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Most people who are susceptible to motion sickness are aware of the fact. If you’re prone to motion sickness, the following preventive measures may help.

  • Focus on the horizon or on a distant, stationary object. Don't read.

  • Keep your head still, while resting against a seat back.

  • Don't smoke or sit near smokers.

  • Avoid spicy and greasy foods and alcohol. Don't overeat.

  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine, at least 30 to 60 minutes before you travel. Expect drowsiness as a side effect.

  • Eat dry crackers or drink a carbonated beverage to help settle your stomach if you become ill.

Several medications exist for the treatment of motion sickness. Most only prevent the onset of symptoms. Also, many induce sleepiness, so operating machinery or a vehicle isn’t permitted while taking these types of medications. #nausea #motionsickness #airsick #carsick #dizziness #migraine #headache #winnielimkhoo #neurologist #specialist #manila #philippines #health #tips #help #a...

October 28, 2016

Motion Sickness can strike suddenly, progressing from a feeling of uneasiness to a cold sweat, dizziness and then vomiting. It usually quiets down as soon as the motion stops. The more you travel, the more easily you'll adjust to being in motion. You may escape motion sickness by planning ahead. If you're traveling, reserve seats where motion is felt least:

  • By ship, request a cabin in the front or middle of the ship near the water level.

  • By plane, ask for a seat over the front edge of a wing. Once aboard, direct the air vent flow to your face.

  • By train, take a seat near the front and next to a window. Face forward.

  • By automobile, drive or sit in the front passenger's seat.

Your brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness. For example, down below on a boat, your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving. Where you sit can make a dif...

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness.

Even mild seizures may require treatment because they can be dangerous during activities such as driving or swimming. Treatment with medications or sometimes surgery can control seizures for about 80 percent of people with epilepsy. Some children with epilepsy may also outgrow their condition with age. #epilepsy #seizure #advice #tips #health #specialist #winnielimkhoo #winniesharonlimkhoo #neurologist #neurologistmanila #neurologistinmanila #philippines 

Generally, physicians begin by treating epilepsy with medication. Most people with epilepsy can become seizure-free by taking one anti-seizure medication while others may be able to decrease the frequency and intensity of their seizures by taking a combination of medications. Your neurologist will advise you about the appropriate time to stop taking medications.

More than half the children with epilepsy who aren't experiencing epilepsy symptoms can eventually discontinue medications and live a seizure-free life. Many adults also can discontinue medications after two or more years without seizures.

Finding the right medication and dosage can be complex. A neurologist will consider your condition, frequency of seizures, your age and other factors when choosing which medication to prescribe. They will also review any other medications you may be taking, to ensure the anti-epileptic medications won't interact with them. Neurologist likely will first prescribe a single medication at a relativ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia (also commonly called Facial Pain) is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.

You may initially experience short, mild attacks. But trigeminal neuralgia can progress and cause longer, more-frequent bouts of searing pain. Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it's more likely to occur in people who are older than 50.Because of the variety of treatment options available, having trigeminal neuralgia doesn't necessarily mean you're doomed to a life of pain. Neurologist usually can effectively manage trigeminal neuralgia with medications, injections or surgery.

Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns:

  • Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric sh...

October 13, 2016

Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward

  • Tingling, "pins and needles" sensations (paresthesia)

  • Muscle weakness in the affected area

  • Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has "fallen asleep"

The problems related to a pinched nerve may be worse when you're sleeping. See your neurologist if the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve last for several days and don't respond to self-care measures, such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers.

A number of conditions may cause tissue to compress a nerve or nerves, including:

  • Injury

  • Poor posture

  • Rheumatoid or wrist arthritis

  • Stress from repetitive work

  • Hobbies or sports activities

  • Obesity

This pressure causes inflammation of the nerve and disrupts the nerve's function. If a nerve is pinched for only a short time, there's usually no permanent damage. Once the pressure...

October 13, 2016

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.

A pinched nerve can occur at several sites in your body. A herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).With rest and other conservative treatments, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks. Sometimes, surgery is needed to relieve pain from a pinched nerve.

If you think you are suffering from back pain or neck pain it may be a pinched nerve. A board certified neurologist can effectively provide medical assistance for these kind of medical conditions. #nerve ##pinchednerve #nervepain #pain #backpain #neckpain #neurologist #specia...

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