A. WHAT IS A STOKE?
Strokes occur because of the blockage of blood supply and blood vessels within the brain. When a person has a stroke, treatment must be immediately sought as it can lead to more serious clinical conditions. If a patient is attended to on time, then it reduces the chances of more complications.
A brain stroke is a medical emergency and the patient should be taken to a hospital as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the brain. Investigations such as Computed Tomography (CT) Scan help in confirming the type of stroke.
TYPES OF STROKE
A Thrombotic Stroke
An Embolic Stroke
Transient ischemic attack
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF A STROKE
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Age and gender
- Race and ethnicity
- Personal or family history of stroke or TIA
BRAIN ANEURYSMS OR ARTIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS (AVMs)
A balloon-like bulge of tangled faulty arteries and veins that can rupture, is known as aneurysm. They may be present since birth, but often aren’t diagnosed until they rupture.
The risk factors which can be controlled are:
Alcohol and illegal drug use, including cocaine, amphetamines, and other drugs. Certain medical conditions, such as sickle cell disease, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), and bleeding disorders, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress and depression, unhealthy cholesterol levels, an unhealthy diet can also be controlled. The excessive use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but not aspirin, may also increase the chances of a stroke, particularly in patients who have had a previous cardiac attacks or cardiac bypass surgery.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT A STROKE
- Maintain your
- Lower your
- Eat a balanced
and healthy diet
- Regularly exercise
- Treat sleep apnea
- Manage your
blood sugar levels
- Avoid or drink
alcohol in moderation
- Stop smoking
- Avoid Stress
- Maintain a
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE
The extent of neurological involvement may range from mild motor deficits to gross involvement of various functions, namely, sensorimotor, perceptual, emotional, behavioral, memory intelligence, speech and language function, ultimately affecting daily activities.
The commonly seen symptoms are:
- Weakness of the face, arm, or leg on one, or both sides of the body
- Imbalance while sitting or standing
- Lack of coordination while doing activities (ataxia)
- Loss of vision or dimming (like a curtain falling) in one or both eyes
- Loss of speech, difficulty in talking, or understanding what others are saying
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
- Problems associated with hearing
- Behavioral issues
B. STEM CELL THERAPY FOR STROKE
Stem Cell Treatment for stroke has increased the hope of the application of mesenchymal cells to repair brain damage. Stroke stem cell treatment with animal models of ischemic stroke have shown functional recovery which indicates that mesenchymal stem cells promote repair. Making a distinction with the human mesenchymal stem cells into cells can transfer along the paths that bear a resemblance to neuronal progenitor cells. Additionally, the generation of the mononuclear fraction consists of numerous cells that can emit out cytokines and trophic factors. All these help in generating the supply of blood, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration in areas that are affected in stroke, by stem cell treatment.
For Stroke stem cell treatment, mesenchymal stem cell transplants don’t require invasive operations. Stem cell treatment for stroke is well suited and do not have any ethical issues since the cells are generated from the bone marrow. Furthermore, making use of the patient’s own bone marrow cells for stroke stem cell treatment, averts all immune related problems, which makes stroke stem cell treatment extremely effective & safe. These positive results have allowed the doctors, researchers and scientists to accept the potentialities of stem cell therapy for stroke treatment.
THE NEUROGEN OUTCOME IN AUTISM
We are committed and dedicated at bringing improvement in our patients’ quality of life. Many patients that came for treatment had reached a plateau stage regarding the improvements in their symptoms. Our patients have demonstrated incredible improvements after cell therapy for stroke in India. It helps patients to resume their normal activities and get back to being independent.
THE OVERALL IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE SEEN IN PATIENTS AFTER CELL THERAPY ARE
- Improvements in upper limb activity/hand functions
- Better lower limb activity
- Improved trunk activity
- Better balance
- Higher mental functions/speech
- Better ambulation
- Better activities of daily living
TREATMENTS THAT FOLLOW
- Occupational Therapy
- Dietary Modifications
- Art Based Therapies
- Aquatic Therapy
- Sensory Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Special Education
- Group Therapies / Motivational Workshops