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Temperature in stroke

We all know that the temperature in humans is a stable value and is 36,6°C. the Increase in temperature is a protective reaction of the organism is always indicative of problems. With increasing body temperature activating cells of the immune system, the body fights infectious agents. But in some cases the fever is of a protective response becomes damaging. It is this pathological action of hyperthermia is observed during the development of

What is considered the norm?

The temperature increase with the development of hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is a completely normal reaction to injury. But, as a rule, this figure should not exceed 37,5°C. In this case, the prognosis is favorable and there is a high chance of survival and

Hyperthermia is a dangerous sign for stroke

As already mentioned, the high temperature in the development of cerebral stroke is an extremely poor prognostic sign. The fact that the increase for every degree greatly accelerates metabolic processes in the body and exhausts the energy reserves of the cells. Such a “waste” of brain tissue already damaged, leading to even greater ischemia of neurons and their death.

For all metabolic processes in the brain needs oxygen. When the stroke is broken krovoobraschenie neurons, thereby developing their hypoxia (oxygen starvation). If this condition still develops hyperthermia, it leads to rapid and extensive lesion of the brain tissue.

The causes of high temperature stroke

With the development of stroke can be several reasons for hyperthermia, to determine which are very important:

  • swelling of the brain tissue;
  • the development of pneumonia;
  • exacerbation of a chronic disease or latent infection;
  • an extensive center of the lesion in the brain;
  • damage to the thermoregulation center in the brain;
  • an allergic reaction to the injected medication.

Depending on the cause of hyperthermia is its correction. For example, cerebral edema prescribed diuretics, pneumonia and other infectious diseases – antibiotics, etc. And, the sooner will cause and prescribe adequate treatment, the better the prognosis.

How to help?

Correction of hyperthermia in the development of stroke is a serious and difficult task. The usual antipyretics is not always possible to use, as most of them included in the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and they all have krovanistaya abilities. When the purpose of such drugs is contraindicated, because it can cause increased bleeding, and whentitle="Ischemic stroke: causes, symptoms, principles of treatment" href="http://headache.vsebolezni.com/insult/vidy/ishemicheskij-insult-prichiny-simptomy-principy-lecheniya.html"> ischemic stroke – hemorrhagic transformation of the ischemic focus.

As already mentioned, for the purpose of reducing the temperature applied to various drugs (depending on reasons). But they are not always effective. If the temperature of the Central Genesis, to cope with her very difficult, and sometimes with the help of medications impossible. In such cases, with the purpose of saving human life have to resort to this method as craniocerebral hypothermia.

Craniocerebral hypothermia is an alternative method of neuroprotection when the temperature of the brain decreases artificially.

There are two methods:

  1. Invasive – intravenous injection of chilled saline. The advantage of this technique is the high controllability of the temperature, rapid cooling and rewarming. The net is a great likelihood of side effects such as infectious complications, thrombosis of deep veins, bleeding.
  2. Non-invasive cooling of body through the external integument. This purpose can be applied encasing the head warmer ice, the use of special apparatus in the form of helmets, which circulates chilled liquid.

Video about what to do at a high temperature:

Making a conclusion it should be noted that high temperature stroke is a bad prognostic sign, because everything must be done to stabilise this figure at the level of 36,0-37,5°C.