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I Have A Traumatic Brain Injury
A bit: The classic is boxers who generally end up with severe cognitive impairment and early dementia. Football players also are very susceptible. If you have a choice, become a baseball player or a golfer. Martial arts in many ways teaches you to protect your head but some damage is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
Can one head injury/concussion where I apparently suffered amnesia as I have no recollection, cause CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopat)30 years later?
Subconcussive Injury: have also been associated with CTE . There is ongoing research on finding markets. Continue doing positive things for your brain health. ...Read more
When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?
Could it be that a traumatic brain injury starts to have rapid mental deteriation 10-12 years after the brain injury?
Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less sex after TBI: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) can effect mood and concentration which in turn can decrease you sex drive. This is thought to be due to injury to the limbic system. Mood changes from tbi are treated by primary care providers, psychiatrists and neurologists. Contact your doctor to see if a referral can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Mild brain injuries can heal and be technically reversed. However, moderate to severe injuries often will have significant structural damage to neuronal structures that just will not heal correctly and once this occurs, there is very little we can do to reverse that damage. Most of the recovery then will be on improving function with the new normal cognitive baseline. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a brain injury from 4yrs ago effect me today in balance. Vertigo memory insomnia i suffer from this from such a issue. Skull was fractured?
Depends: I would first need to see the patient in the office, see what the issues are and the history, do some testing in the office and then discuss with the person what i thought and what i wanted to do about it, be it therapy, medication or both. I would then follow the person over time and modify the treatment as time goes along...I say this because i'm a neuropsychiatrist. ...Read more
I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.
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