Are you sure you want to log out?
Please tell us what was incorrect.
Please tell us what was missing.
We’re unable to offer personal health advice, diagnosis, or treatment, but we welcome your feedback! Just type it in the box below.
Nervous system disorders refer to a group of conditions that affect the nervous system. The nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, and the trillions of nerves found all over your body. Among these include common neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, and brain tumors.
Here is a quick rundown of some of these nervous system disorders:
Generally speaking, nervous system disorders are common. Among the most common neurological disorders are Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and stroke. These occur because body systems overlap with the nervous system. Diseases that affect another part of the body can have an impact on the nervous system.
One example of this is vascular disorders or disorders that affect a person’s circulatory system. The brain needs blood to function, and any problem in the circulatory system can indirectly or directly cause problems to this organ.
Some conditions, however, are much rarer. These are mostly due to a person’s genes. The chances of inheriting these are low. Regardless, it is still essential to keep yourself informed about these symptoms.
The symptoms of rare and common neurological disorders can vary depending on which part of the nervous system is affected. However, there are some general symptoms.
These include the following:
Individual symptoms can be mistaken for other medical conditions or problems. It is necessary to talk to your doctor if you feel that something is wrong.
Different things can cause neurological disorders, and it is not always easy to find out the specific cause. Your doctor will need to rule out other diseases first before adequately diagnosing the condition.
The earlier the condition can be diagnosed, the better it can be treated, and the better chances are of recovery.
Several things can cause both rare and common neurological disorders. Here are some of the possible causes:
The risk factors for common nervous system disorders also depend on which part of the nervous system is affected. However, there are common risk factors:
The diagnosis of neurological disorders also varies depending on what the condition is. It can be difficult for doctors to have an immediate diagnosis since some neurological disorders share the same symptoms. Other diseases and health conditions can also make diagnosis difficult.
To confirm a neurological condition, doctors may conduct a series of tests to narrow down the list of possible diseases.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor for more information.
Once your doctor finds out the root cause of the problem, treatment can begin.
Treatment for neurological disorders also varies depending on the disease and the severity of it.
Prevention of neurological disorders is not always possible, such as with epilepsy, brain tumors, and other similar conditions. However, there are steps that you can take to prevent different types of neurological disorders.
Your brain, along with your entire nervous system, is among the most important organs in your body. As you take care of your health, always remember to take note of any abnormal symptoms. It is also a good idea to eat a healthy diet to keep your body strong and free from disease.
If you feel like there is something wrong, schedule a consultation with your doctor.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Nervous System Diseases | Neurologic Diseases | MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/neurologicdiseases.html, Accessed 04 June 2020
Common Neurological Disorders | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky., https://nortonhealthcare.com/services-and-conditions/neurosciences/services/common-neurological-disorders/, Accessed 04 June 2020
Rare Neurological Disorders | List of High Impact Articles | PPts | Journals | Videos, https://www.imedpub.com/scholarly/rare-neurological-disorders-journals-articles-ppts-list.php, Accessed 04 June 2020
Overview of Nervous System Disorders – Health Encyclopedia – University of Rochester Medical Center, https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=85&ContentID=P00799, Accessed 04 June 2020
Overview of Nervous System Disorders | Johns Hopkins Medicine, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/overview-of-nervous-system-disorders, Accessed 04 June 2020
Cigarette smoke and related risk factors in neurological disorders: An update – ScienceDirect, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S075333221631006X, Accessed 04 June 2020
Neurosciences: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007456.htm#:~:text=In%20addition%20to%20blood%20and,cerebro%2Dspinal%20fluid%20(CSF), Accessed 04 June 2020
Neurological & Spine Institute and Center for Spine – Savannah, Georgia – Preventing Neurological Problems, https://neurologicalinstitute.com/educational_resources/e_prevent.html, Accessed 04 June 2020