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Can You Die From Not Remembering What Came In Your Brain
What would happen if someone were to fall asleep with a bad toothache? Will it affect the brain or body?
Possibly: If you can even get to sleep with a bad toothache you should see a dentist. A toothache could be caused by a number of things. The most common causes are an infected pulp that is still vital and an infected pulp which is non vital. The second variety is the one to be concerned about with your question. Bacteria and their toxins are invading the jawbone and blood stream at this point. Get care now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please answer! what part of the brain do we get words from when thinking of something to say and how come some people always?
Left hemisphere: Left hemisphere lesions ( 95% of right-handers and 70% of left-handers) in the premotor cortex or the superior temporal gyrus can lead to language disturbance but that is usually leads to more consistent disturbances than the occasional difficulty in retrieving words. There are many connections between these areas as well as other areas. Occasional poor retrieval is considered within normal limits ...Read more
Theres a rumor going around that parasites can hatch in your ears and get into your brain is this true how would you know if they was in your ear?
Ear parasites: The person who told you this probably already has something destroying their brain. You can get mites in the ear canal, but they do not get into the brain. Occasionally Ascaris will get into the inner ear from the GI tract, but does not get into the brain. Do not worry about this, it is nonsense. ...Read more
Brain injury: In many cases, the occurrence of coma is associated with brain injuries, which are often associated with temporary or long-term memory problems. In addition, other neurological events and conditions can cause problems with cognitive functioning. Often these are improved over time or with rehabilitation. ...Read more
When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?
Wanting to Die: It is very difficult to die from alcohol poisoning. And the hangover is not pretty. If you feel badly enough that you are planning on harming yourself I am so happy that you have reached out here. I can promise you that not one of the physicians here would want to help you hurt yourself and not one of the physicians here would have any message other than that help is available. ...Read more
What are the things to be kept in our mind when dad comes back from having a stroke. Any precautions to be taken?
Several: If he has speech involvement, be patient, simple, and repeat, as communication will be challenging. If walking is problem, get rails and grab bars installed, and have a walker available. He may have trouble swallowing, so get soft foods, and be careful of choking. Suggest, nite lights, and nearby assistant, and recognize that getting to bathroom may be issue. Docs and nurses can detail issues. ...Read more
If people don't get told in the icu that they may end up with cognitive impairment from delirium, how are they ever going to find out what caused it?
Good question: Having previously experienced delirium, i can only say that it was a horrifying experience. I now have great empathy for those who go through it. In the facility that i was in it was only brought under control when i asked in the midst of the delirium for a psychiatric consultation. Most people would not have the awareness that psychiatrists treat delirium. I was fortunate enough to have one of the country's leading experts in delirium available to bring it to a quick end.Both families and patients need to be educated about delirium. It is very poorly done in most facilities around the country. I agree with the implications of your comment. ...Read more
Bleeding in brain: Bleeding in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm, trauma, hypertensiou or intrusion can cause spasm of blood vessels cutting off blood to parts of the brain. It is often associated with brain swelling or an increase in intracranial pressure which can cause pressure on structures that control breathing and heart beat. ...Read more
Not particularly: there really aren't dormant parts of the brain- that is very old and actually unscientific thought from 40 years ago or so that we only use 10% of our brain. Newer techniques such as PET scanning and functional MRI have shown that we use most of our brain. LSD mimics neurotransmitters that we already have and effects receptors in ways that cause hallucinations etc. They are not from dormant areas. ...Read more
Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?
New technology: Depending on how and when the blood clot formed, newer technologies (suction aspirators and stentreiver devices) allow endovascular neurosurgeons to enter the brain arteries and remove the clots. Generally speaking, the earlier the better and most artery territories are best treated before t6 hours. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother is dying from tumour in the lungs. which organization can finance tomotherapy?
Tomotherapy: I am sorry to hear of your mother's illness. I don't really know of organizations that would pay for your mother's medical bills. If the tomotherapy is deemed medically indicated - see if this is a form of treatment that her insurance company would cover. If she is literally end -stage and in the process of dying - starting a new treatment might not be indicated. Take care. ...Read more
No: In the elderly who simply become weak and die, there's often no attempt to make a diagnosis. But it can be found. Age-related cardiomyopathy (loss of contractile strength of the heart), poor physical conditioning and poor nutrition (these kill), and pneumonia from aspirating saliva are common killers. ...Read more
What happens if the blood flowing to your small intestine is blocked off what are the signs and how long from the time that the blood is cut off till you have damage
that can not be fixed? Can you die from this?
Hello. : Hello. I think it depends on if this chronic ischemia or acute intestinal ischemia. Symptoms of chronic ischemia can include: abdominal pain that worsens over time, diarrhea, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, cramps or fullness of the abdomen after eating. Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia can include: sudden mild to severe abdominal pain , distention of the abdomen, tender abdomen, blood in feces, nausea, vomiting, fever, an urgent need to pass stool or a really vigrous bm. I don't know if you are referring to strangulation of the bowel, which can obstruct flow and lead to gangrene. If you have sudden onset, severe abdominal pain that should be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if flu pills that are not subscribed actually help control or even destroy some of the mucus that got in your lungs?
