Neurology and psychiatry have been separated artificially by a divergence in their philosophical approaches, research and treatment methods. However the two fields are increasingly converging within the framework of modern neuroscience for the benefit of patients, many of whom straddle the two worlds.
The human microbiome, defined as the collection of microorganisms that reside within our body, have coevolved over the history of mankind, and have been overlooked as determinants of health and disease.
The first stage in the journey of arriving at a correct diagnosis is to be in touch with your symptoms. Reporting them accurately to your neurologist and in your own words is always an asset.
Common variable immune deficiency or CIVD, is the commonest primary childhood immunodeficiency disorder. It is characterized by recurrent infections and increased susceptibility to autoimmunity and malignancy. With an estimated age-adjusted incidence of about 1 case per 200 000 per year, the average age-adjusted prevalence is 1 case per 91 000 per year.
Patients with muscle aches, pain, and fatigue have long been known to medicine. The roots of fibromyalgia can be traced to the early part of the 20th century with references to “fibrositis”, “muscular rheumatism”, and “lumbago”, terms used interchangeably to describe pain in lumbar muscles with contraction or extension.
Both type I and type II diabetes (T1D and T2D) are associated with diverse metabolic processes that stem from hyperglycemia due to deficient secretion or action of insulin rendering patients at risk for secondary renal, vascular, neurological and ophthalmologic complications.