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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Overview)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), congenital, infectious, or cerebrovascular.


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Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Mental illness: Historically mental diseases were thought to be manifestations of psychological imbalance. Over the last 30+ years it has become clear that the underlying cause of most mental disorders is related to chemical imbalances in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
1,294 doctors shared insights

Brain Diseases (Overview)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), congenital, infectious, or cerebrovascular.


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What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

The inner ear.: Dizziness is a difficult term. Most people mean the room is spinning around them when 'dizzy'. Moving usually makes it worse. If that is what you are feeling, you likely have an inner ear disorder such as labyrinthitis or BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, if there are no other symptoms. Meniere's is another but usually has tinnitis & hearing loss with the episodes. See an ENT doctor ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
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Tell doctor about neurological changes
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Get EEG if you have lapses
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Follow doctor's advice
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What kind of brain diseases can develop as complicances of gonorrhoea ? Do these diseases include psychiatric symptoms? Thanks

What kind of brain diseases can develop as complicances of gonorrhoea ? Do these diseases include psychiatric symptoms? Thanks

Gonorrhea (GC): Complications of gonorrhea (gc) include pelvic inflammatory disease and possible infertility in women, and epididymitis in men. Untreated gc can also lead to disseminated infection characterized by arthritis, tenosynovitis, and/or dermatitis which can be life-threatening. If ill enough, the person could become delirious. Syphilis is more known for neuropsychiatric manifestations than gc. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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70 yr female- diagnosed small vessel brain disease, cerebral athropy - stroke 10yrs ago balance and walking bad need cane what is prognosis ?

70 yr female- diagnosed small vessel brain disease, cerebral athropy - stroke 10yrs ago balance and walking bad need cane  what is prognosis ?

Manage risks: Cerebrovascular small vessel disease builds over decades; we can't reverse it, but we can manage risk factors that caused it. Keep blood pressure on target. Manage blood sugar, prevent diabetes. Keep cholesterol & lipids on target. Do aerobic exercise at least 3 days/ week, more is better. Limit alcohol to 1 drink a day or less. Eat a healthy diet; limit fats, sodium & sweets. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does anyone know where brain diseases start?

Brain diseases: Depends on the type & nature of the disease. Can start from the brain such as a tumor, goes to the brain through the blood vessels such as stroke, spreads from around the brain such as growth in skull, or systemic effect of chemicals such as drugs or alcohol. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

Heart/Brain diseases: Several, from neurological illnesses, to metabolic to ndocrine, to substances such as tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

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