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Neurological Problems - How To Assess It Yourself?

Dr. Yeshwanth Paidimarri 90% (11 ratings)
MBBS, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Neurological Problems - How To Assess It Yourself?

It is very important for any individual suffering from a neurological disorder to take medical assistance. The possible neurological condition can be diagnosed by doing some medical examinations. Some of the examinations that are conducted for diagnosis include a neurological exam, genetic screening, brain scans and many other tests.

Malfunction of the brain can be caused in more than one region of the brain like frontal cortex, anterior cingulate, Parietal cortex and Basal ganglia. It is very important that symptoms are noticed and the required tests are done immediately. In case of malfunctioning in the Basal ganglia, there are chances that patients experience more anxiety and avoid clashes in life excessively.

Self - assessment test for neurological disorders

  • Self-assessment and self-administered tests can identify the presence of the neurological disorder, but it is best to seek medical assistance in such cases. The self-assessment tests can be done by an individual when they face symptoms like problems in urinating, difficulty in concentrating, problems with writing and holding objects, and experiencing blurred vision.
  • It is important for an individual facing complaints like a headache, numbness in the arms or legs, changes in behavior, fatigue, blurry vision, slurred speech, weakness and changes in coordination to contact a medical professional. The thought of neurological disorder itself is very threatening and understanding the drug options available is very important.

Medications Used
The type of medication prescribed to the patients depends mainly on the condition of the neurological disorder. Some of the drugs that are prescribed include corticosteroids. These are provided for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and decrease inflammation. Levodopa is a drug used mainly for treating Parkinson’s disease. In addition to physical examination and complete medical history, the diagnostic procedures that are carried out for neurological disorders include Computer Tomography scan (CT scan), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 

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My right side of brain feels like swelling from inside when driving of car I very feel uncomfortable while driving and have a feel like nerve exploding inside my head I don't know what's happening I lose my confidence to drive.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68686 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Since when are you having this. What are other symptoms that you r having. It can be because of simple headache (which can be because of various reasons) or sinusitis etc. I need details of your case.
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What will happen when blood flow will stop for few seconds or for few minutes to the brain?

Dr. Shobhit Tandon 96% (2800 ratings)
MBBS, PG-Diploma In Clinical Pathology
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What will happen when blood flow will stop for few seconds or for few minutes to the brain?
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. It is also referred to as a brain attack. If blood flow was stopped for longer than a few seconds and the brain cannot get blood and oxygen, brain cells can die, and the abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost.
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What would happened if blood flow will stop for few seconds or minutes to the brain?

Dr. Shobhit Tandon 96% (2800 ratings)
MBBS, PG-Diploma In Clinical Pathology
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What would happened if blood flow will stop for few seconds or minutes to the brain?
An interruption of blood flow to the brain for more than 10 seconds causes unconsciousness, and an interruption in flow for more than a few minutes generally results in irreversible brain damage.
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सर मेरी उम्र 31 साल है जून 2018 में मुझे दाएं हाथ में बहुत ज्यादा कमजोरी आ गई है मैंने भोपाल में डॉक्टर को दिखाया तो उन्होंने ब्रेन की mri करवाई उस में पता चला कि ब्रेन में clots है जिसकी वजह से यह दिक्कत हुई है उसके बाद मुझे खून को पतला करने वाली दवाई दी लेकिन मैंने मार्च 2019 में वह दवा छोड़ दी थी जिसके बाद मुझे fits का अटैक आया मैं आपसे यह जानना चाहता हूं कि मेरी दवाई कब तक चल सकती है और हाथ में फायदा नहीं हो रहा है कृपया करके मुझे इसकी जानकारी दीजिए मैं ज्यादा इंग्लिश नहीं बोल पाता इसलिए मैंने हिंदी में आप से जानकारी मांगी है आशा है आप मुझे सहयोग देंगे

Dr. Prakhar Singh 94% (1849 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
A blood clot in the brain can cause an ischemic stroke which is caused by an artery to the brain becoming blocked and starving a portion of the brain of oxygen and nutrients. Blood thinner medicines don’t dissolve the clot, but they can stop it from getting bigger and keep new ones from forming. You may need to discuss your complete medical history in detail so that we can figure out the best possible treatment.
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Subacute sdh of size 120 (ap)*60 (h)*30 (lat) mm is seen in rt frontal parietal region. Slight 3 (mm) contralateral midline shift seen with mild effacement of rt lv. This is report of ct scan head plain. Kindly advise for treatment.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (29364 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Vadodara
Subacute sdh of size 120 (ap)*60 (h)*30 (lat) mm is seen in rt frontal parietal region. Slight 3 (mm) contralateral m...
This is a serious disease. And needs proper consultation. I advise you to take Homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at lybrate.
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My brother had some personal issues and he hit his forehead hard and had bleeding and stitches 3 years ago he did not take any ct at that time or any test. He has difficulty falling sleep and if he does he wakes up in between one or twice between sleep please confirm if we need to worry or take any scans or go to a doctor for check up.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (6233 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - preferably get him examined by a doctor who will advise you if any investigation is required -also for good restful sleep he can follow some tips: - keep mind & body active throughout the day so that at night sleep is proper - avoid napping more than 20-30 min in the day if you do so - avoid caffeine intake as in tea, coffee batter 3 o'clock in the afternoon - do regular exercise preferably in the morning, avoid any vigorous exercise in the evening - keep the ambiance in the room sleep inducing - avoid watching any gadget screen like tv computer or mobilev1-2 hours before sleep as they can disturb sleep - have a warm shower & a glass of warm milk before sleep as they induce peaceful sleep - have a light dinner 2-3 hours before bedtime.
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Caring For A Person After Brain Surgery!

Dr. Aditya S Bhati 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Neurosurgery, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Caring For A Person After Brain Surgery!

It takes some time for a patient to return to normal life after a brain surgery. The patient must take extra rest for the healing to occur. The time for the recovery after brain surgery differs from one individual to another and mainly depends on the location of the surgery in the brain, the procedure used, overall health of the patient and areas of the brain affected by the surgery. The length of the stay in the hospital also depends on factors such as type of surgery performed, and if the patient requires any further treatment.

Care after Brain Surgery

The brain surgery is carried out by a neurosurgeon who is specially trained in critical care. Here comprehensive care is provided to the patients. After the surgery, it is only after the assessment by the doctors that the patient can see his or her family members. Care of the patient after brain surgery is done in the neurosurgery nursing unit. There are chances of occurrence of some problems with regards to the thoughts, behavior and feelings of the patient after the surgery. For this reason it is important to provide assistance to the patients for recovering. They are given rehabilitation therapy for the same.

Treatment Provided by Rehabilitation Specialist

The rehabilitation specialists mainly include the speech language pathologist, occupational therapist and the physical therapist. The main role of the occupational therapists is to assess the ability of the patient in performing day to day activities such as using the toilet, getting dressed and having a bath. The therapists also check the thinking skills and vision of the patient to determine whether the patient can return to work again and be able to perform other challenging tasks.

In most cases, a brain surgery affects speech and the problem can be evaluated by the speech language pathologists. It can also affect the thinking power and language. The pathologists even evaluate the patient for disorders in swallowing food.

Right-after Care

The right-after care is necessary for brain surgery and a lot of fluids and nutrition are provided through intravenous infusions to the body. It is important for patients to sleep with their head raised to restrict the brain swelling. The patient should avoid coughing hard as such actions can lead to intracerebral pressure. It is essential to take proper rest. It is also important to try to move at frequent intervals for smooth circulation of blood and avoid stiffening of limbs.

It is important for patients to stay away from rigorous activities. They should resume any sports activity only after proper recovery. It is recommended not to go for swimming for at least one year mainly because of the risk of seizures. After the invasive procedures it is advisable not to return to full time work or to start working fewer hours.

In case the patient has a concern or query, he or she can always consult a neurosurgeon & get answers to the questions!

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Movement Disorder - Know Forms Of It In Children!

Dr. Arsha Kalra 89% (149 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship in Neonatology
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Movement Disorder - Know Forms Of It In Children!

Movement disorders can trigger from various types of brain injuries, metabolic disturbances, inflammation, trauma, side effects of medication, genetic disorders, infections etc. The brain structures that get affected are believed to include the thalamus, brainstem, basal ganglia, cortex etc. Since all these structures function together, any abnormalities in any of the structures can compromise movement. For instance, a kid suffering from primary dystonia can lead a near normal life, if the condition is detected and treated early in life. However, on the other hand, if the same condition goes undetected it can cripple the child for the rest of his life. 

Different types of moment disorder-

  1. Chorea: It results from a neurological injury. The movement of children suffering from this condition becomes irregular and dance-like. The child often becomes slow or more forceful in their movement. If the condition affects the legs, a kid can frequently stumble and face difficulty while walking. Sydenham chorea is a condition that is not very severe and is reversible with treatment. 
  2. Tremor: It is a condition that is characterized by trembling or shaky movements. This often results from an underlying and undetected condition that may be genetic in nature or a side effect of other medications. A kid suffering from this condition faces difficulty in fine-tuning movements. Tremor may run in family e.g. essential tremors
  3. Myoclonus: It a disorder that involves quick involuntary muscle jerks that a child fails to resist. The jerks can be frequent or occasional, there may or may not be a pattern involved to it. This condition has no long-term complication on a child’s health, but it is necessary to evaluate the type of myoclonus a child is suffering from and must be differentiated from myoclonic seizure. 
  4. Dystonia: It causes the muscle groups to contract abnormally, due to faulty signals of the brain. Instead of a coordinated contraction of muscles, they can contract in opposition causing the push and the pull muscles to work together. This can cause uncomfortable and painful twisting of limbs. 
  5. Tourette syndrome: It is involuntary in nature, where sudden sounds or movements that appear, vanishes over a prolonged time period. This condition is the advanced form of muscle tics. They can involve any part of the body and greatly varies in severity. Children can successfully suppress tics but over time they build a sense of wrongness while resisting it. Most tic disorders are reversible with the right treatment. 
  6. Ataxia: It results from a failure of motor coordination of the cerebellum, due to an injury or dysfunction. This condition can have various patterns involved in it. While few types of ataxia can come and go due to a condition such as metabolic disorder, epilepsy, genetic mutation etc, some begin abruptly due to brain bleed or stroke.
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