The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves connecting them. Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system. Advances in technology and research in treatment options have contributed significantly to the diagnosis, early detection and treatment of neurological conditions.
In India, some of the most common neurological problems are Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Tumours, Strokes and Seizures. Strokes lead to paralysis, however, given the right medical help within 30 minutes to 1 hour, strokes can be completely reversible. Doctors who perform surgery on the spinal cord and the human brain are called Neurosurgeons.
Zen Hospital has the most highly qualified and the best neurosurgeons in the country. The Neurology Department is well equipped with state of the art equipment, radio intervention and minimally invasive procedures that will make your recovery quick and painless. Zen’s Acute Stroke Unit, especially, is the best in the country which gives great outcomes in acute stroke patients.
• Acute stroke
• Cognitive Disorders
• Headache and migraine
• General neurology
• Parkinsons / Movement Disorders
When the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, it injures the brain cells and the tissues, this is called Acute Stroke. Recognising stroke symptoms is crucial as people who get treatment quickly, have a better chance of a more complete recovery, even if the initial stroke is relatively severe.
Various symptoms of cognitive declines, such as forgetfulness come under Dementia. It is a symptom of brain disorders and several underlying diseases. Dementia is an umbrella term to describe symptoms of impairment in memory, communication and thinking.
A neurological disorder in which the brain activity becomes abnormal and leads to periods of seizures, unusual behaviour, sensations and loss of awareness is called epilepsy. It can be caused by a stroke, a brain tumour, head injury or a brain infection.
Neuromuscular disorders contain an umbrella of conditions that impair the functioning of muscles. The impairment can be direct- pathologies of the voluntary muscles or indirect- pathologies of the peripheral nervous system or neuromuscular joints. The most common neuromuscular disease is myasthenia gravis. It is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system produces antibodies that attach themselves to the neuromuscular junction and prevent transmission of the nerve impulse to the muscle.
Damage in nerve cells causes a drop in dopamine levels, leading to Parkinson’s. It is a brain disorder that leads to stiffness, shaking, difficulty with walking, coordination, and balance. The symptoms of Parkinson’s progress over time and as it progresses, people might have difficulty talking and walking. It also causes tremors.
Neuro-oncology is the field of medicine that deals with cancer in the neurological system. Neuro-oncologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating cancer patients.