Neuro Signs & Symptoms

Neurological symptoms occur when normal processes of the brain and nerves are disrupted. Some symptoms are mild, such as minor headaches or a bout of dizziness. However, symptoms can be more severe, appearing as migraines or repeated fainting. Examples of symptoms include loss of language skills (aphasia), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and loss of motor skills (ataxia).

Dizziness

Dizziness – Causes, Treatment and More

Also called: Lightheadedness, Vertigo, Presyncope, Disequilibrium Summary Dizziness is a disorienting sensation that may be described as feeling faint, unsteady or lightheaded. These feelings may be attributed to minor physiological changes, such as those caused by standing too quickly or consuming too much caffeine. However, dizziness may also be a sign of more serious underlying …

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Ataxia

Ataxia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Summary Ataxia is a loss of coordination in the arms, legs, fingers, face or other part of the body as a result of damage to the cerebellum or spinal cord. The cerebellum is the part of the brain responsible for coordination and movement. People who experience ataxia may have trouble walking, coordinating precise movements, moving …

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Apraxia

Apraxia – Causes, symptoms, Types and Treatment

Summary Apraxia is a neurological symptom that involves the inability to perform purposeful movements on demand. People with apraxia are not physically paralyzed, but they lack the ability to control the muscles required to perform certain tasks. It is usually the result of damage to the parietal lobe of the brain, which is associated with …

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Aphasia

Aphasia – Causes, symptoms and treatment

Summary Aphasia is a loss of the ability to use and understand language. It results from damage to the part of the brain that is associated with language. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Aphasia may be classified in several ways. When people with brain damage forget words and experience difficulty communicating with …

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