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A brief intro to Neurologists

Who is a Neurologist?

A neurologist ( دماغ کا سپیشلسٹ ڈاکٹر ) is a specialist doctor who deals exclusively with problems of the nervous system. This includes illnesses that affect the spinal cord, brain and nerves in the body. Neurologists diagnose, treat and manage the disorders that ail the nervous system.

نیورولوجسٹ ( دماغ کا سپیشلسٹ ڈاکٹر) ایک ماہر ڈاکٹر ہے جو اعصابی نظام کے مسائل سے خصوصی طور پر نمٹتا ہے۔ اس میں ایسی بیماریاں شامل ہیں جو جسم میں ریڑھ کی ہڈی ، دماغ اور اعصاب کو متاثر کرتی ہیں۔ نیورولوجسٹ اعصابی نظام کو خراب کرنے والی بیماریوں کی تشخیص ، علاج اور ان کا نظم و نسق کرتے ہیں

When should you see a Neurologist?

With neurology related ailments, time is of the essence. Hence, whenever you feel like there are problems with your coordination or your memory is malfunctioning, or you are having trouble speaking or comprehending or identifying things, it is best to consult a neurologist/brain doctor (دماغ کا ڈاکٹر).

The list of conditions that warrant a visit to a neurologist include coordination issues like being unable to keep balance or having a proper gait, suffering from muscle atrophy or weakness, having sensory issues and becoming easily disoriented. All these conditions stem from the nervous system and point to the potential problems therein.

Furthermore, if you are diagnosed with conditions like epilepsy, infections in the CNS like meningitis, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s, you need to visit a good neuro physician. You should expect a physical and neurological exam on your first visit to the doctors. They can also recommend more tests, depending on your condition.

عصبی سائنس سے متعلق بیماریوں کے ساتھ ، بروقت علاج بہت ضروری ہوتا ہے۔ لہذا ، جب بھی آپ کو ایسا لگتا ہے کہ آپ کے ہم آہنگی میں کوئی پریشانی ہے ، یا آپ کی یادداشت خراب ہو رہی ہے ، یا آپ کو باتیں کرنے یا سمجھنے یا چیزوں کی شناخت کرنے میں پریشانی ہو رہی ہے تو ، بہتر ہے کہ اعصابی ماہر(دماغ کے ڈاکٹر) سے رجوع کریں۔

ایسے حالات کی فہرست میں جو ایک اعصابی ماہر کے دورے کی ضمانت دیتے ہیں ان میں ہم آہنگی کے امور شامل ہیں جیسے توازن برقرار رکھنے سے قاصر رہنا یا مناسب چال چلنا ، پٹھوں کے درد یا کمزوری سے دوچار ہونا ، حسی امور کا سامنا کرنا اور آسانی سے منتشر ہوجانا ہے۔ یہ ساری صورتحال اعصابی نظام سے ہیں اور اس میں پائے جانے والے امکانی مسائل کی طرف اشارہ کرتی ہیں۔

مزید برآں ، اگر آپ کو مرگی ، مرکزی اعصابی نظام (سی این ایس) میں انفیکشن جیسے سحایا میں سوزش (میننجائٹس) ،ایسے امراض جن سے بتدریجاً صحت خراب ہوتی جاتی ہے جیسے الزائمرز یا پارکنسنز جیسے حالات کی تشخیص ہوتی ہے تو آپ کو ایک اچھے نیورولوجسٹ سے ملنے کی ضرورت ہے۔ ڈاکٹروں کے پہلے دورے پر آپ کو جسمانی اور اعصابی جائزہ کی توقع کرنی چاہئے۔ وہ آپ کی حالت پر منحصر ہیں ، مزید ٹیسٹ کی سفارش بھی کرسکتے ہیں

What are a Neurologist’s main areas of concern?

A neurologist is qualified to deal with diseases of the nervous system, which include tumors of the spine or brain, epilepsy, brain aneurysms, migraines and headaches, etc.

They also are involved in the management of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinsons. Similarly, neuromuscular disorders like MS, ALS are also within a neurologists (پٹھوں کے امراض کا ڈاکٹر) domain.

