Neurology unit leverages diagnostic and treatment services using technological equipment of Türkiye Hospital. In this end, diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases are performed using data provided by computerized brain tomography, digital EEG, polysomnography and other devices, if needed by physician during outpatient examination phase.
Following diseases are diagnosed and treated at Neurology unit of Türkiye Hospital.
Headaches are comprehensively evaluated and treated. In this context, diseases diagnosed and treated are as follows in order of admission frequency:
- All types of migraine
- Tension-type headache
- Headaches induced by cerebral blood vessels and structure
- Headaches caused by other systems
Considering diagnosis and treatment of such pain and ache, headache is regarded as a response or symptom of a certain cause rather than a specific disease. Therefore, the underlying cause of headache is identified and treated.
Overuse of painkillers may cause headache. Likewise, there may be headaches caused by medication or food. Suffering from headache, the patient is assessed in order to determine whether such a special condition is the case. If any medication- or food-induced headache is determined, the treatment is discontinuing the medication or food.
When medication is insufficient in treatment of neuralgia, some surgical methods are used under supervision and/or by neurosurgery unit.
Epilepsy has a substantial place in nervous system diseases.
Technologic means are used for diagnosing epilepsy, as the case in all nervous system diseases in our neurology unit. For this purpose, computed EEG traces are recorded. If needed, 24-hour sleep recording is possible along with video footage.
Similar to headache, epileptic seizures may also be caused by various factors. For this reason, identifying the underlying causes has great importance.
Dizziness is among frequent causes of admissions. Dizziness is a medical condition that is caused by different systemic diseases and can be identified in different ways.
Dizziness needs a comprehensive neurological examination for correct treatment, particularly if it is accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Cerebrovascular diseases and strokes
Many cerebrovascular events occur secondary to disorders of cerebral and cervical blood vessels. In general, they are observed in form of strokes.
Preventive treatment requires a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach for these diseases.
Physiotherapy is also applied along with medical treatment at the active phase of the disease.
Parkinson’s Disease and involuntary movement disorders
Parkinson’s disease, an advanced age disease, is emerging among nervous system diseases. Parkinson’s disease is characterized with slowing down of movement, muscle stiffness and tremors in hands and feet.
In our neurology unit, involuntary movement disorders, such as tremors, twitching, and convulsions are diagnosed and treated, that may appear in face, neck, and hands, along with the Parkinson’s disease.
Peripheral nerve diseases
Disorders of all cranial nerve pairs, particularly peripheral facial paralysis, are diagnosed and treated in our unit.
Peripheral (superficial) nervous system disorders are associated with the following symptoms:
- Unilateral or bilateral vision loss
- Diplopia, and blurred or partial vision
- Anosmia, different smell perceptions
- Ptosis (dropped eye lid)
- Dizziness, posture instability
- Difficulty swallowing
- Numbness, tingling, and weakness in hands and feet
- Numbness around tongue, lips, and nose
Musculoskeletal system diseases
Diseases associated with particular symptoms, including but not limited to cervicalgia (neck pain) and low back pain, pains radiating to arms and legs, generalized and localized muscle weaknesses and muscle dystrophy, are treated and differential diagnosis is made for such conditions.
Sleep means a period, which accounts for one third of our lives. Our body, certainly, encounters various health problems in such a long period of time.
Until recently, sleep disorders were among the health problems that could not be treated at our country.
Recently, significant progress was made in this field, and new sleep disorders were identified and now, such disorders are properly treated.
Many day-time abnormal symptoms may be secondary to sleep disorders. Drowsiness, underperformance, difficulties in perception and high blood pressure are among these symptoms. These can adversely influence performance and severe insomnia state may cause traffic accidents.
Sleep disorders are diagnosed via diagnostic workout at our sleep laboratory.
Night sleep of the patient is observed at sleep laboratory. Depth of sleep, waking frequency, blood circulation and responses of different body segments are measured using apparatus placed on different parts of the body throughout the night. The data is recorded on computer and assessed.
Being a known cause of day-time insomnia, sleep apnea and secondary disorders such as snoring are identified in sleep laboratory. Apart from these, following diseases are diagnosed and treated at our unit (considering prevalence of each condition):
Narcolepsy is a condition that ruins daily life and shows symptoms of involuntary sleep episodes in day time, and it is associated with sudden and very short-term weakness episodes, event of fall, hearing sounds and noise while falling asleep and inability to move during sleep (similar to paralysis).
REM sleep behavior disorder
It is a serious disease especially seen in middle aged and elder men, and it may be very aggressive such that the patient becomes violent and harms himself and others.
Restless leg disease and periodic limb movement syndrome
In people with this disease, restlessness occurs in legs such that patient cannot fall asleep, while restlessness is also associated with pain, cramps and need to move legs. In the first period of sleep, periodical movements can be seen in legs, and sometimes in arms. Sometimes, these two disorders can exist together.
In our sleep laboratory, diagnosis and treatment of various sleep disorders, such as night time fears in children and confusional (unconscious) arousals, are carried out.