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Any Brain Effects Of Marfan
Not likely: An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field rather than conventional radiation and so is real safe. The largest contraindication/risk is if you have a metallic implant that might migrate in the magnetic field, but this is usually carefully screened before doing the mri. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess Ritalin (methylphenidate) use: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) a stimulant medication, is not commonly used "excessively" by young children, as their doses are usually given by the parent. Generally, excessive use can result in anything from overdose, to addiction, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, irritability, anxiety, poor appetite, psychosis & insomnia, to name a few. Talk with your prescribing doc about the risks/benefits & side effects in ur case. ...Read more
Prenatal &/or post-: natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21. ...Read more
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 tissue is harmed by lsd. Some reports state that it is not permanently harmful, but these reports were based on adult brains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance: The "cerebellar syndrome" refers to imbalance, primarily when walking, known as ataxia. If the cerebellar dysfunction is temporary, imbalance may improve. If disease is progressive, ataxia worsens. Recently cognitive functions have been discovered which are modified by the cerebellum but these are not considered in the "cerebellar syndrome". ...Read more
It's safe & healthy: Claims about it "lowering sperm count" reflect less resorption of fluid if you ejaculate often. Claims that it will make you insensitive to the humanity / feelings of others are based on ideology, not real life. Claims about acne and other physical woes are just untruths. If you're obsessed with erotica & missing out on other things you should be doing, a bit of medication / therapy will help. ...Read more
Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult adhd? Akin to those studies on ssris and structural changes in the amygdala, la
Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance.Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more
Variable: Many cases of tbi resolve to normal over time. Some are left with severe disabilities. Most common is epilepsy, mood and behavior disorders, and coordination and balance disorders. A good rehabilitation program can address these issues and provide a means for recovery toward normal. Permanent disability may result, but adaptation is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI doesn't: Use ionizing radiation (used with ct scans and plain x-rays studies). It uses magnetic fields to make images and these have not been shown to harm the human body. That said, patients with certain kinds of pacemakers and other implanted devices can't be imaged with MRI because of the potential to disrupt the device or otherwise harm the patient. ...Read more
Numerous: Due to the disease, pts can fall and get injured, have problems swallowing and may get poor nutrition, may get confused and disoriented and need ongoing supervison and care, may get numerous medication reactions, will gradually lose ability to care for self and may become immobilized and bedridden with risk for blood clots in limbs, and of course both longevity and quality of life are impaired. ...Read more
Possible allergy: While generally safe, this procedure can be complicated by allergy to the contrast embolus causing a stroke dissection of the artery causing a stroke perforation of a vessel causing bleeding at the site of the insertion of the catheter or more distally damage to the vessel at site of insertion of the catheter requiring surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amphetamine abuse: Health risks of amphetamine abuse include hypertension, tachycardia, heart disease, increased risk of stroke from intracerebral bleed, and death. If you just look at the mental health realm: psychosis, paranoia, depression, suicidal behavior, violence, delusions, hallucinations. ...Read more
Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach acid.There are more, the most serious is death. Psychological risks are a worsening of the condition and not treating co-morbid depression and anxiety. A more complete list requires professional consultation. ...Read more
Always : There are always side effects from treatment for any condition. It would probably be best to discuss the specific risks and benefits of your proposed treatment with your physician. Some forms of legal blindness are treatable while others, unfortunately, are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism: Patients who had total thyroidectomy might develop hypothyroidism. Symptoms are usually associated with slower metabolism which include slow heart rate, fatigue, weakness, constipation, anemia/low blood counts. Patients are kept on a daily thyroid medication to prevent this. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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