What Type Of Stroke Is A Stroke That Is Only Paralyzed On The Left Side?
Afternoon, I want to ask. R n My father had a stroke but the body that was not functioning was only on the left side. The right side of the body is still very normal, the mouth is also not descended, and can still communicate smoothly. The results of the brain scan were written: r n “Multiple infarction in the right-left lateral paraventricle to the left-central semiovale, right-left external capsule, right frontal lobe subcortical, right basal ganglia and right internal capsule posterior cornu ” r n r nThat means that my father had a minor or severe stroke? And is it necessary to do surgery on my father? R n r nPlease answer, Thank you very much🙏
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Basically, a stroke is a condition in which the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, it can be caused by a blockage (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (haemorrhagic stroke). The failure of blood to be supplied to the brain causes the brain's needs such as oxygen and other nutrients to become obstructed so that it can threaten the life of brain cells so that they can cause brain cells to die.
The brain is one of the important parts of the body that regulates the body's coordination system, each part of the brain will regulate the coordination of certain body parts, so that if a part of the brain is disturbed, it can cause disruption of the coordination of parts of the body controlled by the brain.
At first glance the location of the clogged area, some parts such as the right frontal lobe do play a role in decision making, planning and problem solving, whereas in the ganglia ward it functions in regulating conscious movement, while the ventricles function in connecting the internal systems of the brain cavity and contain cerebrospinal fluid / brain fluid which is it is very important to maintain the condition of the brain so that it remains constant even when exposed to shocks.
Actually there is no term severe stroke in the medical world, while the term mild stroke refers to TIA or Transient Ischemic Attaack where there are symptoms such as stroke due to ischemia (a state of lack of oxygen to the brain) but only temporarily and can recover to normal as before. This is due to a blockage that is still relatively small so that the brain that lacks blood supply is not too extensive and large. However, sometimes a mild stroke / TIA can also lead to a real stroke.
Special treatment for stroke survivors depends on the type of stroke experienced, whether the stroke is due to obstruction / ischemia, or a stroke due to bleeding / hemorrhagic stroke. In ischemic stroke, the treatment is usually not up to surgery, such as:
administration of anti-platelet and anti-coagulant drugs, where these drugs function to prevent and release blockages in blood vessels, so that blood flow to the brain can be smooth and not obstructed.
anti-hypertensive drugs, narrowing of the brain blood vessels will worsen the state of the stroke, because it results in very little blood flow to the brain, so anti-hypertension drugs are needed so that blood vessels can widen and blood flow to the brain can flow smoothly.
statin drugs, sometimes cholesterol is a factor in blockage of blood flow to the brain, so drugs are needed to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
Although the handling of ischemic stroke is not really needed, surgery can sometimes be considered to prevent repeated strokes that are more life-threatening, such as angioplasty or carotid endarterectomy. The goal of these two operations is to prevent blockages in blood flow to the brain, so that the incidence of stroke can be avoided. However, certain conditions in stroke sufferers are also highly considered considering the high risk of the operation, one of which is very risky for heart sufferers.
Whereas in hemorrhagic strokes other than with drugs, surgery is indeed very necessary, because it aims to control bleeding due to rupture of blood vessels in the brain, so that the pressure on the brain can be reduced.
For the treatment of your father, it all comes down to the cause of the stroke and the extent of the brain damage due to the blockage, other circumstances must be considered to decide whether or not surgery is necessary. You can re-consult the doctor who treats your father or consult a neurologist regarding your father's condition.
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