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Health Insurance for Encephalopathy

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Encephalopathy means a disease that affects the function or structure of the brain. The abnormal brain functioning might be recurrent, transient and permanent. On an average of 8,139 cases per year have been reported for 2011-2013 an increase of 220% over the period 2003-2007.
There are different types of Encephalopathy, depending upon whether it is acquired by birth or after birth. Some of the major types of encephalopathy and their causes are:
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy – occur due to multiple injuries to the brain.
  • Glycine encephalopathy – due to the genetic condition when the level of glycine is high.
  • Hashimoto’s encephalopathy – by the effect of a disease attacking the thyroid gland.
  • Hepatic encephalopathy – result of liver disease.
  • Hypertensive encephalopathy – due to high blood pressure.
  • Hypoxic encephalopathy – because of the lack of oxygen.
  • Lyme encephalopathy – result of Lyme disease.
  • Static encephalopathy – permanent brain damage from birth due to lack of oxygen to the womb.
  • Toxic-metabolic encephalopathy – result of infection.
  • Uremic encephalopathy – due to kidney failure.
  • Wernicke encephalopathy – due to vitamin B1 deficiency.
Symptoms depend on the cause and severity of encephalopathy. Some of the common causes are:
  • Loss of cognitive function
  • Depressed consciousness
  • Personality changes
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lethargy and drowsy
  • Depressed consciousness
  • Muscle weakness in one area
  • Trembling
  • Difficulty in speaking and swallowing
Its treatment includes medication to treat symptoms and underlying causes. To slow the damage to the brain, it is recommended to have nutritional supplements. In the case, the brain does not receive enough oxygen, the patient may go into the coma. To keep you alive, the doctor may put you on life support. In such situation, Royal Sundaram health insurance plans for Encephalopathy is there to support you. The policy comes with various features such as the pre and post hospitalization expenses, easy and lifetime renewal, Ayush treatment, Domiciliary Hospitalization, and many more. Royal Sundaram health insurance plans are undoubtedly a lifeline in today’s world.
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