Doctors in neurosurgery
A Brain Stroke is an outcome of an interrupted or reduced supply of blood to a portion of the brain. Brain cells die as the reduced blood supply inhibits the brain tissues from getting sufficient oxygen and nutrients. The treatment depends on the cause and the severity of the stroke. UHS performs a multitude of invasive and non-invasive procedures to treat brain stroke.
Depending on the severity of the case, the symptoms of a brain stroke include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe headache
- Confusion or memory loss
- Difficulty seeing or loss of vision
- Abnormal slurred speech
A brain tumour is the growth of abnormal cells in the brain. Brain tumours can be noncancerous tumours (benign) or cancerous tumours (malignant). Depending upon the severity of the condition, brain tumours are treatable through Surgery, Radiosurgery, Chemotherapy, Targeted Drug Therapy and Radiation therapy; internally directing radiation materials inside the body near the tumour and externally by directing an outsource radiation at the tumour.
Depending on the type, size, growth rate and location of the tumour, the symptoms include-
- Unexplained headaches or changes in the pattern of headaches
- Difficulty with movement and balance
- Unexplained nausea or vomiting
- Speech issues
- Confusion or behaviour changes
- Blurred vision
- Hearing problems
Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder, causing abnormalities in the brain activities, unusual behaviour for time intervals, seizures, sensations and losing awareness/ consciousness. A person of any gender or ethnicity can develop epilepsy at any age. Lack of oxygen during birth, head abnormalities, brain tumours, genetic conditions are some of the underlying causes associated with epilepsy. An early treatment plan can help most people with epilepsy to have fewer seizures or stop them through medication or surgery to remove a small part of the brain responsible for causing seizures.
- Staring episodes
- Involuntary jerking and twitching of arms and legs
- Deja vu, anxiety and fear
The underlying cause of Sciatica is the building of pressure on the longest nerve in the human body called the Sciatica nerve. The pressure causes pain along the nerve, flowing from the lower back to the buttocks and the legs. Generally, it affects only one side of the body and is treatable through medication and surgery if required.
- Pain in the lower back and along the nerves in the lower extremities.
- The patient might experience painful sensations behind the thigh and hip zone. The patient can also feel discomfort in the foot in the form of Paresthesia, burning or pain.