Typical Neurological Disorders and the Symptoms You Should Know About


Neurological disorders are classified as conditions that will disrupt the normal function of your nervous system, spinal cord and brain at large. Resultantly, the patient begins to suffer from a host of difficulties such as an inability to swallow, loss of speech, learning disabilities and even becoming incapable of breathing without assistance.

Since neurological problems affect multiple body parts, it is not surprising that there are hundreds of disorders that you could encounter. Nonetheless, some neurological problems are much more common than others are. Thus, knowing the symptoms of their manifestation can enable you to seek medical assistance from a neurosurgeon before irreparable damage occurs to the brain.

So what are some of the typical neurological disorders and the symptoms you should be familiar with?

A stroke

A stroke will come about when the brain does not receive sufficient blood flow. In general, there are two main types of strokes that a person could develop namely an ischemic stroke when blood vessels become constricted and a hemorrhagic stroke when blood clots form undetected. Some of the symptoms that are associated with a stroke include sudden severe headaches, loss of speech, loss of body cooperation and dizziness. When an individual begins to exhibit any of these symptoms, it is critical to rush them into the emergency room so that the blood flow to the brain can be restored, or else the damage will be irreversible.

A migraine

Another common neurological problem people are vulnerable to is migraines. Nonetheless, a mistake many people make is associating migraines with a regular headache. The main difference between migraines and a standard headache is the former tends to last or much longer. Furthermore, the intensity of the pain is much higher with migraines than with an average headache, which can be treated with over the counter medication. If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from migraines, watch out for symptoms such as nausea and/or throwing up, loss of vision when a migraine develops and increased sensitivity to both sound and light.

A brain tumour

Tumours develop when abnormal cells in the brain tissue begin to multiply rapidly resulting in an unusual growth. As a tumour grows, it applies pressure to the brain, and this can adversely affect the well-being of the individual. While all brain tumours have the potential of being fatal, it should be noted that some are benign, which means it will not spread, or it could be malignant, which translates into a cancerous growth. Symptoms of a possible brain tumour include loss of motor function, loss of memory, loss of speech and more.


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