Tuesday, January 9, 2024

If a child has a brain tumor, what are the symptoms?

 If a child has a brain tumor, what are the symptoms?

I wish that children would not get 'brain tumor'. Because after having a brain tumor, the risk is very high for them. One is that the treatment is not easy, the other is less chance of recovery.

I have a complaint to God, why send a child with such a tumor at birth?

However, contrary to our wishes, there are many cases of tumor in children. Especially this problem has come from birth. Why is this happening? It cannot be answered exactly. Because there have been countless researches on cancer so far. However, such a great achievement has not been achieved.

Usually, the most common cause of tumor is a malfunction of Jin. Why is gin bad? The exact reason for this has not been discovered. However, there is a problem when Jin does not develop as it should in general. Gin also has its own 'coding'. Sometimes abnormal cells develop due to mismatched coding. The same cell can grow and become a tumor. And, it can take the form of cancer.

Another thing is that it is said that such a disease is passed on to one's generation by inheritance. But, if that is the case, one person has four children. Only four people do not have tumors. Maybe in one person. Why not the other three?

There is no single concrete reason or answer for this tumor to develop and become cancer. Various things may have influenced it. First a tumor was visible. Now different sub-types (sub-types) of the same started appearing. Some are cured by the same treatment, some are not.

Increased risk of tumors in children

A child's brain tumor is more risky than an adult's. There are many reasons for this. On the one hand, the child cannot express what is happening to him. The child does not say that the head is aching, the eyes are getting weak, and the hearing ability is decreasing.

If there is a child under the age of one year, the speech will not come at all. Other children also do not get the melomeso to express the bad changes that are happening in their body. That is why when they are brought to the hospital, the problem becomes complicated. The tumor has grown.

Small head, big tumor. Complex treatment, weak body. It is difficult for the child's body to tolerate tumor surgery. Again, what has been seen so far is that the tumor on the child's head is in a very awkward place. Basically three types of tumors are seen in them, which are very bad tumors.

Now the tumor is surgically removed. However, if cancer has already occurred, further treatment is uncomfortable. It is difficult to give them chemotherapy, even radiotherapy.

Are there any symptoms of brain tumor in children?

All diseases have symptoms, but how many are known, and how many are not known. Similarly, some symptoms are compatible with other diseases. So the symptoms can sometimes be confusing.

If there is any problem in the brain or the brain, the child cannot hold its head up. We keep the head upright on the strength of the neck and turn it around. However, if there is a problem in the brain, the head can be tilted. Slowly the throat can't take it. Children become weak and small.

Likewise, the child's head may grow. We don't pay much attention to how a small child's head is growing. If it is growing unnaturally, there may be a problem.

Similarly, another clear symptom is that the baby's palate is open when it is small. It is sticky or flexible. It should be covered later. Generally, the palate should start covering when the baby is three months old, and the rostrum should be completely covered by one-and-a-half years. If an infant's palate does not cover or remains open, it should be suspected that they have a head problem. Initiatives should be taken for testing and treatment.

It is important for parents to be aware of whether their child is normal or not. Why are they crying? Why are they not accepting to eat milk? Why are they not seen as normal?

What is the treatment?

Abroad, especially in developed countries, the health of the baby is checked during pregnancy. It is also seen in the mother's womb whether there is a tumor or not. If there is a tumor, what kind is it? The first or second stage tumors can be treated with surgery. Therefore, the baby's tumor is surgically removed while remaining in the mother's womb. However, if it has reached the third and fourth stage, the doctor gives advice to the parents to avoid giving birth to the baby.

However, we do not have such technology or system. Therefore, some diseases are detected only after birth. That too only after the symptoms started to appear. By the time symptoms begin to appear, treatment may be too late.

Let's say we have a brain tumor in an infant or child, the treatment is very uncomfortable and risky. It cannot be said that good results will come even after treatment.

Then what to do to prevent such a problem in the child? There is no exact answer to this either. We have also mentioned above that, despite many research studies, the root cause of cancer has not been found. However, risk factors can be reduced.

For example, if the mother smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol, or takes drugs during pregnancy, it seems that such problems are more common in their children. So you should stay away from these things as much as possible during pregnancy. Also, is the baby or child growing naturally, growing or not? Parents should take careful care of this. Any abnormal situation in the child should be immediately alerted.

Surgery or physiotherapy for vein compression?

 Surgery or physiotherapy for vein compression?

