Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident, is a dangerous disease that ranks third in cause of death, after cardiovascular disease and cancer, and is the main cause of disability. Stroke is dangerous not only because of its high mortality rate, but also because it is a burden for the patient, because of high treatment costs, long treatment time, high risk of recurrence and severe sequelae.
Stroke is a condition in which the brain is seriously damaged due to a blockage of a blood vessel in the brain (cerebral infarction) or rupture (cerebral hemorrhage), causing interruption of blood transport to nourish the brain. Causes cells to lack nutrients and oxygen; Cells will die within minutes if this deficiency is not corrected.
Cerebral infarction (accounting for 85%): Cerebral infarction occurs when an area of the brain is deprived of blood supply, usually due to narrowing or blockage of a cerebral artery. Prolonged blockage prevents blood from circulating to the brain, causing brain cells to lack too much oxygen and die, affecting the body functions controlled by the dead brain area.
Cerebral hemorrhage (accounting for 15%): the disease occurs due to a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, resulting in blood seeping into brain tissue, causing damage to brain cells, the most common of this form is a combination of blood pressure high with cerebral aneurysm or congenital cerebral vascular malformation…
There are many causes of stroke and are divided into 2 main groups of causes:
+ Gender: The rate of stroke in men is 1.3 to 1.7 times higher than in women.
The group of causes may change
+ Habits: smoking, drinking alcohol, overexertion.
+ Related diseases: hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, cerebral vascular malformations, metabolic disorders…
Stroke is a disease that requires strict adherence to the “golden time” of emergency care in the first 3 hours. Every 5 minutes of delay will reduce the chance of successful emergency treatment by 5%. Therefore, recognizing the signs of stroke is very important and truly necessary.
“FAST” is the message medical experts want to emphasize the urgency of time in stroke emergency, and “FAST” is also the acronym for:
– F (Face drooping): the patient’s face is distorted, there is a feeling of numbness and stiffness on half of the face or the lower 1/4 of the face.
– A (Arm weakness): numbness in one arm; Clumsiness in operations, difficulty walking.
– S (Speech difficulty): difficulty speaking, slurred speech or numb lips or tongue. In addition, some other symptoms that can warn of stroke include severe headaches, sudden loss of balance, ringing in the ears, sudden deafness, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision or unusual slowness of understanding.
– T (Time): when detecting the above signs, the patient should be transferred to a medical facility as soon as possible.
After a stroke, patients can face common complications such as: paralysis (some parts or hemiplegia), difficulty speaking or swallowing, cognitive disorders (reduced ability to reason and judge). depression, memory loss or even amnesia), emotional disorders, pain in organs, reduced or lost ability to take care of oneself. Therefore, a lot of time is needed in treatment to restore the body’s functions. During this time, the patient needs to have a comfortable spirit, a good physical condition and support methods to prevent stroke recurrence.
Levels of stroke prevention:
– Level 1: Avoid risk factors by having regular health checks and promptly detecting and treating related diseases.
– Level 2: People suffering from related diseases need to strictly control blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids… For these people, when there are suspicious signs, they need to quickly Take to a medical facility to avoid confusing symptoms with other common diseases.
– Level 3: Once a stroke has occurred, avoid recurrence. A person who has had a stroke has a 43% risk of recurrence in the first 10 years with an annual increase of 4%. Therefore, patients need to ensure that risk factors are always well controlled. In this condition, the combination of treatment with modern medicine and traditional medicine is encouraged and widely applied, to achieve high effectiveness in preventing recurrence of stroke while minimizing side effects. Unwanted side effects of modern pharmaceutical products.
CERINPAS, a traditional medicine with a combination of medicinal herbs such as:
– Panax notoginseng: dissolves stasis, stops bleeding, dilates blood vessels, dissolves thrombosis, reduces blood sugar and blood lipids, prevents aging, increases immunity.
– Rose: activates blood, dispels stasis, relieves pain.
– Hawthorn: strengthens the spleen, dispels stasis, reduces blood lipids.
– Cross-body: active blood, anti-oxidant, eliminates free radicals.
– Cat Can: dilates blood vessels, improves blood circulation.
The combination of the above medicinal herbs has a synergistic effect on blood circulation, dissolving stasis, and opening up meridians. Support patients to improve their physical condition and health, and accelerate recovery after a stroke. Treatment of symptoms of stroke (stroke) due to blood stasis causing meridian blockage such as dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty moving the body, and difficulty pronouncing language.
Treating a stroke is a long-term battle, requiring the patient to be patient and determined to undergo treatment and rehabilitation to be able to return to normal life as before. Preventing stroke recurrence is necessary for post-stroke patients, but stroke prevention is necessary for everyone.