Which diseases are managed by the neurologist?
A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. The most common of them are:
- Neurological trauma
- Stroke (Paralysis)
- Infections of the nervous system
- Epilepsy (Fits)
- Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases
- Parkinson disease
- Peripheral nerve disease
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Dementia (Memory loss)
- Movement disorders
- Sleep disorders
When should I meet to the neurologist?
Time is Brain, so you should meet neurologist immediately if you have symptoms of:
- Facial weakness/Deviation
- Weakness/paralysis of arm or leg
- Difficulty in speaking
- Abnormal sensation in head, Spinning sensation, Imbalance
- Double vision
- Episodes of loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
It is important to get opinion of the neurologist as early as possible when you have symptoms
- Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
- Shaking or tremulousness
- Abnormal movements of hand and legs,face
- Muscle pain or generalized aches and pains
- Pain in arm, neck, back
- Repeated falls
- Loss of sleep or excessive sleep
What are the things I need to tell to neurologist
- For Neurologist, history is most important part of consultation. So gives maximum but relevant information about your problem to your doctor.
- You should be accompanied by a person who knows everything about your disease, especially parents, wife.
- If you have videos, photos (old), please bring them as, they are very important for correct diagnosis. Try to take videos of movements or events , which you feel abnormal.
- Tell all the symptoms in sequential manner, how they occurred and progressed. Before visit prepare notes, so you can save your as well as your doctors time.
- Bring all your old documents with you even if you think that these are unimportant. Arrange all documents, your old reports including letters, prescriptions, discharge cards, blood reports, scans in sequential manner