Neurological Diseases

10 Signs of a Concussion (Head Injury) and Causes

The brain is safely encased within the hard bony skull and further protected by surrounding fluid which acts as a shock absorber. Despite these protective mechanisms, brain injury can still occur even if there is no penetration of the skull. This is known as traumatic brain inury and there are different grades of severity. >> Read More ...

Warning Signs of a Stroke (Major vs Mini Stroke)

Around 800,000 Americans suffer with a stroke every year and it results in approximately 130,000 deaths. A stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in the United States. Even in cases which are not deadly, a large proportion of people who suffer with a stroke become physically disabled permanently. Contrary to >> Read More ...

Acoustic Neuroma Causes, Symptoms, Radiation, Surgery

A tumor within the brain compartment of the skull (cranium) often concerns most people but not all tumors are cancerous. Nevertheless these non-cancerous tumors can sometimes be very serious and even lead to life-threatening complications when it is large and presses against other parts of the brain. An acoustic neuroma is >> Read More ...

Loss of Sensation Meaning and Causes

Most of us consider the loss of sensation as numbness but this is only the loss of the sense of touch. Sensation includes the ability to perceive stimuli in the environment and can refer to any of the five senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision. A loss of sensation can therefore also include the inability >> Read More ...

Sweaty Back (Perspiration) Causes and Remedies

Sweating is a natural mechanism that is intended to cool down the body. While it is primarily intended for thermoregulation, at times sweating can become excessive even though there are not temperature-related issues. This can prove to be uncomfortable, inconvenient and even embarrassing. Apart from the odor that may be >> Read More ...
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