Neurological Disorders

Encephalitis

Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain, and it is usually the result of an infection. The disease can be life threatening, but this form of the disease is quite rare. The symptoms can be very mild in some cases leading some doctors to believe that there is a much higher instance of the disease than […]

Lyme disease treatment

Lyme disease is an illness that is spread via a tick and can cause a host of symptoms in those who are suffering from it. Some of the symptoms of Lyme disease include a rash, chills, fever, body aches and swelling in the joints. Some patients will also feel weak and could suffer from a […]

Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a medical condition that causes skin and bone abnormalities by allowing tumors to grow in nerve tissues. Also referred to as NF, neurofibromatosis is often diagnosed in children ranging from 3 to 16 years of age. Although some children may become disabled from the disease, most children can live a fairly normal life. […]

Grand mal seizure

A grand mal seizure is characterized by unconsciousness and convulsions that typically involve all parts of the body. The seizure will occur in stages with unconsciousness coming first and the convulsions beginning after. The cause of a grand mal seizure is an abnormal electrical activity in the brain and this is the reason that the […]

Migraine treatment

One of the most painful conditions that many people suffer from is migraine. Finding a good migraine treatment might be easier today than it has been in the past. There has been a great amount of research and investigation into the causes and treatments that will work to relieve the pain of these debilitating headaches. […]

Memory loss causes

Everyone has experienced some sort of memory loss in their lifetime. We just can’t remember everything. But what happens when you or a loved one starts suffering from severe memory loss or amnesia? Amnesia is the term used for more severe cases of forgetfulness. There are several factors that can contribute to memory loss, ranging […]

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic medical condition that is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. With myasthenia gravis a person will experience weakness of the voluntary, or skeletal, muscles throughout the body. Myasthenia gravis causes interference in the communication between the nerves and muscles. This causes the muscles to tire quickly after any physical activity. Usually people […]

Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a term used to describe a group of incurable diseases that progressively weaken the muscles in the body. The skeletal muscles are affected by gradual weakness. There are defects in the muscle proteins and the muscle cells and tissues are slowly dying out. There are several diseases that fit into the […]

Lyme disease

Lyme disease was first discovered back in 1975. In a town called Lyme, Connecticut there were several children all wrongly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since there were several children all diagnosed around the same time and around the same area, researchers were made aware of the coincidence by the group of mothers and research was […]

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that is caused by abnormal brain development or brain damage in one or more parts of the brain that control the muscles and motor activity. This condition is usually diagnosed or seen in infancy or early childhood. Children who have cerebral palsy are more likely to be developmentally delayed and […]

Meningitis

The membranes that cover the spinal cord and the brain are called meninges. When these membranes become inflamed it is known as Meningitis. Although meningitis can be caused by a few medications or other illnesses, meningitis is typically caused by a virus (known as viral or aseptic meningitis) or some of bacteria (known as bacterial […]

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a medical condition that causes mild to severe pains in the face. More often than not, this condition affects women rather than men and typically it is seen in women older than 50 years of age. It may sound strange, but the feeling of severe pain shooting through the face is the […]

Child autism

When talking about child autism many people assume it is one disorder when in fact autism is a general term used to categorize a collection of pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders affect social and communication skills and motor and language skills, however they can affect these skills to a greater or lesser degree depending on […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the nerve that runs from the hand down into the forearm, called the median nerve, becomes compressed or pinched. This nerve runs through the carpal tunnel which is like a tunnel or canal that is located in the wrist. Inside this tunnel are nine flexor tendons that run through […]

Sciatica treatment

Sciatica is the term that is usually associated with what is numbness, tingling, burning, pain, and weakness that starts in the low back or buttock and travels down the back of one leg to the heel or the foot or even into the toes. This pain or tingling travels down the path of the sciatic […]

Chronic pain treatment

There are some people living with pain so unbearable that you would have a hard time imagining what it feels like. Some of these people spend every single day of their lives in agony, without any hope for a cure. Most of us can find relief in over the counter pain medications, such as aspirin […]

Dementia care

If you have been dealing with a loved one with Dementia then you are probably looking for as much help and answers that you can get. Dementia can be very difficult and frustrating to deal with. In order to help a loved one with dementia is it important to understand the disease and what is […]

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia is a disease that affects the elderly. It is not well known like Alzheimer’s or some other mental disorders that affect geriatric patients. However, Lewy Body Dementia is the second largest cause of dementia in the elderly according to their association. This problem is commonly misdiagnosed due to the fact that it […]

Migraine headaches

Migraine headaches are one of the most severe form of headache that affects a large portion of the population today. Migraine headaches affect up to as many as 18% of women and 7% of men. Migraines can range from lasting less than one hour to up to 3 days. Migraines usually start in children, teens […]

Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most unfortunate things that can happen to elderly people because the effect that has on the brain is so damaging it happens very quickly. As soon as people start noticing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, it doesn’t take long before the disease takes its toll on the person’s brain […]