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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?

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

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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?

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 more

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Could my collapsed lung at birth have caused me brain damage?

Lack of oxygen: Can cause deficits . A collapsed lung causing decrease oxygen to brain can theoretically cause brain damage but not likely. ...Read more

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I had a ping pong fracture at birth from forceps. Could I have brain damage? Will dti or MRI confirm this?I have a residual dent on left parietal bone

I had a ping pong fracture at birth from forceps. Could I have brain damage? Will dti or MRI confirm this?I have a residual dent on left parietal bone

Possibly: An MRI will show if there was significant damage to the brain tissue. If there was mild damage, it may not show up. To be honest, not sure what dti would show, i haven't worked with it at all. ...Read more

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On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto.Could s.p. Cause negative effects on the brain?

On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto.Could s.p. Cause negative effects  on the brain?

Here are some ...: Conflicting information abounds on any subject around; likewise, does saw palmetto. Professionally, I have never heard or read on your concerned question of its affecting brain function. Known to us, behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Thus far, I would not over-concern about it. But, if any concern, just don't take it, and it would not do any good for one at 21 anyway. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...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


Dr. Corey Clay
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more