Regenerating brain cells- Is it a realistic prospect or science fiction?
Treatment for stroke traditionally has been and continues to be geared towards preventing the brain damage that occurs from a lack of blood supply. Preventative approaches towards stroke include healthy habits, such as healthy eating and stress control. Early recognition of stroke and mini stroke symptoms with a strong focus on catching symptoms and getting prompt medical attention and treatment has been consistently recommended as the best way to control the potential damage that can be caused by a stroke.. Dementia and the behavioral consequences of stroke have long been viewed as more difficult to treat with rehabilitative therapy. Computer stimulation may develop in years to come as an additional method to help in stroke recovery.
One fascinating potential in the approach to stroke therapy is the protection and possible regeneration of damaged brain cells.
The advancement of the development of widely used medications for neuroprotection for the treatment of stroke is not likely to emerge in the very near future. But it is certainly not in the realm of science fiction either. There is a chance that the development and practical use of effective medications for neuroprotection after a stroke may develop in the next decade.
In the meantime, stroke survivors benefit from a strong support system, including family and friends who maintain contact. A stroke survivor can continue to live a productive and happy life. Stroke is a disease of which many features are well understood, and many are still a scientific mystery. The approach and treatment has many well-established features, as well as exciting new developments. Stroke survivors are living longer and healthier than ever before.