Hiccups In Stroke Sufferers?
My doctor wanted to ask, my father had a stroke and hiccups that occurred without stopping, only stopped during sleep oulas, and his body was also high heat did not go down, said the doctor checked there is an infection on the inside that causes heat, how can the doctor so that hiccups can lost?
Hiccups are respiratory reflexes where contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles coincides with the closure of the glottis / vocal cords. Hiccups can be included as a form of myoclonus, which arises due to irritation of the reflex arch mediated by the central nervous system. Normally hiccups can stop spontaneously. Persistent hiccups are hiccups that occur continuously> 48 hours. These hiccups can occur due to other diseases including disorders of the central nervous system, one of which is stroke. Persistent hiccups require further treatment.
Stroke is a sudden disruption of blood circulation to the brain, can arise due to blockages in blood vessels or due to rupture of blood vessels, so that certain brain tissue areas do not get blood intake and damage occurs. In stroke patients can arise a lot of sequels, such as weakness in limbs, speech disorders, vision disorders, swallowing disorders, changes in mood and behavior, and so on. Persistent hiccups can also be a sequel to a stroke, although the mechanism is not known for sure.
Hiccups can cause sleep disorders in patients, difficulty in eating and drinking, leading to weight loss, fatigue, heart rhythm disorders, and also stomach acid disease. Hiccups like this require direct examination with a neurologist because the treatment usually uses special drugs, for example GABA B group muscle relaxant agonists, anticonvulsants, antiemetics, sedatives. Some cases require more invasive actions such as drug injection, acupuncture, and surgery to block the work of certain nerves if all other conservative measures have no effect. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.