What is Brain Tumor?
Brain tumour is caused due to accumulation and growth of abnormal cells in the brain. As skull is an enclosed rigid structure which encloses the brain, any growth inside the brain can cause serious pressure complications.
Brain tumours may be benign or non cancerous, or they can be malignant or cancerous. The speed of growth of the brain tumour can vary greatly. The location and growth of the brain tumour determines what kind of functional disturbances it will cause.
Brain tumours can be-
- Primary brain tumour- which originates and begins in the brain itself.
- Secondary brain tumour- it begins in other parts of the body and then spreads to the brain.
Primary brain tumours
They originate in the brain or the tissues adjacent to it, like the meninges, cranial nerves, pituitary glands or pineal gland.
They begin when some of the cells in the brain mutate. The mutation in the DNA of the cells causes them to replicate and grow at an abnormal rate. These cells do not die their natural death and do not follow the normal process of apoptosis. These cells accumulate and grow into a mass in the brain tissue, while other healthy cells keep dyeing their natural death, resulting into a tumour.
There are many types of primary brain tumours, like-
- Acoustic neuromas
- Pituitary adenomas
- Germ cell tumours
Secondary brain tumours
These originate somewhere else in the body, and metastasise to the brain tissue. This is the more common type of brain tumour in the adults. They are mostly diagnosed in people who have a history of cancer, however sometimes the symptoms of brain tumour are the first signs of cancer that has its origins in some other part of the body.
Malignant cells can spread from any part of the body to the brain, yet most common are-
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Kidneys cancer
- Lung cancer
Sign & Symptoms
The sign and symptoms of brain tumour depend upon the rate of growth and location. Some common symptoms may include-
- Onset of headache, which aggravates in the morning and while sleeping and worsens while coughing, sneezing and exercise
- Gradual increase in episode and intensity of the headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision disorders, like blurring of vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
- Gradual loss of sensation and movements in the extremities
- Difficulty in balancing and speech
- Changes in mental functioning
- Seizures in person, who does not have history of seizures
- Difficulty in hearing
If it’s suspected that the person is suffering with brain tumour, doctor may advice a series of tests to confirm the diagnosis, like neurological exam to check vision, hearing balance and other reflexes; imaging tests like MRI and CT scan; tests to check for cancerous cells in other parts of the body; collection of tissue sample for biopsy.
Homeopathic Treatment for Brain Tumor
The approach of treatment in case of brain tumour is same as for any other cancer. The homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the holistic concept of homeopathy. The main aim of the treatment is to limit the disease as much as possible, so that the patient is able to live a long life.
The holistic concept of homeopathy is the belief that it is not the part of the body or cells that are diseased, it is the internal life force or the whole man that is sick. The main aim of the homeopathic medicines is to restore that harmony of the life force and the body by arousing the inner strength, so that the disease is cured permanently.
Dr. Ashok Choudhary is the renowned doctor in Jaipur, who treats genetic, congenital, chronic diseases and cancer efficiently. The medicines are prescribed on the principles of homeopathy, which have capability of curing incurable diseases also.