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  08 Oct 2021  Dr. Shailesh Jain Speaks on Cerebral Blood Clot and Brain Stroke

Dr. Shailesh Jain Speaks on Cerebral Blood Clot and Brain Stroke

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Published : Oct 8, 2021, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Oct 8, 2021, 1:12 am IST

A person suffering from a blood clot in the brain can witness several symptoms like seizures, speech impairment, half side body numbness

A stroke can be life-changing for both you and your family in more than one way. Surviving a stroke can leave you incapable of doing the simplest of the tasks like eating, speaking, going to the toilet, dressing, and/or moving around. — By arrangement
 A stroke can be life-changing for both you and your family in more than one way. Surviving a stroke can leave you incapable of doing the simplest of the tasks like eating, speaking, going to the toilet, dressing, and/or moving around. — By arrangement

The clotting of the blood is a normal function in our body to prevent excessive blood loss during an injury or cut. The blood forms a gel-like form in the injured blood vessels to stop the blood loss. However, sometimes blood can clot in the blood vessels following any obstacle without any injury. This clotting of blood is called a thrombus. While the stationary blood clots (thrombosis) are relatively less dangerous, if the blood clots start to move through the blood flow (embolism), it increases the risk factors. The mobile blood clots or embolus can eventually travel to the brain and block the cerebral arteries and veins causing brain stroke and other unpleasant symptoms.

Blood is the pathway through which the cells in our body get all the essential nutrients and get rid of all the metabolic wastes. An unwanted blood clot can disrupt the regular blood flow in the brain leaving the brain cells deprived of oxygen and nutrients. This condition can lead an individual to several health hazards. Moreover, if the clot is big enough, it can cut off the blood flow into the brain cells completely leading to the damage of the brain cells and, eventually, stroke. An arterial blood clot in the brain is called a stroke which can be life-threatening if not treated in time. Dr. Shailesh Jain, a Delhi-based neurosurgeon, strives to spread stroke awareness among the general mass through his clinic Arihant Neuro Spine Clinic.

 

The diagnosis of a blood clot in cerebral vessels can be tricky as the symptoms can mimic other health conditions and the doctors might end up taking a different treatment route. However, the detection of blood clots in the brain generally includes tests like blood test, CT Scan, MRI, and MRA. As a matter of fact, stroke can be a by-product of several lifestyle issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, lack of physical exercise, poor nutrition, smoking, stress, and/or alcohol. In addition, people on medication containing estrogen are also prone to develop an unwanted cerebral arterial blood clot.

A person suffering from a blood clot in the brain can witness several symptoms like seizures, speech impairment, half side body numbness, weakness in limbs, confusion, and brain fog. On the other side of the spectrum, brain stroke can leave an individual paralyzed; lead to difficulty in reading, thinking, or doing simple tasks; and impair vision or memory. Being an M. Ch (Neuro Surgery) from AIIMS, Dr. Jain is well aware of the consequences of stroke in people’s lives. So, he has made it his mission to help patients with early detection and treatment of cerebral thrombosis.

 

Located in Pitampura, Delhi, Arihant Neuro Spine Clinic is a trustable name within the patient community due to its world-class neurosurgical services. With his 15 years of experience in neurosurgery and neuro treatment, Dr. Shailesh Jain has dedicated his professional career to the treatment of any neurological disorder with utmost care. His expertise in the field has gained his membership of the Neurological Society of India (NSI), Indian Society for Trauma and Acute Care (ISTAC), Medical Council of India (MCI), A-0 SPINE (International), and Delhi Neurological Association (DNA).

Talking about the consequences of a stroke, Dr. Jain shares, “A stroke can be life-changing for both you and your family in more than one way. Surviving a stroke can leave you incapable of doing the simplest of the tasks like eating, speaking, going to the toilet, dressing, and/or moving around. It can also negatively affect your mental and social health. So, taking care of your health and seeking medical support if witnessing stroke-like symptoms can lead to the early detection of the blood clot reducing the risk factor.”

 

Doctors initially seek the help of medication (thrombolysis) to dissolve the clot without using any invasive procedure. However, in cases of complicated cases of stroke, they might also go for surgery. While immediate medical attention is the only way to survive a stroke, post-treatment rehabilitation is also essential for the recovery of a stroke patient. Considering the risk factors associated with brain blood clots and stroke, experts like Dr. Shailesh Jain stress on spreading stroke awareness and promote healthy lifestyle choices to avoid any impending danger.         

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