Archive for the ‘Brain’ Category
Migraines and headaches are common in the life of a mom, especially if she is a working mom, a single mom, or a mom of more than one child. Most women chalk it up to the daily grind of stress, as well as to being caught up in a seemingly endless cycle of work, care and maintenance. However, recent medical research points to a potential link between the pesky pains and a different kind of grind altogether. For the purpose of this article, we suggest you have a conversation with your partner or anyone else with whom you share living quarters. Ask them if they’ve ever caught you grinding your teeth at night. If you have, you might just have the answer to your woes. The act of grinding one’s teeth during sleep is also referred to as the temporo-mandibular joint syndrome, or the TMJ syndrome. Read on below for more information on this topic and possible solutions offered by modern medicine.
What Is TMJ Syndrome?
TMJ syndrome is often misdiagnosed by specialized physicians and general practitioners alike, since the condition is not fully understood. However, cases which have come under scrutiny recently seem to indicate that people who have suffered trauma to their jaw, or are sufferers of osteoarthirits or rheumatoid arthritis represent a demographic with increased levels of risk in this respect. Do you tend to tightly clench your jaws when you have headaches? If you do, then you might just suffer from TMJ syndrome. That constant clenching ultimately produces muscle spasms, which, in turn, cause severe pain in the temple area.
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when a blockage or arterial puncture disrupts the flow of blood to the brain. This interruption of blood flow deprives the brain of needed oxygen and kills brain cells affected. When brain cells die is lost or disabling the function of body parts controlled by them.
A stroke can cause paralysis or muscle weakness, loss of sensation, speech and language problems, memory and reasoning problems, difficulty swallowing, vision problems and visual perception, coma and even death. Read the rest of this entry »
A stroke is characterized by a sudden loss of brain function due to an interruption of blood flow to the brain after an ischemic stroke (caused by the formation of a blood clot) or cerebrovascular bleeding( caused by the rupture of a vessel and subsequent bleeding into or around the brain).
The interruption of blood flow to the brain cause the destruction of nerve cells (neurons). The effects of a stroke vary depending on the part of the brain that was injured and extent of damage that results. About 80% of strokes are ischemic and 20% are hemorrhagic.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability globally and in Canada, approximately 300,000 people live with the consequences of a stroke. It is also the 3rd leading cause of death the country. Approximately 60% of people who have a stroke are dealing with a form of impairment such as paralysis, sensory loss, memory lapses, speech disorders and sight while some people may also suffer a depression or other emotional problems.
It is possible to minimize the risk of stroke by modifying risk factors, by using drugs and, in certain circumstances, surgery. Read the rest of this entry »
Stroke: infarction of the blue
Stroke is an extremely common disorder in Western industrialized nations – the world he is number two in Germany after heart diseases and malignant tumors in the third leading cause of death. Stroke often leads to permanent disability or premature disability. Suffer per year, about 200000-250000 federal civil or expand a stroke, about one million German live with its consequences. More than 50 percent of sufferers, one year after the stroke, even in the restrictions on daily life. Men and women are affected about equally often. The likelihood of stroke increases with age. At the first stroke, women are about 75 years, men average age 70 years. Sudden malfunction of the central nervous system caused by a lack of blood flow in the brain. Symptoms depend on the affected brain regions – often occur at half-side paralysis, gait, vision or speech problems. Other common names for a stroke are “brain attack” and – technical language – “cerebral apoplexy,” “cerebrovascular accident” or “cerebrovascular accident”. Read the rest of this entry »
What is it?
Or intracranial brain tumor is usually defined as everyone expansion process neoplasm that originates in one of the structures containing the cranial cavity and the brain parenchyma, meninges, blood vessels, cranial nerves, glands, bones and remains embryonic. In other words, this is an abnormal mass of new onset that grows and is rooted in the structures above. We can deduce that a tumor can damage the brain in two ways: by invading surrounding tissue (tumor) or by pressing other areas of the brain due to their own growth. Read the rest of this entry »