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4 Most Common Neurological Disorders You Need To Know About!

Dr. Sankalp Mohan 87% (89 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
4 Most Common Neurological Disorders You Need To Know About!

A group of diseases which affect the brain are called neurological diseases. Any disorder which affects your brain, spine and other nerves that help in connecting both, is a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders can turn your life upside down. According to a medical survey, there are close to 600 neurological disorders which have been discovered till date. The most common neurological disorders which affect a majority of people all over the world have been listed below:

1. Alzheimer
One of the most common neurological diseases is Alzheimer. Alzheimer usually affects a large number of senior citizens on an average. However, this does not mean that individuals who are in their thirties and forties cannot be affected by this disorder. Alzheimer’s disease, also known as AD is a neurodegenerative disease which means that the disease progresses slowly and worsens over time. The life expectancy of an Alzheimer’s patient is from 3 years to 9 years after the diagnosis. Some of the commonly observed symptoms of Alzheimer’s are short-term memory loss, sudden mood swings and difficulty in speaking among others.

2. Parkinson’s disease
Another very common neurological disorder which affects a vast number of people all over the world daily is Parkinson’s disease. People affected by Parkinson’s disease or PD show symptoms much later and this is why it is difficult to detect the disorder in its early stages. Some people can get affected by Parkinson’s disease due to genetic reasons while others can be affected by certain environmental causes. People whose family members are suffering from PD are at a much higher risk of getting the disease. Some of the most common symptoms of PD are Anxiety, depression, dementia, and forgetfulness etc.

3. Migraine
A very common neurological disease which is very often taken lightly by people of all ages is a migraine. This neurological disease affects women more than men. A constant throbbing for a particular period of time on one side of your head is identified as a migraine. Some of the common symptoms of this disorder are nausea, difficulty in vision, throbbing pain in the temples or a particular side of the head, vision going black etc. Individuals who are extremely sensitive to loud noises and harsh lights, which result in severe headaches, should get themselves immediately checked.

4. Epilepsy
Epilepsy is yet another neurological disorder which is very common today. Epileptic seizures are caused by epilepsy. These seizures may last for a long while or may stop after a short period of time. The actual cause of the problem is still unknown, but you can observe symptoms like fainting, getting tremors in hands and legs or staring at a fixed spot without realization as an indication towards the disease.

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Hi, Sir, I have been taking stalopam Plus for long after mild brain stoke. Of let I find a certain memory loss. Is it because of stalopam Plus. I have been also taking rosuvas-F ,deplatt-75 & Volix0. 3 mg.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (36412 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As of now Take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitaminD (60000iu) once a week for six months and do pranayam daily
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Im a student I have been experiencing memory loss I cannot remember things for long periods be it studies or any memory I would like to memorize. What should I do?

Dr. V.P. Bansal 90% (930 ratings)
MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
Forgetful is a common thing, but excessive forgetfullness needs medication. Poor memory needs proper diet and concentration Eat whole grain food, take soaked overnight almonds, eat salads and sprouts, do meditation, take proper sleep. For more queries, contact us for homeopathic treatment.
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I have a severe memory loss. I will forget all the things within seconds and I couldn't remember anything like my sweet memories and past memories. Am scared with my problem, I couldn't attend any of my exams for job. So please help me with my problem. Is their any permanent solution for this.

Dr. Rajesh Raghuwanshi 92% (642 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Manasmitra vati twice a day and sarswatsrist gold 10 drop twice a day please send me complete details about your health problems your test report n diet habit's than I can provide you perfect treatment. Consult me through Lybrate I will provide you complete solution. You also consult any other problem to me.
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Sometimes I am totally blank out and feeling like, forgetting all thing. Totally zero consciousness and forgetting very soon in 10-15 minute intervals, what I studies. Is it a sign of dementia or anything. What can I do to improve myself. Please advise me.

Dr. Srinivasa Debata 91% (190 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bargarh
Hi, dear Lybrate user don't go in to medical terms. Nothing happened to u. No body can forget anything, the problem is that he can't memorize it instantly. What ever you ve studying every thing is imprint in your mind, believe in u, don't force yourself to memorize some things nor think that you ve forgotten any. U just start reading with a cool, unforced and not a preoccupied thought in mind. Than you see you can able to remember everything when you need it. Thanks.
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I forget everything which I study in 10-20 minutes later. How I can overcome this situation. Is it a sign of dementia disease. What can I do, please suggest.

Dr. Rajesh Raghuwanshi 92% (642 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
You required some ayurvedic medicine to control memory loss manasmitra vati twice a day sarswatsrist gold 10 drop twice a day please send me complete details about your health problems your test report n diet habit's than I can provide you perfect treatment. Consult me through Lybrate I will provide you complete solution. You also consult any other problem to me.
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Dementia - 10 Tips For A Caregiver!

Dr. Vivek Kumar 92% (42 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Dementia - 10 Tips For A Caregiver!

When you are a caregiver to a patient suffering from dementia, things can get pretty tough. Improving your communication skills will help you in maintaining a steady relationship with the patient. Your loved ones need you the most in this troubled time and you can follow these tips to provide your support for a dementia patient.

