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Brain atrophy/cerebral atrophy

Homoeopathic treatment for Brain atrophy/cerebral atrophy

Brain atrophy — or cerebral atrophy — is the loss of brain cells called neurons. Atrophy also destroys the connections that help the cells communicate. It can be a result of many different diseases that damage the brain, including stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

Atrophy can affect different parts of the brain.

  • Focal atrophyaffects cells in certain areas of the brain and results in a loss of function in those specific areas.
  • Generalized atrophy affects cells all over the brain.

Life expectancy among patients with brain atrophy can be influenced by the condition that caused the brain shrinkage. People with Alzheimer’s disease live an average of four to eight years after their diagnosis. Those with multiple sclerosis can have close to a normal life span if their condition is treated effectively.

Symptoms 

The symptoms of brain atrophy vary depending on which region or regions of the brain are affected.

  • Dementiais the loss of memory, learning, abstract thinking, and executive functions such as planning and organizing.
  • Seizuresare surges of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that cause repetitive movements, convulsions, and sometimes a loss of consciousness.
  • Aphasiasinvolve trouble speaking and understanding language.

 Causes 

Injuries, diseases, and infections can damage brain cells and cause atrophy.

Injuries

  • Stroke happens when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted. Without a supply of oxygen-rich blood, neurons in the area die. Functions controlled by those brain areas — including movement and speech — are lost.
  • Traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain that may be caused by a fall, motor vehicle accident, or other hit to the head.

Diseases and disorders

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are conditions in which brain cells become progressively damaged and lose the ability to communicate with one another. It causes a loss of memory and thinking ability severe enough to be life-altering. Alzheimer’s disease, typically beginning after age 60, is the leading cause of dementia. 
  • Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by abnormal brain development in the womb. It causes a lack of muscle coordination, difficulty with walking, and other movement disorders.
  • Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition that progressively damages neurons. It usually begins in mid-life. Over time, it affects a person’s mental and physical abilities to include severe depression and chorea (involuntary, dance-like movements throughout the body).
  • Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, inherited disorders that damage the myelin sheath — a protective coating that surrounds nerve cells. Usually beginning in childhood, it can cause problems with memory, movement, behavior, vision, and hearing.
  • Multiple sclerosis, which usually begins in young adulthood and affects women more often than men, is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the protective coating around nerve cells. Over time, the nerve cells become damaged. As a result, problems in sensation, movement, and coordination can occur. However, like other diseases noted, it can also lead to dementia and brain atrophy.

Infections

  • AIDS is a disease caused by the HIV virus, which attacks the body’s immune system. Although the virus doesn’t directly attack neurons, it does damage the connections between them via proteins and other substances it releases. Toxoplasmosis associated with AIDS can also damage brain neurons.
  • Encephalitis refers to an inflammation of the brain. It’s most often caused by herpes simplex (HSV), but other viruses such as West Nile or Zika can also cause it. The viruses injure neurons and cause symptoms such as confusion, seizures, and paralysis. An autoimmune condition can also cause encephalitis.
  • Neurosyphilis is a disease that damages the brain and its protective covering. It can occur in people with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis who don’t get fully treated.

Prevention

Some of these conditions — like neurosyphilis, AIDS, and traumatic brain injury — may be preventable. Practicing safe sex by wearing condoms can prevent syphilis and HIV infections. Wearing  seat belt in the car and putting on a helmet when  ride a bicycle or motorcycle can help prevent brain injuries.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

 Phosphorus: Phosphorus is covering many symptoms of brain atrophy including brain atrophy, brain atrophy of elderly peoples, cerebral inflammation, unable to apply mind due to cerebral diseases, dementia, and encephalitis. If we look our top 10 homeopathic medicines it is quite clear that mostly medicines are from mineral group.  From my clinical experiences and knowledge I can say most of the disease are caused by either disturbed metabolism of minerals, bad effects mineral free radicals, and/or acute and chronic mineral poisoning. A process called Potentization, in which we change the simple minerals to homeopathic minerals, makes our homeopathic mineral medicines. It is a series of dilutions and agitation. We take a very small portion of medicinal stuff and dilute it with huge amount of solvent either water or alcohol and shake it vigorously. By first dilution and succession we get our first potency on two scales i.e. 1X or 1C. We repeat and repeat dilution and vigorous shaking (succession) to get higher potencies.  These potentized homeopathic medicines are capable to bring good health results according to individual’s susceptibility to the drug.  It is noticed from homeopathic proving and clinical experience that homeopathic Phosphorus brings good health changes in tall, slender, blonde and handsome males most markedly. Masturbation can be epilepsy trigger factor for people needing homeopathic Phosphorus. People needing Phosphorus does get epilepsy attack without loosing consciousness generally.  

Conium Maculatum:Conium is the second top medicine emerging for brain atrophy in my study. This medicine is obtained from a poisonous plant commonly known as poison hemlock. The whole plant is poisonous and its extract contains alkaloid toxins. This medicine is indicated for persons having tendency to get vertigo frequently. This medicine also acts well in elderly people having dementia causing difficult speaking. One dose daily of Conium Mac 30 will improve brain function to some extent. People needing Conium are those people who is having brain atrophy resulting in depression, timidity, habit to avoid society, but afraid of being alone. They do not want to do anything and does not take any interest in anything.

Baryta Carb: This medicine also belongs to mineral group i.e. barium carbonate. Barium carbonate is insoluble in water but it is soluble in human gastrointestinal tract. Barium element is not an essential mineral to human body and its toxicity causes some disturbance in potassium channels, which are essential for nervous system. In homeopathic proving of barium carbonate, it is noticed that it causes mental sluggishness to great extent. Fromhomeopathic drug proving it is well established that it acts best for infants, old, dwarf, and people subject to have recurrent throat (tonsil) problems. If this medicine seems indicated to you then one dose of Baryta Carb 30 daily will help to some extent for sure without causing any side effect.

Plumbum Metalicum (Lead):Lead is very toxic to human body, but when potentized homeopathically it becomes a very beneficial stuff to human being.  Proving of this metal had produced a picture that is very similar to patients of brain atrophy. The main indications for this remedy are progressive emaciation of body, progressive paralysis of body, frequent cramps, frequent abdominal colic, prone to severe constipation, and urinary bladder problems.

Zincum Metalicum:This metal is also very good homeopathic medicine for brain atrophy. Person who will get benefit from this medicine is very sensitive to noise and had marked trembling of whole body.  Feet in always in motion. There is depression generally and mental dullness is not much impaired.

 

Iodium:It is well-established fact that iodine is very essential for brain development. It also covers brain atrophy and brain inflammation like other top 10 homeopathic medicines for brain atrophy.  Iodium is homoeopathic iodine and it can be beneficial for a person having brain atrophy with great appetite yet losing flesh and having enlarged glands i.e. lymph nodes, thyroid, liver, etc. Tendency to have increased gas formation in the intestine is another good indication for this medicine.

 

Alumina: Another metal homeopathic medicine, which is listed for brain atrophy and brain atrophy of old, and difficult speaking.  It will help a person who is hasty by nature and variable mood when he/she was healthy now hasty and confused most of the time.  There is tendency to get severe constipation, no desire and great straining generally.

 

Aurum Metalicum:We can recognize the need of this medicine by presence of suicidal tendency in the patient or in the family history.  The above listed medicines have mental dullness and dementia, but this medicine has marked insanity. Irritability and anxiety is also well marked. Religious mania and tendency to have head and bone pains especially at night.

 

Crotalus horridus: This medicine is obtained from the poison of deadly rattlesnake. As we know that generally there is great possibility of having history of stroke in the patient of brain atrophy in the past. This medicine can remove bad ailments caused by stroke i.e. chronic inflammation of brain, and speech impairments caused by stroke.  People needing this medicine have delirium, irrelevant answers, tries to run away, and talking to himself.

 

Fluoric Acid: Fluoric acid is the last medicine of the list.  People needing this medicine remains unusual cheerful. These are indifferent cheerful old people who can be benefited from this medicine. Decreased sense of responsibility to loved ones. These people may have increased sexual desire, which they can show by their gesture and act publicly even in sick old age as well as in their history. e.t.c