What is Post Stroke Syndrome?
Post Stroke Syndrome is a collection of symptoms that come about after a stroke. The symptoms are caused by the brain damage that arises from a clot to the brain or a hemorrhage in the cranium. When the blood supply is blocked by a clot, part of the brain dies, and this results in those specific parts not responding anymore. Each part of the brain is responsible for different actions, and you will experience negative symptoms in the post stroke period for particular areas affected by the blood clots.
For this reason, the symptoms of Post Stroke Syndrome vary widely and depending on the severity of the stroke, the symptoms can range from mild to severe. Depending on which part of the brain was affected by the stroke, you can experience anything from one-sided paralysis, to partial blindness, to difficulty speaking. The most common signs of Post Stroke Syndrome tend to be the paralysis of one side of the body and one-sided facial drooping. Another symptom, called aphasia, makes the understanding and speaking of words difficult. Some may experience blind spots where part of the eye is affected.
Treatment for Post Stroke Syndrome is usually supportive. We are born with only a certain amount of brain cells and when they become damaged, unfortunately, they do not grow back. Today, medical science does not have a cure to restore complete function to the post stroke patient. However, with diligent rehabilitation, some patients can regain some function, but this is dependent on the severity of the stroke and creating new neural pathways in the brain. Physical, speech, and occupational therapies are the standard treatment for patients with post stroke syndrome.
How Do Stem Cells Help with Post Stroke Syndrome?
Since brain cells are not able to regenerate, the application of stem cells is an optimal alternative option to restore abilities after a stroke. When stem cells reach the point of brain damage, they can differentiate into brain cells and help begin regenerating. Stem cells are not a cure for Post Stroke Syndrome, but many patients have found that their symptoms lessen after a course of adipose stem cell treatment. Relief using stem cell therapy can be achieved in a variety of symptoms associated with this condition:
- Regaining movement and feeling in paralyzed limbs
- Clearer speech
- Reduction in blind spots
- Ability to use paralyzed hands
- Less incidence of foot drop
- More effective attempts at reading and writing
- More energy
- Less pain in paralyzed limbs
Adipose stem cell treatment offers the opportunities to help with the entire collection of symptoms caused by a stroke. Although it is not a cure, it is a treatment that can potentially regain function where other treatments may only support the symptoms.
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