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Alcohols effect on teen brain tumor

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Alcohol consumption may lower one's seizure threshold. So it may be easier to have a seizure as a result of the tumor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/n ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer pa ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
None that I know: Caffeine does not have any good or bad effect on cancer of any kind including brain tumors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: No extensive information is available on lsd effects on pubertal (teenage) brains, but what we do know is that it is likely that developing brain tis ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Acute and chronic: Acute: impair psychomotor abilities chronic: may damage or kill brain cells.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Complex: The epilepsy won't affect the tumor, indeed it may be a result of the tumor. Removing the tumor surgically and following with radiation and/or chemot ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
48 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I am answered yes only because snoring and occasional nightmares have absolutely no effect on childhood brain development. Constant loss or lack of s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD: Mmmm, nope.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Me ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
U.S. C.D.C. says...: In the last 15 years, hundreds of research studies have investigated whether health problems can be linked to cell phone use. Some of these studies ha ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Probable: you need to be seen and evaluated by a well qualified neurosurgeon. Consider an academic center/ university hospital doctor
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not really: Maybe transient change in brain chemical responses, but there is not lasting results either good or bad. The cellular function does not have any long ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Brain development: Sleep is important for brain development in children and adults. In children who do not sleep well it is could be a sign of a problem and discussed w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant si ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but...: Only if it is in excess. Like any addiction long term abnormal behavior can cause neurochemical changes in the brain.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
No way to say: There is no way to know how long. I am sure you will get serial brain scans to quantify the rate of growth.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Be careful: There is caffeine in lots of medicines and drinks and some foods. There can be an accumulation of dose that can be toxic. Small amounts can be okay ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It might trigger: mania in someone who already has a bipolar disorder predisposition.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24291291 "behavioral flexibility" (ability to react in different ways to different challenges) appears most compro ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
No: Diabetes neuropathy implies damage to peripheral nerves vast majority of time legs, then arms infrequently can affect nerves going to muscles o ... Read More

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