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Brain and nervous system

The brain is the center of the nervous system; the nervous system is a network of specialized cells that communicate information from the senses to the brain and from the brain back to the muscles and glands.

Diseases of the brain and nervous system can be terrible, and might leave you with an absolute sense of loneliness; but you can locate doctors and many others who are coping with the same things as you in our specialized support group.
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Fits/Epilepsy/Convulsions

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in a person has recurrent seizures – technically, abnormal neuronal activity in the brain. Some seizures manifest as convulsions or fits - uncontrolled shaking of the body.

Join the epilepsy support group to know more about the disorder and get in touch with doctors or others who live with epilepsy.

Head Injury / Brain Injury

Head injury refers to any trauma to the head or the brain. Head injuries are a leading cause of children being hospitalized, and 25 out of 100,000 people in North America die of head injuries every year.

If you or any person in your family has suffered a head injury, join this online group on head injury to meet doctors and other professionals, ask questions, and find the best options for yourself or your loved one.

Headache / Cephalgia

Headache, or cephalgia, is literally an ache in the head. Headaches are a common complaint, and are usually a symptom of other problems – ranging from fatigue, stress, eyestrain, sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, dehydration, and infections, to tumors in the brain. Persistent headaches need to be investigated by a doctor.

Join our online group on headaches. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease that, in a small number of cases, progresses from fever and general malaise to encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) that can cause mental retardation, coma and death. Only one infection in about 250 progresses to this stage, but the disease can be prevented with vaccination.

Join our online group on Japanese encephalitis. Ask questions, share experiences, and learn more.

Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease affecting the skin and nerves which causes skin lesions and loss sensitivity to heat and pain. The first symptom of leprosy is often a skin nodule or lesion that is not sensitive to touch, and numbness or loss of sensitivity in the arms or legs. Traditionally, people with leprosy have been stigmatized and separated from other people, but today the disease can be cured.To learn more about the disease and meet people who can help, join our online support group for leprosy.

Meningitis

The infection and inflammation of the outer covering of the brain (meninges) and also of the cerebrospinal fluid is termed meningitis. Depending on the age of the patient, health condition and the infecting organism, the severity of the disease also varies.

For more information on its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, join Medindia’s support group today.

Migraine

A migraine is a special type of episodic headache, with several accompanying symptoms including blurring of vision. While the frequency varies from person to person, there also intermittent pain-free periods. Nevertheless, they do obstruct everyday work and cause unbearable interference.

To learn more on how to deal with migraines, to connect with other patients and further understand its proper management, join our support group today.

Nervous Tic / Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia, defined as an "acute, severe, intermittent pain that radiates along a nerve", is one of the most painful nervous system disorders that affect the face.

For treatment and other advise, sign up for Medindia’s extensive support group today.

Neurocysticercosis / Cysticercosis of Brain

Neurocysticercosis happens when the eggs of the tapeworm are ingested (usually through poorly cooked meat) and infect the central nervous system and the brain. Neurocysticercosis is a common cause of epilepsy and seizures in developing nations.

Join our online support group for people with neurocysticercosis and their families. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Others

The brain is the center of the nervous system; the nervous system is a network of specialized cells that communicate information from the senses to the brain and from the brain back to the muscles and glands.

Diseases of the brain and nervous system can be terrible, and might leave you with an absolute sense of loneliness; but you can locate doctors and many others who are coping with the same things as you in our specialized support group.







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