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How Can You Tell The Difference Between Slight And Transient Brain Injury
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
Check sympptoms: We get forgetful as we grow older. Stress and illnesses like anxiety and depression can also cause forgetfulness. Dementia is a term used to describe certain neurological disorders where besides memory problems there may be problems with performing activities of daily living, cognitive function impairment, poor judgement, disorientation and mood changes. When in doubt see your family physician. ...Read more
Pain anxiety: Sinus pressure is felt as a tight squeeze and localized generally to the area of the sinus involved. Brain tumors generally don't hurt, but the symptoms are related to the area where the lesion is located. If tumor is in the back (occipital area) of the brain, symptoms may be perceived in the eye, for example. A good physical examination may be helpful in differentiating between the two. ...Read more
No head trauma: Shouldn't really be confused. Radiating pains into the arm (singular) suggests pinched nerve. Concussive symptoms are grouped into: 1) cognitive; foggy, concentration, memory issues 2)somatic; headaches, dizziness, nausea, light sensitive 3)mood; irritability, anxiety, sadness 4)sleep disturbance including too much/too little. Again, not too much alike. ...Read more
Memory problems: Most people complain of some memory problems as they age. For people who are concerned about their memory, testing can be performed by geriatric specialists. In general, events like misplacing car keys or loosing your train of thought is probably normal. Examples of events that are usually not normal include getting lost in prevously familiar surroundings or repeating converstations. ...Read more
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Clot or swelling: Phlebitis is a clot in a vein and it can be either superficial or deep. Thrombophlebitis is another name for this. Infiltration is when an IV is placed into a vein and the fluid from the IV escapes from the vein causing the tissue around the entrance site of the IV to swell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Winter blues: Depression is not seasonal; it persists year round, unless treated. Even then it may take some time to feel "normal". Winter blues is also called seasonal affective disorder (sad); usually occurs in fall & winter, when we have less exposure to sunlight. Sad responds some to antidepressants but even more to full-spectrum light—sun or special light therapy lamps. Even grow lights may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of pain: Nerve pain is often described as burning, tingling or numbness. Nerve pain tends to travel along a dermatome (nerve pattern on the skin) and radiate proximally (at the source) to distally (towards the end of an extremity). Musculoskeletal pain can be sharp or dull and tends to be more focal- meaning it stays in one general area. These statements are generalizations & not all pain is "textbook.". ...Read more
Location: Simple joint and muscle pain location are restricted to their own structures. And tenderness is as well. Push on a joint and joint pain will hurt. Complex pains are more difficult because a painful joint can cause tightness and pain in the adjacent muscles, and stiff painful muscles can lead to joint pain. In that case, both will be painful and sore, with the primary source usually more painful, . ...Read more
One can cause..: The other. A stomach virus that leads to vomiting, poor intake, diarrhea can lead to someone getting behind in fluids (dehydration). A stomach bug often comes with feeling bad, maybe fevers, stomach cramps, etc. Dehydration can be caused by lots of things besides stomach problems. Not ever stomach virus leads to dehydration, but you should take steps to prevent it anytime you have a stomach virus. ...Read more
See a surgeon: It can be difficult at times. Lipomas are usually very discrete and mobile. Swelling is less well defined but will improve. See an experienced surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
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