ISLAMABAD - Healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and timely medicine are useful prerequisites to cure neurology related diseases.

This was stated by the renowned Neuro-Surgeon at Holy Family Hospital ,Rawalpindi, Dr Nadeem Akhtar in an interview on PTV Monday .

He said that brain is very delicate and important part of human body but in case it gets hit or shocked it caused severe effects on brain.

He said there are different neurological diseases such as brain damage,  spinal and the nerves issues i.e. head injuries, dizziness, vertigo and they are needed to be cure timely.

"There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, such as brain tumours, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and stroke as well as less familiar ones such as front temporal dementia", he added.

"There are some basic symptoms that are common among all neurological conditions which include differences in speech patterns, loss of balance and coordination, numbness in a single extremity, weakness, memory loss, difficulty moving, tremors, rigid muscles and difficulty swallowing.

Replying to a question , he said that there are many causes of headache such as short of sleep , headache, loss of appetite which turns into tumour but they are treatable and for severe case we refer the patient for investigation thoroughly.

Dr Nadeem said tumour can affect children as well as youngsters, old aged people but in children its symptoms cause fits while in middle and young age they complain headache ,early morning headache, eye sight weakness so we recommend them for treatment .

He said tumour or brain related diseases are not necessarily hereditary and varies person to person.

He said basically everybody is doing hectic jobs nowadays with very little rest and there is needed to take proper rest therefore, we recommends them for change in their life style, recommend for walk as useful for them. He said that migraine is a very painful type of headache and is very common these days added that sometimes it gets severe which effects patient's routine work so we recommend them for cure measures.

Replying another question about spinal chord diseases, he said that spine is again a very important part of our body that needs proper cure , "nowadays we attend bones weakness complaints, females problems , sciatica and for that we advise them for exercise which is very important elements especially walk and swimming, keeping in view for neurology, patient can do exercise at home lying on the bed that eases muscles but at times we need to investigate further if complaints continue.

"In Pakistan there are good neurology surgeons and good equipments for conducting operations with mostly positive results and there are 80 to 90 per cent chances of recovery rates .