Asmita Dulal from Kathmandu was suffering from back pain for a long time. She was ignoring it, thinking it was normal pain.

One day suddenly the pain started to be unbearable. How long did the back pain become, it became impossible to get up and sit down. She rushed to Veer Hospital. The doctor advised him to do an MRI of the back. From the MRI, it was found that the vein in his back was torn. The doctor said - you should have surgery immediately.

At the mention of surgery (operation), she hiccupped. She was afraid that the surgery would cause other problems.

In the meantime, someone told him, 'You should not do surgery when the vein is torn. It can also be cured by physiotherapy. She went to a natural hospital for therapy. She underwent a few weeks of therapy. During the therapy, the pain decreased.

But with the passage of time, his problem became there. Finally, she reached a state of mind where she had to undergo surgery.

Similarly, the naive officer of Nuwakot was suffering from lower back and one leg pain from time to time. As the pain worsened, he went to Green City Hospital for treatment. His back vein was slightly compressed. The doctor gave him pain relievers and advised him to exercise daily.

Bhola took the medicine given by the doctor but did not exercise. A few weeks after the medication ran out, his problem started to worsen again. When the pain started increasing, he went to the doctor again. The doctor advised him to do physiotherapy. As per the doctor's advice, he underwent physiotherapy and also changed his lifestyle and his problem gradually got better.

Orthopedic and neurologist Dr. Unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, spending too much time on mobile phones and people who don't exercise are becoming common problems. Saroj Kumar Suwal says. "This problem can occur in any part of the body from the head to the feet, of which the spinal cord is the most common," he says.

'The spinal cord is compressed for a long time, the blood circulation is not good and the blood starts to stop in one place due to the pressure. Due to which the vein is blocked. The veins become swollen and start to hurt a lot," he says.

Dr. Saroj Kumar Suwal

People who do heavy work or lift heavy objects can also have problems with pinched veins. Apart from that, if there is a serious type of bone loss problem, if there is a broken limb, if there is a problem with bone movement and aging, it can cause the problem of vein rupture. In addition, due to lifestyle, this problem can also occur when working in one place for a long time. Suwal explains.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Dr. Dr. Rupesh Raut says.

How is the vein torn?

There are many bones in the spine in the human body. Between each bone is a circular disc. The disk is a particularly thick liquid. Due to an accident or if there is a problem with moving the bone, the disc comes out from between the two bones and tears the nerve. Dr. which we call in common parlance, the veins are torn. Suwal explains.

This problem is more common in the age group of 20 to 40 years. Mainly back and neck veins are more common," he says.

Treatment varies according to the patient's condition

In the problem of pinched vein, the treatment method is different depending on the condition of the patient. Treatment is usually through medication and physiotherapy. But if the patient's condition is serious, Dr. should be treated through surgery. Suwal explains.

It has three stages. In the first and second stages, rest, medicine and physiotherapy are the only cures. The third stage is the situation where the problem has become a bit chronic. In this condition, it is difficult for the patient to move.' He says, 'If there is a long-term problem with the nerves, surgery is required. It will be cured after surgery. It is known from MRI that the vein has been torn.

Even after reaching the third stage, the veins may not function permanently during helchectomy. He said that there could be a possibility of not moving the legs forever, paralysis.

This is what a neurosurgeon says

Neurosurgeon Dr. According to Rupesh Raut, the problem of back pain has become common these days. According to the world data, the most common reason for OPD visits is due to cold, followed by back pain. "Many patients think that a vein has ruptured when they have back pain," he says, "There are various reasons for back pain. In which the joints of the spine are affected, the bones are broken and back pain can also occur. Among the patients who come to the hospital with back pain, only 5 percent have the problem of pinched veins.

The bones of our spine are like blocks, stacked one on top of the other. Between the two blocks is a bone-like element made of thick fluid called a 'disc'. Raut says that when this brittle bone gets old or there is a major injury in the spine, it starts to come out of its place and tear the nearby nerves. He says, "In the part of our body where the nerve goes, the leg pain, tingling, and not moving properly appear in the same direction," he says.

Dr. Rupeshjung Raut

In such a case, you should consult a doctor about how to treat it. Medicine, exercise, therapy and surgery etc 

It is treated in different ways. Dr. Raut says, '90 percent of varicose vein problems are caused by medication, lifestyle changes and therapy. The remaining 10 percent should be operated only for those with serious problems.

