A stroke is when the brain receives a greatly reduced flow of blood, resulting in the death of brain cells. During the stroke, the individual can experience reduced motor control, confusion, numbness, and partial paralysis. A stroke could be compared to a heart attack that occurs within the brain.
There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur when a clot occurs in an artery that delivers blood to the brain. This ends up depriving the brain of the oxygen it needs to function properly, causing cell death. The second type, Hemorrhagic, occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, usually as the effect of an aneurysm. Though ischemic strokes are more common than hemorrhagic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes are more likely to result in death, and it doesn’t help that there aren’t many treatments available for it other than invasive surgery.
This is why Personalized Regenerative Medicine offers hemorrhagic stroke treatments that don’t involve the invasiveness of surgery but can also deliver the same rehabilitative results. A stroke could happen to anyone, and it only makes sense that everyone should be able to receive treatment for it, regardless of whether they can undergo surgery or not.
If you have been affected by a hemorrhagic stroke, please contact us in San Clemente so we can discuss our treatment options. We want you to know that convenient treatment is readily available.
What is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? What Causes It? What Are Its Effects?
A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding inside of the brain, as opposed to ischemic strokes, where the disruption of blood flow occurs outside of the brain. The internal bleeding can result for a number of reasons, but typically, the two causes are aneurysms and more rarely, arteriovenous malformations. Having high blood pressure can also exacerbate these conditions and increase the chance of the occurrence of a stroke.
An aneurysm is a condition where the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain becomes enlarged and then ruptures, causing oxygen deprivation and internal bleeding in the brain. The risk factors for an aneurysm include: having a family history of the condition, having had a previous aneurysm, and smoking cigarettes.
An arteriovenous malformation is when the veins and arteries are aligned improperly. In the body, veins are responsible for carrying oxygen drained blood into the heart while arteries are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. In an arteriovenous malformation, what can happen is an entanglement that causes oxygen-rich blood which should be in the arteries to be routed to the veins and delivered back to the heart. This can lead to the deprivation of oxygen and blood which leads to a hemorrhagic stroke.
After a hemorrhagic stroke, patients can experience a number of the following symptoms:
- Loss Of Consciousness
- Difficulty With Speaking
- Difficulty With Eating
- Poor Balance
- Severe Headaches
What Can Help to Prevent a Hemorrhagic Stroke?
Since the absolute causes of a stroke are unknown, there’s no surefire preventative measure, but we can still recommend a few things that could help. Alcohol and drug consumption oftentimes alters a person’s heart rate and blood pressure, so tapering off the usage of them is a good option for prevention. The best advice we can give is to monitor your blood pressure and keep it in under control through the use of medication and other treatments.
After a Hemorrhagic Stroke, What’s the Outlook Like For A Patient?
The outlook and recovery time for the patient depends on the severity of the damage dealt with the brain tissue as well as the time it took for the stroke to be detected. If the person received proper care in a prompt manner, and the overall damage was minimal, the recovery time may be minimal, up to a few weeks at most, and the patient may require little therapy to gain back cognitive function. For patients with more severe cases, recovery time may be much longer and they may require additional treatments to attain proper bodily function.
What We Can Do For Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients.
At Personalized Regenerative Medicine, we offer two types of therapies for those who have suffered a hemorrhagic stroke: hyperbaric oxygen therapy and stem cell treatments.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is where a patient breathes in pure oxygen through a pressurized tube or some other method of delivery. This type of therapy is typically used for scuba divers to help them cope with decompression sickness, but at Personalized Regenerative Medicine, we have found it to be useful in treating many of the symptoms of strokes. Strokes often result in the death of brain cells as an effect of oxygen deprivation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to restore oxygen to the oxygen-deprived blood, can help to build up broken blood vessels, and can also help a patient to restore compromised neurological function through the reactivation of dormant stem cells in the brain.
Stem Cell Treatments for Hemorrhagic Strokes?
A stem cell is an undifferentiated type of cell which can specialize and divide to repair bodily tissue. With the use of stem cells drawn from the bone marrow, this treatment can help to regrow the cells that died as a result of the stroke. The stem cells are placed into the brain through direct injection, and after they have been injected, they then work to replicate the functions of the lost brain cells through division, cellular signaling, and other mechanisms. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used in conjunction with this treatment to help stimulate the replication of stem cells once they have been injected.
Qualifications for these treatments.
To verify whether you are a suitable candidate for either of these treatments, you must first schedule a consultation with our practice, which can be done over the phone or online. Your current state of health, medical history, and goals for these treatments will the topics of discussion during this consultation. If the practitioner conducting your consultation finds that you are not a suitable candidate, they will discuss available alternatives.
Contact us in San Clemente if you have any further questions about these treatments. We look forward to answering them and hope that we can help you.