A neurologist is a physician who is specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. After completing medical school a neurologist will complete 1 to 3 years of training in Internal Medicine (or pediatrics if he is to become a pediatric neurologist). He will then compl
Usually ischemic stroke is not fatal. Ischemic stroke refers to the loss of brain tissue from loss of blood flow. It is usually the result of a clot that forms in the brain in an area of arterial narrowing (in situ thrombosis), or the result of a clot that forms elsewhere and then travels to a locat
I would probably start with "googling" the term neurologists on the internet. You might also check the yellow pages of your phone book if the internet is not readily available to you. You might also contact the American Academy of Neurology internet website. There should be listings of th
A pediatric neurologist is a specialist in the neurological disorders of children and adolescents. Generally this physician has had training in pediatrics and then spends another 3 years focusing on neurological disorders.
The treatment of meningioma is often determined by the symptoms which brought the patient to medical attention.Meningiomas are usually benign, slow growing tumors which originate on the connective tissue coverings of the brain and are not primary brain tumors (those that originate within the br
Bruxism refers to the overuse of the jaw muscles when not involved in speech or swallowing. Sometimes this overuse is the result of anxiety or nervousness resulting in a habit of clenching the jaws or grinding the teeth. It would be rare for an underlying neurological disease to cause bruxism. T...
Fasiculations are a spontaneous, involuntary twitch of a muscle which can be seen and/or felt. Usually fasiculations are a benign condition of the muscle perhaps caused by some muscle membrane instability. Most often they are of little or no medical concern but can be distracting. Sometimes they...
The first and most important step in diagnosing seizure disorders is to describe in detail the nature of the episodes that are occuring. Obtaining a history of suspected seizures is generally the most important part of making the diagnosis. Often it is very helpful to have friends and/or family memb
Many patients who suffer from dementia of several types may have sleep disturbances. These problems range from difficulty with getting to sleep (delayed sleep latency), maintaining sleep (sleep fragmentation) and reversal of day/night cycles.Of these problems the most difficult to work with is the..
Unfortunately, there is no current cure for Parkinson's Disease. It is not yet clear what causes this condition. We know that people exposed to certain environmental toxins, pesticides, etc. are at a higher risk of developing this disorder. So avoiding these kinds of exposures may reduce the c
For several years it is been observed that people who experience a gradual loss of the ability to smell have a greater chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. The neurotransmitter (dopamine) which is involved with developing PD is the same one that is used by the olfactory system (sense of sm
An overactive bladder usually results in the production of frequent urinations of a relatively small volume. Also frequent bladder urges to urinate occur. Sometimes these problems result in spontaneous uncontrolled release of urine (incontinence).Since the brain, spinal cord, and nerves to the bladd
Huntington's disease is a genetic condition which results in brain degeneration. The symptoms include a progressive dementia (memory/cognitive loss), psychiatric problems, loss of motor control, abnormal motor activity. The abnormal activity is called chorea. This is way the earlier term for th
The diagnosis and management of epilepsy is the subject of a large amount of research time, effort and money. The development of new medications for the treatment of epilepsy is a very expensive and time consuming process. The development of a new drug for treating the various kinds of seizures may.
An aneurysm is the result of a weakness of the blood vessel (artery) wall. As result, over time the weakness begin to bulge. Eventually the bulge can take on the appearance of a bubble on a tire inner tube. This bulge is very weak and subject to rupture. When a rupture occurs bleeding occurs. The ra