Atherosclerosis-the scourge of modern man, who begins to overtake man after 35 years. There are cases of early atherosclerosis with a heart attack in 20 year olds. What is" atherosclerosis " and why is it so relevant? It is known that this chronic disease caused by a violation of fat and protein metabolism-affects mainly the arteries of elastic and muscular elastic types. With the development of the disease in the wall of the arteries occurs deposition of lipids and proteins, around which the connective tissue grows.
It is believed that the development of atherosclerosis of the brain contribute to factors such as hereditary predisposition, malnutrition (excessive consumption of products containing a significant amount of fat and carbohydrates), mental I emotional stress, increased blood pressure, as well as disorders in the internal organs.
Atherosclerosis is one of the most common diseases. Most often it affects people over the age of 40 years. In women, this disease develops about 5-10 years later than in men, due to the action of female sex hormones.
In the early stages of the disease, fat-protein complexes are deposited in the inner shell of the arteries. As the disease develops, connective tissue grows around the deposited fat-protein complexes, and plaques are found on the inner surface of the arteries and aorta.
Under each of these plaques are destroyed layers of the vascular wall, after which the plaque penetrates into the muscle layer. Later, calcium salts are deposited into the formed atherosclerotic plaque and surrounding tissue. The plaque becomes more dense, fragile, narrows the lumen of the vessel, not allowing the flow of blood to enter the affected vessel.
Manifestations of the disease depend primarily on what vessels are affected. Atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels is most often observed in elderly people. As the disease develops, there is a decrease in blood supply to the brain and, as a result, a constant oxygen starvation. In the future you experience dizziness, there comes the deterioration of memory, reduced working capacity, developing dementia.
When plaques cover a significant part of the cerebral arteries, there is a risk of ischemic stroke and vessel rupture. In the latter case, the blood comes out and permeates the brain tissue. On the same principle, many other vascular lesions of the brain, including hemorrhage, thrombosis and embolism, develop.
According to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels close hemorrhagic stroke, which leads to speech disorders and swallowing, causing paralysis and paresis. Stroke, accompanied by significant lesions of the brain, can lead to death. With a less extensive stroke, parts of the lost functions of the Central nervous system can be restored.
What is the tactics of modern medicine in atherosclerosis?
Prescribe medications that reduce cholesterol in the blood and tissues. But cholesterol is vital for a person. Without it, the nervous system and the human brain suffer, it is responsible for the human volitional sphere, muscle and sexual activity. Is it a common practice to prescribe statins? This is a massive blow to the liver, to the entire muscle tissue of man, finally, a significant decrease in sexual function in men. Is not it too high a fee for the expulsion of cholesterol-cholesterol, which is postponed, by the way only on damaged vessels. You can't find it on a normal vessel wall.
We ourselves destroy our vessels modern way of life - eternal haste, stress, disgusting food, sedentary lifestyle... All this is then aggravated by the appearance of hypertension, which makes the vessels dense and brittle over time. The wall of our vessels is damaged. Here and there appear on them characteristic of each stage of the atherosclerotic process of deposition. So is poor cholesterol to blame?
For centuries, people have been eating cholesterol-rich foods and haven't suffered as much as we have. In countries where traditionally animal proteins and fats are on the table, atherosclerosis is even lower than among us.
So, we blame cholesterol for our troubles, as if we were offended by a locksmith who came to us to fix the pipes for the unsightly appearance of these pipes after repair.
Draws the action of medicinal leeches in patients with lesions of the vessels. Its effect on veins in varicose veins is well known. But leech therapy is indicated also in patients with lesions of the arteries.
Its action is not as fast and impressive as with varicose veins, but with this problem it has an effect on intima, vascular endothelium, dissolving scars and restoring the elasticity of the vascular wall. This work is provided by protein enzymes, resulting in the formulation of leeches on the skin of elastase, destabilase, collagenase and agony.
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Anti-clotting substances make the blood more fluid, more fluid, and thus begin to work additional small vessels. Develops a collateral network, improve blood circulation, namely the circulation of blood. In vascular diseases, the main problem – hypoxia-bad blood flow, blood stagnation, inflammation, slagging. Hirudin gradually purify the vessels – dissolved microthrombuses, cholesterol plaques. In large blood clots appears gradually channel-vessel. This process is called recanalization of the thrombus. Due to the improvement of microcirculation, tissue edema is reduced. In addition, leeches provide good drainage – remove venous stagnation with toxins. This process occurs not only during the procedure of hirudotherapy, but also later within 2-3 days, when the outflow of interstitial fluid into the bandage continues. When hirudotherapy reduces pain-first-due to the fact that the swelling decreases, the compression of the nerve endings decreases; and secondly, thanks to painkillers, which are contained in the salivary secret of the leech. Group of anti-inflammatory substances reduces inflammation and increases immunity. Sedatives have a sedative effect and improve sleep.
From the moment of the act of blood sucking leeches is therapeutic effect on the pathologically altered organs, then connect a number of mechanisms of normalization of microcirculation, in particular, the mechanism of removal of vascular spasm, as well as the acceleration of blood flow. Reduced coagulation potential-all this leads to improved tissue nutrition. Consequently, the elimination of the pathological process.
Eastern medicine has long proved the existence of special zones (points) on the skin, which have a pronounced connection with internal organs. The possibility of influence from the skin to the internal organs allows the use for therapeutic purposes of different kinds of reflexology – acupuncture (in all its versions), including girudoterapii. There is a set of two methods: reflexology and hirudotherapy. I. e. the reflexogenic point responsible for one or another organ in the body is activated by mechanical action (leech bite), plus injection of leech saliva into the systemic bloodstream – a complex of 60 biologically active enzymes that have healing properties, such as: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, blood-purifying, analgesic and many others; improve metabolism, normalize hormonal background. In other words, medical leeches is a ready-made syringe with a carefully selected set of drugs.
The therapeutic effect of leeches consists of three factors. First, the leech bites in the reflexogenic points chosen by the hirudotherapist, the skin, activating the involved Meridian. Secondly, the leech throws saliva into the bloodstream, containing a range of physiologically active substances, the "smooth" action of which leads to the normalization of the pathological process. And, thirdly, the leech carries out purely mechanical unloading of blood flow. This ensures the free suction of blood leech, as well as prolonged bleeding from the wound after the fall of the leech.
Thus, the effect of treatment with paralysis of the nerves, atherosclerosis of the brain, concussions, contusions and the like neurological disorders leech therapy is extremely beneficial.
We see patients decrease and even complete cessation of painful headaches after sessions of hirudotherapy. By the way, even today it is extremely difficult to stop these pains by other means.
With complications of atherosclerosis such as myocardial infarction with timely formulation of leeches can significantly reduce the area of necrosis(heart muscle damage) and avoid complications.
Treatment with hirudotherapy, of course, takes time, but patients in the treatment of this type are rewarded with improving the functions of the nervous and endocrine system and all associated with this strengthening and restoration of various functions of the body. It begins to work a kind of time machine that turns off the biological clock of man.
The effect of leeches on the blood circulation of the human brain is amazing, although its mechanisms are only now beginning to find a scientific explanation.
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