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Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Suicidal Disease

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that severely affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for carrying sensation from your face to your brain. If a person has TN, even mild movement of the face may trigger a jolt of extreme pain. This facial nerve disorder causes searing, electric-shock-like …

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Early Warning Signs of Approaching Seizures

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Seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, lasting from few seconds to more than 30-45 minutes. They affect the way an individual behaves during that stance. When seizures happen on regular basis and need therapeutic intervention to keep them from not occurring, it is usually referred …

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Epilepsy Causes and Risk Factors

Epilepsy Causes and Risk factors

Causes of Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, represented by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Causes are numerous and vary by age of the person. There can be numerous causes for epileptic seizures and have been listed below: Genetic History: There is a genetic clink to most of the epilepsy cases …

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Brain Swelling – Causes & Symptoms

Brain Swelling

Causes of Brain Swelling: Brain edema also known as cerebral edema or brain swelling, happens as a result of an impact to the brain or a brain injury. It may happen either to sudden increase in blood pressure, any accident that causes brain injury or due to any infectious disease …

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Signs & Symptoms of Meningitis

Signs & Symptoms of Meningitis

Meningitis represents the swelling of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by variety of pathogens like viruses, fungi or bacteria. Most of the times, meningitis is caused by bacteria and viruses. A neurologist has to be consulted if you experience any of the below …

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Brain Tumor – Risk Factors & Symptoms

Brain Tumor

A brain tumor or intracranial neoplasms few abnormal cells multiply in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. It can either be malignant or cancerous and or benign or non-cancerous. There are several risk factors that increase a person’s chances of contracting a brain tumor. These include: Age: They are common in children and older …

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World Alzheimer’s Day: Things you need to know

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Alzheimer’s disease, also known as just Alzheimer’s, is a neurodegenerative disorder(brain disease)  that slowly destroys brain cells. It starts with difficulty in remembering recent events and gets worse over time, affecting the part of the brain that controls memory, language and thinking skills. It is the cause of Dementia( the brain …

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Migraine – Causes, Triggers & Treatment

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A migraine is defined as a severe painful headache which is often accompanied by blind spots, nausea, vomiting, flashes of light, and even tingling in the arms and legs. The pain which comes as a result of these severe headaches can last up to several days. While explaining a migraine, …

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Understanding Mental Illness

Mental Illness

People can experience a single mental illness over a period of many years. The intensity, type, and duration of its symptoms will obviously differ from person to person. There is nothing constant about them and they do not necessarily follow a regular pattern. This makes it difficult for neurologists to predict …

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Warning: 5 Foods to Avoid if you Suffer from Migraine

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Are you or anyone around you struggling with migraine headaches? Do you know that your favourite foods, for which you are a glutton, could be the culprit? If not, this blog reveals five must-avoid foods that can activate severe pain in your head and sensation behind your eyes. Hormonal changes, …

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5 Superfoods for a Healthy Brain

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Our brain is one of the most important organs of our bodies and everything we perceive at any given time – smelling a flower, seeing a movie, hearing a melodious song; will not make sense to us if it wasn’t for our brains. According to a trusted neurologist in Mumbai,  as we …

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6 Ways to Boost your Brain Power

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Your brain needs to be fit and alert for everyday situations like an office presentation, an important discussion, studying for an exam or performing from memory. While you may be following a healthy diet and exercising to keep your body in shape, however the question that arises is how to maintain brain health …

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Controlling Your Child’s Seizures

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Sometimes, the brain cells temporarily disrupt the electrical signals the brain sends to other parts of the body. It is not as uncommon as one would think, especially among children. Such a condition is medically termed as Seizures. A top pediatrician in Mumbai shares his views, Some seizures like twitching of muscles, …

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3 Types of Brain Infections

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A majority of the times infections in the brain are because of a virus or bacteria, but in some cases parasites and fungi can infect the brain too. Mainly, there are 3 types of brain infections Brain Abscess Meningitis Encephalitis Brain Abscess is the collection of material (usually from an …

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Brain Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

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Q1.  What does the term brain surgery mean? Brain Surgery is performed to treat/correct/repair the structural or physical abnormalities of the brain. Q2. When is a brain surgery required? Typically, an experienced neurosurgeon will recommend the surgery following cases: Brain Tumor Brain hemorrhage Blood clot formation in the brain Aneurysm Damage …

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Brain Stroke: Things You Should Know

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A brain stroke, also known by the term ‘brain attack’, strikes when there is a hindrance in the circulation of the blood to the brain. When the brain cells do not receive the required amount of oxygen because of decrease in the blood flow, they get damaged and eventually die. This …

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What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

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What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome? The Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder where the body’s immune system starts attacking its own nerves. Tingling and weakness in one’s extremities are usually the first symptoms of this disorder. These sensations can spread quickly enough, eventually paralyzing the entire body. In its worst …

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Bell’s Palsy: Diagnosis & Treatment

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Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of the muscles on only one side of your face. The damage is caused to the facial nerve which controls muscles on that particular side of the face, causing that side to droop a little. The nerve damage might also affect one’s sense of taste …

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Autism: Don’t Label Your Child ‘Slow’

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Surprisingly, the Indian Government recognized Autism in 2001. Till 1980s, there were reports that the disorder didn’t exist in India. Experts worldwide have estimated that 2-6 children out of every 1000 have Autism. In India, the prevalence rate is 1 in 250 (figure may vary as many cases are not …

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Brain Tumor – Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Brain Tumor? Brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in a part of the brain. Brain tumour may be benign tumour (not a cancer) or malignant (cancer). They are found in both adult & children. How do I know that I have brain tumor? What are the …

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