What disorders or diseases can cause seizures where the person stops reacting to everything yet is still conscious just not in control of body?
If cancer started in the penis would you be dead before it got to the brain? Or could it spread all the way to the brain and then kill you?
Cancer spread: The spread of cancer is 3 ways: local where infiltrates surrounding area; through the lymph system which goes through the body like the blood system. Both these systems can spread cancer to any part of the body at any one time if the cancer is in it. If the cancer is not in one of the systems the cancer may never get to the brain. The general answer to your question is either could occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.
Not perfect science: Overall healthy eating, remaining physical and cognitively active is important for brain health. But food wise, think about berries(like blueberries), caffeine in moderation, dark/green leafy veggies(kale, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli), stay hydrated, health fats(avocado/fatty fish(tuna, salmon, mackerel) and spices like tumeric/curcumin. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not really: There is not a way to make you forget your past. However, long term counseling with a good therapist can help you deal with the things that have happened in your past. As human beings we have an enormous capacity to make peace with great trauma in our pasts. It is hard to do this alone so please seek counseling. If you feel you are depressed talk to your doctor about medications also. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always wondered what happens to the brain when you are conscious but don't remember what you've done after drinking?
It is being: Damaged.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why don't we remember being put to sleep during a general anathestesia? What happens to the brain after drug injection?
I eat when iam really hungry after an hour i feel brain lost. Like when i went to watch an event i could remember after what happened?
Glucose regulation: You may be experiencing post-prandial hypoglycemia, which is often an early sign of some Insulin resistance. You can have a glucose and Insulin tolerance test -if you can find a functional medicine doctor. You could also check your own blood sugar before, 1/2 hr, 1 hour and 2hours after eating if you have access to a glucometer. ...Read more
What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and i feel like i'm losing it. Im so clumbsy lately, dropping things. I have a hard time comprehending/remembering things. Get thoughts/words mixed up. Memory is so bad i forget what im watching on tv during a
Problems : Problems with attention, memory, mood, sleep regulation, coordination and bladder control could reflect a process affecting the entire brain or multiple parts of the brain, but are unlikely to be caused by something affecting a portion of the brain or a portion of the spinal cord. Potential causes could include inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, such as hashimoto encephalopathy or multiple sclerosis. Most of these problems (but not all) are also symptoms of major depression. These problems deserve evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
For what reason is it that i feel unfocused, hard to remember, brain fogged, and restless only at home?
Some considerations: Cannot fully pin this down within the online format based on your information. But consider emotional issues, perhaps migraine equivalents, thyroid, or hematological issues, vitamin deficiencies, medication reactions, issue with alcohol or recreational drugs. Have your regular doctor fully sort this out. ...Read more
When growing up I remember hearing a woman had baby with water on the brain. What was that? It died
Hydrocephalus: Build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain causing swelling, pushing the brain up against the skull and damaging the brain tissue. CSF surrounds the brain and spinal cord and cushions the brain. Genetic defects or infections during pregnancy; meningitis/encephalitis, bleeding in the brain-esp if premie, injuries, tumors or trama are possible causes. ...Read more
Why is it that i feel unfocused, hard to remember, brain fogged, and restless only at home but fine when i'm at school or elsewhere?
May be an: environmental issue like mold, toxic fumes or psychological stressors (noisy kids etc) Tell your doctor about your concern. Get the problem remedied. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Greeting doctor . I m want to discuss about our personal problem . When am study and I remember to study . But all is failed my brain memory is low.
Worried of brain tumor. Suddenly woke up and for 10-15 seconds, i couldn't remember who was in the bed next to me. Then i "came to" and remembered it was my husband. I just couldn't remember. Scared!
Brain tumor : It is unlikely that you have a brain tumor. Brain tumors have a gradual onset and progressive morning headaches and nausea is common. It is not uncommon to be disoriented when we first wake up, especially if waking from a deep sleep. Often people can have trouble focusing upon waking if a new medication or a sleeping aid has been taken the night before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes i feel confused or brain fog but if i was truly confused could i hold a perfectly normal conversation and remember lots of things?
Confusion: Please seek an evaluation as soon as possible. There are numerous possible causes of confusion including medications, infection, head injury, neurologic illnesses, etc, and these potential causes need to be investigated, ruled out, and treatment initiated once the cause is identified. Good luck! ...Read more
I feel like my brain is in constant 'fog'. I don't remember a lot of things i learn. I'm 24, healthy not anxious or depressed.
Need evaluation: For this problem, you need to start with a good evaluation with your physician. There are many possibilities for feeling in a "fog, " -- including alcohol or drug use, hypothyroidism, infections, head injury, etc, please get started by working with your primary care doctor. Be well. ...Read more
My dad has 2 grade4 brain tumours his been on high doses of morphine recently he is losing his memory didn't remember me today is this normal?
Sorry to hear this: If your dad does have high grade gliomas, these are tough to treat, and the tumors could be large enough to cause cognitive loss, but morphine possesses anticholinergic side effects and can cloud memory and other intellectual functions, and even cause delusions and hallucinations. Sometimes, some restoration can be achieved by using memory enhancing agents (donepezil, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-depressants make me act like I have add. I can't keep organized, i can't remember things. My brain just doesn't work. Is there one that doesn't?
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