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The sensation of vertigo is a frequent reason for medical consultation. The causes of this "spinning head" sensation are many and varied. A precise diagnosis must be made, most often by means of complementary examinations. The treatment of vertigo depends on the diagnosis. In the vast majority of cases, these are minor disorders. Dizziness or discomfort? It is important t...

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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease, that is to say diseases related to an irreversible deterioration of the functioning of the cells of the nervous system. This brain disease affects in particular memory, language and the recognition of places, people or objects. Gradually, it causes a significant loss of autonomy that leads to dependen...

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is characterized by the progressive disappearance of nerve cells located in a region of the brain called "black substance". These cells produce dopamine (a chemical messenger between cells) and are involved in controlling the accuracy and fluidity of movement. When a large part of these cells has disappeared (more than 50%), the characteristic sy...

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