Doctor’s Insights: Understanding Neurological Health by Dr. Awana

Welcome to the first edition of “Doctor’s Insights,” where we bring you expert opinions and valuable information from the specialists at Krushdivine Hospital, Dadri, Noida. This month, we are privileged to have Dr. Awana, our esteemed neurologist, share his knowledge on various neurological health topics.

Understanding Common Neurological Disorders

1. Migraine and Headaches

Overview: Migraines are more than just severe headaches. They are a neurological condition characterized by intense, debilitating headaches, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Tips for Management:

  • Avoid Triggers: Identify and avoid triggers such as certain foods, stress, and lack of sleep.
  • Medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications can help manage symptoms.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and adequate hydration can reduce the frequency of migraines.

2. Epilepsy

Overview: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder marked by recurrent, unprovoked seizures due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain.


  • Medication: Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the primary treatment to control seizures.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be considered if seizures are not controlled with medication.
  • Lifestyle: Adequate sleep, stress management, and avoiding alcohol can help manage the condition.

3. Stroke

Overview: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.

Prevention and Management:

  • Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking.
  • Monitor Health Conditions: Keep conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol under control.
  • Emergency Response: Recognize the signs of a stroke (sudden numbness, confusion, trouble speaking) and seek immediate medical attention.

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease

Overview: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder affecting movement. Symptoms include tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

Tips for Living with Parkinson’s:

  • Medication: Medications can help manage symptoms, but regular follow-ups with a neurologist are essential.
  • Exercise: Physical activity can improve mobility and balance.
  • Support: Join support groups and seek counseling to manage emotional and psychological impacts.

Q&A with Dr. Awana

Q: What are the early signs of neurological disorders that people should be aware of?

Dr. Awana: Early signs can vary depending on the specific disorder but often include persistent headaches, sudden changes in vision, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulties with balance or coordination, and sudden cognitive changes. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult a neurologist promptly.

Q: How can we improve brain health on a daily basis?

Dr. Awana: To maintain and improve brain health, I recommend regular physical exercise, a balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, mental exercises like puzzles and reading, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques such as meditation and yoga.

Q: What advancements in neurology are you most excited about?

Dr. Awana: There are several exciting advancements, particularly in the field of neurogenetics and personalized medicine. These advancements are leading to more targeted therapies and better outcomes for patients with neurological conditions.

Closing Thoughts

At Krushdivine Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive neurological care. Our team, led by experienced professionals like Dr. Awana, is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders. For consultations or more information, please contact our neurology department at [hospital contact information].

Stay tuned for more insights from our experts in the upcoming editions of “Doctor’s Insights.” Your health is our priority!