An estimated 4.5 million Indians are suffering from focal neurology and more than 200,000 die annually.
Focal neurological symptoms can include weakness, difficulty swallowing, fatigue, pain, headaches, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and seizures.
The condition affects an estimated 6% of the population, with the death rate for sufferers rising with age.
The main symptom is a weakness of the right side of the brain that can cause numbness, tingling, or tinglings around the mouth.
This can be felt as a sharp pain in the neck or throat, along with a loss of feeling in the hands, feet, legs, and head.
Other symptoms include:The condition is usually treated by taking painkillers to control symptoms and prevent further damage to the brain.
The brain’s damage is usually repaired with a course of steroids.