If you think that neurological conditions include disorders such as epilepsy, migraine, dementia, stroke, are just a normal part of ageing, then you must be alert. Yes expert says that it must be taken seriously with the time so that it can be cured timely.
Have you developed a sudden onset of headaches? Is your memory showing signs of slow deterioration? Do you experience constant dizziness, seizures or shivering of limbs? If yes, you must immediately consult a Neurology specialist since your symptoms might have origins in disorders of the brain or spinal cord.
It is noted that Columbia Asia Hospitals, Patiala opened a two-day Neurology camp with free of cost consultation with a Neurologist for people who have neurological conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or any other condition indicating a disruption in the brain’s normal functioning.
Neurological disorders remain a highly ignored health concern in India. A large number of people with symptoms of neurological disorders either remain unaware of the seriousness of their conditions or do not consult specialists considering it a normal part of ageing. However, it is essential to underline that these conditions require medical intervention to check the progression of disease and treat their symptoms.
Accordiing to Dr. Satwant Sachdeva Sr. Consultant Neurologist Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala,“There is major lack of awareness in India about Neurological conditions. Most people are not aware that sudden onset headaches must be reported to doctors as they may indicate a serious underlying condition such as a sub-dural hematoma or even brain tumor. Most people also believe that loss of memory or weakness of the limbs is a normal part of ageing when this can be a sign of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Our camp is aimed at encouraging all people who have symptoms of neurological diseases to come out and consult a specialist.”
Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system are referred to as neurological disorders. In other words conditions arising from disorders in the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles are neurological diseases. These conditions include epilepsy, dementia, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuroinfections, brain tumours, traumatic disorders of the nervous system, and neurological disorders as a result of malnutrition. Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections can also affect the nervous system.