We first have to know what a neurologist is. A neurologist is a medical specialist who handles diseases / disorders in the brain and spinal cord (Nervous system) peripheral nerves (nerves connecting to the brain and spine to the organs like lungs, liver etc) and muscles. Neurological diseases can include headache, seizure, dizziness, movement disorder such as tremors; sleep disorders, aneurysm and many others.

Headache - it is something almost everyone experience. We can feel them stretching into our sinuses, across the top of our head, down through the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders or along the base of the skull and brain. They can be caused by many conditions from a sinus infection to a throbbing toothache from a visit to the dentist. Symptoms of more serious headaches, including migraines, may be vomiting, a headache that becomes more severe or is continuous, a headache that comes on suddenly or pain that is worsened by strain, a headache that starts early in th...

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. People who experience “migraine with aura” will have many or all the symptoms of a migraine with aura and additional neurological symptoms which develop over a 5 to 20 minute period and last less than an hour.

About 15-20% of people with migraine get an “aura” which is a manifestation of neurological symptoms that occurs before a migraine headache. The aura can include visual or auditory hallucinations and disruptions in smell, taste, or touch. Other symptoms may include:

• blind spots in the field of eyesight

• colored spots

• sparkles or stars

• flashing lights before the eyes

• numbness or tingling

• pins and needles in the arms and legs

• weakness on one side of the body

• dizziness

• a feeling of spinning

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they're thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerve...

December 5, 2017

Sleep deprivation is now becoming a huge problem in the Philippines. There has been a steady rise of patients complaining of not being able to sleep despite being tired.  If you kept waking up in the middle of the night it may be a case of insomnia.  Sleep deprivation is linked to a whole lot of medical issues including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Over-the-counter sleep aids rarely offer significant or sustained help for the said sleep problem.

Insomnia is an experience of inadequate or poor quality sleep characterized by one or more of the following:

  • difficulty falling asleep

  • difficulty maintaining sleep

  • waking up too early in the morning

  • nonrefreshing sleep

Here are a few home remedy tips when you can not sleep at night:

  • Establish a quiet, relaxing bedtime routine. For example, drink a cup of caffeine-free tea, take a warm shower or listen to soft music. Avoid prolonged use of electronic devices with a screen, such as lapto...

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, it will only get worse without treatment. Since snoring weakens the muscles in the head and neck, it becomes harder and harder to keep the airways open and the snoring only increases.

The ultimate key to control the problem on snoring is a simple lifestyle changes. Exercising more to lose weight will alleviate pressure on airways. Stopping smoking will prevent the irritation of nasal tissue, decrease swelling and stop the build-up of catarrh, all this will help regulate your breathing and reduce snoring. Avo...

Almost anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others. It’s important to know what the risk factors are and do what you can to reduce your risk.  A whole lot of people thinks that strokes only happen to older people but stroke can strike anyone at any time. While most people who have a stroke are older, younger people can have strokes too, including children.

The largest number of people who have strokes are aged over 55, and the risk increases as you get older. This is because our arteries naturally become narrower and harder as we get older.
If you are South Asian, black African or black Caribbean you are at a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. It isn’t completely understood why this is, but it’s probably connected to the fact that you are more likely to have conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Family history
If a close relative (parent, grandparent, brother or sister) has had a stroke, yo...

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