Dementia due to age-related brain prere is often curableThe symptoms of age-related brain prere often resemble the onset of dementia. Timely therapy can prevent permanent damage.
The disease is still relatively unknown even among doctors and is therefore often overlooked. With fatal consequences: Many affected persons are classified as incurable with the wrong diagnosis and eventually become nursing cases. In this case, the treatment of old-age cerebral palsy is well possible with relatively simple surgical interventions and therapies.
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Age brain prere due to incorrect nerve water flow
Age-related brain prere can occur when the flow of neural fluid in the body is disturbed.
Every day the body produces 1.5 liters of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It is filtered out of the blood serum in the skull and transports nutrients along the back towards the lumbar spine and sacrum. There it supplies certain areas with nutrients. At the same time, neural fluid acts as a buffer for the brain to protect it from injury.
Age brain prere is favored by decreasing elasticity of the vessels, such as diabetes, high blood prere, years of smoking or fatty foods. The prere, normally cushioned by the elastic wall of the arteries, then passes unabated into the small blood vessels that lie directly on top of the fluid-filled chambers of the brain.
Dementia and Parkinson's disease are also possible factors in the development of senile brain prere.
Diagnosis of senile cerebral hypertension
For a diagnosis, the symptoms are first examined under the magnifying glass. In the case of gait instability, the following abnormalities should be noted:
– The legs are set wider. – The tips of the feet are placed outside. – The gait is small-stepped, it is a kind of iron gait. In addition, there are symptoms such as forgetfulness. Incontinence in the form of so-called urge incontinence.
With the help of CT and MRI images, changes in the brain can be detected. If the symptoms then point to old-age brain prere, the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ablation test usually provides clarity: In this test, the neurologist draws some cerebrospinal fluid (30 to 50 milliliters) from the spinal canal and thus lowers the prere in the brain. In some patients, the symptoms, especially the gait pattern, improve relatively quickly. For others, the test must be repeated to make a definite diagnosis.
Surgery helps with age-related brain prere
To permanently relieve the brain of the accumulated nervous fluid, neurosurgeons insert a so-called shunt. A valve system is inserted into the head, which opens in case of overprere and directs the excess cerebral spinal fluid through a tube into the abdominal cavity. The valve system allows regulation of the outflow and prevents too much cerebrospinal fluid from being drained. The individual adjustment can then also be carried out externally.
Timely intervention is important to prevent permanent damage. The procedure lowers the intracranial prere to normal levels, and symptoms such as gait disturbances, incontinence, and even the onset of dementia improve significantly. After the operation, the affected person undergoes neurosurgery. Neurologically further accompanied.
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