All the activities that occur in your body are controlled by your brain. It goes about storing every experience you've had since you were born. So you must strive to maintain its health. If you don't practice keeping your brain healthy, then you become at risk for injury to your brain. Your daily diets and habits are capable of injuring your brain. So don't believe that only violent blows to your head can cause brain injury. There are other ways you unknowingly injure your brain, which over time require you to undergo brain condition treatments such as a bypass procedure.
Resist A Sugary Diet
When you daily ingest excessive amounts of sugar in your diet, it stores the sugar buildup in your bloodstream. A buildup of sugar in your bloodstream decreases your brain development. That activity also blocks other vital nutrients such as protein from getting to your brain. Remember that blood flow not only carries nutrients but also oxygen to your brain. So a poor delivery of blood flow creates cerebrovascular insufficiency and results in strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The condition ultimately promotes cell death. You'll then have to undergo a cerebral artery bypass procedure.
How Does The Bypass Procedure Work?
Your surgeon will use a vessel graft that's harvested from another area of your body. It will be a vein or artery grafting. Once the grafting is secured at the damaged site, above and below the injured area, blood flow is allowed to pass through the graft. If a large artery is involved, on the other hand, and the injury is brought about by an aneurysm or a tumor, your surgeon will then pass the graft through a cut in your skull and connect the graft to an artery inside your brain.
Following surgery, your ventilator will remain in place until the effects of anesthesia are no more felt by you. Testing will be conducted to assess your neurological responses. You'll be required to do some walking exercises while you are in the hospital. Within 1 to 2 days, you'll be good to go. You'll be discharged to go home. Remember to always follow all discharge instructions that you've been given. Your procedure closely resembles functions used by surgeons in a cardiac bypass procedure. The only difference is that your procedure is a brain bypass operation.
You may experience some headache symptoms and perhaps some pain at the incision site in the days to come. Pain medication might be prescribed. You may also ask the physician whether you can substitute the use of over-the-counter pain pills rather than taking prescription drugs. Prescription drugs can cause narcotic addiction after a relatively short period of time.