A person with alcoholism dementia may also have problems with their memory. They might not be able to understand new information - for example, they may quickly forget the details of a conversation.
Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the signs or symptoms of a stroke, even if seemingly fluctuating or disappearing, every minute.
A thunderclap headache or sudden severe headache is described as an outburst of thunder. The pain is sudden and severe at the top of the head within 60 seconds
Autonomic neuropathy can be a complication of a number of diseases and conditions. And some drugs can cause autonomic neuropathy as a side effect.
Generally, cancer begins with an inherited mutation that allows cells to continue growing without responding to stop signals like normal cells.
The disrupted nerve transmission of transverse myelitis can cause pain or other sensory problems, muscle weakness or paralysis, or bowel and bladder dysfunction.
Keep track of signs and symptoms if you think you may have a stroke. Note when signs and symptoms begin because the length of time symptoms are present can guide treatment decisions.
Sinus headaches are associated with sinusitis, a condition in which the membranes lining the sinuses become swollen and inflamed. Sinusitis can be caused by a cold, a bacterial or fungal infection, a weakened immune system, or structural problems in the nasal cavity.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After chickenpox heals, the virus lies dormant in the nerves.
Restless legs syndrome can begin at any age and usually worsens with age. Women are more likely than men to develop this problem.
Rebound headaches (medication overuse headaches) are caused by the frequent use of headache medications. Pain relievers provide relief for occasional headaches.
About one in 100 people in the United States will experience an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime. However, a single seizure does not mean epilepsy exists.
Some people who have polio at a young age may have a certain effect in later years, post-polio syndrome. The exact cause of the post-polio syndrome is unknown.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that usually occurs after a blow to the head. Loss of consciousness is not required for a diagnosis of concussion or post-concussion syndrome.
Nerve compression can occur anywhere in the body. For example, a herniated disc in the spine, which can put pressure on a nerve root, causes pain that radiates down the back of the leg (sciatica).
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. It can be the result of problems such as injury, infection, metabolic problems, and exposure to toxins.
Signs and symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy vary from person to person and can mimic those of Parkinson's disease and dementia.
There is no cure for Parkinson's disease, but many medications can treat the symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Lateral sclerosis can occur at any age but is more common after age 40. A subtype of lateral sclerosis, called juvenile lateral sclerosis, begins in childhood and is caused by genes abnormalities passed from parents to children.
Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) associated with spontaneous elevation of intracranial pressure can cause optic nerve edema and lead to loss of vision.
Some migraines precede or are accompanied by warning sensory symptoms or signs, such as flashing lights, blind spots, or tingling in the arms or legs.
Meningitis (also called meningitis of the spine, spinal meningitis) is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of infection.
Treatment varies depending on what is causing the coma, sometimes surgery is needed to relieve the pressure caused by brain edema.
Dizziness is one of the most common reasons adults come to the doctor, over chest pain and fatigue. Frequent dizziness affects a lot of things, rarely signals a serious threat.
Each time the pain came quickly, without warning. Pain in or around the eyes, facial pain, stuffy nose, runny nose, drooping eyelids.