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The floating sensation or feeling unbalanced is often associated with vertigo or an inner ear infection that can cause imbalance. Other causes of a floating feeling include atrial fibrillation or temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorder. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
Slurred speech can be caused by an issue in your brain and nervous system or from local facial nerves. It may be a sign of serious disease, like a stroke or multiple sclerosis, so it’s crucial to get medical care right away.
Brain tumors are a growth of abnormal cells that develop from brain tissue, from within the brain lining, or migrate from another area of your body. Not all brain tumors are cancerous. Prompt diagnosis can determine effective treatment.
A brain aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. Most of the time it has no symptoms at all, but if it bursts, it creates a terrible headache. Left untreated, a ruptured aneurysm can be deadly. Here are the warning signs to look out for.
A brain abscess is a serious infection that causes your brain to swell. It's caused by bacteria getting into your brain, usually from intravenous drug use, recent brain or heart surgery, or chronic sinus infections. A brain abscess can cause many different symptoms, including headaches, fever, speech problems, nausea and vomiting, and even seizures. If you don’t treat it early, it can also cause serious neurological damage.
When blood stops flowing to the brain because of a clot or rupture (hemorrhage), it’s called a stroke. This is extremely dangerous because blood carries essential oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Learn about the three types of strokes and why you need to get to the ER as fast as possible.
Amnesia is when you can’t form new memories or recall experiences or old memories. Amnesia usually happens suddenly and has a clear cause. Other types of memory loss, like dementia, often develop more gradually.
Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. However, forgetfulness can be a sign of a serious memory loss condition. Learn about the top 5 causes of forgetfulness.
Aseptic meningitis is a specific type of meningitis that refers to inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by something other than a bacterial infection, most commonly, a viral infection.
Apraxia is defined as difficulty performing tasks that require movement, like riding a bicycle. In apraxia, your brain is unable to formulate that plan effectively.
Bacterial meningitis is inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord due to an infection. Symptoms can escalate quickly and include fever, headache, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting, confusion, and sensitivity to light and is considered a medical emergency.