Major Brain Conditions

HEADACHE:

There are many types of headaches; some can be serious but most are not and are generally treated with analgesics/painkillers.

STROKE (BRAIN INFARCTION):

Blood flow and oxygen are suddenly interrupted to an area of brain tissue, which then dies. A blood clot, or bleeding in the brain, is the cause of most strokes.

BRAIN ANEURYSM:

An artery in the brain develops a weak area that swells, balloon-like. A brain aneurysm rupture can cause a stroke.

SUBDURAL HEMATOMA:

Bleeding within or under the dura, the lining inside of the skull. A subdural hematoma may exert pressure on the brain, causing neurological problems.

EPIDURAL HEMATOMA:

Bleeding between the tough tissue (dura) lining the inside of the skull and the skull itself, usually shortly after a head injury. Initial mild symptoms can progress rapidly to unconsciousness and death, if untreated.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Nerves in a central area of the brain degenerate slowly, causing problems with movement and coordination. A tremor of the hands is a common early sign.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE :

For unclear reasons, nerves in certain brain areas degenerate, causing progressive dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

EPILEPSY :

The tendency to have seizures. Head injuries and strokes may cause epilepsy, but usually no cause is identified.

DEMENTIA :

A decline in cognitive function resulting from death or malfunction of nerve cells in the brain. Conditions in which nerves in the brain degenerate, as well as alcohol abuse and strokes, can cause dementia.

BRAIN TUMOR:

Any abnormal tissue growth inside the brain. Whether malignant (cancer) or benign, brain tumors usually cause problems by the pressure they exert on the normal brain.