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Brain Injury After Meth Used Over Years How Can I Test
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Im an on & off user of meth for 17yrs. Now i had a balance problem while walking though i don't fall. Cardio says im ok. Cud it be a brain damage?
Need neurology visit: Given your symptoms it would seem that you need to schedule an appointment with the neurologist. The neurologist should be able to give you any idea whether it has something to do with brain damage. There's also a possibility that it could have something to do with inner ear problems in which case the neurologist may refer you to an ENT doctor. Best wishes. By the way, please see a substance-abuse counselor for help with your crystal meth issues. ...Read more
Long term sequelae: There are long term sequelae that may be associated with brain injury. The more severe the brain injury, the more likely the sequelae. Mri technology has exploded in recent years and allows one to see signs of prior damage to white matter tracts or signs of small microhemorrhages. An example of a possible long-term sequelae is the development of normal pressure hydrocephalus many (>10) years later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Frontal lobe syndrome produces long term complications with mood, attention, and behavior. The famous case of phineus gage described a worker who had a tamping rod explode through his frontal lobes. He survived in good health but could not return to work due to mood and lack of motivation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could it be that a traumatic brain injury starts to have rapid mental deteriation 10-12 years after the brain injury?
When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?
Pregnancy years after trauma to body? I am 22 years old, not planning to have children anytime in the near future, but i did suffer from a traumatic brain injury five years ago, along with multiple other internal injuries, including a fractured pelvis; ar
Probably: It is impossible for someone on the internet to specifically answer without access to your medical records, you should direct this question to your neurologist. ...Read more
Is feeling tired a permanent effect from a brain injury its been 2 years and i still get really tired will i always be i still got all my effects too?
See brain specialist: PMR doctors and neurologists share knowledge of brain injury and its treatment. Late effects of brain injury do include fatigue, as well as memory deficits, decreased concentration, and others. Regarding your own injury, knowing the extent of injury and location will assist in addressing cause, as,it may be a sleep,problem causing this. See a specialist for eval, diagnostics, and resolution. ...Read more
Since my brain injury 2 years ago i have a fear of germs and catching things is this normal for a brain injury i wasn't like this before it happened?
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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