What unconventional stroke risk factors are out there?

Stroke is a terrible disease. It comes unexpectedly out of the blue, strikes quickly, and leaves devastation in its wake.   Stroke treatment is advancing in leaps and bounds, but the best approach remains preventative. We are all aware of the need to guard against the conventional harbingers of stroke: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and smoking. We are… Read More What unconventional stroke risk factors are out there?

What’s looming at the frontline of peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a very old and often straightforward problem for neurologists. Its presentation is well-defined, and neurologists are at their theatrical best when they map out the classical glove-and-stocking distribution of impaired temperature and touch sensation. They proficiently demonstrate distal muscle weakness and wasting, and masterfully elicit absent reflexes or areflexia.   Below the surface however, peripheral neuropathy is anything but straightforward. It… Read More What’s looming at the frontline of peripheral neuropathy?

How is migraine research soothing the pain of neurology?

Migraine is a very common medical disorder. 15% of the world’s population have migraine, and 2% have chronic migraine. Most migranuers never need to see a neurologist because they have learnt how to manage their headaches. Neurologists are called in only when the usual treatments fail, often a euphemism for ‘inadequate doses and duration of treatment’. Many people with difficult… Read More How is migraine research soothing the pain of neurology?