Clinical Cases

Traumatic Right Basal Ganglion Bleed in a Man of 78

Dr. Peeyush Gautam presents a brief case of traumatic right basal ganglion bleed in a man of 78. Left sided paralysis, difficulty speaking, and swallowing difficult, were among the symptoms leading to the simillimum.

Case History

This 78 year old male patient was brought to me by his family members. He was unable to walk and speak. There was complete loss of sensation in the left side of his body. Numbness of left arm and leg. Attendants told me that he fell in the bathroom and his head hit the floor badly. Thereafter, all this started. They took him to nearby hospital where they gave him blood pressure medication and put him on IV dextrose drip.  All lab and radiology tests were done and MRI report showed right basal ganglion bleed.  But even after one month of medicine they saw no result.  So, his family brought him to me for treatment. His Blood pressure was quite high (180/110) even after taking allopathic medicine so I asked to the stop medicine. There were involuntary discharges of stool and urine. Appetite diminished with difficulty in swallowing, especially solid food. He could only swallow liquid drinks and liquid food. Sleep was disturbed. As patient was unable to speak properly, I was unable to collect mind symptoms and sensations. I took the available data, the cause and repertorised the case.

After Considering cause and repertory analysis, Lachesis 200 was prescribed. Rauwolfia Q BD for was prescribed for BP management.

Follow ups

Patient came after 15 days – Numbness in leg still present. Movement of left arm returned. He starts uttering words which are not so clear. Stool and urine normal. Appetite returns. No difficulty in swallowing food.

BP 150/80.

Lachesis 1M stat given and he was asked to come after a month for follow up.

After one-month patient came to my office on his feet. Sensation in his arm and leg returned fully, and his voice became clear. No other complaint was mentioned by patient during follow-up.

About the author

Peeyush Gautam

Dr. Peeyush Gautam ( BHMS, MBA, CFN, BAC) I completed my BHMS in 2014. As my father is a homoeopath I decided to practice also, especially in rural areas to help the poor who cannot afford costly treatment. I have been practicing Homeopathy since 2014. I also write articles for magazines and websites and I’ve edited a few books also.

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