Arteriosclerosis Treatment In Someone With A History Of Head Injury?
Hello .. r nI want to ask .. I have had a headache for 1 year because I hit the spiral on the back of the head pool. I’ve been to a doctor and they said it’s okay, but for 1 year I had headaches every day. Finally, 2 weeks ago I got a doctor and ct scan. Then the results of the ct scan said the doctor had hardening of the brain. R nSo what I want is brain hardening? Is the disease dangerous? And can the disease be cured? R nWhat causes the hardening of the brain? Is it because of an impact or is it something else? R nThen what can I do to cure the disease? Does hardening of the brain have any levels? R n r n Please explain please. Thank you very much. God bless
Good evening, Mrs. Nevtyana. Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Hardening of the brain or in medical terms known as arteriosclerosis is a condition where there is hardening of the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Healthy blood vessels should be flexible, but in this condition they harden so they become stiff. This condition occurs over a long period of time, but in the early stages it generally does not cause symptoms. Symptoms will arise when the condition of the blood vessels gets narrower so that blood flow is blocked. Because this condition occurs in the arteries, all blood vessels throughout the body can experience this, including in the brain.
Some of the symptoms that can appear include:
- If it occurs in blood vessels in the brain, disturbances can occur in the form of dizziness, headache, difficulty speaking, tingling / numbness / numbness in the hands and feet, impaired vision, paralysis of the facial muscles, etc.
- If there is blood vessels in the heart, chest pain (angina) may appear.
- If it occurs in the blood vessels in the legs and feet, there will be pain in the legs and feet.
- If it occurs in the blood vessels in the kidneys, it can cause high blood pressure to kidney failure.
This disease can be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, obesity, smoking, alcoholism, heredity, psychological problems, lack of nutritional intake of fruits and vegetables, etc. This hardening of the artery walls is generally caused by a buildup of fat in the inner lining of the arteries or because high blood pressure causes thickening of the artery wall muscles.
The way of handling that can be done is to change the lifestyle pattern by consuming healthy foods and exercising regularly as well as staying away from smoking as one of the risk factors. In addition, there are several drugs that can be consumed to reduce plaque formation and hardening of the artery walls, such as drugs for high blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering. Several ways can also be done with operative measures, including angioplasty surgery by opening the blood vessels and inserting a device in the form of a balloon or ring to widen the passage of these blood vessels.
Our advice is that for further treatment you can consult again with the neurologist who examined you, you can express your complaints and concerns and decide the best treatment that can be done.