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5 Common Neurological Disorders

Common Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are defined as a group of conditions that affect the spine, the brain and several other nerves connect to both. There are 600 types of neurological diseases -here’s a look at 5 of them!

Common Neurological Disorders

Stroke

Strokes occur when the blood flow to the brain stops thus destroying the brain cells. There are generally two kinds of stroke attacks – ischemic and hemorrhagic. The symptoms include trouble in speaking or understanding, severe headache, weakness in the face, leg or arm etc.

Brain Tumors

Tumours are a result of rapid abnormal cell and tissue growth. Brain tumors could be benign or cancerous. It is best to consult a doctor if persistent symptoms such as nausea, seizures and headaches, poor cognitive abilities or weakness are noticed!

Spinal Cord Disorders

Spinal cord injuries happen due to blocked blood supply, spinal cord compressions, fractured bone etc. Some of the common signs of spinal cord disorders include reflex changes, loss in bowel control, severe weakness and back pain.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis affects the spinal cord nerve cells and the brain. It stops the nervous system from functioning properly. Damage sustained by the myelin sheath of nerve cells in the brain due to this disorder, causes symptoms such as weakness of muscles, poor memory and cognitive abilities, visual disturbances.

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s usually affects senior citizens and lasts approximately 3 to 9 years. A few common symptoms of Alzheimer’s includes sudden mood swings, inability to speak clearly, short term and long term memory loss, starting something but completely forgetting to finish it and so on.

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