Tag: Neurology

Asthenia is a medical term which literally means ‘without strength’. Asthenia is more like a symptom itself rather than a disease. It is the feeling of being tired or fatigue. The word asthenia is now being used interchangeably with the…

Meningitis is a condition in which the protective membranes surrounding your membranes become inflamed which means they swell up. These membranes are known as meninges. Inflammation is the natural response of the body organs or tissue against a harmful stimulus.…

Apraxia is a medical illness on which a person is not able to use his or her muscle due to some neurological disorder. The person can not carry out skilled or fine learned movements despite having normal muscle and physical…

Glioblastomais a type of cancer that grows on the brain or spinal cord. It can form on the cells that create nerve cells, and while it tends to affect older adults, it can occur in patients of any age. It…

X-ray is a procedure that allows doctors to see what is going on inside a patient’s body. A radiologist performs radiology tests like X rays or CT scan. Doctors use the results of these tests to see if there are…

EEG stands for electroencephalogram. The test is useful to determine if a person has a mental or physical problem that affects the brain. Doctors can use the test to make sure all parts of the brain are functioning properly and…

Breathing polluted air is obviously bad for your lungs, but did you know it’s bad for the brain as well? Air pollution is made up of harmful chemicals and metals that can penetrate deep into the lungs as well as…

According to a study completed in 2018 and published in Science Direct, research shows that lipid levels in the brain, glycosphingolipid levels to be specific, are altered in normal aging – more importantly, though, through experiments performed over time on several…

The brain and the spinal cord are immersed in a fluid called the cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid is responsible for providing nutrients and oxygen to, and removing waste and carbon dioxide from, the brain and the spinal cord. Lumbar puncture…

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a chronic, irreversible disease affecting the brain, leading to progressive memory loss and difficulty in functioning independently. It is the most common type of dementia. In dementia, a person develops difficulty with memory, language, ability to…