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Doctor insights on: Can Masterbating Cause Brain Damage Or Cancer

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I'm 18 and hear about how stress causes cancer, ages you, causes brain damage, yet I've been to so many docs and can't get my stress under control?

I'm 18 and hear about how stress causes cancer, ages you, causes brain damage, yet I've been to so many docs and can't get my stress under control?

What type of doctor?: It is true that stress can have many negative effects on the body. Rather than medicines, counseling would be a good first step to help you find ways of dealing with stress. Psychiatrists and psychologists can often help with this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Chemo brain: Chemo brain has been studied fairly well and in fact at this past years national conference a seminal study was presented that notes that chemo brain can begin even before a patient has received any chemotherapy. Thus the cognitive impairment begins from the traumatic stress caused by the diagnosis and hearing the words chemotherapy and cancer. This is a form of ptsd. Some ctx makes it worse. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have been dealing with major chronic stress/ptsd for 5 years/still. I'm talking very intense. Will this cause me cancer or brain damage?

I'm 18 and have been dealing with major chronic stress/ptsd for 5 years/still. I'm talking very intense. Will this cause me cancer or brain damage?

Not a linear thing: "stress" is an extremely variable concept, and there are no direct or automatic links between it and cancer. There are more clear relationships between certain behaviors like smoking, alcoholism, and exposure to toxins like asbestos, and cancer -- but even these are not 100%. Chronic stress can shrink the hippocampus area of your brain at least temporarily, but this can resolve. ...Read more

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Can infestion cause brain damage my sister had colon cancer surgury she came out that okay but 3 day later she got real sick and the dr said she had a infestion the bowel was leaaking she was in the operating room 4/1/2 hours aftyer the surgury was over s

Can infestion cause brain damage my sister had colon cancer surgury she came out that okay but 3 day later she got real sick and the dr said she had a infestion the bowel was leaaking she was in the operating room 4/1/2 hours aftyer the surgury was over s

I: I am sorry to hear about how poorly your sister is doing. I want to make sure I understand your question. Your sister has bowel cancer. She developed a post - operative infection and has been extremely ill. Could the infection have led to brain damage? Of course I do not know very much about your sister's complications. Sometimes an infection in the gut, can travel into the blood. Infected blood travels to the brain, where it can cause harm. Also, when a person is very sick and they undergo surgery, they can have complications with anesthesia, a lot of things can happen. As the body gets sicker it can affect organs other than just the colon, and those organs can either stop working or work poorly. It can become like a snow ball effect. I suggest that you talk to your sister's doctor and ask him or her to explain what has happened. If the doctor uses too many big, medical words, ask him or her to use plain language. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Could excessive masturbation cause brain damage?

Could excessive masturbation cause brain damage?

No. Just plain no.: One of the cults is making this claim to frighten young people. These people aren't your friends. Enjoying yourself becomes excessive when, and only when, it keeps you away from important life tasks like studying, working, learning skills, making friends, maybe finding somebody special. If it's obsessive, we can help with meds and/or talk. ...Read more

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Can masterbating while I have a concussion cause brain damage? Why can't I participate in non-contact sports while recovering?

Can masterbating while I have a concussion cause brain damage? Why can't I participate in non-contact sports while recovering?

Stress and recovery: The problem with closed head injury (concussion) has to do with the poor potential for repair in nerve cells if the injury is repetative. Think of Mohamed Ali, the football players, etc. A period of reduced physical and mental stress after concussion allows for best recovery. I encourage patients not to study hard or engage in any stressful activity for a set period. Consider this and dial it back ...Read more

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Do you think it is worth the risk to use deodorant/other things that increase chances of cancer/brain damage?

Do you think it is worth the risk to use deodorant/other things that increase chances of cancer/brain damage?

Evidence?: I know of no evidence that deodorant increases the risk of cancer.
What is the evidence?
Whenever some "source" has a crazy claim you must be curious and critical as to the veracity of the claim. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?

Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?

It's common.: It's common for approximately 30% of patients to experience Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, in which they experience impaired attention, memory and reasoning abilities. Recovery varies depending on individual characteristics such as age and other medical conditions. You should consult with your physician to rule out other causes and get a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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20, male. No pleasure just discomfort and numb during masturbation/ejaculation. Don't cum much. Brain damage? Also have low T. and ED. Used to feel good

20, male. No pleasure just discomfort and numb during masturbation/ejaculation. Don't cum much. Brain damage? Also have low T. and ED. Used to feel good

Get seen.: First, make sure that nothing physical is going on, like a hormonal imbalance. If an exam and appropriate testing by your doc is all normal, then there are other reasons for low libido too. Stop alcohol and all recreational drug use (if using). Eat properly, exercise and consider being evaluated for possible depression or anxiety by a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

Unknown: Trauma has nothing to do with brain tumors, and there are not environmental toxins that correlate so far with brain cancer. There is a controversy about whether cell phones or electromagnetic radiation can cause tumors, but truly unproven so far. ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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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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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by;
-destroying normal tissue,
-reducing blood flow to other areas,
-compressing normal brain due to pressure
-bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

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How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

Brain damage: While severe brain damage might cause tachycardia this would be most unusual - tachycardia is mostly associated with issues in the heart or metabolic problems with the body, an example would be dehydration along with a number of others. ...Read more

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How to tell if a migraine causes brain damage?

Unlikely: Brain damage is truly rare with migraine history. However if you are worried for any reason, you should discuss with your doctor and maybe an MRI may be warranted to evaluate the brain structure. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause brain damage?

Can black mold cause brain damage?

Not likely: Black mold causes allergic reactions and non-specific symptoms. See this site for more information.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/mold/stachy. Htm ...Read more

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Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Who Shakes Head?: The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies must not be shaken! ...Read more

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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

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Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes cause brain damage?

Does smoking cigarettes cause brain damage?

Strokes: Smoking greatly increases the risk of vascular disease including heart attacks and strokes, which can lead to pretty severe brain damage. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one. ...Read more

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Can seizures cause brain damage? If so how?

Yes: Seizures can be caused by brain injury, but they can also cause new injury. Lack of oxygen (anoxia) can cause brain damage. This can be from inability to breath. Also, pressure within the skull can spike during a seizure, and with prolonged elevation, this could theoretically reduce blood flow. Direct trauma from convulsions or falls, too, can sometimes be seen. ...Read more

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


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more