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Blood On The Brain After A Fall
When body parts start to "fall asleep" due to sitting or laying in certain positions, how does this affect oxygen/blood flow to brain and body?
My dad fall and have a blood in the brain, he doesn't need a surgery, he have amnesia and hallucination. How can I help him?
Make sure the neurologist follows the patient with imaging studies (ct or mri). He/she may order medicines for hallucinations. Amnesia may improve by itself or stayed the same. There are drugs for hallucinations.
Just be supportive taking pt to appointments and reminding him what he has to do. Read about falling precautions. He might need institutionalization if difficult to handle. ...Read more
A relative f mine hs been diagnosd wd a clot in his brain aftr experiencng a fall thru a CT Scan. He hsdiabetes, kidney issues & blood pressure.
I lose my balance, fall, feel light-headed and sometimes faint. Had a heart MRI, brain MRI, blood tests and all came back normal. What's up?
Balance: Falling is a concern because it can lead to injury. If lots of tests do not show the reason, it may be a medication you use. Side effects of some medications include imbalance, and that would not show up on any tests. There are other possible causes that will not show up on MRI also. You should consider a movement disorder neurologist, as they also have experience with many balance disorders. ...Read more
Dr say 5-10% chance of brain bleed from blood thinner meds is high risk? Mom has blood clots from fall in brain and DVT 1 dr says meds, 1, 1 not sure
Filter: It does appear that anticoagulant therapy would be risky in this situation. An alternative is to insert an IVC filter to prevent the blood clot from traveling from the leg to the lungs. Of course the attending physicians, who know all the findings, are best qualified to give advice in this case. ...Read more
Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?
I have had a lot of head injuries in the past year and and fine now should I worry about blood on the brain? Meaning concussion not knock out
No: It is important to continue to follow up with your physician for serial neurological examinations. Bleeding on the brain (stroke/hemorrhage/hematoma) would be indicated by noticeably worsening neurological symptoms (vision change, focal weakness or sensory loss etc), nausea or worsening headache. If you continue to feel well, then bleeding would not be suspected. ...Read more
How long does it take to get over a minor cuncussion assuming that is what the doctors meant, on the brain. With just a little blood on the brain.
What could have happened if I went back to sleep 7 min after I woke up from the severe concussion that they found a little bit of blood on the brain.
Concussion: Don't wait. See a neurologist right away. ...Read more
If you had a concussion and a little blood on the brain that they thought would desolve or go away on its own but showed up on a MRI 3weeks lat then?
MR is very sensitive: Mri is very sensitive in detecting blood products. It is even capable of staging the age of the bleed as the imaging characteristics of blood on MRI are variable and change with the age of the blood. So as long as your hematoma is evolving in expected fashion (based on mri) and have not changed in size it is ok. Hemosiderin (blood break down product) can be detected on MRI years after the bleed. ...Read more
Ultimately STROKE: The brain is the cpu of our human body controlling its ability to comprehend speach, assimilate words, see, hear, swallow, coordinate movement and assimilate tactile feeling from our environmnt. Like any organ, just as the engine of a car needs gas 2 work, if circulation is compromised then the ability of that organ to function properly can also be compromised - occnl transient or may b permanent. ...Read more
Stroke: Stroke rehabilitation is increasingly sophisticated, and may well allow major improvements. First, important to prevent future cva, with an anti platelet drug. Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy all helpful. Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been used to assist speech recovery. A physiatrist who does stroke rehab or a neuro-rehab doc can coordinate the recovery. ...Read more
Loss of consciousnes: With lack of blood to the brain you would faint or lose consciousness. If the interruption is prolonged, damage could be permanent. ...Read more
Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more
Yes: There is blood in all the tissues of the body contained in a closed circulatory system. This means that all the blood in the body is contained within vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries. The circulatory system in the brain is unique, in that the capillaries possess specific tight junctions which form a blood-brain barrier. This restricts certain molecules from entering the brain. ...Read more
Stroke: A blockage of an artery in the brain or to the brain can lead to a stroke. If there is significant narrowing of the artery, then a ballon dilatation of the vessels, a stent, or surgical removal of the plaque is performed to open the artery. There are now devices to remove or breakup newly formed blood clots. A brain bypass is performed when the narrowing can't be repaired with other measures. ...Read more
Autoregulation: Blood flow to brain is critical to continue to deliver oxygen and glucose. Blood flow is affected by blood pressure, and cardiovascular integrity. Brain vascular caliber and distribution is influenced by carbon dioxide concentration and pH secondarily, with neuronal feedback to the cardiovascular system. ...Read more
Not sure of question: Unrestricted flow of blood through the brain is essential for its function, because the brain has no built in stores of nutrients or oxygen. Minor inadequate blood flow can cause light-headedness and even fainting. Major blood flow problems such as follows a stroke can lead to death of cells in that region, with major long-term negative effects. ...Read more
The effects depend on the distribution, severity, speed of decline and existing disorders.
If the decrease is sudden, transient and global, it causes fainting. If it is prolonged and global, it could cause life-threatening consequences like respiratory and/or cardiac arrest. If the decrease if focal, transient and mild, it causes transient ischemic attack; severe decline would result in a stroke. ...Read more
During intrauterine development, infancy and childhood the brain develops very rapidly.
The ability to selectively protect the brain from some blood borne substances is essential.
Viral illnesses of the brain can disrupt the blood brain barrier. ...Read more
Well if you feel:
Dizzy or light heaed your own brain is telling you you need more flow to your brain.
But... Your doctors need to examine you and listen for something called bruits in your neck. They can order proper testing after that examination. ...Read more
Generic response: Typical TIA duration is about 20-30 minutes, and therefore, some suggestion that clot moves onwards or blood flow resumes. The "clot buster", TPA (alteplase) is administered externally and can reverse these problems also within 1/2 hr to a few hours. ...Read more
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