Can you name all of the neurological problems a person might face throughout their lifetime? It is highly unlikely that you can because according to the University of California San Francisco, neurological problems number more than 600. For the sake of this discussion, we are referring to neurological disorders as diseases that attack your brain, your central nervous system and your autonomic nervous system. One of the best ways to start to understand the range of neurological problems that are possible is to understand the categories that they fall into.
There are a number of different types of neurological disorders. Some of the more commonly known ones include:
· Alzheimer’s disease
· Parkinson’s disease
According to the World Health Organization, right now there are at least 24 million people on the planet who are battling with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 320 million who are battling with migraines. This underscores the pervasiveness of these types of disorders.
With so many people battling with neurological disorders, the obvious question is, why is this happening? Well, in the same way that there are a lot of neurological disorders, there are a lot of issues that can cause them as well.
It’s hard to pinpoint the signs of a neurological disorder because depending on the neuron or the pathway that is being affected, the disorder can manifest itself in a wide range of ways. Some people show emotional symptoms, whereas other people have physical symptoms of their neurological disorder.
When most people think about neurological problems, the first thing they think about is the physical. They think about someone whose hands are shaking or who is unable to control a part of their body. However, the emotional symptoms of neurological problems can be just as severe.
If neurological disorders are not addressed, they can result in both long-term and short-term effects. If you are concerned that you are exhibiting some symptoms of a neurological disorder, it is essential that you seek medical assistance immediately. If caught early, our medical professionals at PRMEDICA can address the disorder, or the severity of the symptoms can be greatly diminished.
PRMEDICA has two convenient locations in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas and happily serves patients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options. We look forward to hearing from you!