The Department of Neurology at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital is dedicated to offering up to the minute facilities for the treatment and management of a wide spectrum of Neurological ailments. Each and every treatment is personalized to suit the specific needs of the patient and is based on proper evaluation and assessment which is conducted in our state-of-the-art labs. Neurological ailments can affect people of all age groups and gender. The conditions are usually complex and require high levels of specialization, as is offered by our experts. We offer unparalleled care and treatment facilities for a wide range of conditions and our areas of speciality include:
- Brain Stroke – With a prevalence of 119 to 145 cases in a population of 1,00,000, stroke is a condition triggered by the abrupt disruption of blood flow to the brain. The condition is triggered by an obstruction in the blood vessels which hinders the normal flow of blood which in turn causes the brain cells to die. Stroke happens to be the leading cause of disability and mortality in India. It is further classified into 3 categories – Ischemic stroke, Haemorrhagic stroke and Transient Ischemic stroke.
Commons signs and symptoms associated with stroke include
- Numbness or weakness in the face or limbs, either on one side of the body or both sides simultaneously
- Persistent headache
- Partial or complete loss of vision
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Dizziness and fatigue
- Loss of speaking or hearing abilities
- Parkinson's Disease – It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that is marked by sudden episodes of tremors accompanied by muscle stiffness and shaking. The disorder is likely to affect your balance, posture and coordination. PD usually starts as mild tremors which aggravate with time. The condition cannot be treated but can be effectively managed with the right treatment.
Common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease include
- Sudden tremors that usually originate in the limbs
- Muscle rigidity and stiffness
- Problems with balance and posture
- Inability to speak or write
- Epilepsy – With an estimated prevalence of 3.0 to 11. 9 per 1000 population, epilepsy is a condition marked by sudden episodes of seizures which can affect both adults as well as children. The seizures are broadly classified into 2 categories – focal seizures and generalized seizures. The former originates from a particular part of the brain whereas the latter involves all the major areas of the brain.
Major indications of epilepsy include
- Frequent episodes of confusion and chaos
- Staring spells
- Involuntary movement of the limbs
- Unconsciousness or loss of awareness
- Psychic symptoms like fear and anxiety
- Dystonia – Dystonia is a movement disorder marked by involuntary muscle contractions that are likely to affect 1 per cent of the population worldwide. The condition triggers involuntary movements, abnormal body postures and twisting of limbs. Dystonia can affect a single muscle or a group of muscles simultaneously.
Common symptoms associated with dystonia include
- Muscle contractions that aggravate with time
- Muscle contractions that radiate from one part of the body to other parts
- Muscle spasms that worsen with stress and fatigue
- Uncontrollable blinking of eyes
- Headache Management –Pain that originates in the head or upper part of the neck and radiates to the other parts of the skull and associated structures. Headaches can be further classified into various different types depending upon their underlying cause and the span for which they last. Headaches management aims at alleviating the intensity as well as the frequency of the headaches to give you a pain-free life. Three most common types of headaches include:
- Tension headaches, which are most likely to affect women as compared to men
- Migraine headaches, which happen to be the 2nd most common type of primary headaches
- Cluster headaches, which is likely to affect males in late 20s
- Paediatric Neurology –Paediatric neurology, as the name suggests, is a specialized branch of neurology entirely dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological ailments in infants and small children. This encompasses both, congenital neurologic conditions as well as those acquired after birth. There is a vast list of diseases and ailments that are treated under this sub-speciality.