Neurologists also provide treatment with injuries of the nervous system. Conditions like ischemic strokes are also treated by neurologists, however, a haemorrhagic stroke requires intervention by a neurosurgeon.

Infections that affect the nervous system like meningitis and HIV are also treated by Brain specialists.

What are the most common neurological diseases in Pakistan?

The following are the most common neurological diseases in Pakistan:

Disease Number of Patients
Epilepsy 37004
Head Injury 43650
CVA/Stroke 23208
Meningitis 13706

How to become a Neurologist in Pakistan?

In order to become a neurologist in Pakistan, one has to complete their MBBS and do a house job with a rotation in Neurology. After this, one has to give FCPS part I, which is an exam for fellowship with College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. Once this is cleared, one has to undergo further training and exams and clear their FCPS part II. Passing this exam marks the end of specialization, after which one is a certified neurologist.

پاکستان میں نیورولوجسٹ بننے کے لئیے آپ کو اپنی ایم بی بی ایس مکمل کرنا ہوگا اور نیورولوجی میں روٹیشن کے ساتھ ہائوس جاب بھی کرنا ہوگی۔ اس کے بعد ، آپ کو ایف سی پی ایس پارٹ 1 دینا پڑتا ہے ، جو کالج آف فزیشنز اینڈ سرجنز ، پاکستان کے ساتھ رفاقت کے لئے امتحان ہے۔ ایک بار اس کی منظوری ملنے کے بعد ، آپ کو مزید ٹریننگ اور امتحانات سے گزرنا پڑتا ہے اور اپنا ایف سی پی ایس پارٹ 2 پاس کرنا ہوتا ہے۔ اس امتحان میں کامیابی حاصل کرنا مہارت کے اختتام کی نشاندہی کرتی ہے ، جس کے بعد آپ ایک تصدیق شدہ نیورولوجسٹ بن جاتے ہیں۔

What kinds of Neurologists are there?

  • Clinical Neurologist: These experts diagnose issues ailing the nerves and conduct diagnostic tests.
  • Paediatric Neurologist: These are the experts who exclusively deal with the neurological issues faced by children; neonates to adolescents.
  • Pain Management and Palliative care: As many disorders don’t have cures and are extremely painful, experts of this field are involved in making patients as comfortable as possible since treatment is not an option.
  • Neurosurgeon: Many people confuse neurosurgeons with neurologists. The former perform surgeries on the brain and spine and therefore cater to a different range of issues. Neurologists, on the other hand, provide medical treatment of neurologic problems and do not do surgical intervention.
  • Neuromuscular: The musculoskeletal system has close ties with the nervous system. These experts focus on neuromuscular disorders only.
  • Vascular Neurologist: These doctors are involved in the problems ailing the brain due to the circulatory system, like a stroke.

What are Neurologists called in Pakistan?

There are many different names being used for neurologists. These include:

  • دماغ کے ڈاکٹر
  • Brain specialist
  • neuro physician
  • Brain doctor

Authored by: Dr. Hira Tanveer

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What does a Neurologist do?

Neurologists (نیورولاجسٹ) are concerned with a wide range of ailments that can strike the nervous system and impair the body. They perform the important task of diagnosing the problem, which is a very complicated process as the human brain is very sophisticated and issues are not always very clear.

Moreover, they also treat the problems ailing the spinal cord. Nerves play an important role in the communication system of the body, and any broken chain has ramifications for the overall health of the patient. It is the neurologist’s role to diagnose and treat these problems.

Similarly, many brain disorders cannot be cured. Brain cells do not rejuvenate, so any damage done to them is permanent. For example, conditions like Alzheimer’s occur due to cognitive decline, which cannot be cured. In such cases, neurologists (دماغ کا ڈاکٹر) help with disease management. Good and timely treatment can delay cognitive decline and considerably improve the condition of the patient.

The scope of diseases and conditions cured by neurologists is very broad. From mental disorders like Alzheimer’s, to brain-muscle coordination and migraines, their expertise involves interacting with a wide range of patients.

How do I choose a Neurologist ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Neurologist, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

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