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Brain Health

This section consists health articles on maintaining a healthy brain. Click here to view top neurologists in India.

Alzheimer’s Diseases

Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Stages and Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease causes the slow progressive neurological disorder which impacts the memory and other cognitive mental functions like thinking and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of neurodegenerative …

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World Alzheimer’s Day: Things you need to know

Alzheimer’s disease, also known as just Alzheimer’s, is a neurodegenerative disorder(brain disease)  that slowly destroys brain cells. It starts with difficulty in remembering recent events and gets worse over time, affecting …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Suicidal Disease

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that severely affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for carrying sensation from your face to your brain. If a person has TN, …

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Early Warning Signs of Approaching Seizures

The seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, lasting from a few seconds to more than 30-45 minutes. They affect the way an individual behaves during …

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Epilepsy Causes and Risk factors

Epilepsy Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, represented by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Causes are numerous and vary by age of the person. There can be numerous causes for …

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Brain Swelling

Brain Swelling – Causes & Symptoms

Causes of Brain Swelling: Brain edema also known as cerebral edema or brain swelling, happens as a result of an impact to the brain or a brain injury. It may …

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Signs & Symptoms of Meningitis

Signs & Symptoms of Meningitis

Meningitis represents the swelling of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by variety of pathogens like viruses, fungi or bacteria. Most of the times, …

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Migraine – Causes, Triggers & Treatment

A migraine is defined as a severe painful headache which is often accompanied by blind spots, nausea, vomiting, flashes of light, and even tingling in the arms and legs. The …

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Understanding Mental Illness

People can experience a single mental illness over a period of many years. The intensity, type, and duration of its symptoms will obviously differ from person to person. There is …

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Warning: 5 Foods to Avoid if you Suffer from Migraine

Are you or anyone around you struggling with migraine headaches? Do you know that your favorite foods, for which you are a glutton, could be the culprit? If not, this …

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6 Ways to Boost your Brain Power

Your brain needs to be fit and alert for everyday situations like an office presentation, an important discussion, studying for an exam or performing from memory. While you may be following …

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Controlling Your Child’s Seizures

Sometimes, the brain cells temporarily disrupt the electrical signals the brain sends to other parts of the body. It is not as uncommon as one would think, especially among children. …

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3 Types of Brain Infections

A majority of the times infections in the brain are because of a virus or bacteria, but in some cases parasites and fungi can infect the brain too. Mainly, there …

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Cardiovascular Disease – Does Age or Gender Matter?

Brain Stroke: Things You Should Know

A brain stroke, also known by the term ‘brain attack’, strikes when there is a hindrance in the circulation of the blood to the brain. When the brain cells do not …

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What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome? The Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder where the body’s immune system starts attacking its own nerves. Tingling and weakness in one’s extremities are usually …

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Bell’s Palsy: Diagnosis & Treatment

Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of the muscles on only one side of your face. The damage is caused to the facial nerve which controls muscles on that particular side …

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Autism: Don’t Label Your Child ‘Slow’

Surprisingly, the Indian Government recognized Autism in 2001. Till 1980s, there were reports that the disorder didn’t exist in India. Experts worldwide have estimated that 2-6 children out of every …

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Brain Tumor – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brain Tumor? Brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in a part of the brain. Brain tumour may be benign tumour (not a cancer) or malignant (cancer). …

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Epilepsy FAQ

Epilepsy FAQ: What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which patient suffers from seizures/fits (abnormal shaky/jerky movements of the arms/legs), staring gaze, uprolling of eyes, & sometimes, loss …

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Parkinson’s disease FAQ

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system which occurs because of deficiency of a chemical known as dopamine. Patients start having slowness of movements, …

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