THE BRAIN AND ITS ALARM SYMPTOMS
The brain is responsible for the complex tasks of thinking, intelligence, memory, emotions, language and the activation and control of body muscles. Certain risk factors and symptoms make one more susceptible to problems with the brain.
Stroke (Cerebral Infarction) Prevention
Transient Ischemic Attacks can be caused by small clots that block the passage of oxygenated blood to the brain. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, we strongly recommend that you schedule a DOPPLER CAROTID ULTRASOUND to rule out an obstruction of the carotid arteries that carry blood to the brain.
Have you experienced confusion or disorientation lapses?
Have you ever had unexplained unconsciousness or fainting?
Have you had temporary, unexplained vision or speech loss?
Stroke Risk Factors
Family History of stroke
Early Detection of stroke
Certain symptoms or occurrences can signal a medical emergency and the need for immediate testing using a DIFFUSION-WEIGHTED MRI. This screening is able to detect a stroke from the first 15 minutes. It's vital for you to be tested if you have any of these symptoms: knowledge, vision or speech loss; numbness of the half of the body; loss of limb strength.
Head Injuries: Following any traumatic head injury that involves loss of consciousness, projectile vomiting or strength loss in any extremity, a MULTI-SLICE TOMOGRAPHY is recommended to rule out bleeding or inflammation, infections such as neurocysticercosis and other conditions.
Headache, Dizziness, Seizures or Dementia: Using MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) we can study the possibility of tumors, infections or degenerative processes.
Malformations in Arteries and Veins: CEREBRAL ANGIORESONANCE and CEREBRAL ANGIOTOMOGRAPHY helps us to evaluate the blood circulation in the brain, aneurysms, and any obstruction or tumors.
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