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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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With no family history, head injury, fever or drugs what would cause a 16yo to have 2 seizures upon waking. Its been 15 years and not another one since?

With no family history, head injury, fever or drugs what would cause a 16yo to have 2 seizures upon waking. Its been 15 years and not another one since?

Teen onset seizures: Ideopathic seizures frequently occur in adolescence. There are many factors that can contribute, i.e. Sleep deprivation, alcohol or drug ingestion, etc. If a recurrence were to happen, it usually occurs within 2 years. Since it is 15 years, I would not expect any further seizures. ...Read more

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Due 2 road acident I got head injury resulting damage of vestibuocolear nerve of my left inner ear's, ear drum is ok, I can't hear, any advice? Medicine

Due 2 road acident I got head injury resulting damage of vestibuocolear nerve of my left inner ear's, ear drum is ok, I can't hear, any advice? Medicine

Head injury: I would suggest seeing a ear doctor that deals wit cochlear implants for hearing as you might be eligible for this device. ...Read more

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What to do if emergency head injury!?

What to do if emergency head injury!?

Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depending on the magnitude of the injury and symptoms do a Head CT scan. ...Read more

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Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Husband suffered head injury, what to do?

Head injury: Treatment is based on the severity of the injury - with a skull fracture, significant loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting and other findings the patient would need an extensive inpatient workup. Head injury without loss of consciousness and external signs of trauma other than scalp bruising is normally just followed. If no new neurological symptoms occur then no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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How is head injury detected by temperature?

How is head injury detected by temperature?

It's not: That would not help at all in the diagnosis of head injury. ...Read more

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What prognosis can we expect for a head injury?

What prognosis can we expect for a head injury?

Prognosis Head INJUR: Prognosis of any headinjury dependant on the extent of the injury.
In children with uncomplicated minor head injuries the risk of intracranial bleeding over the next year is rare2 cases in million
the incidence of head injury is 300 of 100000 populationper year with a mortality rate of 25 per 100000 in north america, and 9 per 100000 in britain. ...Read more

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How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

Medications: Frequently when a patient with a traumatic brain injury recovers he/she goes through different stages. Where he starts depends on the severity of the injury. The patients may have agitation and confusion as they improve. This is treated with medications such as valproate, seroquel, (quetiapine) inderol. This helps to calm the patient. ...Read more

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What are the signs of head injury with a child?

What are the signs of head injury with a child?

Many: Crankiness, sleepiness, agitation, change in appetite, confusion, lapses, seizures can occur. Any change from the norm should prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Will a single head injury have lifelong effects?

Will a single head injury have lifelong effects?

Depends on severity.: A moderate or severe head injury can have lifelong effects, with the greatest amount of recovery happening within the first year after the injury. A mild injury (about 75-80% of tbis) are expected to make a nearly full recovery within 3 months after the injury; although, 6 months after the injury about 28% of people report having continuing mood problems, headaches, dizziness, and insomnia. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a head injury?

Please advise me what to do about a head injury?

Concussion: Minor head injury should not cause symptoms, if you experience any symptoms like, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, memory problem, nausea, balance issue, and sleep disturbances this may be because you have concussion which is going to have a benign course if there is no any bleeding or structural injury of the brain or spinal cord, the symptoms will decrease gradually but you have to take res. ...Read more

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With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

This is plenty: The number one thing to worry about in a head injury is the brain. This is also the number 2 and 3 and 4 etc thing to worry about. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Lots of things can go wrong and often do. Answering this question fills books. Eyes, ears, mouth, jaws can be injured too but the effects are usually obvious soon after, while brain injury may not appear for months. ...Read more

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Could a head injury make someone feel sick?

Could a head injury make someone feel sick?

Yes: Nausea and vomiting can be caused by head injury and is generally a sign of more serious head trauma requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with a head injury?

Are migraines associated with a head injury?

Traumatic Migraine: Headaches which occur after a head injury can be of different types, including migraines. Migraines are more likely to occur in those with prior history of migraines or those with a family history of migraines. Post-traumatic migraines are treated the same way as other types of migraines - elimination of caffeine, exercise, regular sleep, biofeedback, magnesium, coq10, botox, drugs. ...Read more

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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No: Head injuries can cause agitation, memory loss, personality change, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, lack of motivation, headaches. A head injury does not cause schizophrenia, which commonly causes paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink after a head injury?

No: Drinking can impair thinking ability and may mask symptoms from a head injury. May also make concussion symptoms worse. Would give it a few weeks at the very least. ...Read more

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Is stuttering after a head injury normal?

Not Necessarily: Assuming that there were no problems prior to the head injury, various speech problems can occur after this type of injury, but it depends on the area of the brain that is affected. It is always a good idea for a person to be fully evaluated after a head injury for all kinds of possible problems related to learning, communication, and even personality or behavioral changes. ...Read more

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Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

No: If it is a simple closed head injury and the nose is not hit, you typically shouldn't have blood tinged mucus. Of course, if the nose is part of the point of impact during the head injury, then you will have blood in your mucus. Even if you were to have a severe head injury causing an epidural or subdural hematoma in your brain, you might not have blood in your mucus. ...Read more

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Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

How severe: If the injury causes any loss of consciousness, severe or persistent headache, lethargy or weakness the person should be evaluated in an emergency department as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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Could a head injury be contributing to my nausea?

Could a head injury be contributing to my nausea?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by nausea and what you mean by head injury. If you had a simple concussion and your nausea was due to false sense of motion (vertigo), then yes to your answer. This is usually self limiting. I've had patients with these closed head injuries and will have a general feeling of nausea. This resolves over time. ...Read more

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Memory loss after head injury, wil I get it back?

Memory loss after head injury, wil I get it back?

Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercising' the neural pathways and doing activities to rebuild cognitive skills. ...Read more

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Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Yes: If you have a head injury with loss of peripheral vision, go immediately to the er. This could be a life-threatening injury to the brain. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Do I need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...Read more

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Does a head injury reduce your tolerance to alcohol?

Does a head injury reduce your tolerance to alcohol?

Increased risk: Alcohol can make it more risky for people with head injury since they may not be aware of body's warning signals. ...Read more

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Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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