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how does lupus affect the brain?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion.

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Is "the master gland" connected to the brain?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: The "master" gland aka pituitary gland is located behind the frontal lobe of the brain and is physically connected to the brain by the pituitary stalk.
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How does hypoglycemia affect my brain function?

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Dr. John Moseri
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: The brain cells need glucose to produce energy to run the brain networks, which keep you awake, think, enjoy yourself, manage stress and make decisions, and above all keep you alife. Hypogycemia can lead to brain death.
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Can hyperosmolarity cause brain cells to shrink?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: Mannitol is osmotic agent utilized to raised the serum osmolality and actually takes fluid from healthy neurons to make room for damaged neurons to swell. Another agent utilized in certain institutions is 3% nacl solution which again raises the serum osmolality for the same reason. Osmolarity is mol/kg and osmolality is mol/kg which is what is used in medicine.
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Would lumosity help me improve my brain health?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Possibly: If the winter light is causing the condition termed seasonal affective disorder, you might have some improvement with proper lights that can mimic sunlight and supplement the winter light. This will improve your mental health.
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Can seizures kill your brain structures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO!!: Seizures are a reaction of irritated cells of the brain. When these cells seize their need for oxygen and glucose goes way up. If given good support they recover nicely. If poorly managed, damage can occur. Many epilepsy patients suffer repeated seizures but are entirely normal between seizures.

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