  1. Create a positive atmosphere for interaction: Your body language and your approach, speaks a lot. So try to create a positive space for you and your loved one to interact in. Be pleasant and respectful and suppress your irritation and any kind of negativity.
  2. Get the patient’s attention: Try to cut off any kind of noise and distraction while you are speaking to the patient. Try to attract the attention and address him/her by their name. Identify yourself thoroughly and keep the communication strong so as to hold their attention.
  3. Convey your message clearly: Avoid any complex language and jargons when you are communicating. Use simple words and sentences coupled with slow and distinct enunciation. Do not raise your voice, as it may startle the patient; rather keep your voice soothing.
  4. Stick to simple and understandable questions: You should ask questions that can be answered in a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It’s best not to ask any open-ended questions. Also, stick to one question at a time.
  5. Open your heart, eyes and ears to the patient: Gather all your patience while conversing with your loved one. Try to understand them rather than listening to them. You can suggest words, prompt a reply or a feeling may be.
  6. Assist in daily physical activities: Help your loved one to carry on with their life. Encourage them to do something that they may love. Remind them of each step on what to do next if they forget.
  7. Be engaged at an emotional level: Your loved one may get agitated or upset and you need to distract and redirect them. In order to do this, you have to connect at an emotional level with the patient.
  8. An affectionate response is essential: As patients often feel confused and anxious, it is essential that you respond to them affectionately and reassure them of the comfort and support that you are ready to provide.
  9. Remembering the old days: In most cases, a dementia patient won’t remember what happened a few hours back, but they hold a vivid memory of the old days. Try to pluck at them as that will keep your loved one engaged and active.
  10. Sense of humor: Use a sense of humor as it helps your loved one to laugh along with you and be there in the moment.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have been addicted to benadryl syrup to put me to sleep since more than a year. I have been having headaches, memory loss, zero energy etc. And been very low lately. High time Need to leave the syrup and start sleeping naturally. Have headaches and am too depressed. Please suggest me something for that.

Dr. Rakhi Anand 90% (184 ratings)
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have been addicted to benadryl syrup to put me to sleep since more than a year. I have been having headaches, memor...
Hello dear these cough syrupes have sedatives which bring sleep. The one can become addictive to it. Try to minimize its use. The above mentioned symptoms are indicative of depressive mood disorder. Try consulting a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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I am suffering from memory loss and lack of concentration due to masturbation how could I get rid of it.

Dr. Saul Pereira 97% (42123 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from memory loss and lack of concentration due to masturbation how could I get rid of it.
Masturbation has nothing to do with memory loss or concentration. If you worry about some illness from masturbation, you could actually suffer from these problems just by worrying about it.
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Dementia - Quick Facts You Must Know About It!

Dr. Aparna Gupta 86% (27 ratings)
DNB (Neurology), MD/MBBS - General Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
Dementia - Quick Facts You Must Know About It!

One of the worst neurological disorders to have is dementia. It is a general term used to describe cognitive decline of the brain. It’s not specific disease but denotes several brain disorders and mental illnesses. A person suffering from dementia can have severe impairment in judgment, loss of memory and thinking. Dementia is a very difficult disease not only for the patient but also for their families and caregivers.

Some facts about dementia are as follows:

  • It’s not a mental disorder occurring in old age but it does degenerates with age.
  • An estimation of 47.5 million people worldwide suffers from dementia and 60% of these people live in low and middle-income countries and according to WHO this figure is likely to increase.
  • Every 4 seconds a new case of dementia is reported

Dementia is a collective term to describe the many types of in people, such as 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: It is one of the most common type of dementia accounting for 60-80% of dementia case. People suffering from Alzheimer’s have fewer nerve cells and the size of the brain shrinks.
  • Vascular Dementia: Another most common form of dementia occurring after a stroke.
  • Lewy Body DementiaIt is neurodegenerative condition that involves a protein called alpha-synuclein which changes the brain. Symptoms may be similar to Parkinson’s disease.

Symptoms of dementia can range from mild to moderate to severe that includes:

  • Memory Loss
  • Disorientation meaning inability to focus or pay attention
  • Changes in visual perception
  • Impairment in reasoning and judgment

Dementia can be caused by damage to brain cells or progressive brain cell death. As a result communication between brain cells become difficult. Other symptoms include:

Reversible Factors

  • There are no definite tests for dementia. Doctors and neurologists have to medical history, blood tests and CT scans to find out whether a person has dementia or not. However, the most potent evaluation comes from a set of questions that are asked to a patient suspected of having dementia. The ability to answer those questions correctly is one of the best diagnoses for dementia.
  • There is no specific treatment for dementia as it is not a curable disease and degenerates with time. However, medicines or drugs given for Alzheimer’s can be given to people suffering from dementia.
  • Although results vary depending upon a person’s lifestyle’s and habits, doctors suggest eating healthy, exercising regularly, and stopping smoking and drinking may prevent some types of dementia.
  • The best treatment for dementia is to treat the person with care and love so that they don’t feel neglected.

Dementia is often associated with old age but that is not always true. It is important to gain knowledge and educate others also.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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