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Treatment of Neurological Problems
Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
Treatment of Paralysis
Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Brain Tumor Surgery
Electroconvulsive Therapy (Ect) Treatment
Surgery Of The Facial Nerve
Radiofrequency Neurotomy Procedure
Spine Surgery Treatment
Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi) Treatment
Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi)
Assistive Walking Device Training
Vagus Nerve Stimulation ( Epilepsy )
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Alzheimer's Disease is a neurological problem that is characterised by a cognitive decline and memory loss. It is a type of neurodegenerative dementia. The symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease include not being able to absorb and retain new information, lack of reasoning and judging, not being able to take on complex tasks, impaired visuospatial abilities, problems in reading, writing and speech, among many others. If a person has at least two of these symptoms in a debilitating manner, then the diagnosis can be made in favour of Alzheimer's Disease. The main causes of Alzheimer's are shrinkage of the brain size and death of the brain cells. The immune system is also said to trigger this neurodegenerative disease. Let us find out what medical science has found so far.
1. Connections: Many a times, in Alzheimer's disease, the memory and behaviour of the person changes because the brain is unable to make proper neural connections which can lead to memory loss of how a person behaved and the elements that formed the basis of the patient's cognition. Apparently, the immune system behaves in the same way within the brain and blocks the connection. This happens because there is constant communication between the brain and immune system along neurological lines, which is where the disease first emanates.
2. Inflammation: The brain is prone to inflammation or swelling that is not the normal kind. This inflammation happens as a result of the activation of the infection fighting neurotransmitters and the chemical changes that happen in the brain when an infection strikes. The inflammation usually happens in the plaques or clumps which the brain tries to protect. These clumps are made up of a protein called Amyloid. The immune system is responsible for creating this inflammation in the brain of the patient.
3. Pattern Recognition Receptors: Many of these receptors work in different manners and cooperate with each other to create a response in the brain. These PRRs can be found in the brain plaques, and they develop the signs of danger which further fuels the inflammation in the brain as a matter of protection.
4. Activation of Cells Linked with the Immune System: When the PRRs begin to respond, it basically activates the immune system and the cells of the same. This is the basic reaction that causes the changes in brain which then leads to the attachment of the protein to the tissue that is diseased, in which case Alzheimer's Disease starts. The inflammation that we had spoken about earlier basically happens in the nervous tissue.
It is important to recognise and act on the initial signs of Alzheimer's Disease before it progresses beyond one's control.
Social interactions and social skills are going to help a child make friends, help to develop hobbies and interests. It helps a child to learn something new. For children with Autism, it is not going to be easy to interact with people, in classrooms, in some simple conversations or on the playground. Being a parent of a child with Autism is not at all easy. You will never want to see your child suffer even when they interact with their friends.
But there are ways to help your child to enhance their social skills.
Here are some of them for you:
- Explain it to them: Children with Autism often learn by observing things. So, when they are unable to make social interactions outside and it is you who should help your child. They spend more time with you. You will have to show them social behaviour. Just showing them how to greet or to don something will not help a child with Autism. You need to explain it to them. Along with modelling, explaining is also important.
- Give a chance to lead: In order to learn things, children with Autism should interact with their friends. But if this is done in some unfriendly environment, then that can be a waste of affords. You can plan some kind of games and some activities where your child gets a chance to lead and participate in the activity, an environment which is friendly for your child.
- Reward them: You need to support your children as much as possible. When you get less time to spend with them, then you can opt for therapy sessions. But therapy sessions alone will not help. When there is something done at the session, practice it at home as well. Reward them if they are able to meet the expected behaviour.
- Buy a Pet: Yes, a pet can help them to improve social behaviour. They form an emotional bonding with the pets and that is when they will be able to understand these emotions and feeling. Many studies show that when a child with Autism has a pet, they learn to interact in a much better way.
- Help them understand what is expected: At the very beginning, do not try to teach your child what is right or what is wrong. Rather, you should try to help them understand what is expected from them. For example, when someone is talking to them, they tend to look elsewhere. Do not tell them that it is wrong to look elsewhere, rather help them understand that when a person is talking, they expect your attention. Give them some example, some concrete example to make it easy for them.
With right practice and understand, you will be able to help your child improve their social skills. In fact, you play the major role.
Sir I am 54 years old lady as of recent my legs are going numb first it was my right leg below the knee and arm below the elbow but now both are going numb time period around 1 min also I can’t speak for that moment please help.
Hi doctor, since 18 days, I have head numbness and slowly its get cure. Now I feel slightly on my back of my head. History: some times I feel my head gets numbness while woke up. But 18 days ago I got numb on my left side of my head and from that I feel head numbness for hole head. Actual now I don't feel numbness on head like first day.
Migraine, the extreme headache that comes back to haunt its victims every chance it gets, can actually be managed with a controlled diet. Of course, medication is the solution, and so is surgery with botulinum toxin in extreme chronic cases. But let’s try lifestyle changes before going for any of that.
Symptoms of Migraine:
Pain on the sides of the head is the characteristic symptoms of migraine, but there are others:
A throbbing sensation in the head.
Nausea from constant pain.
More than the usual aversion to loud noises.
Sweating, stomachache, and diarrhea rarely come with the more common symptoms of migraines, as stated above.
Migraine is often genetic. Pain triggers include:
Hormonal changes, as in during menstruation or pregnancy or puberty.
Poor posture that puts stress on the neck or head.
Tiredness or lack of sleep.
Side-effects of medication such as sleeping pills, some contraceptive pills, and medication for hormone replacement therapy.
External triggers like second-hand smoke, loud noises, very bright lights, lack of oxygen in a poorly ventilated room, dust, any strong smell.
Foods that trigger migraines include:
Aged cheese with high tyramine: Blue cheese, cheddar, feta, mozzarella, brie, parmesan, gorgonzola, English stilton, Swiss cheese,
MSG: Monosodium glutamate in soy sauce or anything labeled “hydrolyzed” is a trigger.
Sourdough: Baked yeast products like bread, rolls, donuts, and cakes.
Nuts: Peanuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, and some seeds and nuts trigger migraine in not all but some people.
Smoked or Dried Fish
Beans: Like lima, fava, pinto, snow peas, lentils, pole, and broad beans.
Caffeine: Anything more than 200mg of caffeine can trigger migraines.
Artificial sweeteners: Due to aspartame or sucralose content.
Chocolate: Due to beta-phenylethylamine
Avoiding these food items can alleviate symptoms of migraine. This is why one should avoid these foods in their diet. However, it is advisable to consult a Dietician or Nutritionist before avoiding or taking any food item.
Food Which Help to Cure Migraine
The elimination of diet tactics is not enough to manage migraines. There are foods that must be included in the diet. They are:
Salmon: For the vitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
Dark chocolate: Due to the magnesium content.
Shrimp: Due to astaxanthin and vitamins and minerals to help with inflammation.
Carrots: Beta-carotene helps.
Fresh fruits: Like bananas and apples.
Herbs: Like feverfew, butterbur.
Avoiding trigger foods, having migraines relieving foods, and having plenty of water along with enough sleep and some exercise can manage migraines well enough to not need medication.