Hand or Finger Numbness
According to studies; Numbness refers to decrease or loss of sensation or feeling in your hand or fingers. Often, hand numbness may be accompanied by other changes, such as a pins-and-needles sensation, burning or tingling. Your arm, hand or fingers may feel clumsy or weak. Hand numbness is usually due to pressure on the nerves or blood vessels leading from the wrist, arm, or fingers. Often it is related to carpal tunnel syndrome where excess pressure is placed on the middle
Pins and Needle : When to visit your neurologist
Pins and needles sensation is referred to as a feeling of prickling or tingling that is common when you have been in the same position too long, or slept on a limb. In these transient causes of pins and needles, it is the result of too much pressure on a nerve. Pins and Needle is a normal sensation, but prolonged and repetitive experience of it needs a visit to a nerve specialist or neurologist. In most cases, a pins and needles sensation is just your nerves telling you that
How Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) affects the brain?
High blood pressure is defined as a systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg. Systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic blood pressure is the minimum pressure in the arteries between the heart’s contractions. You will be classed as having high blood pressure if yours is consistently above 140/90 mmHg. The stress that high blood pressure causes on all your blood vessels make
The key to control your High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is the single most important risk factory of stroke. It causes about 50% of ischemic strokes and also increases the risk of hemorrhagic strokes. High Blood Pressure is actually a very common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without sym
Split Second Blackout
A blackout is described as a period of unconsciousness or lack of awareness when you are unable to recall what happened or what you did. Blackouts may occur as a result of brain damage, drug side effects, excessive alcohol consumption, or disorders affecting brain function, such as epilepsy. Fainting, also known as syncope, is a term used to refer to a blackout. Conditions that can cause syncope include cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rate or rhythm), abnormalities of the
Which doctor to visit for your migraine?
It is often difficult to diagnose migraines. In fact half of the people who have attacks that fit the meaning of migraine, haven’t been diagnosed by a doctor. However, migraine is the most common type of headache that leads patients to seek treatment for the symptoms. If the family doctor or general practitioner can’t help identify what’s causing uncomfortable symptoms, it might be time to see a specialist. Neurologist – a doctor trained in diagnosing and treating disorders a
Secret to stop snoring
The truth is that snoring is a common condition that occurs to men and women of all ages. Snoring occurs when sleeping and the airways in your head relax enough to narrow, this increases the speed at which you breathe out and affects the air pressure in the airways. This change of pressure means that the soft walls of the airways are sucked inward and close, thus causing vibrations when air is forced through by heavier breathing. Evidence has shown that once you start snoring
Does stress really triggers migraine?
Migraine is a fairly common condition, affecting about 20 per cent of females and 6 per cent of males in their lifetime. Although it can come on later in life, this is unusual. About 90 per cent of migraine sufferers have their first attack before they are 40. Migraines may be rare, or strike several times a month. During a migraine, you may experience: Pain on one side or both sides of your head Pain that feels throbbing or pulsing Sensitivity to light, sounds, and sometimes