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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?

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?

It doesn't: What you're describing is usually due to nerve compression. Certainly brain blood flow is completely unaffected by anything that doesn't affect blood flow in the arteries leading directly to the brain. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Watch 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

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Feel like there is no electrically activity in brain numb/dull I cannot fall asleep for over two months this is not anxiety/depression blood test ok ?

Feel like there is no electrically activity in brain numb/dull I cannot fall asleep for over two months this is not anxiety/depression blood test ok ?

Sleepless: You have sleep probably daily over the past two months or would not be able to write your question. You should see your doctor. You will benefit from a full physical ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?

Unlikely: A complicated sinus infection in a child can result in lots of problems but it would be rare to have bleeding in the brain from that alone. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

Concussion: A "minor" concussion is usually recovered from quickly - with the presence of blood that can delay things a bit but normally the patient is back to normal within 2-3 months if not sooner. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Reduced blood supply to the brain can result in what?

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Reduced blood supply to the brain can result in what?

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

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Interruption of blood supply to the brain the cause of fainting?

Interruption of blood supply to the brain the cause of fainting?

Yes: If not enough blood reaches the brain due to blood lost, dehydration, low bp, arrhythmia, etc. You can faint. ...Read more

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I was examined, I was told that enough blood is not passing to my brain due to that my blood is too thick?

Is this confirmed: Sounds like bizarre comment to me, unless you have a hyper-coagulation syndrome, high serum viscosity, or highly elevated hematocrit. Maybe get second opinion. ...Read more

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No enough blood flow to the brain?

No enough blood flow to the brain?

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

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What are the reasons of brain low blood flow?

What are the reasons of brain low blood flow?

Generic answer: Not sure what you are asking, but brain blood flow can drop due to low blood pressure, fainting, bleeding, obstruction of blood vessels as in stroke, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attack, aneurysms, etc. By the way, not in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Why is blood flow to the brain relatively constant?

Why is blood flow to the brain relatively constant?

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

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What are some symptoms of low blood in the head/brain?

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

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Can you tell me what decreased blood flow to the brain means?

Just that!?: reduced blood to the brain has many causes including blood pressure changes, atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries ofr heart failure Brain cannot do without oxygen or sugar for more than a few minutes ...Read more

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what would be the symptoms of decreased blood flow to the brain?

what would be the symptoms of decreased blood flow to the brain?

Depends: 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

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Why should we pay attention to the blood-brain barrier development?

DISEASE INDICATOR: 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

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Which test would show if there is adequate blood flow to the brain ?

Which test would show if there is adequate blood flow to the brain ?

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

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How long does it take for the blood from a tia to dissolve on the brain?

How long does it take for the blood from a tia to dissolve on the brain?

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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What are the advantages of a drug that can cross the blood brain barrier?

What are the advantages of a drug that can cross the blood brain barrier?

BBB: It can reach its target in the brain to exert effect, such as some antibiotics to treat bacteria in the brain. ...Read more

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Something sometimes happens in my brain where for a few seconds something is restricted and the blood flows differently and it sounds different.?

Something sometimes happens in my brain where for a few seconds something is restricted and the blood flows differently and it sounds different.?

Some can hear flow: Although annoying heart beat that you can hear is most often harmless, to find out the cause you would need an MRI or mra. An mra shows blood flow in the brain. ...Read more

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I have picked up something has infected my brain making major mental changes, personality etc and is very strong and painful scan and blood show nthng?

I have picked up something has infected my brain making major mental changes, personality etc and is very strong and painful scan and blood show nthng?

See a doctor: Severe neurological changes as you are describing may not be discovered through a blood test. You should follow up with either a Neurologist or Psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation to find out the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How to recover the patient from cloting of blood in brain?

How to recover the patient  from cloting of blood in brain?

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

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'if someone has a blood clot in brain?

Blood Clot: I am not certain what question you are asking. I would need more information to answer your question -- symptoms, treatment, prognosis? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lack of blood to the brain?

What are the symptoms of lack of blood to the brain?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if there are blood clots in brain?

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

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How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

Impairs Nervous Sys: Chronically high blood sugar (diabetes mellitus) impairs the central and peripheral nervous system both directly and indirectly. The brain's only source of energy is glucose and chronically high readings (above 270 mg/dl) is associated with mild cognitive dysfunction. Indirect effects include acceleration of atherosclerosis increasing the risk for stroke and kidney failure. This is but a few ex. ...Read more

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How can I dissolve blood clotting in brain?

How can I dissolve blood clotting in brain?

Comments: Do not know what you wish to find out, but YOU cannot on your own dissolve a prior blood clot within brain. However, in the first few hours of a stroke or brain blood vessel blockade, a drug called t-PA (thromboplastin activator), can be administered via vein or artery, and can help open the blocked blood vessel. ...Read more

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Why can't dopamine cross the blood brain barrier?

Why can't dopamine cross the blood brain barrier?

Biochemistry: Actually this why we give patient Levodopa-Carbidopa together, or SINEMT. Dopamine just as molecule can not, but Levo can. Levodopa is a prodrug that is converted to dopamine by DOPA decarboxylase and can cross the blood-brain barrier. ...Read more

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Why does blood harm the brain (e.g. hemorrhaging)?

Several reasons: The blood can block spinal fluid pathways and cause hydrocephalus, can cause a localized mass and compress brain tissue, can be irritating and cause local vasospasm and potential stroke, can cause brain swelling and herniation with death. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how blood circulation help the brain?

Can you tell me how blood circulation help the brain?

It's required: Your brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen and glucose. Those essential ingredients reach your brain through the blood circulation. In France, from 1793-1794, the Jacobins devised an efficient method of depriving the brains of about 40,000 citizens of their circulation instantaneously with devastating effects. ...Read more