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Migraine – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

A migraine is defined as a paroxysmal headache, recurrent, unilateral, associated with ocular phenomena and autonomic disorders, which start in adolescence and in most cases, can have a family character. It affects 7-10% of the adult population. The onset is most often between late teen years and the 40s. Women are 3 times more affected. […]

August 7, 2015, Brain
Parkinson’s disease – symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease. Idiopathic Parkinsonism appears without evidence of widening the brain damage. Parkinsonism is a syndrome that consists of a variable combination of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and disturbance in gait and postural characteristics. In general, Parkinson’s disease occurs in middle age or later, causing over time progressive disability. The […]

October 17, 2014, Brain Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease Treatment

Physical and speech therapy can help patients with moderate to severe Parkinson’s disease. In advanced cases, the quality of life can be enhanced by some aids such as extra handrails in home, table cutlery with larger handles, non-slippery table surfaces, voice amplifiers and chairs that can easily lift the occupant. Medication in Parkinson’s disease Non-selective […]

October 15, 2014, Brain Treatments
Causes of Nystagmus – the rhythmic movement of the eyes

Nystagmus is a rhythmic oscillatory movement of the eyeballs , which normally occurs after vestibular stimulation or abnormal  in a wide variety of diseases. The blindness caused by earlier diseases of visual pathways produces a complex nystagmus, of search with pendulum oscillations (sinusoidal ) which are irregular and saccadic. This nystagmus is usually called congenital nystagmus, misnomer, […]

October 9, 2013, Brain
Multiple Sclerosis – Treatment

Currently, multiple sclerosis has no etiological treatment (to treat the underlying cause). Instead, knowing the pathogenic events of the disease allowed the development of therapeutic possibilities which in certain conditions increase the chances of a significant number of patients to modify the natural evolution of the sclerosis. Thus, it is followed the interval between relapses, […]

April 28, 2013, Brain
Tension-type headaches, stress headaches

Tension-type, stress, contracture headaches are part of psychogenic primary headaches, although a number of recent studies are in favor of a neurological basis – at least for the most severe types of tension-type headaches. Are the most common type of headaches, with a prevalence of 30-78% in the general population. It is more common in […]

April 28, 2013, Brain
Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms, investigations, treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia syndromes after age 65. The disease prevalence increases with age. Most cases are sporadic. Characteristic pathological lesions are: cerebral atrophy with neuronal loss, senile plaques, amyloid angiopathy (accumulation in the cerebral vessels of amyloid deposits). Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Dementia syndrome of Alzheimer’s disease often begins by impaired memory of recent […]

April 8, 2013, Brain
Hemorrhagic stroke – causes, symptoms, treatment

Hemorrhagic stroke is defined by bleeding, diffuse extravasation of blood in the brain parenchyma (tissue) with tissue destruction. The causes of this disease are numerous and varied. They differ according to patient age. The most common cause of cerebral hemorrhage is hypertension (occurs with predilection for the elderly). Bleeding, in this case, is located in deeper areas of […]

November 24, 2011, Brain
Wilson disease – symptoms, treatment

Wilson’s disease is a tezaurismosis described by Wilson, characterized by deposition of copper in tissues and the appearance of liver symptoms, neurological, ocular (Kaiser-Fleischer ring) and in other organs (kidney, bone, skin). The disease is genetic, with autosomal recessive transmission. At half of the patients the first symptoms appear in adolescence, only at 1% of patients […]

November 12, 2011, Brain Eye Liver
Acute Encephalitis – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Acute encephalitis are serious infections of the nervous system caused by multiple pathogens, mostly viral and is characterized by acute non-suppurative inflammation (without pus formation) of brain. Can be produced either by direct invasion followed by destruction of brain tissue by an infectious agent or antigen-antibody reaction of the general course of an infection or a […]

November 9, 2011, Brain