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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurologic Problems (Overview)

Neurologic problems are conditions where there has been damage to the brain and/or nerves, causing symptoms that relate to brain or nerve function.


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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems.

Dr. Chirag Patel
274 Doctors shared insights

Neurologic Problems (Overview)

Neurologic problems are conditions where there has been damage to the brain and/or nerves, causing symptoms that relate to brain or nerve function.


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What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent.

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I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

You need to be seen: Talk to either your parents or other person who can help you connect with a doctor to evaluate these episodes. Without more descriptions as to what's going on when you have these tremors it's hard to say how serious or not these episodes are. If you already have a doctor who regularly follows you then, call them and set up an appointment.

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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems.

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Could 1 3 dimethylamylamine cause brain damage/neurologic problems?

Could 1 3 dimethylamylamine cause brain damage/neurologic problems?

Possibly: This compound is what's known as a sympathomimetic because it raises heart rate and constructs your blood vessels which raises your blood pressure. Brain damage can happen from many different causes one of which is strokes or a blood vessel blockage or rip. To say that the compound causes brain damage would be incorrect but long term usage could predispose you to brain blood vessel diseases

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Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?

Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?

What could it show?: If you aren't having any symptoms at that point, chances are that the CT will show nothing. Most neurological symptoms are quick to develop (within 24 hrs) if they occur & would be permanent if they persisted for 1 day. Besides, what diference would a CT scan make? If a neurological exam isn't abnormal, then there's nothing to do with any CT scan result: it's exposure to radiation & wasting money.

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How do I find out the neurological problem that I have?

Symptoms?: Your symptoms and concerns should be discussed with your primary care doctor or neurologist. Tests may need to be ordered.

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Does eating a lot of tablets cause neurological problem?

What kind: You do not reveal what the tablets contain. Be a bit more transparent, and we may be able to answer.

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Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin.

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Could a few weeks of 50% deet cause neurological problems in later life?

Could a few weeks of 50% deet cause neurological problems in later life?

No; Very unlikely: Unless you drank the stuff in huge quantities --it would be so very rare--someone would beg to study you. 1. Unlike Mercury, DEET doesn't accumulate in the body. It is gone in 24 hrs. There have been hundreds of atudies, Example:w. using it at 40ml per kg per day for 60 days straight (who volunteers for this?) Anyway, even these poor subjects were fine unless they drank lots of alcohol too..

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What tests do I need to find out whether I have any neurological problem or weakness. Whom should I consult? Please help.

What tests do I need to find out whether I have any neurological problem or weakness. Whom should I consult? Please help.

No tests necessary: No tests are necessary without a principle neurological complaint, such as headaches, weakness or numbness. A physician can screen you for neurological problems with a neurological physical exam. Abnormalities on exam are typically followed up with imaging.

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What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent.

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause neurological problems?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause neurological problems?

Not usually: Not typically, since it's actually a drug used to help with neurological problems, like nerve pain and diabetic neuropathy. The idea is that it should make the nerve problems better, not worse.

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Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Possible: It probably depends on what type of neurological damage you're referring to. However, chronic stress can cause a host of physical problems, including neurological. Chronic stress causes the release of cortisol which can damage the heart for example. Stress can also weaken the immune system which can lead shingles. Psychologists and the internet can suggest ways to lower stress.

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Do I have a heart or neurological problem?

Do I have a heart or neurological problem?

More info: I am sorry, we will need more information, such as symptoms you are concerned about, to appropriately answer this question.

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What neurology problems might cause lack of growth?

What neurology problems might cause lack of growth?

Hormone: Lack of growth is more often the result of a hormone problem than a neurologic one.

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Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Could be either: Your body is set to breath only as much as you need oxygen or have to rid carbon dioxide. If the lungs become diseased and cannot perform its normal function, the body will respond by causing a higher respiratory minute volume (both rate and depth of breathing). Certain central nervous system problems may cause increased minute volume also, such as heavy alcohol intoxication, high fever.

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Should I go to the ER if I suspect seizure or neurological problem?

Should I go to the ER if I suspect seizure or neurological problem?

Go to Family Doctor: Nope. Not if you are thinking and moving normally now.