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How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

Most Medical Student: Most students remember the parts of the brain and their function usually either by rote memory or by association. ...Read more

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Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.

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

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Is there away I can be brain wash so I don't remember my past? I need it really bad

Is there away I can be brain wash so I don't remember my past? I need it really bad

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 more

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Why don't we remember being put to sleep during a general anathestesia? What happens to the brain after drug injection?

Why don't we remember being put to sleep during a general anathestesia? What happens to the brain after drug injection?

Great medications: The preop meds are frequently chosen to be amnesia producing on purpose.
What drug?
These anesthesia drugs are metabolized and gone. The brain is normal if it was normal before. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and I feel like I'm losing it. I'm 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

What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and I feel like I'm losing it. I'm 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

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For what reason is it that I feel unfocused, hard to remember, brain fogged, and restless only at home?

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

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Can you please explain how and why with brain damage remember some things and not others?

Can you please explain how and why with brain damage remember some things and not others?

Memory: Different parts of your brain are responsible for short term and long term memory formation and retrieval. Therefore, damage to the brain may result in varying degrees of memory loss. ...Read more

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What is my father's problem after his brain attack? He can't seem to remember details anymore.

What is my father's problem after his brain attack? He can't seem to remember details anymore.

Stroke: Unfortunatetly with stroke you can have significant deficit affecting you memory, speech, motor skills (walk, hands), vision, coordination, counting, etc. It depends what part of the brain was affected. ...Read more

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When growing up I remember hearing a woman had baby with water on the brain. What was that? It died

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

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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?

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

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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!

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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 more

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I remember being injected with Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate and being unable to eat my food because I had so much eps. Is this typical? Is my brain damaged?

I remember being injected with Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate and being unable to eat my food because I had so much eps. Is this typical? Is my brain damaged?

Haldol (haloperidol) is known for: Hellacious side effects including muscle rigidity to the point of posture distortion and/or muscular immobilization. Injectable Haldol (haloperidol) is still used in severe cases, or in medication resistant cases where meds really ARE indicated because the consequences of not using it are worse. Prolixin also enjoys a similar bad reputation. The good news is, your brain is not likely damaged. ...Read more

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Hosp x9d for serositis/sle. I do not remember my first 2 days of hosp. A month later and back at work notice some memory issues. Brain involvement?

Hosp x9d for serositis/sle. I do not remember my first 2 days of hosp. A month later and back at work notice some memory issues. Brain involvement?

A definite maybe?!: Sle can affect the central nervous system, but it is difficult to prove. Sometimes MRI scan, CSF studies, or neuropsychiatric testing is helpful, but these studies are frequently not conclusive and always expensive! It is important to remember that many other issues can cause memory symptoms including stress, lack of sleep, and medication side effects. ...Read more

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Iv had this huge half pipe shaped dent in my head for as long as a can remember, had a CT scan done and everything looks fine, could this harm brain?

Iv had this huge half pipe shaped dent in my head for as long as a can remember, had a CT scan done and everything looks fine, could this harm brain?

Coup de sabre?: It sounds like you're describing something called en coup de sabre. This is a kind of linear scleroderma, or autoimmune scarring of the skin. If it is confined to your forehead or scalp, you do not need to worry. If you start to notice visual changes, or have any asymmetry in the shape of your face, see your doctor as this could be part of a syndrome called parry-romberg. ...Read more

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What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

As: As described in the answer of my colleague, normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is a rather common condition afflicting many patients.
The patient should be evaluated by a neurologist, and often a spinal tap can be performed to remove some fluid-volume in assessing the patients probable response to a shunting procedure. If the patient does well after the tap, the chances of a favourable outcome after shunting are very good. The shunting procedure as such is in most cases very low risk and requires only a short surgical procedure and commonly a 1 night hospital stay. ...Read more

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Eye randomly blurs for a few seconds/weak knees/left ear feels full / short term memory somewhat worse. (can remember most things) is it brain tumor?

Eye randomly blurs for a few seconds/weak knees/left ear feels full / short term memory somewhat worse. (can remember most things) is it brain tumor?

