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Can Hitting Your Head Cause Brain Damage
How hard? How often?: It depends on how hard. A fall or a punch or kick to the head can certainly be dangerous. A mild bump on the kitchen cabinet is not likely to cause much harm. Multiple blows to the head can cause lead to damage over time. See articles on Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion in Athletes, etc. ...Read more
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
Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more
Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck. ...Read more
See discussion: Hitting your head won't cause a stroke in the way we generally refer to a stroke-a blockage of a blood vessel in your brain. However hitting your head hard can do some other things that aren't good. A more likely effect would be a concussion, which can have neurological effects on you. Less likely, but a hard hit could potentially cause a bleed in your brain, & this could have stroke-like effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes.: Generally hitting yourself in the head is discouraged. Repeated minor trauma may eventually add up to major deficit. AND - anywhere along the line a seemingly minor trauma may have disastrous consequences. This is why many sports require head wear. ...Read more
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No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes, you could: Have repeated concussions and bleeds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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