Neurology is a field of medicine specialized for central and peripheral nervous system, stroke, epilepsy (epileptic), dementia and memory disorders, movement disorder such as Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, meningitis (nerve system infection), sleep disorder, headache, dizziness, fainting, facial paralysis etc. At Gil Medical Center Neurology, specialized diagnosis and treatment are available by each specialist.
- Parkinson's disease
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Sleep Disorder
- Headache, dizziness
- Facial paralysis
Stroke is usually caused by blood vessel problem and are divided into cerebral infarction, which occurs when blood vessels are blocked resulting lack of blood supply, and cerebral hemorrhage, which cerebral blood vessels burst. The most important thing for treatment is how quickly you start treatment after the onset. Moreover, secondary prevention is the most important thing because strokes often recurs, so stroke patients should keep up with regular clinic visit for monitoring and medication treatment.
Epilepsy is neither an incurable disease nor a genetic disease. In general, 8 to 9 out of 10 patients with epilepsy can be controlled enough to resume daily life by taking appropriate anticonvulsants. Department of Neurology does its best to let people with epilepsy return to daily life. In addition, discovering cause and treatment for symptoms such as loss of consciousness and fainting are available in neurology.
In addition to Alzheimer's disease, dementia has a variety of other degenerative brain diseases, such as vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body dementia. Dementia symptoms such as memory impairment can also occur due to hydrocephalus, brain tumor, and nutritional deficiency. Accurate and early diagnosis are important because early stage of dementia can be misunderstood as a natural symptom of aging, and it may be too late to treat if found in late stage. Neurologists are doing their best to help dementia patients return to society and maintain their daily activities through accurate diagnosis and best management of dementia and to relieve difficulties of families with dementia.
Parkinson's disease can show tremor, slow motor function, stiffness or gait disturbances, and when treated with medication, most symptoms can disappaear for early stage of the disease. Accurate diagnosis is also important for Parkinson's disease because there are many other diseases with similar symptoms of Parkinson's disease. If your hands tremble, your body movements are not natural or walking is uncomfortable, please consult a neurologist.
Tingling of hands and feet is a very common symptom many people experience. Many people consider it as a blood circulation disorder, but rather it can be a complication of diabetes or carpal tunnel syndrome, or even sometimes peripheral nerve disorder. When you experience this symptom, please consult a neurologist for treatment of numbness, muscle atrophy, and muscle loss. Neurology also manages pain arising after stroke, neuralgia after herpes zoster, trigeminal neuralgia, spine disc disease, headache, myofascial pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy are diseases. These various pain can be accurately diagnosed and treated through neurological and neuroconductive tests and electromyography.
During sleep, a variety of things occur in our body, such as restoring physical, mental fatigue and emotional stability and strengthening the memory that were accumulated during the day. If you don't sleep properly, many problems of your body and health can occur. As there are many people suffering from sleep disorders, your neurologist will diagnose and treat sleep-related problems to ensure a comfortable sleep.
Headache is a symptom caused by numerous causes, and brain disease can be one of many causes. However, simple headaches can be an early symptom of dangerous brain diseases such as brain tumor or vascular malformations, which can be life-threatening if diagnosis is delayed. Abusive use of painkillers can cause serious illness, so it is necessary to consult a neurologist.
Dizziness is a very common symptom, but sometimes it appears severely all of sudden, causing fear of serious illness. Dizziness can be caused by a variety of causes, and central origin dizziness can be caused by abnormalities in central nervous system including the brainstem, which can leave serious complication if the diagnosis is made late. Therefore, differential diagnosis by a neurologist is crucial.
Facial nerve palsy is a condition in which half of your face is paralyzed, twisting one's mouth and eyes do not close well. This peripheral facial paralysis is similar to that of central facial paralysis, such as stroke, so differential diagnosis is crucial. Facial nerve palsy can be easily diagnosed by neurologist's simple neurological exam, and symptoms can improve with appropriate and prompt treatment according to various causes.