Paralysis is a serious health problem that greatly affects human life and reduces the quality of life. Stroke causes loss of function in part or all of the body, limiting the ability to move, speak and perform daily life activities. In this article we have written for you, we will give information about stroke and examine its causes and risk factors together.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move and feel in part or all of the body as a result of damage to central nervous system structures such as the brain and spinal cord. Paralysis can be temporary or permanent and usually occurs suddenly.
Types of paralysis can be classified according to the part of the body affected and the cause. There are two main types of stroke: Ischaemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischaemic stroke is caused by the death of brain cells that lack oxygen and nutrients due to insufficient blood flow to the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke, on the other hand, is caused by bleeding in the brain tissue as a result of the rupture or bursting of a blood vessel in the brain.
What Causes Stroke?
Stroke can occur for various reasons. While ischaemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage of the vessels carrying blood to the brain, hemorrhagic stroke occurs due to weakening, rupture, or bursting of the brain vessels.
The vascular blockage is associated with conditions such as the formation of blood clots or arteriosclerosis. Weakening of the brain vessels is associated with factors such as trauma, high blood pressure, or congenital vascular abnormalities.
What are the risk factors for stroke?
Some factors that increase the risk of stroke are as follows:
- The risk of stroke increases with age. People aged 65 and over have a higher risk of stroke.
- The risk of stroke is higher in men than in women.
- The risk of stroke is higher in people of African and Asian origin.
- The risk is higher in people with a family history of stroke.
- High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke by causing hardening and narrowing of the arteries.
- Smoking increases the risk of stroke by causing arteriosclerosis and the formation of blood clots.
- Diabetes negatively affects vascular health and increases the risk of stroke.
- High cholesterol levels increase the risk of stroke by causing vascular occlusion.
- Low physical activity increases the risk of stroke by increasing the risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
- Excessive alcohol consumption and drug use increase the risk of stroke by impairing vascular health.
Stroke is an important health problem and early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve quality of life and prevent complications. Knowing the risk factors for stroke and reducing these risks through lifestyle changes is an important way to prevent stroke.
What are the Symptoms of Paralysis?
Paralysis is the partial or complete loss of the ability to move in part or all of the body as a result of damage to the brain or spinal cord. Symptoms of paralysis may vary depending on the type and severity of the stroke. We can briefly list the symptoms of stroke as follows;
Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) symptoms; Stroke occurs as a result of interruption of blood flow in the brain and is the most common cause of stroke. Symptoms of stroke include:
- Sudden onset of severe headache
- Weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs
- Difficulty speaking and understanding
- Loss of vision or double vision
- Dizziness, loss of balance, and coordination
- Difficulty swallowing
Symptoms of traumatic paralysis; It is a type of paralysis that occurs as a result of damage to the brain or spinal cord as a result of an accident, fall, or severe impact. Symptoms of traumatic paralysis are as follows:
- Sudden and permanent loss of mobility
- Muscle weakness and numbness
- Pain and tenderness
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty swallowing and breathing
How is Stroke Diagnosed?
Stroke is diagnosed by patient complaints, physical examination, and medical imaging methods. The methods used in the diagnosis of stroke can be listed as follows;
- Physical examination,
- Medical imaging methods,
- Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies,
- Blood tests
What is done in stroke treatment?
Paralysis treatment varies depending on the cause, type, and severity of the stroke. The methods applied in the treatment of paralysis can be briefly listed as follows;
- Drug treatment
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy:
- Surgical treatment,
- Supportive therapies,
Stroke Treatment Prices in Turkey
Türkiye has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. We can see that patients and relatives of patients who want to come to Turkey are doing research on Stroke Treatment Prices in Turkey. However, it would not be right to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi