Recently a neurologist from Hyderabad treated a 50-year-old woman showing symptoms of ‘Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome’. According to Sudhir Kumar, the woman experienced symptoms of dizziness, nausea and vomiting, which started when she was “washing her hair with shampoo”. beauty Parlour“. The woman was “initially taken to a gastroenterologist, who treated her symptomatically”. Sharing her case on Twitter, the expert elaborated that as the symptoms did not improve, “the next day she had mild incontinence. developed, while walk,
“She was then referred for my opinion. She had mild right cerebellar symptoms. MRI brain revealed a myocardial infarction in the right posterior inferior cerebellar region, MR angiogram showed left vertebral hypoplasia. A diagnosis The right PICA (posterior inferior cerebellar artery) infarcted area of the beauty parlor stroke syndrome was created. One possible mechanism is the constriction of the vertebral artery during hyperextension and the turning of the neck to the wash basin when washing hair with shampoo. He had also controlled hypertension well,” said the doctor.
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1. I recently saw a 50-year-old woman with symptoms of dizziness, nausea and vomiting that started with shampoo at a beauty parlor while washing her hair. Initially, she was taken to a gastroenterologist, who treated her symptomatically.#medtwitter — Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD DM🇮🇳 (@hyderabaddoctor) 30 October 2022
According to Dr Kumar’s observation, the take-home message is that a stroke affecting the vertebrobasilar artery region “can occur during shampooing in a beauty parlor, particularly in women with other atherosclerotic risk factors and undetected vertebral hypoplasia.” Disability can be prevented with early detection and treatment.”
In simple terms, a woman with vertebral hypoplasia (an abnormality in the vertebral arteries) had a stroke in the PICA region, which is the artery that supplies blood to the cerebellum and brainstem. In an exclusive conversation, Dr. Kumar told indianexpress.com That in 10–20 percent of people, one part of the artery can become dilated, leading to a stroke if the other side of the thick artery is narrowed or narrowed by any type of hyperextension of the neck. “In this particular case, the woman had a dilated artery on her left side. Therefore, when her neck was slightly tilted to the right, she contracted or constricted with hyperextension, which led to a stroke,” Dr. Kumar said. , “Those who have seen two more severe cases and more than 12 cases with mild symptoms”.
In this case it took 2-3 weeks for the woman to recover from the stroke with the help of blood thinners Which Dr Kumar said he would have to continue for “the rest of his life” as he already had high blood pressure. The neurologist further noted that “similar cases have been previously reported since 1993”. Responding to a user, he said, ‘We need to spread awareness among the general public through media including social media.
With over 1,500 likes, the thread garnered reactions from Twitter followers. “This is really an opener for any layman,” wrote one user, while another added, “Thanks for sharing, first came across.”
What is this form of stroke?
Feeling dizzy, nausea and vomiting.
Dr Pawan Pai, Interventional Neurologist and Stroke Specialist, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road said that it occurs when one jerks the neck and head vigorously, and there is a hoarse sound. “Such a blow can injure the soft muscles, and blood supply There is a blockage in the brain – resulting in a stroke. This is called vertebral artery dissection in medical terminology,” explains Dr. Pai. indianexpress.com,
Dr Kumar mentioned that it is recommended for people taking blood thinners the strokes, “While some recover well after stroke, others may need to be on medication for life because of co-morbidity and age,” he said.
Dr Pai said that in parlors and salons, keep in mind that do not turn the head forcefully. “If you feel dizzy while washing hair with neck hyperextension, lie down immediately. The person should be taken to the doctor immediately without delay,” said Dr. Pai.
Dr Kumar advised that it is advisable to avoid spreading the neck backwards while washing the hair. “If you want to raise the neck, lower it by 20 degrees,” she said. indianexpress.com,
What can one do for rehabilitation?
According to Dr Kriti Soni, Head of Research and Development, Kapiva, making some lifestyle changes after a stroke can help. This includes:
exercise: When it comes to preventing practically any disease, exercising is pointless. It nourishes the heart and body and promotes general health. Any type of exercise – gym, yoga or pranayama – can help you increase your metabolism and guarantee that your pancreas is functioning properly.
Skip the white sugar and switch to natural sugars: White sugar, which most of us consume every day, is largely empty calories. Making it a part of your diet will do you no good. Therefore, switching to natural sugar forms like fruits, molasses or honey is strongly advised.
increase your food intake such as asparagus, artichokes, avocado, BroccoliCabbage, and cauliflower that have a low glycemic load and low glycemic index, are also a good idea.
Early dinner and good sleep: A healthy lifestyle, which seems to be the easiest of them all, is also the most important. Your lifestyle (Vihara) and diet (Ahaar) have a significant impact on the health of your heart. There should be enough gaps between each meal. It is recommended that you wait three hours between each meal. Another essential element to keep the heart healthy is Sleep,
“Every day, at least seven hours of sound sleep should be taken. It has been proven to treat hormonal problems and reduce chronic inflammation and boost immunity during physical and physical management emotional stressSaid Dr Soni.
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