It cannot be said with a guarantee that any treatment will cure the patient 100%. Raut says. "After surgery, the patient does not recover 100 percent," he said, "even during surgery, various complications can occur." If the vein is torn due to the disc, it needs to be removed, which is very close to the vein. Removing the disc in this way can sometimes lead to vein injuries, blood clots at the surgery site, etc.

Four percent of those who have undergone surgery may have this problem again within 10 years. Emergency surgery may also be necessary.

One of the emergency conditions of vein rupture is 'Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)'. Cauda equina syndrome is a rare but serious condition in which nerve roots along the spinal cord are compressed and damaged. Raut says. In this case, the patient should be operated as soon as possible within 24 to 48 hours. It is better to do the surgery within eight hours for better results,” he says.

He said that if this problem occurs, symptoms such as lower back pain, pain in one or both legs, swelling in the lower part of the waist, and difficulty in stopping urination will appear.

Physiotherapist talk

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment method for pinched nerves. In physiotherapy, ultrasonic therapy, TENS, IFT are used. Physiotherapist Sapna Koju says that these therapies play an important role in reducing pain.

She says, 'Exercises during physiotherapy are particularly effective in cases of torn veins. It helps to strengthen the muscles and restore the disc to its original condition.

Physiotherapist Sapna Koju

The treatment of the herniated disc also depends on how many places the vein has been torn and how much part of the vein has been torn. If the disc is only half protruded or the nerve is only half pinched, it can be cured by physiotherapy. Which falls under the first and second phase, says Koju.

She says, 'If the disc has completely protruded, it must be surgically inserted or removed. Which is the third and fourth stage. In other words, if less than 60 percent of the disc has come out, it can be treated with physiotherapy, and for more than that, surgery is the only option.

During the first and second phase of physiotherapy treatment, the patient is given an injection to reduce the pain. Similarly, patients are treated by machines. Koju explains that the physiotherapist uses a pain control machine for that.

The patient can also be treated by creating negative pressure in the place where the vein is torn through certain exercises. By applying more pressure elsewhere during the treatment, the indirect pressure falls on the problem area,'' she says, 'as a result, the liquid comes out and helps to bring in the one in the middle.'

Ways to avoid varicose veins

Do not lift heavy weights, do not work sitting in one place for long periods of time, keep your spine straight while sitting, do not use high pillows, do not strain your neck, go to the gym and lift less weight, do not bend over for long periods of time and do regular exercise. And neurologist Dr. Suwal explains.

What are the medicinal properties of garlic?

 What are the medicinal properties of garlic?

There is no need to say much about the taste of garlic. It tastes bitter when eaten raw. When it is mixed with pulses, vegetables, the taste changes.

Basically, garlic is used in Nepali cuisine for flavor. However, it is also considered full of medicinal properties. That is why garlic has been used as medicine since ancient times. Garlic is called 'Rason' in Sanskrit. Because out of the 6 juices on earth (bitter, bitter, salty, tart, sour, sweet), garlic has five juices. Garlic does not have only 'sour' juice.

It is called 'Rasone' because 'Ras Un' means one less juice. In Ayurveda, garlic is classified as a pain reliever.

History of Garlic

Garlic has been used for thousands of years in China and Egypt. In 1325 BC, garlic was placed in the tomb of the Egyptian emperor Tutankhamun to preserve the body. At that time, the inhabitants of Egypt used to put garlic in the grave after someone's death. It was believed that when a person reaches the next world after death, he should not be afflicted with diseases.

Similarly, the soldiers going on a long journey also used to carry garlic, so that if there was any problem, they could use it as a medicine.

With the migration of people, the use of garlic became widespread. It is mentioned in history that garlic has entered China and India in the sixth century BC. At that time it was used only for treatment. After that, garlic was gradually used not only in treatment but also in daily life.

The importance of garlic is also mentioned in mythology. According to the story, when Lord Indra took the nectar and brought it to the earth, garlic was born from the drops of nectar that fell.

What can be inferred from these stories is that garlic has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries.

What happens in garlic?

According to medical research, a compound called allicin is mainly found in raw garlic. This is the same element, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Also, garlic is rich in salts like phosphorus, zinc, potassium and magnesium. The smell of garlic is pungent because it contains sulphur.

What does garlic do?

Also, garlic is still being used in pulses and vegetables, which may have direct-indirect benefits. Apart from that, eating two to four cloves of garlic on an empty stomach in the morning is beneficial. The 'Allicin' element in garlic helps to protect against various types of infections. It does not allow typhoid, fever, allergy infection.

