When to consult your Neurologist ? Common Neurological symptoms

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October 21, 2018
When to consult your Neurologist ? Common Neurological symptoms

When to consult your Neurologist ? Common Neurological symptoms

Neurological problems are very common in all age groups. In certain situations, we need to consult our neurologist for proper treatment:

  • Fever with headache, neck pain, vomiting, vertigo and drowsiness.
  • Sudden severe headache, Persistent headache, Migraine, Facial pain.
  • Sudden or progressive vision loss, drooping of eyelids, double vision.
  • Imbalance or difficulty during walking/ repeated falls/ slowness in walking.
  • Slurring of speech, difficulty in swallowing, facial deviation, drooling of saliva.
  • Seizures, Epilepsy, any involuntary movement of body like tremors of hand.
  • Stroke, Paralysis (as early as possible, window period: 4.5 hours for early treatment).
  • Backache, neck pain, arm, pain, leg pain on bending, coughing, sneezing and walking.
  • Bladder/ bowel disturbances (urgency, frequency, incontinence, dribbling, constipation).
  • Tingling and numbness in hands and feet, thinning of limbs, abnormal temperature sensation.
  • Memory loss, difficulty in naming, calculation and finding ways, change in behavior and sleep.
  • Neuromuscular weakness of limbs (difficulty in gripping, doing overhead activities, standing. from  sitting position, climbing upstairs), neck weakness.

Prevention of neurological problems:

  • Community awareness.
  • Stop Smoking & tobacco chewing, quit alcohol.
  • Control of risk factors: Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia/high cholesterol.
  • Diet/life style modifications: daily brisk walking, exercise, yoga, diet rich in fruits & vegetables.

Dr Gourav Jain, MD, DM Neurology (PGI Chandigarh)
Consultant, Neurologist,

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