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Tourette syndrome, or shortly called TS, it is a neurological disorder discovered by French pioneer neurologist Dr. Geroges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885. TS is characterized by repetitive involuntary movements and vocalization also called tics.

The first signs of TS are noticed in childhood between the ages of 7 and 10 years. Even though Ts is an incurable condition, most patients experience the worst symptoms in their teens and they discover an improvement into adulthood. It affects all ethnic groups and is encountered in men three times more and in women. Read the rest of this entry

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease and it is considered to be the most common neurological disease encountered in young adults. Is attacks the central nervous system and causes extensive nerve damage. The effects of multiple sclerosis start from hand tremor, muscle weakness and lack of balance and progress into inability to walk and even paralysis.

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Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by muscle contractions that cause hand tremor (in the most incipient faze) , twisting and abnormal posture. The disease can be hereditary or caused by some other factors like physical trauma, poisoning, infection or bad reaction to neuroleptics.

There are 5 types of dystonia:

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Tremors such as hand tremor, heard tremor and voice tremor are classified by cause and symptoms. Below you can find 5 of the most common types of tremor along with their symptoms.

-          Essential tremor, also known as benign essential tremor, is the most common type out of over 20 kinds. It usually occurs after the age of 40 and it can be non progressive but in some cases the hand tremor is progressive starting on one hand and within 3 years it will affect the other hand too. The tremor can become more sever along the years and it can be severe enough to affect daily activities. Due to the fact that the essential tremor is not associated with any pathology the most frequent causes are stress, high emotions, low blood sugar or exhaustion.

-          Parkinsonian tremor is caused by damaged neurons in the thalamus, the part of the brain that controls body movements. Read the rest of this entry

Parkinson disease, also know as PD, Paralysis agintans or shaking palsy, is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous central system and neurons in the part of the brain responsible for body movements.

Parkinson’s is part of a group of conditions generically called movement disorders and has as main symptoms hand tremor, muscle rigidity and, in extreme cases, a slowing and even loss of physical movements. As well as motor symptoms PD also has non-motor symptoms like dysfunction, sensory and sleep difficulties and cognitive problems.

The diagnosis in Parkinson’s, like in any other movement disorder is based on 2 evaluations: the neurological examination and diagnosis tests.

In order to evaluate a patient with PD, during the neurological exams, the doctor considers the medical history and Read the rest of this entry

The thyroid gland is an organ located in the front of the neck, over the trachea and has a butterfly shape. Its main role is that of producing hormones that include iodine and regulate the rate at which the cells use energy and produce heat. All body’s tissue development depends on the thyroid’s accurate function. If it is underactive or overactive it may create major health issues.

Hypothyroidism is the condition when the gland is producing a smaller the normal secretion of the hormone. The normal symptoms for Hypothyroidism are coldness, dry skin, very little hair growth and a general symptom of slowing down. In more severe cases there is the thickening of the skin, condition called myxedema. The most frequent causes Read the rest of this entry

Hypoglycemia is a clinical disorder caused by low blood sugar. The symptoms and severity depend from one person to another and it is easily reversed once the blood sugar level is back to normal.

Usually hypoglycemia starts developing around the age of 60 when the body is beginning to have difficulties in processing the chemicals, but in also occurs at any point in life and we all had at least one episode of low blood sugar so far.

The symptoms for low blood sugar are:

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Alcoholism known also as alcohol dependence is and addictive disorder. It is characterized by massive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol regardless of its negative effects. Like any other addiction, alcohol is defined as a treatable disease.

The risk factors that trigger alcohol addiction are social environment, stress, mental health, age, ethnicity and sex. Long-term abuse causes significant damages to all body organs especially the brain.

Long-term alcohol abuse has physical and psychiatric symptoms as:

-          Physical – fetal alcohol syndrome in pregnant women, liver failure, pancreatitis, heart disease, epilepsy, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. It can damage the central and peripheral nervous system that can Read the rest of this entry

Stress has been called recently “The disease of the century” and it is affecting more and more people every day. Stress has 4 categories of symptoms:

-          Cognitive: memory loss, anxiety, inability to concentrate

-          Physical: headaches, hand tremor, nausea

-          Emotional: agitation, depression, a sense of loneliness

-          Behavioral: isolation from society, using alcohol, cigarettes and even drugs to relax, nervous habits

But there are 20 easy steps that can help you diminish the stress level in your life:

  1. Always plan ahead, it reduces the risk of unforeseen problems on the way of development
  2. Do a “to do” list, it helps you organize you day at sets your priorities
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