Garlic is also used to reduce pain in the body. Garlic can be placed on the swollen or painful area and massaged with heated oil. Raw garlic contains the antioxidant sulfhydryl substance, which helps in removing toxins from the body.

Regular use of garlic removes bad cholesterol accumulated in blood vessels. It reduces the risk of heart attack. Consuming garlic in proper amount reduces the pressure on the blood vessels. Garlic is also considered useful for regulating blood pressure. Garlic can be used for some skin problems.

Who should not eat?

Garlic allergy, blood deficiency and if the patient is taking blood thinners, it is advisable not to consume garlic. Because if you consume garlic in such a situation, other problems may increase. Even if you have an ulcer, its consumption is appropriate.

If you are taking any medication or undergoing treatment while using garlic as a medicine, you should consult a doctor.

How can the patient recover quickly?

 How can the patient recover quickly?

A recent research has revealed that the human brain has made a timetable for the work of cells throughout the body.

During the 24 hours of the day, these cells work according to the same schedule, called the 'circadian rhythm' or 'body clock', the biological clock. According to this biological clock, the way the body works during the day and night is different. The body works in different ways at different times of the 24 hours. The Greek physician Hippocrates understood this long ago.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is mentioned that the lungs work best from 3 am to 5 am, the heart from 11 am to 1 pm, and the kidneys from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Perhaps based on this, new research is being conducted in this direction today. Research by biologist John O'Neill has shown that cells called "fibroblasts" quickly repair tissues damaged by injuries during the day. Fibroblast cells penetrate the skin cells to the site of injury, and help it to heal.

After evaluating the International Burn Injury Database, Professor O'Neill said in his research, "People who burn at night take 11 days longer to heal compared to patients who burn during the day."

The biological clock must be understood

Our body's ability to fight disease also affects our body clock. It is important to have a strong immune system to fight any kind of infection that spreads in the body.

Virologist Rachel Edgar is researching the relationship between the 'body clock' biological clock and viral infections. He has researched the ringworm virus in mice.

According to him, this virus is 10 times more active at night and its effect is much less in the morning. This change is probably due to the immune system being less active. The rhythm of the infected cells is also effective in increasing the infection.

Similar results have been observed in seasonal fever. If you take the medicine in the morning rather than in the afternoon, you will get relief sooner. But it is also true that the chances of getting sick during the day are more. The same principle does not apply to different types of infections.

Medicines should be taken at the right time

Professor Edgar says, 'If it is known at what time the virus is affecting the surrounding cells, it can be prevented from spreading through antiviral therapy. By doing this, the amount of antiviral drugs can also be reduced.

According to the World Health Organization, about 250 basic and essential medicines are available in almost all hospitals in the world. But the time to take all of them is different. The effects of these drugs are determined by the body's internal cellular clock. Because of this, the effect of medicine may be less or more. These include painkillers, blood pressure, asthma and cancer medications.

How effective the medicine will be depends on when it is used. This means that if those medicines are not taken at the right time, their effect will be reduced.

For example, if blood pressure medication is taken in the evening instead of in the morning, it is only 60% effective. Another study showed that the effect of radiation therapy was greater in the afternoon than in the morning.

Not everyone's body works the same way

It is not so easy to find out which medicine is more effective at what time and at what time. It is not always possible for the patient to take the medicine at the right time. Also, the mathematics behind the medicine cannot be explained to the patient.

Many times patients take time to recover if they do not take medication on time. Medicines should be taken regularly without skipping a beat. If the medicine is stopped in between, the medicine will not work properly. Patients do not understand this.

Every person's 'body clock' is different. Some people's sleeping, waking up and eating time do not match. Some have the habit of staying up late at night and sleeping late in the morning.

Many people work at night. As a result, the rhythm of their 'body clock' becomes completely different, which also affects their health.

Light, sleep and time

Our platelets and blood clotting cells grow during the day. Also, adrenaline hormone, which increases the heart rate and constricts the nerves, is also released more during the day.

In some intensive care units or cardiac care units, dim lights are turned on at night, which is good for patients. The time of day and night and the patient's biological clock play an important role in many types of surgery and speedy recovery. Researchers hope to soon develop a circadian pill to cure heart disease, an environment that can be used in the presence or absence of light as needed.

Light, sleep and time are the most important to maintain good health, but not all of us pay attention to these things. From cancer, heart disease to allergy patients, medicine is given when it works best in the body. It helps the patient to recover quickly.