5 Common Neurological problems

5 Common Neurological problems

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How to Identify Common Neurological Disorders?

Neurological problems are those disorders that affect the brain and the central nervous system, causing significant hindrance in day to day life of a person. These problems are known to affect millions of people in the world. Due to the lack of awareness of these illnesses of the brain, spine, and nerves, they often go unnoticed until it has become too late. For many of these neurological disorders, effective lines of treatment do exist, but for quite a few they end up becoming a life-long burden. Here are some of the most common neurological problems that you need to keep a lookout for.

  • Dementia

This is a serious neurological disorder that causes the brain to lose brain tissue over time, leading to a deterioration of brain functioning. This can cause a reduction in the brain’s capacity to think, process information, and retain them as well. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of the early onset of dementia are changes in behaviour, erratic emotions, loss of memory, and hindrance in thinking and perception skills. If you experience any of these, then it's best to consult a general physician first.

  • Parkinson’s

Although this neurological disorder usually affects people above the ages of 60 years, there have been several cases documented where even people in their 20s and 30s have fallen prey to this illness. Since this disease is a progressive one, it only gets worse over time and thus treatment needs to begin as early as possible. The major symptoms of the onset of this disease include tremors in the hands and fingers, constipation due to constrained bowel movements, muscle stiffness, slurred speech, and reluctant facial muscles.

  • Epilepsy

Possibly one of the more taxing neurological disorders that render a person suffering from it, unable to live on their own. Epilepsy is generally a condition where the nerves fire electrical impulses erroneously leading to different types of seizures. It is also characterized by some tell-tale symptoms like uncontrollable contractions of the arms and legs, spastic breathing, long periods of trance-like staring, loss of consciousness, and even extreme anxiety.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

This autoimmune disease is caused when the immune system of the body attacks the outer insulating layer of the nerve cells in the body. This layer protects the nerve cells from other diseases and when it is destroyed, the nerves become vulnerable to other diseases. Numbness and tingling sensations, excessive fatigue, problems with vision and movement, as well as unreasonable pain can be symptoms of this disease.

  • Stroke

This neurological disorder occurs when there is a lack of supply of fresh oxygenated blood to the brain. The brain cannot function normally without its stipulated supply of oxygenated blood and when this supply is deterred by something like a blood clot, then the brain incurs damage to its tissues leading to a stroke. Common symptoms of this like disorientation, nausea, headaches, loss of vision, and slurred speech should warrant immediate consultation with the nearest primary healthcare provider or physician.

Conclusion

With the help of this informative read, you can now keep a track on your daily neurological health and notice the early signs and symptoms of these most common neurological disorders. [av_promobox button='yes' label='Consult Now ' link='https://www.medibuddy.in/?utm_source=blog_cta&utm_medium=blog' link_target='' color='blue' custom_bg='#f00' custom_font='#ffffff' size='large' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello']By being able to understand the gravity of the situation we can easily connect with our primary healthcare providers or even specialists using the MediBuddy, and reach an effective diagnosis.[/av_promobox]

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