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Neurology

Neurological diseases are on a constant rise owing to our sedentary Lifestyle, General lethargy & ignorance towards our health issues. Social stigma and inadequate infrastructure are also important factors which play a role in delayed diagnosis of Neurological disorders. Zydus Hospitals Ahmedabad Department of Neurosciences aims at providing complete Neurological care / services to patients.

Treatment Of All Brain, spinal Cord & Nerve Diseases

Diseases of the Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerves need special care. At Zydus Hospital, we have the best infrastructure and highly trained doctors and paramedical staff to treat the most challenging neurological diseases

  • Stroke Unit: Acute Stroke with medicines and interventions
  • Paralyses of all types
  • Epilepsy, Refractory Epilepsy
  • Headaches like migraine, tension & cluster headache./li>
  • Parkinson's disease (slowing of daily activities)
  • Dementia (loss of memory)
  • Tingling & numbness in limbs (Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Reduced or loss of sensation
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Involuntary movements of the body (chorea, hemi-ballismus)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Guillain–BarrĂ© syndrome
  • Myopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Loss of coordination
  • Treatment with Botulinum Toxin : Cervical Dystonias, Writer's cramp, Spasm of half face (hemifacial spasm), Involuntary closure of eyes (blepharospasm) & post stroke spasticity

Our Services

A condition when a part of the human brain is deprived of blood (thrombosis or embolism) or a blood vessel bursts and blood puts pressure on the brain.

Stroke Facts

  • One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime
  • Stroke kills someone every six seconds
  • Every other second stroke attacks a person regardless of age or gender
  • Fifteen million people experience a stroke each year; six million of them do not survive
  • Stroke is a third leading cause of death in India
  • The incidence of stroke is 130 per 100,000 populations every year
  • About 20% of heart patients are susceptible to stroke
It is a simple test to check severity : FAST
Face   :   Check smile. one side droops?
Arms : When raised, does one side drift down or fall down?
Time  :  Time is critical. Call 108 immediately if any symptoms are present.
Speech :  Can the person repeat a simple sentence? Do words slur?
Risk Factors of Stroke
Risk Factors means conditions which may lead to stroke. Risk Factors for Stroke are:
  • Old age
  • Family history
  • Men are more likely to have a stroke
  • More stroke deaths occur in women
Modifiable Risks
  • Stop Smoking
  • Take exercise
  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Obesity
Other Risk Factors
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes Mellitus
In Hospital

When a stroke victim arrives in Columbia Asia, after a clinical exam, the CT scan of the brain (done in seconds) reveals hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke. If Stroke is hemorrhagic, treatment is surgical and/or conservative. If stroke is ischemic, treatment depends upon the time lag. The earlier a stroke patient is brought to Hospital, the better are his/her chances of recovery. The first 4.5 hours are critical for treatment.

Golden Period : The first 4.5 hours are called the golden time for treating stroke because ideal treatment if given in this period leads to better outcomes.
Be Stroke Smart
  • Reduce the risk
  • Recognise symptoms
  • Respond FAST - call 108 and ZYDUS HOSPITAL Emergency No can be written here
Most Important

The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome with minimum lasting damage to body functions

WE at ZYDUS HOSPITAL have 24*7 Dedicated STROKE UNIT with team of Stroke Neurologist, Neurointerventionist, Neurosurgeon, Neuroradiologist, Neurocritical care and Neurorehabilitation
Educate yourself about Epilepsy Treat it ! Never give up Hope!!

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain electrical activity that cause changes in attention or behaviour.

Types

Partial or Generalised.

Beginning

Epilepsy does not discriminate against who it affects. It can affect anyone. There may be a family history of seizures or epilepsy. There is no one specific cause or cure..

Symptoms

Symptoms vary from person to person. Some people may have simple staring spells, while others have violent shaking and loss of alertness.

Diagnosis
  • Detail Clinical Neurological Examination by Neurologist
  • An EEG (ElectroEncephaloGram) will be done to check the electrical activity in the brain. Just like ECG for heart. The brain may appear normal after a seizure or between seizures.
  • Video EEG : Patient may need to stay in Shalby Hospital where brain activity can be watched on video cameras.
  • Head CT or MRI Brain with epilepsy protocol
Do's and Don'ts

Do this :

  • Take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor
  • Remember to re-consult your doctor from time to time
  • Report any side effects that you experience while taking the drugs

Avoid this :

  • Alcohol/ recreational drugs
  • Skipping epilepsy medications
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Excessive Fasting
  • Never share your medicines
  • Never stop medicines without the permission of your doctor
  • Medicines need to be taken every day to be effective

In case of a seizure :

  • Turn the person to his side
  • Loosen any tight clothing
  • Do not try to stop the movements
  • Do not put anything between his teeth

Anti Epileptic Drugs help to reduce the frequency of seizures and eventually control the seizures. People with epilepsy can live a normal life. Help epilepsy is not contagious.

When to visit the Epilepsy Clinic
  • When a person has a seizure for the first time
  • Seizures not controlled with Antiepileptic drugs
  • When seizures last for more than 5 minutes. This is called Status Epileptics and is an emergency

Facilities available for Neurology Patients

  • Dedicated Neurology and Neurocritical care Team
  • Investigative Neuro-radiology facilities :
    • Multislice Computerized Tomography (256 slice CT with Gemstone Spectral Imaging Technology) - most advanced state-of-the-art medical imaging technology aiding in precise neurological diagnosis.
    • 3T -32 Channels Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Delivers the best in class resolution brain imaging to identify any brain malfunctions / malformations, tumors, strokes, ruptures or injury that may generate a seizure like disorder.
    • Dedicate Neuro Catheterization Lab - Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) - Detects abnormalities of the blood vessels of the brain such as narrowing and blockage, aneurysms or malformations.
    • Neurophysiology Lab : EEG, Continuous EEG, Video EEG, NCS, EMG and VEP and BEAR
At Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad we offer total emergency care for patients suffering from any Neurological disorder Our 24 x 7 Neuro Emergency team can be reached on +91 79 66 19 0201