How do you do everything you do? From waking up in the morning to driving down to work and dishing out that impressive presentation – think about all the things that go into accomplishing every single of these activities. Logic, movements, speech and so much more. What makes this possible? Your brain. It sends signals to different parts if your body through your nervous system.
However, it’s not always the case that the brain and the nervous system remain healthy. Primarily when the brain is damaged, the other things under its great control are affected too. These include memory, sensations and naturally the personality of the sufferer. Conditions about any illness, genetics or probably a traumatic injury could affect the brain and lead to its damage. However, there is not a single type of disorder of the brain, and in fact, there are many types of neurological disorders that affect the brain, under varying circumstances.
Here we will look into the most important ones of all brain disorders and discuss a few symptoms that signify these problems.
Tumours, as we know, are extremely dangerous, mainly when its formed in the brain. Tumours are not necessarily cancerous as there are several that are benign in nature, but critical nonetheless. Tumours of the brain are graded into four categories, Numerologically, with the higher number of the grade signifying the more potent kind of that particular tumour.
What causes these tumours is a widely unknown factor. People of all ages can have this occurrence; however the size and location of a tumour also play an essential role in determining the severity and potency of it.
Symptoms for Brain Tumours:
- Frequent Headaches
- Arms and legs frequently experience numbing and tingling
- Changes in personality
- Frequent vomiting
- Movement and balancing become difficult.
- Changes in speech, vision and hearing
One of the other dangerous problems with the brain comes in the form of neurodegenerative diseases. These neurological diseases tend to cause massive damage to the brain, leading to the brain and nerves to deteriorate over time. One of the primary examples of a neurodegenerative problem is Alzheimer’s disease, which tends to develop as the sufferer ages. Other degenerative disorders include, the Tay-Sachs disease, for instance, is a genetic problem and is affected right from an early age. There are many more like Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and all forms of dementia.
Symptoms of Degenerative Diseases:
- Inhibition loss
- Memory loss
- Constant mood changes
Many cases of a neurological disorder are related to injuries to the brain. These injuries could occur due to blunt trauma and often damages the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body. Some of the examples of brain injuries include –
- Blood clots
- Bruising of brain tissue
- Cerebral oedema
Brain Injury Symptoms:
however these are based on the most commonly found ones in patients –
- Memory loss
- Concentration problems
- Ear bleeds
- Speech difficulty
There are symptoms that a patient could develop after brain damage has incurred, including –
- High blood pressure
- Pupil dilation
- A low rate of heart
- Highly irregular breathing
The fact about most patients with brain injuries is that they most certainly need a surgical method to solve the problem, however in many cases that involve minor brain damage, might not require a surgical intervention to address the issue.
The last most common problem on the side of neurological disorders are problems with the mental health of a person. Mental disorders are a large and diverse group of conditions that tend to affect behavioural patterns in, often considered different than usual.
- Bipolar disorder
These disorders usually tend to affect the thinking patterns of a person and causing damage to daily activities, while lasting for a long time. Treatment like psychotherapy and the use of medications are known to solve these disorders, but these are unique from patient to patient.
Neurological disorders could have an adverse effect on one’s life. Often many contributing factors could lead a person to one. Many of them are life-threatening, but medical science and their advancement in treating the most complex problems of the brain has given much hope of life even after being affected by a neurological disorder.
About the Doctor
Dr. P. Ravi Prakash is a esteemed in the field of Neurology and has always been able to deal with every kind of emergency of neurological origin. After gaining his MD from the prestigious Andhra Medical college, Dr. Ravi Prakash trained in thrombolysis in acute stroke, managing epilepsy, parkinsonism, meningitis and CNS tuberculosis.
He is also an Associate Member of IAN, Indian Academy of Neurology and is a Senior Residency in the Department of Neurology at Niloufer Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Dr. Ravi Prakash has also presented 2 papers and posters in both State and National conferences.
His fields of interest include stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and child neurology.
About the Hospital:
Vinn Hospital has been providing comprehensive treatments and care for its patients, with the best in class doctors, specialists and support staff. Our teams and units are dedicated to their cause to ensure optimum health for all our patients. Vinn Multi Speciality Hospital has the best, state-of-the-art facilities, which treat an array of diseases and disorders all under one roof
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