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Dr. Vasu Brown
313 doctors shared insights

Brain Damage (Overview)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, cushings d, and others.


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How does brain damage cause tachycardia?

How does brain damage cause tachycardia?

Sympathetic discharg: After a traumatic brain injury (tbi), particularly a severe one, there can be a loss of sympathetic regulation. The sympathetic nervous system can be uncontrolled and there is a discharge of hormones that can lead to symptoms that include hypertension and tachycardia. This can be very severe and discomforting. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
313 doctors shared insights

Brain Damage (Overview)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, cushings d, and others.


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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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How much marijuana abuse does it take to see signs of brain damage?

How much marijuana abuse does it take to see signs of brain damage?

Depends: Temporary brain dysfunction from the first dose lasting at least 24 hours. No clear cut permanent damage at any exposure although it may take weeks to recover normal function after daily use. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old  son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

School saying Help!: An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood. Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help. ...Read more

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I was first diagnosed with tick borne encephalitis in 2009. Still get sick all the time. Now have brain damage as a result of the infection.?

I was first diagnosed with tick borne encephalitis in 2009. Still get sick all the time. Now have brain damage as a result of the infection.?

Sorry to hear that: Unfortunately, encephalitis contracted from any source (ticks, mosquitos, etc.) can result in neurological dysfunction. If you were treated for the appropriate tick illness, there should not be any remaining infective agent, but it is possible that your immune system may be slightly disrupted. See you doctor for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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Are there better tests for brain damage in high school football players, test where the baseline can not be lowered to hide future concusions?

Are there better tests for brain damage in high school football players, test where the baseline can not be lowered to hide  future concusions?

MRI: Baseline tests such as the impact test are important in following a player prospectively to see their response to concussions. Newer MRI tests may provide a better way to document concussions. There are special MRI scans that detect changes in the white matter fiber tracks.They also detect micro hemorrhages.In the future, as these techniques become accepted, this might be a way to assess concussion. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more