Neurology is concerned with diseases of the nervous system.
These include circulatory disorders of the brain, seizure disorders, headaches and facial pain, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, sleep disorders, dementias, spinal disorders – especially disorders of the intervertebral disc, painful diseases of the peripheral nervous system (neuropathies), dizziness, movement disorders and muscle diseases.
The brain is a very active organ with a particularly high oxygen and energy demand. It accounts for only 2% of the human body weight, but about 20% of a human’s total amount of blood needs to flow through the brain every minute (cardiac output per minute). It uses more than 50% of the sugar released in the blood, which serves as energy supplier. Since it has very little storage capacity for energy, even a short-term supply failure leads to considerable brain damage.
It is especially important to me to have enough time for a thorough conversation with the patients and their relatives in order to record the medical history and to initiate the appropriate therapeutic measures.
Tasks of the neurologist
- Detailed anamnesis and neurological examination
- Circulatory disorders of the brain (stroke)
- Headache and facial pain
- Seizure disorders
- Movement disorders
- Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
- Sleep disorders
- Spinal disorders
- sPainful diseases of the peripheral nerves (neuropathies)