Treatment of traumatic brain injury

With stem cells.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an injury to the brain, it happens when a strong force hits the skull and the shockwave passes through the brain, usually this happens in car crashes, fights, shoots, falls and many other similar events. When the TBI occurs symptoms can be moderate or severe depending on the strength of the shock and the area and size of the lesion on the brain, as you know brain regions are involved on many functions in the body so the damage on the brain could have unexpected consequences on the patient, which can vary from headaches to disabilities.

Depending on the severity of the injury, some people recover completely from the TBI thanks to the plasticity on the brain but there are some people who didn’t recover completely, as the part of the brain who manage that function was lost during the event, severe TBI causes physical and psychological symptoms, even coma or death, TBI is the number one cause of disability in the United States.

As the TBI can vary from moderate to severe symptomatology could vary from patient to patient, moderate symptoms of TBI are usually headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, change in sleep patterns, confusion, blurred vision, problems with memory, concentration or thinking. Severe symptoms of TBI could be strong headaches, convulsions, weakness in the arms or legs, confusion, agitation, vomiting, not being able to wake up from sleep, slurred speech, among other symptoms.

Traditional TBI treatment

As the magnitude of the lesion on TBI varies from several factors such as, location, size and severity of the damage, treatment is usually different for moderate and severe TBI.

 

For moderate TBI, usually rest and pain relievers are the first choice, gradual recovery is a must so the gradual return to activities provides a safe time to make sure the TBI does not have unexpected sequels.  For severe TBI the treatments could vary, for example, repair skull fractures, get rid of dead brain tissue, relieve pressure in the skull.

TBI could has unexpected sequels which are treated with medications such as anti-anxiety medication, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, stimulants, among other medicines to treat the symptoms involved with the recovery, depending on the severity the medications could only improve in some grade the symptom but not make it disappear permanently.

As the disability potential of TBI, patients could suffer from a variety of problems as confusion or difficulties for move, this is why rehabilitation therapies for improve physical strength and coordination could provide some degree of help, occupational therapy also could help to re learn daily tasks which cannot be done easy as usual, sometimes the patient lost the ability to talk correctly and speech therapy is necessary to communicate or even treat swallowing problems, on the last counseling of psychological therapy could help to deal with the challenges of the new life, derived from the TBI.

Stem Cell treatment advantages for TBI

¿What is a stem cell?

A stem cell is a blank cell that is capable of transforming itself into virtually any other cell, tissue cell, bone cell or nerve cell. Stem cells can be useful for repairing the human body by replacing cells.

Research made by the Health Science Center at Houstoun has recently shown that stem cell therapy is useful for preserving brian cells, so it’s useful for the treatment of TBI, stem cells can decrease neuroinflammation, preserve brain cells and boost cognitive function. 

As TBI is the result of damaged or even dead brain cells, stem cells are an useful option on treatment of TBI as no other treatment, mainly because traditional treatments are focused on alleviate symptoms and let the brain heal itself, stem cells give the help that the brain need on the recovery by providing fresh and stron cells on the task.

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If you’re interested in learning more, please call us or book a call so we may explain about stem cell treatment for TBI and answer any questions you might have.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, book a call today and begin the new life that your body desires. 

Dra Vanessa Felix, Novastem Mexico

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