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Saiful Najaib

NeuroAiD improved my quality of life

Irma (Argentina)

An improvement we see for the first time since she had stroke in 2016

Cristina Ángel (Mexico)

Her cognitive and motor improvements were quite impressive

Marcia (Chile)

Improving even after 6 years

Ana María (Mexico)

Recovering from cerebral venous thrombosis

By Blog, Life after Stroke

When a thrombus (blood clot) develops in the cerebral veins and in the dural venous sinuses, the blood flow gets blocked and produces cell damage. This condition is called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), although it is also known by other names such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) or cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT). The continuous pressure that the blood clot creates leads to swelling, which results in very painful headaches. This pressure can ultimately cause the brain blood vessels to burst, resulting in a cerebral hemorrhage. This is a complicated event, as it causes bleeding into the brain tissue, which can kill brain cells. Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare type of stroke and it mainly affects children and young adults. According to medical literature, it is estimated that CVT affects 3-4 per million people and 7 per million children. Fifty years ago, CVT reports were based on autopsy findings and it was considered to be a mortal condition. Currently, mortality rates have decreased due to the introduction of neuroimaging and several studies have been carried out in order to determine the prognosis of this disease. In Mexico, researchers carried out the RENEMEVASC study and found that 63% of the…

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Recognizing cerebral venous thrombosis

By All about Stroke, Blog

A cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare form of stroke. It takes place when a blood clot is formed in the cerebral veins (small veins in the brain that collect blood) and in the dural venous sinuses (the large veins in which blood is drained from the cerebral veins). The blood clot leads to an obstruction of the blood flow, which causes inflammation and damage to the brain tissue. The blood clot can be induced by infections (ear, mouth, face or neck), clotting disorders, oral contraceptive therapy or some drugs (such as tamoxifen or chemotherapy). It can also occur during pregnancy and postpartum (or postnatal) period. However, sometimes the underlying cause is unknown. Cerebral venous thrombosis is also known as: Cerebral vein thrombosis Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) Sinus and cerebral vein thrombosis Cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis Cortical cerebral venous thrombosis According to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, cerebral venous thrombosis mainly affects young adults and children, and represents only 0.5 to 1% of all strokes. Nevertheless, it is still a significant cause of death and disability, and early detection…

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By the third week of taking NeuroAiD, we are already seeing very remarkable changes. He started walking again, started to talk, to feel, to remember some important things in his life

Ana Luz Burgos (Mexico)

10 ways to prevent cerebral embolism

By Blog, Stroke Prevention No Comments

An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked. This reduces the oxygen and nutrient supply to the brain and results in tissue damage. Ischemic strokes are divided into two classes: thrombotic strokes and embolic strokes (also known as cerebral embolism). Medical literature reports that cerebral embolism accounts for approximately 20% of ischemic strokes. In cerebral embolism, the blood flow is blocked due to an embolus (blood clot, fat material or air bubble), which is transported through the bloodstream from a part of the body to an artery in the brain. Cerebral embolism is a serious life-threatening disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S.A alone, 140,000 people die each year as the result of a stroke; this is 1 out of every 20 deaths. Unfortunately, it is a very common condition, so it is crucial to know the best ways to prevent it. Therefore, we present 10 ways to reduce your chances of suffering a cerebral embolism. They include 5 lifestyle changes and 5 diseases that require…

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Signs and symptoms of cerebral embolism – Act FAST

By Blog, Stroke Prevention One Comment

A cerebral embolism (also known as embolic stroke) is a class of ischemic stroke. It occurs when a particle from a part of the body, usually the heart, travels through the bloodstream to the brain and blocks the blood flow within an artery of the brain. This travelling particle is called an “embolus” and can be a blood clot or other substance, such as fatty material. Therefore, the main damage associated with a cerebral embolism is caused by the lack of oxygen and nutrient supply to parts of the brain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, stroke is one of the top ten causes of death. In 2015 it caused 6.2 million deaths and, together with ischemic heart disease, has been the leading cause of death worldwide for the last 15 years. In addition, stroke is a major cause of disability and many people who survive a stroke need other people’s help to survive. For these reasons, it is essential to detect the symptoms early and start the treatment as soon as possible. The main symptoms of a cerebral embolism are weakness, paralysis or numbness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body….

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Best stroke recovery tips

By Blog, Other Information

In moderate or severe injury, most of the rehabilitation process is experienced in the first three months after the stroke. The recovery continues, more slowly, until at least six months, and some patients continue to recover slightly near the year. Not all patients will fully recover. The time a patient will require rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or other) will vary depending on the objectives of each case. Thus, in an elderly patient with severe disease, rehabilitation can focus on getting a transfer from the bed to the wheelchair easily. This can be done in a few days or weeks. However, in a young patient, occupationally active, with mild to moderate speech or mobility impairment, rehabilitation can last up to six months, or until he/she reaches his/her greater functional capacity and return to work. These are some tips that will take you for a better and fastest rehabilitation. 1. Practice exercises repetitively One of the most important tips to speed recovery after a stroke is to practice repetition, which is repeating the exercises over and over again. This habit promotes neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to recover itself after injury. 2. Follow a healthy diet Eliminate all processed…

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