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Treatments For Cerebral Ischemia
Prevention: After a TIA or even stroke, the next greatest risk, over next year is another stroke. The protocol often used includes aggenox and lipitor (atorvastatin). Need to make sure however, that you do not have carotid stenosis, and that hypertension, diabetes, high lipids, high homocysteine, all well controlled. Also, may sure that heart is not a primary source for a secondary stroke. Tpa deals with acute ischemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on size: Cerebellar hemorrhages can be life threatening if they are large and/or are causing compression of the brainstem. Large hemorrhages often require surgery to remove the blood clot. If the hemorrhage is small, it can usually be observed and will resolve over time. The underlying cause of the hemorrhage (avm, aneurysm, tumor or long standing hypertension) should be investigated. ...Read more
Find cause of panc: Cerebral palsy is not a cause of pancreatitis. Some people with CP may have an underlying mitochondrial disorder which can also cause pancreatitis. People with CP may be put on medications that can cause pancreatitis. I would carefully at meds. Also, should rule-out gallstones. ...Read more
VERY serious: This is a serious and potentially life - changing and life threatening event as well as an emergency to say the least. Patients requires emergent evaluation by an md , cat scans and a plethora or other tests. At times, the clot is treated with blood thinners but not always. Surgery is also an option. This is a basic introductory answer and full treatment discourse is beyond the scope here. ...Read more
Cerebral contusion: Cerebral contusion is the result of a blunt force trauma to the head, which causes swelling of the region of the brain nearest to the impact. This swelling interferes with normal mental function in various ways. While it can cause a significant headache, mild contusions require only rest, fluids, and antiinflammatory medications for the headache. Severe symptoms could require cortisone or surgery. ...Read more
Acute care: Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Some tests should be done to clarify reason for it then maybe something can be done. ...Read more
Anxiety Tx: Medication can mask the symptoms of problems but does not solve the problems. Anxiety is the consequence of conditioning from earlier experiences and effective treatment must be psychological -preferably engaging retrospective analysis. Preferred treatment is Subliminal Therapy (visit www.stii.us) with hypnotic methods in second place (www.asch.net for a referral). Resolve cause > eliminate Sx. ...Read more
There are a number: Of medications available. At the end of the day, it depends on what works best for the patient and if they can tolerate side effects. Some medications, such as lyrica, (pregabalin) are very expensive, thus, insurance companies prefer that we use the "cheaper" drugs first. What may work for some may not work for others. ...Read more
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