ACV is a cardiovascular disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain.
"It happens when these glasses, which carry oxygen to the brain, break or block through bloodsucker or thrombosis. As a result, some of the brain does not receive flow. The affected brain cells can not work due to lack of oxygen and die. The same thing happens with the part of the body that they control", Explained Liliana Jordà Vargas, biochemistry of BioBarica.
In Argentina, ACVs have an incidence close to 126,000 cases per year, it happens one every four minutes.
There are two types of ACV: the ischemic strokeWhich is the most frequent cause and occurs when an artery is covered and no blood arrives to a part of the brain and the attack hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs by breaking an artery into the brain causing bleeding and damaging the area where it passes and that Although less frequent, it is more lethal.
• Lack of sudden sensation, weakness or paralysis in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
• Sudden confusion, sudden problems to speak or understand.
• Sudden problems in one or both eyes.
• Difficulties for walking, dizziness, vertigo, loss of balance or lack of coordination.
• Headache and maximum intensity without apparent cause.
• Decreased muscle strength.
• Motor deficit.
• Disorder of language or speech.
• Changes in personality and / or humor
Treatment of sequels
"Intensive therapy and rehabilitation programs that existed to the present day are valuable to improve the quality of life just after brain injury, but often only provide partial relief and in some cases leave the patients with disabilities. so much, it is They require additional therapeutic applications to achieve the recovery of affected tissues"Said Jordà Vargas.
The specialist said that "Years of clinical experience have revealed that spontaneous recovery of a stroke occurs mainly within the first 30 days, although survivors of moderate and severe stroke continue to improve for at least 90 days" .
In this sense, he pointed out that "Most of the recovery involves the regions of the brain that become dysfunctional, but they do not die."
"The innovative study at the University of Tel Aviv shows that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (TOHB) can generate significant neurological improvements in patients who suffered a stroke and could also be effective in the treatment and prevention of many other brain disorders"He commented.
Treatment in the hyperbaric chamber can begin both in the degenerative stage of the ACV, as well as in the regenerative one. Although it is not possible to mark a clear line between the regenerative and degenerative phases, After a month of the acute event the patient is stable and the degenerative process has finished.
In addition to oxygenating the affected areas of the brain, treatment in the hyperbaric chamber decreases inflammation, promotes the formation of blood vessels, reactivates the neurons when stimulating nerve function, favors nerve conduction mechanisms that use oxygen and regeneration of damaged or damaged cells.
The patient enters a pressurized hyperbaric chamber to a minimum of 1.4 ATM atmospheres (higher than the normal atmospheric atmospheric pressure that is 1 atmosphere) and by means of a mask it is given oxygen close to 100%. This gas is transported to the blood, and it even reaches the damaged tissues.
In this way, Patients who have suffered ACV will notice that from the use of the Hyperbaric Chamber they achieve: Improve control over fine motor skills; motor deficits diminish; Spasticity is reduced (stiffness); there is less risk of consequences; Improves the quality of life of patients.
Source: NA News Agency