The brain is the epicenter of the body. It is one of the significant parts of our nervous system, which includes the spinal cord, neurons, and the network of nerves. Together, these organs control every small internal and external activity of our body. The brain regulates the functions of organs and controls memory, speech, thoughts, sensations, emotions, and much more.

What Are the Different Types of Brain Disorders?

When the brain is healthy, it works properly. However, when any known or unknown damage has occurred, the results can be terrible. If a brain injury is not properly diagnosed, it can lead to devastating permanent disorders.
Prolonged Brain Ailments Can Lead to Death
Moreover, the symptoms of brain disorders vary widely depending on the type of disorder. Sometimes the damage is permanent. However, in some cases, if the disorder is diagnosed early, treatments such as surgery, physical therapy, or medicines can help alleviate the symptoms.

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Common Brain Ailments

  • Trauma:

Head trauma can lead to different brain injuries, including damage to brain cells and nerves. According to a 2019 report published by the CDC “there were approximately 2.87 million brain injuries caused due to trauma in the U.S, out of which more than 837,000 cases occurred among children.” Some types of brain injury caused by trauma include:

  • Hematomas
  • Blood clotting
  • Damaging of brain tissue
  • Concussions
  • Brain strokes

Trauma can cause anything from a mild headache to loss of consciousness, memory loss, confusion, behavior changes including violence, difficulties in speaking, balance impairment, and when severe, can sometimes lead to death.
Depending on the type of brain trauma, surgery or medication can be helpful, and rehabilitation is sometimes effective.

  • Brain Tumors:

Tumors that are formed in the brain are called primary brain tumors. When cancer cells elsewhere in the body spread to the brain and form tumors, they are called secondary or metastatic brain tumors.
Brain tumors are categorized into malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous) tumors. The leading cause of brain tumors is not known. They can occur in anyone regardless of age. Common symptoms that you can experience due to brain tumors are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in behavior
  • Difficulty with movement or balance

Treatments for brain tumors may include surgery, chemotherapy, or both of them.

  • Neurodegenerative or Neuromuscular Diseases:

These diseases destroy the brain’s tissue and nerves over time. Aging, genetics, and lifestyle factors play an essential role in the cause, though the exact reasons are unclear. Common neurodegenerative diseases include:

  • Huntington’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Dementia

The common symptoms of these diseases may include memory loss, anxiety, behavioral changes, loss of balance, etc. There is no cure for neurodegenerative disease, but medications and rehabilitation can slow down the symptoms.

  • Mental Illnesses:

Mental illnesses or mental health disorders affect men and women of every age group. These illnesses cause abnormalities in how one thinks, behaves, feels, sees things and speaks.

As per the Center for Disease Control report, one in every five Americans suffers from a mental health disorder. That’s over 19% of the total population. 

The most common mental health disorders are depression, insomnia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Consider Consulting Medical Professionals 

The exact cause of many of these brain ailments is unknown, especially because symptoms vary from person to person. Usually, they are treatable. Medications and rehabilitation can reduce the severity of the disorders. Different kinds of physical activities can also help with symptoms.

If you believe you may have a mental disorder, consult with a neurological specialist. After discussing your symptoms, feelings, and behavioral changes with you, they might tell you to go through some tests, including CT scans, MRI, and PET Scans.

If the disorder is not that severe, you can treat it with the help of medications and psychiatrists. You can do some things on your end to improve these treatments. The most important thing to remember is to not skip any therapy sessions or pills.

Don’t Take Breaks In Between Treatments

If you skip your treatment, the symptoms will start increasing again. It is also important to avoid alcohol and drugs, as they can create difficulties during treatment. Physical activities and meditations can help you manage the symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. Even light exercise can make a significant impact during your treatments. 

Try to participate in social activities and surround yourself with family members or loving friends. Try to avoid any decision-making at this time since your thoughts may not be clear. In the long term, you should live a healthy lifestyle that includes sufficient sleep, a nutritious diet, physical exercises, meditations, and staying away from any toxic environment.

Book a free case evaluation session with us to find out the best ways to handle your case. Your health condition is unique, and legal options can vary depending on the scenario.  You deserve the best legal advice, and our attorneys are here to help.