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I am smelling smoke everywhere I go for the past 3 days, I wonder if this is a neurological issue?
Phantosmia: This can happen in cases where the olfactory nerve is irritated such as in trauma or infection or chemicals. If it comes & goes, you don't have to worry. If it progresses or continues, there are other things to rule out such as ENT issues or Neurologic problems, hence consult a specialist in those fields. They can help you rule out things like Sinus infection or Migraines. ...Read more
Yes: The link between the gut and the neurological system is only now beginning to be understood. The autonomic nervous system may be what links them together into syndromes and conditions. A few of the more rare conditions are porphyria, whipples disease, and more commonly celiac disease. These can all cause prominent gastric and neurological symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a neurological issue that causes balance issues will those issues come and go or stay constant?
Balance issues: Balance issues as a result of a neurologic condition can be either constant or intermittent. It all depends on the cause. For example, a stroke or inflammation of the balance center would in general be constant. Dizziness is a result of migraine or inner ear dysfunction could be intermittent. ...Read more
Medicine Speciality: Neurology is a medical specialty that deals with the diseases of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system. A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neurology also has many subspecialties. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cinnarizine: Cinnarizine, derived from piperazine, is an antihistamine and calcium channel blocker. It may promote cerebral blood flow, and so is used to treat cerebral apoplexy, post-trauma cerebral symptoms, and cerebral arteriosclerosis. It is more commonly prescribed for nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness or other sources such as chemotherapy, vertigo and meniere's syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amazing things!: The neurological exam is one of the last great skills that a physician is taught in this era of ordering tests and scans to make diagnoses. The exam is broken down into the following categories: mental status, cranial nerves (brainstem nerves), movement, sensation, reflexes, cerebellum, and walking. There is an immense amount of information that can be obtained from this ~20-min test. ...Read more
Anything you do: Everything we see, hear, feel, every motion and emotion is controlled by the nervous system. When these systems do not work properly it can be considered as a neurological disorder. First get a thorough medical evaluation. Then let your primary doctor determine if neurological consultation is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the dz: There are known natural histories of diseases that have been documented before there were treatments. How fast a disease progresses depends on which disease it is, whether the current treatments are disease-modifying or symptomatic, and how severe the clinical phenotype of that particular disease is in the individual patient ...Read more
Neurology: Neurological symptoms are associated with numbness, seizures, weakness or imbalance. Double vision, incoordination, difficulty swallowing and urinary problems may be signs of a neurological disorder. The symptoms vary widely. See a medical doctor who can examine you, obtain the necessary imaging studies and refer you to a neurologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more