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Brain Injury And Speech Delay
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
Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...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?
Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If i ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places i want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more
Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?
Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more
Yes: Because of the wide variation in this process the outcome varies.Cp can be so mile it is unrecognised in a persons lifetime and exists in very subtle findings on a neurological exam. Some is so pronounced, the patient may remain infantile in his/her communication, mobility and self help skills through life. Physical growth tends to vary with the intensity of the disorder. ...Read more
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