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Brain Injuries At Birth
Parents suspect brain injury in 2 year old girl with developmental delays and hypertonia from birth. Neurologist refuse's mri. What can be done?
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, ...Read more
Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?
Yes: Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death. Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services. ...Read more
Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?
I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a forceps birth and got a ping pong fracture which left me with a depression on left parietal bone, is it possible that i suffered brain damage?
Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible to be suffering long sequelae from a brain injury. The chances of this are increased the more severe the tbi, and the greater the extent of injury seen on the ct/mri. You want to ensure that there are no structural abnomalities such as post-traumatic hydrocephalus, or a recurrence of subdural hematomas. These are easily detected on scans and can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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