Cerebral aneurysm: main risks and treatment options

A sudden, severe headache is the key symptom to notice a ruptured brain aneurysm, which can lead to a life-threatening cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

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And even with proper and urgent treatment, it generates sequelae such as motor paralysis, loss of basic functions and impediment to perform tasks of daily living.

Mayo Clinic explains that a cerebral aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain, which can form and grow becauseIt can form and grow because blood flowing through the vessel puts pressure on a weak area of the wall.

Meanwhile, the National Library of Medicine of the United States states that the cerebral aneurysmalso called intracranial aneurysm, can be congenital or develop during the during the course of life.

There are many types of cerebral aneurysms. The most common is called saccular aneurysmand can vary from a formation of a few millimeters to one of more than a centimeter.

The risks of suffering a cerebral aneurysm

Bulging inside a blood vessel can cause an enlargement of the brain aneurysm. cerebral aneurysm which, if ruptured, can cause bleeding in the brain and develop into a stroke, If ruptured, it can cause bleeding in the brain and develop into a hemorrhagic stroke. (CVA) hemorrhagic stroke.

Experts point out that brain aneurysms cerebral aneurysms are common and in most cases are not serious, especially if they are small. Many do not rupture and, therefore, do not usually produce symptoms or cause health problems. They are even sometimes detected when tests are done for other conditions.

However, rupture of an aneurysm is rapidly life-threatening and requires immediate medical treatment. quickly and requires immediate medical treatment.

The after-effects of a ruptured brain aneurysm

The rupture of an aneurysm is an emergency and can lead to death and can cause the death of the sufferer, so any suspicion should go to an emergency room immediately.

The consequences of an aneurysm depend on the size, location and general state of health of the patient, although everything will depend on the magnitude of the formation and its eventual rupture. If there is cerebral hemorrhage as a result of an aneurysm, the aneurysm, and this is too large, it will generate dangerous sequelae.

When a brain aneurysm ruptures brain aneurysm rupturesthe bleeding usually lasts only a few seconds. However, the blood can cause direct damage to surrounding cells and kill neurons kill brain neurons. brain neurons.

In addition, if the pressure inside the skull increases too much, the blood and oxygen supply to the brain can be interrupted, resulting in anything from loss of consciousness to death.

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Rehabilitation options 

Rupture of an aneurysm and the option of triggering a stroke can leave the affected person with multiple sequelaesuch as difficulty in swallowing (ability to swallow), facial and body paralysis, language problems or impaired vision.

TrainFES is a neurorehabilitation methodology, unique in the world, that combines daily training with innovative daily training with innovative technologies to obtain better therapeutic results in less time thanks to the continuity of treatment.

The rehabilitation program for users with motor compromise consists of a training plan and permanent accompaniment. training plan and permanent accompanimentplus an advanced system of functional electrostimulation (FESwhich, through soft and painless applications of current in paralyzed muscles, activates them to have a greater response and reduce recovery times.

The methodology TrainFES methodology has different treatments for stroke, depending on the evaluation of each case and what improvements the affected person needs.

Swallowing and dysphagia

The treatment with functional electrostimulation is consolidated as an excellent excellent complement to conventional phonoaudiological therapy for people who have difficulty for people who have difficulty or lose the ability to swallow, a very common sequel among those who have suffered a stroke.

Scientific analyses have proven the good results of this method in the rehabilitation of dysphagia. On the one hand, the therapy achieves greater response and on the other reduces rehabilitation times..

A study analyzed patients with moderate to severe dysphagia, with no response to conventional therapy, who received complementary electrostimulation therapy. The result was that 20 of the 23 patients had a noticeable improvement after four days in the case of moderate dysphagia, and between three and 30 days in those with severe dysphagia. 

Motor recovery

The system is also suitable for rehabilitating lost functional lost functional movementwhich affects processes such as walking, showering, feeding and various daily tasks.

The objective is that the person recover the impaired movements and functional capacity to improve theto improve the development of those activities that are part of their daily life.

According to a study conducted in South Koreathere are significant improvements in upper extremity motor recovery, thanks to the effects of mirror therapy in combination with FES and biofeedback.

In addition, the evidence generated by TrainFES reported the 85 patients' progress in terms of their functional in terms of their functional level, between their first training session and the second month of therapy. The ability to remain sedentary (sitting), bipedal (standing on both feet) or walking was assessed.

The first evaluation showed that 22 of the patients were able to sit upright, of whom 12 advanced to the bipedal level (72.7%) and four to walking (18.2%) during the second test.  

The second evaluation also showed that, of the 19 patients who achieved bipedal walking, 10 achieved walking (52.6%) and nine maintained their level (47.4%). 

In addition, it highlights the fact that none of those who used FES therapy showed setbacks.

Assists reaching and grasping function

FES therapy that includes upper extremity training has proven to be an effective intervention. 

A study conducted in the United States divided 21 patients into two groups. One applied only conventional therapy and the other added treatment with functional electrostimulation. The latter showed better results in terms of object manipulation, palmar grip, traction and had excellent results in upper extremity indexes and scales.

The methodology TrainFES methodology includes the evaluation of physicians, physiatrists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists and speech therapistswhich makes it possible to determine the treatment indicated for each person according to his or her injuryThe treatment includes specific exercises and permanent accompaniment, in addition to the use of the FES device.

In this way, the continuity of training -enhanced by the option of exercising at home - allows for up to 10 times more effective up to 10 times more effective therapies than with a conventional method, and a recovery potential equal to or better than in a face-to-face program.

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