Neurological disorder are defined as a medical condition, also known as the nervous system diseases as per which one suffers dysfunctioning in either a part of a brain or nervous system. The brain in the human body starts developing in the womb and continues to grow after birth. It is defined as a self-organizing organ that easily adapt and experience the environment via the five senses. So the disease involves the spinal cord, brain, or nerves, the symptoms of these can vary according to the area of damage. One suffering may have the control movement, hearing, vision, and thinking affected.
What causes a neurological disorder?
Neurological disorders are different and so are their causes. Below are three common types including;
This cause of nervous system disease is the one that is developed after the birth of a child. Unlike congenital causes, these are not so popular and involves the following;
– Traumatic brain injury
This turns out to be the cause of neurological damage when one faces a trauma. These are three different types including; open wounds when the brain is damaged by any object, crushing injuries when the head is crushed, and closed head injuries when there is no visible damage appearing.
** According to the researches, it has been evidenced that children brains are prone to get damages from the traumatic brain injury.
– Immune disorder
When the cause of this nurve problem is immune system, it makes one face the emotional challenges within the body along with the abnormal body movements and seizure. Having suffered, the symptoms will start appearing over the period of several months, diagnosing of which is challenging, and involves blood analysis, etc.
– Postnatal infections
This involves two further causes including, inflammation of the brain, resulting in memory problems , speech impairments, changes in behavior, and epilepsy.The other being Meningitis which causes via a bacteria or any viral infection that affects in the surrondings of the brain. In comparison to the viral meningitis, the complications are more for the bacterial meningitis. This may also result in hearing and memory problems, followed by lack of cordination and loss of eyesight.
It refers to the abnormal mass of tissue that promotes the production of tumor, developing in either spinal cord or brain. When it’s the benign tumor, this may be due to neurological consequences that may damage the heathy tissues. Some of the common symptoms include; weakness in limb, swallowing difficulties, learning impairments, difficulty walking, etc.
– Spinal cord injuries
This may be caused due to the accidents and the damage is dependent on it’s occurance. When there is a loss of muscle function, there is a higher chance of spinal cord injury.
This neural system trouble may be due to the exposure of chemical and toxins in the environment. One of the common causes here is the closed head injuries.
This cause of central nervous system disorder is due to the genetical factors. i.e. one may have inherited it from the genes and chromosomes. This is a present at birth disease and may include;
– Abnormalities in the chromosome
Just like the abnormality in the genes damages one, having abnormal chromosome also has a larger effect on the characteristics as these comprises larger number of genes. Similarly, the changes in the chromosome structure and number also leaves an impact.
– Abnormalities in the genes
The abnormalities in the genes are alsoknown for changing the characteristics and therefore damages the individuals.
– Metabolic disorder
This is one of the causes of the neurological disorder that is identified earlier via the blood or urine test. Such inherited disorders can reach higher concentrations, damaging the brain cells.
– Congenital malformation
The defects that are found in the congenital are believed to be due to the complex interactions between the behavior, genes, and environment. For instance, a child facing tuberous sclerosis affecting the main organs of the body, letting one experience autism, learning difficulties,etc.
Signs and symptoms of nervous system disorders
Since the nervous system is defined as a highly-specialized network, it is essential to have the neuro diagnosis on time so that the right treatment can get started with. Following are the signs and symptoms relating the neural system you should not ignore;
– Parkinson’s disease
When the aging start, the development of the disease also starts, affecting the coordinating in one. This starts getting worse with the passing time as one may experience posture changes, behavioral changes, changes in walking and talking, etc. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease until today.
Headache is one of the major symptoms of the neurological disorder despite the age. Although this can be something not too serious most of the time, repetitiveness can be a cause of concern. When it is repetitive, it is a must to gain medical attention so that one can easily get back to normal life.
– Dementia and alzheimer’s disease
Researches have shown that the adults are complaining more about the memory loss and is turning out to be the normal part of the aging. When it gets serious, i.e. facing dementia or alzheimer’s disease, the symptoms start growing, making it difficult for people to manage their finances, managing daily activities, forgeting friends and family members, behavioral changes, etc. Thereby, raising concerns.
– Epilepsy and seizures
One of the popular neurological disorder is the epilepsy which comprises the abnormal electrical activity within the brain that makes one susceptible to unprovoked seizures. This means that if you have a single seizure, this does not mean to have epilepsy. Additionally, there are treatments available.
– Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis (ALS)
This disease in the nueral system is quiet rare as it affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Some of its’ symptoms include; stiffness in the muscles, weakness and twitching in the muscle, breathing and swallowing trouble, speech trouble, etc. Such a disease does not have proper treatment, but starting it earlier can help in some way or the other.
The severity of this symptom is high enough that it should be treated as early as possible due to it resulting in disability as well. A stroke normally happens when there is a lack of blood flow to the brain due to clotting or blockage in an artery. Advancements in medical world have found ways to stop it.
When is the right time to seek medical attention?
If you feel any symptom, consulting the doctor on an immidiate basis is a helpful decision you can make. There are numerous medical examinations that can be performed and can help diagnosing it at a very earlier stage so that major damage to the body does not take place. Taking medication on your own can be harmful as the drugs carry the side effects for the body as well. Get yourself checked and treatment at the earliest!
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