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Top 7 reasons why you should visit a Neurologist

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 the morning, changes in vision, or even seizures. If your headache symptoms are severe enough, your primary care doctor may refer you to a neurologist. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for months or even years.

Stroke – Dizziness A stroke is a brain attack, It happens when the blood supply to any part of your brain was interrupted or stopped. When this occurs brain cells may die within minutes. According to statistics, 1 out of 3 people who suffered from a stroke may have difficulty reading, speaking, reading or understanding.

Dizziness – Dizziness can come in different varieties. Neurologists treat dizziness that is a symptom of vertigo or disequilibrium. Vertigo makes you feel as if you or the things around you are spinning; disequilibrium is difficulty keeping your balance.

Numbness or tingling – Numbness or tingling can happen for many different reasons, some as simple as sitting in a way that cuts off your blood circulation or having not eaten. However, if this numbness continues, comes on suddenly, or only happens on one side of the body, it may be time to see a neurologist.

Numbness or tingling symptoms like those described can also be signs of a stroke, in which case you need to get help very quickly. If you think you are having a stroke, get immediate medical help.

Movement problems – Problems moving, like difficulty walking, being clumsy, unintentional jerks or movements, tremors, or others, can be symptoms of a problem in your nervous system. You may want to see a neurologist if these movement problems interrupt your daily life, though something like a tremor can be a side effect of medication or anxiety. However, if your tremors also affect your daily activities, you may want to see a neurologist.

Seizures – Seizures can be almost unnoticeable or very extreme. Symptoms of seizures can range from staring to loss of consciousness, jerking movements of the arms and legs, breathing problems, confusion, or loss of consciousness.

Sleep problems – While we know many obvious causes of sleep problems, going to bed too late, having a condition like sleep apnea or anxiety, nightmares, or others, some sleep problems are neurological disorders. An example of this is narcolepsy, which is a chronic, genetic disorder with no known cause that affects the body’s central nervous system. #neurology #neuro #neuroscience #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #doctor #treatment #headache #migraine #stroke #vertigo #epilepsy #seizure #numbness #movement #sleep #insomnia #seizure #pain #clinic #hospital #exercise #diet #health #healthy #manila #philippines

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