When going to the neurologist ?

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 15/06/2022
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿, In which can help the neurologist


You know perfectly well that the dermatologist, who cures diseases and cardiologist handles the dentist deals. But¿, you know that health concerns about the neurologist


The neurologist specializes attending diseases of the brain and other central nervous system ( both central and peripheral and autonomic ). That is, it is the doctor who can help if you suffer from headaches ( migraine or tension headache, for example), neuropathic pain ( neuralgia and abnormal sensations such as paresthesia ), dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness, abnormal transient consciousness ( epileptic seizures, confusion, etc.), de fi cit of memory and other higher functions ( such as language, attention - concentration and spatial- temporal ) orientation, problems with gait and balance, tremors and twitches, loss of strength, certain vision problems (double vision, vision loss, etc.), sleep disturbances, etc.


Incidence and impact

According to the Dr. Jaume Taradellas, a specialist in neurology, known as“currently one in six people has some neurological disorder, which is equivalent to approximately 15% of the population. In this group of diseases include Alzheimer's, migraine, stroke (cerebral vascular accident), Parkinson 's epileptic seizures or multiple sclerosis. Advise on the impact of this illness in the family or social life of the patient is one of the functions of the neurologist. The component of physical or intellectual disabilities that involve some of these processes causes often feelings of fear or guilt additional neurologist should try to neutralize&rdquo ,.

Alzheimer 's Disease

It is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. & ldquo, is characterized by the deterioration of higher brain functions such as memory, language, abstraction, calculation, visual-spatial ability or orientation”. Among the most frequent signs warning of a possible onset Alzheimer's or other dementia are, according explains Dr.. Tarradellas,“episodes of forgetfulness ( the person becomes repetitive), disorientation as to time and place, the appearance of disorder for no reason, difficulty finding words to express, inability to resolve unforeseen, apathy and abandonment of personal image&rdquo ,.

In the query...

Many patients come to the doctor's rologo neu derived by the attending physician. However, you can also go on their own. After the consultation, the neurologist analyze your case:&ldquo, how to develop the clinical history of each patient to know what happens is essential. Taking time to clarify symptoms ( their characteristics, and where and when they were rushed ) is the key to guide the diagnosis ;,&rdquo said Dr.. Taradellas. And adds:“Also a neurological physical examination is performed and, often, the entire process is based on the practice of complementary tests or diagnostic, that in no case can replace the person of neurologist”



In function of the problem of each patient, neurologists may recommend imaging, as the TAC ( tomogra fi axial com puterizada ), MRI ( Magnetic Resonance cranial or spinal cord ) or the Döppler TSA or cranial (a type of ultrasound ); Neuropsychological Test (to assess attention, memory or language, among other functions), analysis ( liquid cefalico - medulla, for example), electroencephalography or electromyography (to detect changes in the nerves and muscles ) as well as studies of sleep ( polysomnography ).

The future of neurology

According to Dr. Taradellas:“Over the last ten years, the Neurology has evolved into a more resolute specialty, to increase the therapeutic possibilities. This will behave in the near future, prioritize the clinical criteria on the use of new technologies, forcing a steady improvement in the art of listening to the patient and therefore the quality of care.

Also, the collaboration with complementary specialties including Psychiatry and Psychology, at present only in its infancy, will be made essential for solving many of the problems that it consults&rdquo ;.

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