We're not magicians: It's unrealistic to expect a physician to be able to diagnose a brain tumor based on your post. Your post is the beginning, not the end. What's needed is an astute physician who can take a detailed history, perform a careful neurologic examination, & if indicated, order appropriate brain imaging. There's no magical crystal-ball ESP way to answer your question. ...Read more

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Grand mal seizure I had one 3/31. Am going through neuro. Testing now: mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc. I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces. I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth, & can't remember a

Grand mal seizure I had one 3/31. Am going through neuro. Testing now: mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc. I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces. I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth, & can't remember a

Encephalopathy: Our brains change with age. Many factors will contribute to the risk for seizures and memory and speech problems. Your doctors will need to evaluate you thoroughly for metabolic problems, blood pressure problems, risk of stroke, risk of cancer, risk of neuro-degenerative disease, etc. I am sure they will provide the necessary and appropriate treatment to help you stay functional and content. ...Read more

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My mind has been off for about a month. Can't seem to focus well, hard to remember things, and feeling as if things aren't real. Please help.

My mind has been off for about a month. Can't seem to focus well, hard to remember things, and feeling as if things aren't real. Please help.

Need unbiased help: It appears that you may need to talk to someone who is not biased and can listen to your issues and hopefully advise you on what treatment or therapy is needed. A month has been long enough to try and figure out on your own. ...Read more

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I have no clue wats going on. My mind is so complexed that it's almost scary. I am lost that I can't remember an accident that happened to me bak.

I have no clue wats going on. My mind is so complexed that it's almost scary. I am lost that I can't remember an accident that happened to me bak.

Get checked: It sounds as if it you are pretty confused. I would see your doctor to have your medications checked and to make sure the dosages are correct. ...Read more

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A think that I can't remove and my mind remember it continuously forcefully even I want to remove it. How to remove this think. It make me unhappy.

A think that I can't remove and my mind remember it continuously forcefully even I want to remove it. How to remove this think. It make me unhappy.

Obsessive thought?: It sounds like you might be either having an obsessive thought, or re-experiencing a trauma. These situations can be helped a lot with cognitive behavioral therapy and/or emdr -- but you need an evaluation first so that the best help can be given. Fluoxetine by itself is not likely to completely eliminate these experiences, but working with a psychologist/other therapist may provide relief. ...Read more

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I'm havin some mind prob. I think 2 do something while I was doin some work and as soon as I finish doin tht work, I try 2 remember tht, but I cnt?

I'm havin some mind prob. I think 2 do something while I was doin some work and as soon as I finish doin tht work, I try 2 remember tht, but I cnt?

Stress?: You are young to have memory troubles. You could have too much on your mind or just stress, but I would also recommend that you get your thyroid checked. Moderate to severe depression can cause this too. ...Read more

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I have migranes often, my mind is always racing, I have a hard time focusing and remembering things. What is wrong with me?

I have migranes often, my mind is always racing, I have a hard time focusing and remembering things. What is wrong with me?

Migraines: Migraines can come in all shapes and sizes and can effect people in many different ways (sometimes quite severely). Because there are a variety of different presentations and treatments choices, it is best to get an evaluation with your doctors and perhaps a neurologist if your doctor thinks that is best. Problems with racing thoughts might also be best handled by a psychiatrist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Plz tell me about abreaction session in detail and if I will be unconscious and can't control my mind or my ideas and if iwill remember what I said?

Plz tell me about abreaction session in detail and if I will be unconscious and can't control my mind or my ideas and if iwill remember what I said?

Don't worry: Abreaction is just a fancy was of saying emotional release. You will not lose consciousness, you won't lose your mind, and you will be able to remember it it is a coomon psychoanalytic/psychological technique used in psycho therapy. ...Read more

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When having bad anxiety and/or depression, even maybe labyrinthitis. Can your mind be on overload and make you very forgetful. I feel like I can't remember today at all. It all seems a blur. : (?

When having bad anxiety and/or depression, even maybe labyrinthitis. Can your mind be on overload and make you very forgetful. I feel like I can't remember today at all. It all seems a blur. : (?

Wait till tomorrow: Anxiety/depression CAN make you "foregetful" but not labrynthitis. At any rate, you'd be surprised how much your brain is PAYING ATTENTION even when YOU'RE NOT. What may be a blur now due to other things on your plate will be much more accessible and clear to you in the morning when your brain has organized things a bit for you. Be patient. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more