It is quite disheartening for the parents to realize that their children need special help, something which they might never have anticipated. But certain things are beyond human control and at some point in time, you might realize that your child is suffering from any physical, behavioral, or neurological disorder, which needs to be addressed and treated with the right medical or therapeutic intervention. It is very crucial to detect and diagnose any disorder or disability at the right time as with early intervention, much improvement in the condition can be noticed. Hope AMC’s pediatric neurology clinic in Dubai provides accurate diagnosis and treatment for different types of neurological disorders that are commonly found in infants, children, and adolescents.
In this blog, we will discuss the causes, signs and symptoms of various neurological disorders in children.
What are the Causes of Neurological Disorders in Children?
We all know that the brain is the most sensitive, delicate, and important organ in the human body, and disorders that arise due to the dysfunctioning of the brain or the nervous system (the brain and the spine) are termed as neurological disorders. These disorders may have physical or psychological symptoms or both. The development of the human brain starts from the womb before birth and continues through infancy and childhood till adolescence.
Some neurological disorders may be congenital whereas some may develop after birth. There can be several causes of neurological disorders that occur due to the damage in the nervous system like structural defects, genetic or metabolism degeneration, trauma, infections, tumors, disorders in the immune system, disruption in the blood flow, and pre or perinatal causes like lack of oxygen, infections, low birth weight, difficult labor, environmental toxins, etc.
The Common Signs and Symptoms of Neurological Disorders in Children
If you notice any of the below-mentioned symptoms in your child, you should at once consult a pediatric neurologist in Dubai.
- Delays or missing the developmental milestones, which is one of the most common and primary symptoms
- Lack of coordination of the mind and body
- Alterations in mood or consciousness or decreased alertness
- Noticeable changes in the movements, activities, and reflexes
- Increased or decreased growth
- Tremors, seizures, or spasms
- Rigidity in the muscles or poor muscle coordination
- Issues with muscle tones
- Poor cognitive abilities
- Changes in vision
- Severe headaches in older children
- Loss of feeling or sensations partially or completely
Some Common Neurological Disorders and Conditions in Children that are Treated in the Pediatric Neurology Center of Hope AMC
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Epilepsy, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, headaches, migraines, concussions, sleep disorders, brain injuries, mood disorders, muscle weaknesses, congenital, genetic, and autoimmune disorders, etc. are treated by the pediatric neurologists in Dubai at Hope AMC.