Your Guide to Common Neurological Conditions & Their Symptoms

February 21, 2018

Neurological diseases or disorders majorly affect brain and spine. Having a neurological problem may also hurt the different nerves that connect brain and spine. As per medical experts, there are over 600 types of neurological disorders, however, the most common ones trouble people more than others.

So, here let’s learn about the most common neurological disorders:-

Migraine

Migraine is one of the most common neurological conditionsthat makes one part of your head throb or you may experience severe pain as well as pulsing. People having migraine problem may have sensitivity towards loud noise and harsh lights can also trouble them.

Migraine symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Vision problem
  • Severe pain in one part of the head or at temples
  • Sensitivity to light, smell or sound

Neurological Condition

Alzheimer

Alzheimer falls in the category of neuro-degenerative diseases, which means you may witness slow progress of it, but the problem may worsen gradually.However, not all the people may get hit by Alzheimer in the same way and average life expectancy stays about 3 to 9 years after a person is diagnosed with this problem.

Alzheimer symptoms

  • Mood swings
  • Short term memory loss
  • Inability to remember regular things
  • Difficulty in talking
  • Forgetting to complete the tasks

Epilepsy

Epileptic seizures can come and go, but it may also take a long time to go away. The causes of this neurological condition are yet to be discovered, but some experts claim that epilepsy can be caused due to a brain injury, stroke or some infection in the brain.

Epilepsy symptoms

  • Sudden tremors
  • Fainting
  • Sudden short term confusion
  • Staring at one fixed spot without realizing
  • Unawareness of the environment or situation

Finding the Ideal Neurologist

A neurologist has expertise in tackling the problems you may have in your nervous system. Whether it is the brain or spinal cord, muscles and peripheral nerves related diseases, a neurology specialist can treat them all.

What to look for in your Neurologist?

1. Experience counts

An experienced neurologist may be more aware about different neurological conditions than the novice ones. This way you have the chance of witnessing improvement in your condition much faster.Hence, the first thing you should know about your doctor is his or her experience and his track record. Furthermore, you can also check the reviews of other patients on internet.

2. Give importance to communication style

Communication skills of your neurology expert must be of high standards. Extracting vital information from the patient depends a lot on communication skills of the neurologist, which ultimately helps in appropriate treatment.

3. Don’t forget to check doctor’s credentials

Third most important factor that you need to consider while looking for a neurologist is the accreditation. It will give you an insight intohis educational background as well as the previous work experience.

4. Learn about hospital facilities

You must be aware of the facilities you are offered in the hospital before finally choosing it as your treatment center.Moreover, you should select a clinic that is near to your place as it may be tough for you travel a lot if you are suffering from a disease.

Asian Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery is rated as one of the finest treatment Centre of the neurological disease. Contact our Neurology Sr. Consultant & HOD Dr. Kunal Bahrani. He may guide you in the right way to treat your or your family member’s neurological problem.

 

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors