A stroke is a serious neurological condition that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is disrupted. This can be caused by either (1) Blockage to an existing blood vessel in the brain, i.e. Ischemic Stroke (2) Rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding into the brain, I.e Hemorrhagic stroke
Symptoms of stroke is dependent on the region of the brain that is affected. Symptoms of a stroke can include sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, sudden severe headache, trouble walking, dizziness, and loss of coordination…
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive aging condition of the brain that affects movement and motor control. It is caused by a gradual loss of certain brain cells in the brain, specifically those that produce dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps to transmit signals in the brain that controls movement and coordination.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can differ amongst patients, but typically include tremors, shaking of the hand, stiffness of the limbs, slowing of movement, and difficulty with balance and coordination. Other symptoms may include changes in speech and writing, loss of smell, and cognitive impairment.
Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities to the extent that it interferes with a person’s daily activities. Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a syndrome that can be caused many different underlying conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia, amongst many others.
The symptoms of dementia can vary depending on the underlying cause, but typical symptoms include memory loss, difficulty with language, problems with attention and concentration, impaired judgment…
Multiple Sclerosis, often abbreviated as MS, is a condition that affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. In our nervous system, nerve fibers are protected by a layer called myelin, much like the insulation protection around electrical wires.
In MS, the immune system mistakenly attacks this myelin later, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. In some cases, over time the disease can progress and cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nervous system.
Motor neuron disease (MND) refers to a group of progressive neurological disorders that affects motor neurons, the cells that controls motor activities such as speaking, walking, breathing, chewing and swallowing. The damage to these neurons leads to muscle weakness and wasting, causing various physical disabilities such as difficulties in performing daily activities, as well as difficulty in swallowing, talking and breathing, in late stage. However, is doesn’t affect a person’s intellect or their senses. The most common type of MND is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which inspired the Ice-Bucket challenge in 2014.
Headaches are a common complaint during pregnancy, and they can have a variety of causes. Here are some of the most common causes of headache during pregnancy:
1. Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations, particularly changes in estrogen levels, can cause headaches during pregnancy.
2. Dehydration: Pregnant women need to drink more fluids to support the needs of the developing fetus. Dehydration can cause headaches.
3. Lack of sleep: Pregnancy can be physically and emotionally taxing, and many women experience trouble sleeping during pregnancy. Lack of sleep can cause headaches.
Headaches are common in children, although the frequency and severity can vary. According to research, about 10% to 20% of children experience headaches at some point. Headaches can occur at any age, and as children grow older and move into adolescence, the frequency of headaches
tends to increase.
Studies indicate that by age 15, about 75% of children have had at least one headache. Migraine headaches are quite common in children and adolescents. About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraines, and that number increases to 28% by the age of 15 to 17…
There are several different types of headaches. Each one can feel a bit different and have different causes. Here are some of the most common types:
Tension headaches: These are the most common type of headache. You might feel a dull, aching sensation all over your head. It’s often described as feeling like a tight band around your forehead or the back of your head. They’re often caused by stress, lack of sleep, or poor posture.
Migraine headaches: Migraines are a more severe type of headache, often described as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. They can…