensation, speech disorders (“tongue-tied”), face warp, impaired coordination of movements.
Conceptually, strokes are classified as a state of lack of blood supply, ischemia, usually associated with impaired blood flow to certain areas of the brain; happens at night or early in the morning, most common reason – a blood clot in the vessels of the brain (on the background of atherosclerosis, cholesterol, diabetes), or spasms. In any case, the “starving” brain tissue without oxygen and nutrients refuses to perform its functions.
Another variant – the excess, or hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain); develops during the day, usually after the psycho-emotional and physical overload. In this situation, the vessel wall is torn and blood fills the brain tissue that induced by various abnormalities. The worst case is that often it ends in death or requires surgical treatment.
In any case, we must remember – if the described symptoms appear, you should immediately seek medical attention. Sometimes, there are chances that it is transient ischemic attack (prestroke), and if you have time to get into the “therapeutic window”, you avoid the worst.
If STROKE played out – the account goes on a minute !!!
The main tasks of traditional medicine is to remove blood clots, blood circulation improvement, strengthening the vascular wall; for this there are many medicines of varying degrees of efficiency; the main objective of this phase is to save lives and prevent stroke progression. The second phase of rehabilitation, the main task of which is to return to a normal life – and first of all that is recovery of the functions of the nervous system. The efficiency of drug therapy increases, but this course requires a great deal of patience from the patient, doctor and relatives.
Stem cells in the rehabilitation of post-stroke patients
The use of stem cells in the rehabilitation of post-stroke patients has provided a visible attainment in the treatment of strokes. Stem cells become the missing link, which often allows to save the patient.
Important: the use of regenerative therapy for stroke, especially ischemic, is not premature! Stem cells can and should be applied in the first hours, and not only on the late stages of rehabilitation
Our experience has shown, that there is a direct correlation between the time of applying the cells and the final result, and we can testify to the patient that his condition will improve considerably.
We use 2 types of stem cells:
- Fetal liver cells, which are applied intravenously. This type of stem cells have the capacity to evolve in different directions, to provide the growth of new blood vessels,;
- Application of stem cells from the brain to the biologically active points can restore neural connections and nervous system function.
The effect can be observed in the first days after the injection, at the stage to release of biologically active substances by stem cells. After that, as the “embedding” of cells in the “structural-functional” systems, we can see the growth of the effectiveness of therapy.