What other symptoms might occur with neurological symptoms?

Neurological symptoms may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Neurological symptoms are diverse because the nervous system governs or participates in a number of functions as well as body systems, including control of body temperature, blood pressure, muscles, digestion and appetite, movement, and sight.

Body-wide symptoms that may occur with neurological symptoms

Neurological symptoms that may accompany other symptoms affecting the nervous system including:

  • Altered smell or taste
  • Burning feeling
  • Confusion or cognitive changes
  • Fainting, lethargy, or change in your level of consciousness
  • Involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia)
  • Loss of balance
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Pain from an origin that does not usually cause pain or that follows the course of a specific nerve
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
  • Sensitivity
  • Tingling

Gastrointestinal symptoms that may occur along with nerve symptoms

Neurological symptoms may accompany symptoms related to the digestive system including:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Digestive problems
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Nausea with or without vomiting

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, neurological symptoms caused by a malfunctioning of the autonomic nervous system (part of the peripheral nervous system) may be life threatening and should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Abnormal pupil size or nonreactivity to light
  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Disorientation
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, choking
  • Seizures
  • Sudden paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Vision changes or sudden blindness
INTRODUCTION

What are the signs of neurological problems?

Neurological symptoms are symptoms caused by, or occurring in, the nervous system. The nervous system consists of two anatomic parts. The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, acts as a central processing station. The peripheral nervous system transmits sensory information between the muscles, tissues and nerves in the rest of the body to the brain. When these con... Read more about neurological symptomsintroduction

CAUSES

What causes neurological symptoms?

The causes of neurological symptoms are as diverse as the nervous system itself. A common origin for neurological symptoms is the peripheral nervous system, which transmits sensory signals from the rest of the body to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

Neurological symptoms can arise from one nerve or many. Some syndromes, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, occur whe... Read more about neurological symptomscauses

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 20, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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