Thanh Niên News - The nervous system is very complicated, has many pathologies; It is not easy to find causes and difficulties in preventing and treating diseases. Understanding how to prevent and treat neurological diseases according to scientific evidence is important.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung, City Medical Director of City International Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City), examined and advised patients.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung, Medical Director of City International Hospital (HCMC) shared: The most common neurological diseases include headache, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and disorders motor, pathology of nerve infection, disease of nerves, dementia ...

 Below are frequently asked questions gathered by City International Hospital in an online consultation program with Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung.

Are headaches a common disease in the nervous system?

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung: When the blood vessel system is disturbed like a blocked artery, it will cause cardiovascular and brain diseases ... That is the process of accumulation throughout life from Young till old. Any organ involved in blood vessels and headaches has a correlation between nerves and blood vessels. In particular, headaches are the most common disease of all ages, especially headaches, stress or migraine.

 The reason for the high rate of neurological diseases is because neuropathy is one of the non-communicable diseases (the prominent disease group of the 21st century), the life expectancy of people is longer, there are many facilities available. Advanced modern for early diagnosis of disease.

 As a doctor with more than 30 years of experience treating Parkinson's disease, can he share more details about these conditions?

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung: Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease that often occurs in the elderly. However, a small percentage may occur in young people due to genetic factors (5-10%). The disease is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in the black matter region of the brain stem. When the number of cells damaged more than 60%, it will appear the symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as resting tremor, stiffness, slow movement.

 However, when the number of cells has not been compromised to such an extent, symptoms such as depression, insomnia, deodorization, and sleep disturbance may appear.

 So far the cause of Parkinson's disease remains unclear.

 My child has had a migraine for more than 5 years. So is there a way to reduce the headache?

 Migraines (also known as migrane, semi-migraine) usually occur in women, have genetic factors, worsen stress, eat more MSG, chocolate.

Currently, this is a pathology that affects many daily activities because headaches often vomiting, anxiety, insomnia. Not to mention the intensity of the headache is very severe so many patients do not understand why. Therefore, the more they worry.

 If the headache occurs 4 to 10 times a month and the patient is unable to tolerate it because it affects daily life, preventive medicine should be used.

During headaches, common painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may be used, ideally before the onset of withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, or feeling very difficult. . If you take painkillers right now, headaches will be less effective. Some medications are also very effective at reducing headaches. However, the choice of drug treatment requires a doctor's order.

 In addition, there are preventive measures that can reduce the number of headaches without taking medications: meditation, regular exercise, healthy diet, avoiding stress and insomnia,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hung is one of 10 excellent doctors specializing in neurology in Vietnam, dedicated to the profession and has many years of experience in neurological examination and treatment in France, USA, Singapore, ... Former Director of Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital (HCMC).

Currently, Dr. Hung is the Medical Director of City International Hospital; Member of Executive Committee of Asian Neurology Association; President of HCMC Pain Association and Vice President of Vietnam Pain Association.
He implemented the Botulinum toxin injection technique for motor disorders in 1998 and the 2012 Parkinson's (deep brain stimulation) surgery program.

He specialized in examining and treating diseases such as:

  • Parkinson disease.
  • Motor disorders, anxiety disorders.
  • Neuropathy
  • Epileptic.
  • Many other intensive pathology neurology.

Doctor Hung provides online counseling on neurological pathologies.

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Clinic hours: Monday and Friday mornings weekly, from 9-12 hours. You schedule an appointment with Dr. Hung through the channels:

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