Trigeminal neuralgia (Suicide disease)
Trigeminal neuralgia also termed as the suicide disease is one the most painful conditions faced by humans. It is termed as the suicide disease because numbers of people are not able to stand the pain before finding the treatment to this disease. It is also labeled as the worst pain described to mankind. This disease is said to relatively rare but it is roughly estimated that one million people are suffering from it worldwide.
Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia
If you are overwhelmed by facial pain at a slightest touch to your face or while brushing your teeth then this facial pain is because of the neuropathic aliment called trigeminal neuralgia. When the trigeminal nerve in the head has awful soreness then it results in this disease. This nerve is the largest cranial nerve located deep in the brain. Its function is to carry sensations such as touch, pain, pressure and temperature from face to the brain. It can also be noted if a person feels loss of appetite, sudden weight loss, frequent dryness of mouth because of lower saliva production, insomniac and feeling restless because of pain, not being able to chew the food, numbness, stinging sensation on the face, burning pain on one side of the jaw or cheek.
Causes of trigeminal neuralgia
Women are mainly affected by it and it usually develops after the age of 40. There are several causes of this disease such as blood vessel pressure in the trigeminal neuralgia, post viral infection on the herpes, tongue piercing, stress, stoke on the lower part of the brain and a cyst or tumor compressing the nerve.
Remedies for terminal neuralgia
Self-care measures such as no stress, avoiding alcohol and drugs, avoiding sudden jerks of the neck and chewing hard food can help to combat this disease. Also, homeopathy is by far considered the most effective treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Homeopathic medicines which are mild and non-toxic minimize the frequency and the severity of the pain and attacks which leads to lessening of the disease.