A brain tumour occurs due to the growth of abnormal cells in the brain. The skull is very firm and the growth of the cells can cause problems in the brain. If the brain tumour grows, the pressure inside the skull increase and it can damage the brain.
Brain tumours are broadly classified as primary and secondary brain tumours. Primary brain tumours develop from the brain cells or the membrane surrounding the brain. Secondary brain tumours occur when the cancer cells from other organs spread to the brain.
Consulting a neurologist who specialises in diagnosing brain tumour in the initial stage can save lives.
How Can I Identify Brain Tumour?
The symptoms of brain tumour are based on the location and size of the tumour. The following are some of the common symptoms of brain tumour:
- Headaches in the morning which are severe and painful
- Some people experience different types of seizures
- Changes in the sensing such as smell, vision, hearing and taste
- Partial or complete loss of consciousness
- Sleep and memory problems
- Inability to perform daily activities
- Difficulty while swallowing food
- Facial weakness and numbness
- Paralysis on any side of the body
If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, consult a neurologist as soon as possible and explain all the symptoms you experience.
What Are The Causes Of Brain Tumour?
The exact causes of brain tumour are unknown. But, the following factors can increase the risk of brain tumour:
- Hereditary: If many of your family members are diagnosed with a brain tumour, you may have risk of developing brain tumour. Only 5 to 10 percent of all tumours are hereditary.
- Age: The risk of developing brain tumour increases with age.
- Exposure to chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals at the workplace for a long time can lead to brain tumour. Make sure that you are away from the chemicals that can cause brain cancer.
- Exposure to radiation: The chances of developing a brain tumour increases with the exposure to ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiations are used in radiation therapy for treating cancer.
- Chickenpox: According to some research studies, the chances of developing a brain tumour are less among the people who have a history of chickenpox in childhood.
How Are Brain Tumours Diagnosed?
When you consult a neurologist for brain tumour, the doctor will ask you about the symptoms and how often you experience the symptoms. This will help your doctor to identify the cause of the tumour.
The doctor may also conduct MRI, CT scans to identify the tumour.Once the cause of the tumour is identified, the neurologist focuses on relieving the symptoms of brain tumour. You should keep updating the symptoms to your doctor. If the symptoms are not relieved with medications, the doctor might suggest surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Dr. Nikhil – An Expertise In Diagnosing Brain Tumour
Dr. Nikhil, a neurologist in Hyderabad has been treating brain tumour patients for many years. He carefully understands the symptoms of the tumour and identifies the cause of tumour. He offers the treatment at affordable prices and is dedicated to providing the best care to his patients.