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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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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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Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both.: A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

No: Vascular disease can involve any artery anywhere in the body. Frequently the coronary arteries as well as the blood vessels supplying the brain are involved.. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Yes they do!!: Vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killers. Cancer is number two. Vascular conditions kill by cardiovascular events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out. Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

It depends: It depends what you mean by vascular conditions. Vascular conditions (aneurysms, dissections, strictures, etc) are very unlikely to cause spleen damage. On the other hand, certain blood diseases can clog the "filtering" capacity of the spleen and damage it. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Yes: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Depends: If the vascular damage is in the abdomen and leads to the kidney the answer would be yes. It is individual and hard to tell for certain. ...Read more

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Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered. ...Read more

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Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Lumbar puncture: Lumbar punctures can cause headaches from low cerebrospinal fluid pressure but this is usually temporary. Brain damage is a rare complication related to a large mass or pressure in the brain that can cause brain contents to herniate into the spinal canal or against the brainstem. Vomiting and aspirating after a lumbar puncture could lead to pneumonia. ...Read more

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How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

How should someone know if alcohol caused them brain damage?

Abuse: Abusing alcohol has many harmful effects on the nervous system. In absence of other eternal toxic factors, many years of alcohol abuse commonly causes atrophy or "loss of brain cells with a shrunken appearance of the brain". ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is branchycephaly and does it cause any brain damage?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is branchycephaly and does it cause any brain damage?

Not usually: l believe you mean brachycephaly, which is foreshortened head resulting from premature fusion of coronal sutures of skull. Cosmetically skull will look broader and short from front to back. Usually problems with brain development occur when multiple sutures are fused. Surgery has to be done to allow brain to grow. Sometimes surgery is done for cosmetic reasons., ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...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