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Common Neurological Disorders – A Problem of Aging

With aging we all notice changes in our skin, hair, muscle joints and several other things. Along with these changes, our brain and nervous system are going through aging process too.

Chances are you might know someone who is dealing with the common neurological disorders like strokes, neuropathy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Also if you see that you are suffering from some neurological issue, the very first step is being assessed by a neurologist.

You will be asked a series of questions to learn more about your disorders or conditions and can go numerous neurological tests.

So we have made a list of some of the most common neurological disorders you are likely to encounter with aging:

Neuropathy

This is a nervous disorder that shows symptoms like weakness (often with hands and feet), which could be the result of systemic diseases like diabetes as well as certain medications.

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, a progressive disease that destroys the cells in brain and interferes the basic mental and physical functions of a person.

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which involves malfunction and death of vital brain cells. Treatments option include medications and sometimes surgery to manage symptoms.

Myopathy

This is a muscle disorder, characterized by muscle weakness and is usually the most severe in the upper arms and thighs.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

This is a progressive disease affecting motor neurons and causing deterioration of the body’s muscle function. In fact there is no known cure for ALS.

Stroke

Stroke is indeed a life threatening event that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. Visible symptoms could be face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty.

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs. The condition is caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles.

Can neurological disorders be prevented?

NO, to be specific. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to minimize your chances of these neurological disorders. Steps include quit smoking, controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and do the regular exercise to avoid possible chances of stroke.

Setu Neurology Clinic is dedicated to providing superior care for all manner of neurological illnesses, including advanced testing and treatment by our senior neuro consultants. Now meet us at our new address:

7th Floor, Satya One Complex, Near Helmet Circle, Opposite R3 Mall, Drive In Rd, Memnagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380052.

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