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Brain Anyersum Take To Develop
Keep it active: Read, discuss, work puzzles, learn new information, solve problems. Eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight. Exercise. Don't smoke. Consume little or no alcohol, don't use drugs. Wear protective headgear when engaging in hazardous activities, wear seatbelts in cars. Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Protein! Eggs are: Great. High carb breakfasts can cause you to crash or be sleepy. Not something you want on test day! ...Read more
How many years does it take before we can actually excluded complications (brain) in prematured child?
3-7 yrs: Many times the poor progress of an infant with high risk signals a bad outcome within the first year. However, the complex nature of brain development & it's ability to bypass injury in early years makes it hard to reliably predict the outcome in many. Those who walk/talk & interact at the same level of other kids (adjusted for prematurity) will do well, but some issues emerge at school age. ...Read more
How can I take care of my brain I mean for efficient study what's the best way to take care of my brain. Please suggest.
Please see: "Exercising Your Brain" Healthap Tip Taps.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cousin has prob with recalling during exams. She says that her brain just blocks. Is there anything she can take in order to her recall better?
A common problem: There is not much that she can do but exercxise her ability to relax. One of the best and oldest is meditation on a daily basis. All you have to do is to allocate a time of day and sit quietly in a quiet room. Pick a mantra such as a word that describes sometrhing beautiful and focus on it. It does not come easily---takes practice but that applies to anything worth while. ...Read more
I can't curve my appetite. I'm a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?
Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not need surgery if you can find the emotional and or physical causes for the addiction, and get these treated. If you behavior is addictive this may be the answer you are looking for. ...Read more
Injury starts @ 4min: The exact speed of brain cell injury depends on a variety of factors including blood flow, oxygen supply, body temperature, blood glucose etc. Injury to cells is expected after 4 minutes without oxygen as the blood oxygen content drops to critical levels. Part of brain function might recover if oxygen was suddenly available, but as time passed the point of no return would be reached. ...Read more
No one place.: A person's personality does not reside in a single place. The brain is like a network of computers; the balance of how a number of parts works creates the whole. The sense of self is even harder to define, and the answer is not really known. ...Read more
Not long: After being declared brain dead, the ventilator is removed, and the heart stops in a matter of minutes. If left on the ventilator, the heart can continue to function. As long as the patient is being provided nutrition, fluids and ICU care, the heart may function for months in a younger patient. Eventually, the lack of endocrine function will cause the body to fail. ...Read more
Varies with definitn: The brain continues to mature and make connections that finalize thinking until into the 20's. Women a little sooner than men. Infants are taught by parents example that they are little kings/queens who provide all their needs with a simple cry. For some reason some adults think they will become well behaved suddenly after they learn to walk/talk. They don't. Right/wrong is crude until at least 8. ...Read more
Not if prescribed: If you have been evaluated properly and the correct diagnosed correctly, these medications are very appropriate and there is no ethical issue involved. Each state controlled the use of them and the physician has to follow those laws which are there to prevent over prescribing and abuse. ...Read more
Which food is need to take....I am reading 14 hours per day because exams are very near! Help me to maintain my brain become more active?
Hang in there!: Avoid eating a lot of calories at once. Rather 200kcal every 2-3 hrs. Avoid sugar-you will only crash in 3-4 hrs. Likewise w excessive caffeine although small amounts can helpful. Tea can be a good option. Drink plenty of water. Watch intake of simple carbs like bread, pasta, pastries. Avoid fats, esp. Trans- & sat fat. Fruits, veggies, lean proteins are best rest eyes & take exercise breaks. ...Read more
How do I get my body to wake the same time as my brain. My brain is trying to wake then my body takes awhile to unfreeze. What is this called?
Depends: There is a condition called sleep paralysis, which occurs when transitioning between the sleep-wake state (either falling asleep or waking up from a sleep). It is normal, but if bothersome see a sleep specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
When someone stops taking/discontinues taking their SSRI, what's the maximum time it takes for the brain to return to its normal "pre-ssri" state?
Contraindicated: Toradol will relieve the pain but in a case of a brain bleed is contraindicated as it inhibits platelet function which can worsen your bleeding ...Read more
It does not: Exposure to pain does not kill brain cells as far as I know!? ...Read more
On an empty stomach: In liquid form, minutes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any part: Since the brain has excellent blood flow, in theory, a bleed can occur anywhere, there is a vessel. Location of injury is important as th functional loss will be determined this way. If cause is aneurysm, or bubble, these are often in the central circulation from the circle if Willis and can affect the brain stem, forebrain or middle branches that supply movement centers. ...Read more
Yes: The term neurocysticercosis is generally accepted to refer to cysts in the parenchyma of the brain. It presents with seizures and, less commonly, headaches. ...Read more
Varies: If you are just talking about caffeine, maybe 10-20 minutes, however for regular coffee drinkers the effect can seem instantaneous - this is due to mechanisms of Dopamine release in anticipation and satisfaction of a reward (e.g. A nice cup of joe) that activates the brain. Duration of the caffeine effect varies - few hrs to, >12 for about 10% of the population are slow metabolizers of caffeine. ...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
I'll get back to you:
As soon as I forget the face of my favorite nursery school teacher from 1972, I'll post an update.
The brain is an incredibly complex network. What one remembers & forgets depends on a large number of factors, not least of which are the degree of emotion associated with the memory, & the frequency of recollection. If you have lost a loved one, think of him/her, and your memories should last. ...Read more
Short time: A stereotactic biopsy does not take much time to recover from at all (hours to a couple of days). Headache is the most common side effect. Open brain biopsy done via a "burr hole" would take slightly longer -- but both are very standardized and neurosurgeons are the specialists with the longest number of years of training: 9 years after medical school. They know what they are doing. ...Read more
75 hours roughly: Half life of drug is about 15 hours. Need 5 half lives to clear 95% from your system. HOWEVER, this is NOT a medicine you should just stop. It MUST be weaned SLOWLY. If thinking of stopping, please discuss with your doctor. Dr. R ...Read more
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