Neurological Diseases

Dysarthria (Distorted, Slurred Speech) Types, Causes, Symptoms

Human speech depends on three stages – thinking of the words to be spoken (conceptualization), recalling the manner in which these words are formed (formulation) and then speaking it (vocalization). The words that are spoken depends on multiple factors including the thought or emotion at the time, input from the >> Read More ...

Suspected Stroke – Diagnosis (Tests, Scans) and Assessment

A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the neurological dysfunction that arises when there is an interruption of the blood supply to a specific region of the brain. Stroke causes sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. It is a major life-threatening emergency and recognizing the early signs and symptoms >> Read More ...

Brain Stroke Signs, Symptoms and What Causes a Stroke

A stroke is the death of brain tissue associated with an interruption in blood supply to the brain and results in impairment of normal brain activity. The brain is in need of a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients which reach it through the blood in the arteries, mainly the carotid and vertebral arteries and the >> Read More ...

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Causes, Pre-Stroke Warning Signs

The brain is in constant need of oxygen and nutrients which are transported via the blood vessels, specifically the arteries. If the blood supply is interrupted for a few seconds, there may be some disruption of brain activity without any permanent damage to the brain tissue. This leads to temporary symptoms that resolves >> Read More ...

Blood Clot in the Brain, Blocked Artery and Lack of Oxygen

The brain, like every part of the human body, derives its oxygen and nutrients through the the blood that reaches it. This blood is pumped from the heart and travels by way of blood vessels, specifically arteries, to the brain. Waste substances and carbon dioxide are removed from the brain by veins. Although the brain >> Read More ...

Inflamed Nerve (Neuritis) Diagnosis and Treatment

Neuritis is the term for inflammation of the nerve. It may be due to a number of causes including mechanical trauma, chemical injury, nutritional deficiencies, infections, inherited disorders and systemic diseases. Inflammation of a sensory nerves may present with numbness, tingling, abnormal sensations or pain. When the >> Read More ...

Neuritis (Nerve Inflammation), Types, Causes and Symptoms

Peripheral nerves are those nerves that lie outside of the central nervous system or CNS (brain and spinal cord). These nerves may carry sensory information (sensory nerves) to the CNS or motor signals (motor nerves) to the muscle. Nerves are a collection of neurons, the basic nerve cell, and like any part of the body it >> Read More ...

Types of Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment for Nerve Injury

The basic aim of treatment of an injured nerve is to restore its function to the best extent possible. In patients whom it is not practically possible, the treatment is aimed at improving the quality of life to the maximum that can be attained. This also requires proper management of the injuries sustained by other tissues >> Read More ...

Damaged or Severed Nerve Diagnosis, Complications, Outlook

Injury to a nerve may arise due to a number of causes. In most acute peripheral nerve injuries, the nerve may be crushed, stretched or severed (cut). Sometimes nerve injury arises secondary to some other pathology related to trauma like compression with swelling of a neighboring organ or structure. Once injured, the nerve >> Read More ...
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