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Pressure in the head causing slower body movements - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have a brother, aged 55 and he has been experiencing the following problem: Since January this year, his head started to feel getting the pressure of a dozen pounds of rocks weighing on his head. As the days went by, the pressure is getting heavier felt by his head no matter he sits or stands. His physical movements have been slower even though he wanted to move faster. However, his head does not feel the pressure when he is sleeping and shampooing. His blood pressure and body weight are normal. He does not have any other health problem such as diabetes. His job does not involve stress. Please tell us what kind of health problem he may be having and what kind of medical expert he should seek? Thanks and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   have you noticed any behavioural changes in him in the recent past ?
User :   Not at all
Doctor :   does he have any weakness in any part of the body ?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   what about his gait means the normal walking is he comfortable ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   any running nose or frequent sore throat ?
User :   no
Doctor :   is the pressure kind of feeling present in whole of the head of one half of the head ?
User :   Whole head
Doctor :   does it get relieved by the consumption of tab advil
User :   No
Doctor :   is there any bussing sound in his ears ?
User :   No
Doctor :   it is difficult to arive with the history what exactly is happening, it requires a physical examination and possibly investigations
Doctor :   you need to consult a neurologist
User :   Please refer a good one in the XXX
Doctor :   from the history it looks like a type of headache or menengial affection
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