Archive for 'Brain Diseases'

Mono Symptoms In Teenagers

There are many diseases that threaten the survival of the humanity in the modern era. During the medieval period people were afraid of plague and tuberculosis which was a byproduct of industrial revolution. The onset of the modern era forced people to find new medicines to eradicate the problem of plague and tuberculosis. In the […]

What are Septicemia Symptoms?

Septicemia is a medical condition that is caused by bacteria that is known as spectcemia or bacteremia. These bacteria affects the bodily functions of the blood as it is responsible for the carrying of oxygen, nutrients to your cells and it also carries waste and carbon dioxide. The human blood is also responsible for carrying […]

First Symptoms Of Cerebellar Ataxia

First Symptoms Of Cerebellar Ataxia

By definition, ataxia is a deficit in coordination of the muscles. Usually, it appears after the center of coordination in the small brain (the cerebellum) has been damaged. As a consequence, patients might experience a slurred speech, floppiness, asynergic limbs and joints, and even more, might have a tough time in performing rapid movements, estimating […]

How the cerebellum is affected by alcohol?

alcohol and brain

Among many other side effects, the alcohol affects the cerebellum as well. The mechanism behind this phenomenon is the altering of the neurotransmitters, that are chemical transmitters secreted in the synapses between each neuronal cell. They can either be excitatory or inhibitory. In the case of alcohol, it inhibits the glutamate, that is one of […]

What is ependymoma?

Q: What is ependymoma? A: An ependymoma is a primary brain tumour, which means that it is a tumour which starts in the brain and is not a growth that has spread there from a cancer elsewhere in the body. There are a number of different types of primary brain tumour. These are named after […]

Lymphomas in the brain

Q: Can you get lymphomas of the brain? A: Lymphomas are cancers of our body’s immune system. Our immune system protects us from infection. It is a complex system made up of the bone marrow, the thymus gland (which lies behind the breast bone), the spleen and the lymph nodes (or lymph glands). Most lymphomas […]