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Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Maybe: This speech rhythm and rate disorder affects 5% of children aged 2 - 5. It may last for several weeks to several years. Stuttering tends to run in families and genes that cause stuttering have been identified. There is evidence that stuttering may be a result of some unusual brain injuries, such as stroke or traumatic brain injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Brain injury, especially with damage to the frontal and temporal lobes can result in impulsivity, irritability and dysregulated behavior with excessive reactivity. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Could a cerebral aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Could a cerebral aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Possibly: Depends on the degree of trauma and the location. If you have a real concern, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Brain cancer...: Occurs more frequently in hiv-infected individuals, but most types of brain cancer have not been definitely tied to viruses. ...Read more

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How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

Not very: Vertigo is sometimes caused by a brain tumor affecting the vestibular nerve, a so-called 'acoustic neuroma' (vestibular schwannoma). However there are many other more common causes of this symptom. See your doctor for a full evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

No, not likely: Generally, brain tumors do not arise from brain infection (eg., meningitis, encephalitis, absess); however, a bacterial superinfection may rarely develop in a primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for paraplegia caused by a c6-c7 spinal injury?

Is there a cure for paraplegia caused by a c6-c7 spinal injury?

No cure but : Cervical cord injury is very serious. Common causes are accidents from diving into a pool or whiplash from car accident or hyperextension injury during football. Often the spinal cord is crushed or the blood flow to the cord is stopped so that a region of the cord dies off due to injury and/or lack of blood supply. There is no repair for this. Good rehabilitation can recover whats possible. ...Read more

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What is meant by a dissecting brain injury?

What is meant by a dissecting brain injury?

?arterial dissection: Do you wish to know about a dissection of the carotid or vertebral arteries? This is the consequence of a forceful impact or stretch causing the interior of the vessel wall to tear. At the injury site, a blood clot could form and cause a secondary stroke downstream. (i do not know the term dissecting brain injury, but do know about brain "dissection" in medical school courses). ...Read more

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Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Seizure with tumor: Seizures caused by a brain tumor are not likely to do more damage than epileptic seizures. Damage to the brain in patients with seizures is more related to the cause of the seizures than the seizure itself. ...Read more

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Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Rarely!!!!: But possible trauma , especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more

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How is the brain affected by a stroke?

How is the brain affected by a stroke?

Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the brain controlling movement, it will cause weakness. If it affects the part controlling vision, it will cause vision problems. Most commonly strokes present with face, arm or leg weakness, sensory or visual disturbances, and/or speech difficulty. ...Read more

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Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Encephalitis: Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection. Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. ...Read more

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Is amblyopia caused by trauma?

Is amblyopia caused by trauma?

Generally NO: Amblyopia is usually a developmental problem however if an eye injury is bad enough to change the vision in a young child and a clear image is not restored then amblyopia may result. ...Read more

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Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Result not cause: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. ...Read more

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What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

Several: Usually these are intellctual, i.e. Learning disorders, lower intelligence and behavioral, impulsive, inattentive. If you know someone with these issues, seeing a psychologist to determine the persons strengths and defecits will help in their rehabilitation. Often a psychiatrist is needed for the behvioral issues if the are causing dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is either asperger's or autism caused by too much brain plasticity?

Is either asperger's or autism caused by too much brain plasticity?

No: Two different concepts; plasticity really is more about a kind of ''understudy'' capacity. ...Read more

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What are the chances for a swallowing disorder being caused by brain damage?

What are the chances for a swallowing disorder being caused by brain damage?

Common in strokes: Stroke patients and others with brainstem injuries can cause swallowing problems, but an isolated problem with swallowing is unlikely to be caused by brain damage. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more