Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders and diseases of the central nervous system.

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How long does Bell's Palsy last?

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I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy today (Mon 11/02/08) I first had symptoms on Saturday. I have read on various websites including the BP official website that the average length of symptoms is 2-4months. That would mean I MIGHT be back to normal by May or June...which seems soooooo far away. At the moment I have no pain, I just look very strange when I smile! 8-? BUT the symptoms are supposed to get more serious over the first 2 weeks! *gulp* My biggest worry is that I crap out on the odds and am the 1 out of ten that doesnt make such a "fast" recovery!! I have read posts on forums from people that are still suffering a year and even 2(!!) years on.
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What are the symptoms of mild myotonic dystrophy?

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In the mild form, persons usually develop cataracts and experience mild muscle tone dysfunction (myotonia). They normally do not experience clinical manifestations until they reach 20 years of age
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What does neurology DO stand for?

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Is neurology fun?

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That would depend on the person. Neurology is a tough, and strainful job. You will come across many sleepless nights and many busy days. Most think it is more stressful that fun.
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What branches of medicine are used in neurology?

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I believe that neurology mostly deals with anatomy. As a matter of fact, mastering neuroanatomy is a must for a neurologist to be able to point out the most likely place throughout the neural axis to explain a group of symptoms (and we neurologists are somewhat preoccupied -a bit obsessed, to be exact- with this localizing job). The other branches of medicine that are used in neurology are physiology, biochemistry, histology. As a branch of internal medicine, mastering basics of internal medicine is also needed.
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What is the cause of cataplexy?

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Cataplexy is considered a particular set of symptoms associated with Narcolepsy. Some adults/children and some animals can have Narcolepsy with or without Cataplexy. Some other adults/children/animals can have Cataplexy only, without having full on Narcolepsy. Narcolepsy involves actually falling asleep suddenly without warning at anytime or anywhere. Cataplexy involves the slow or sudden loss of muscle tone throughout the whole body, usually starting with the arms and legs. The person/animal will begin to fall (..as they try to control the sensation of weakness and falling they will drop down in a jerking fashion) An adult can usually gain control before actually falling. A child will go straight down quickly. People/animals with Catoplexy only, DO NOT go to sleep, they are always awake and trying to gain control of their muscles..(including facial muscles and the ability to speak) This is the scariest part of the condition, when you are alert and awake but cannot make yourself heard or move. This will last for only a few seconds to a minute or two. Then immediately be able to move and speak as before. Cataplexy symptoms also include (in some people) sensory hallucinations on rare occasions, and sometimes on waking from a proper planned sleep they will experience inability to wake without a real deep inner struggle to move or even sit up.. called sleep paralysis. Cataplexy symptoms can happen only when the adult/child/animal is being extremely emotional..eg: full on laughing attack where something is so funny it brings tears to your eyes, or wet your pants, you just cant stop. In an animal it can happen when they are overexcited. Cataplexy symptoms can also happen when the adult/child/animal is seriously overcome with a sudden stress from feeling deep hurt or harm/ sudden fear.. or even uncontrollable crying from a sadness or grief /or loss of control temper tantrum. Cataplexy symptoms can occur also when the person is suddenly extremely nervous eg having to speak in front of assembly or television camera...which is how I finally found out that the symptoms I was having, were the same as some guy talking about Cataplexy on a TV interview. During the interview, this guy had an attack. I saw him jerk his head down and then struggle to lift it. I watched as his legs started to give way at the knees and his shoulders drooped, and arms just hanging, and he couldn't talk. Quite quickly he controlled it without falling completely, and was back to normal talking about it immediately. At no time did he go into a sleep. It was like watching myself go through the motions of a Cataplexy attack and I was thankful that I now could give it a name. Even doctors are not always educated enough to know the difference in that people can have Cataplexy without the whole Narcolepsy. I have spoken to a few so I know this. There are not many specialists in this field and there are no answers as to why it happens..only speculation.
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Can you do the five year program under a major like Neurology?

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You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort. You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort. You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort. You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort. You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort. You can obtain this information by going to www.collegeboard.com/splash/ and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine, or you can also click on the related links section (College Board) indicated below this answer box, which will take you directly to the site. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them etc. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs etc. and a link to each institutions official web page. Make sure the college or university has a regional accreditation (most important). Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Neurology

What are the main signs of recovery from bells palsy?

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Sensation returning to the affected side would be the most clear sign of recovery.
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Can you get bells palsy twice?

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Yes I'm afraid you can I am going through my 3rd bout of Bells. My first was in 1987 the second in 2000 and now my third in 2009. One good think I know what to expect and have my bib ready to catch my dinner!!
Asked in Neurology

What is remedy for numbness in limbs?

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If you mean pins and needles, a.k.a. your arm or leg "falling asleep" it is good to rub them or move them around until the blood flow comes back. One trick that works is to draw 'x's with your finger on the numb place. Maybe it just gets your mind off the uncomfortableness, but it works. If you have numbness after waking, standing, sitting or keeping a limb in the same position for a period of time, it could be simply that you are limiting proper curculation, which is what causes our limbs to "fall asleep". Preventative/Sleep: Lay in a different position than you normally do. Preventative/Sitting: If you can, try to stand and move around as much as you can. If that is not possible, you might try getting a massaging pad or chair cover (with heat if possible) to try and improve your circulation. Preventative/Limb: Keep your limbs in an "at rest" position, rather than bent at angles, or for shorter periods of time. Preventative/Repetition: Try not to do overly repetitive actions. If you must (such as using a computer mouse) Look for alternatives such as stylus & tablet set ups that allow for more natural movement. Post/Moving: Once something has fallen asleep, moving the limb/digits (as irritating or teeth-clenching as it can be to do so) will return blood flow to the area and end the numbness and tingling sooner. Post/Warmth: Immerse the area in warm/hot water, or wrap in a warm/heated towel (or similar). The warmth will open up the blood vessels and allow circulation to return faster. See A Doctor If: If there seems to be no cause for the numbness (such as it simply falling asleep) It is accompanied by a rash It is accompanied by pain in your neck, forearm, or fingers You seem to urinate more often Numbness or tingling is in your legs and gets worse when you walk You get dizzy, have muscle spasms, or have other unusual symptoms Call 911 Or Go To The Hospital If: Numbness or tingling occur just after a head, neck, or back injury You are confused or have lost consciousness (even briefly) You cannot control the movement of an arm or a leg You have lost bladder/bowel control Weakness or paralysis occurs with numbness or tingling You have slurred speech, change in vision, difficulty walking, or weakness Tingling in parts of the body can be a symptom of nerves being restricted this can occur in the hands arms and feet as a result of RA and if not attended to can cause serious damage to both muscles and nerves.
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Neurologic deficit?

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Information A neurologic deficit is a functional abnormality of a body area due to a decrease in the function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves. Examples include inability to speak, decreased sensation, loss of balance, weakness, mental function problems, visual changes, abnormal reflexes, and walking problems. See also: Focal neurologic deficits References Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J. Diagnosis of neurological disease. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley: Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier; 2008:chap 1. Reviewed By Review Date: 02/16/2011 David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Neurology

Why do you wear an eye patch during Bell's Palsy?

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Patients with Bell's Palsy sometimes wear an eye patch or cotton gauze taped over the eyelid that is paralyzed in order to keep that eyelid closed tightly. Keeping it closed tightly over long periods of time such as at night while sleeping is important because it keeps the cornea lubricated. Patients with BP cannot close the eyelid tightly even while asleep, so moisture escapes. Gauze taped over the eyelid keeps it pressed down.
Asked in Nerve Pain, Neurology

Can Polyneuropathy with Autonomic Neuropathy symptoms lead to Multiple System Atrophy?

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Yes it can do that, CIDP long term can turn into ALS, and MSA can start off with neuropathy symptoms and later turn into full blown MSA.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Neurology

How long does bells palsy last?

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Anywhere from a couple weeks up to 6 months or more, depending on your age and immune system.
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What do medical assistants do in a neurology office?

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This depends on the state scope-of-practice laws, but clinical duties could ordinarily include rooming patients, obtaining history, suture removal, staple removal, assisting with lumbar puncture, set up of sterile field, phlebotomy, and patient discharge instruction. May also be involved with clinical trials if this is part of the office practice.
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What causes your arm to bend?

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the joints and ligaments in your elbow
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How does it feel to faint?

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You start to feel lite headed and you may or may not pass out but to feel faint is to have a lite headed feeling as if you are "dizzy"
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What does a 4 on the Glasgow coma scale indicate?

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The Glasgow Coma Scale is a method of quantifying neurological dis-impairment by assigning values to eye actions, verbal responses, and motor skills. Possible values range from 15 (alert and unimpaired) to 3 (deep coma or death). A Glasgow of 4 is indicative of significant coma or neurological impairment.
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Can bells palsy return?

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Yes; the herpes virus that causes it lays dormant in the root ganglia behind your face and can cause the same condition again at a different immuno-compromised time in your life.
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Who is the best neurologist in Bangalore?

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Dr.P.R. Krishnan Dr.P.R. Krishnan is a Neurologist (MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology ), DNB, MNAMS ) in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore Specialization Neurologist Qualification MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology ), DNB, MNAMS Address Fortis Hospitals, Opp.IIM-B, , 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560076 Phone No. 08066214444, +918071012300. Consulting Timing Mon, Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Address Medineuro Speciality Clinic Site 18&19, Chowdeshwari Layout, 2nd cross, Opp State Bank of Mysore, Gottigere, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore Phone No. +919036364629. Consulting Timing Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Source : refadoc.com