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Can You Reverse Brain Damage Caused By Cocaine Use In Teenagers
No: You cannot reverse damage but there is a fascinating data from the book "the winners brain" by jeff brown. Even if we damage brain the procedural brain remains intact meaning by repitive learning we can learn skills. I felt comforted about raising my kids- i tell my kids I do not need to worry about their education - they can always learn a trade any age in their lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is permanent brain damage ? and how to heal from a perm brain damage caused by illegal drugs or by anything else?!
Not really.: Once the brain tissue has been damaged by drugs, it is unfortunately lost for good. ...Read more
Not really ...: Campral will help stabilize the brain chemistry during recovery from alcoholism. Healing will happen only after removing unhelpful drugs and alcohol, returning to a balanced healthy diet, and replacing the vitamins and nutrients that were exhausted by the drain of addiction. You cannot completely reverse all of the brain damage caused by alcohol, but the sooner you start the closer you will get. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In terms of behavioural addictions, can damaged grey matter linked with hypofrontality cause irreversible damage, if not can it grow back or be repair?
Not clear: The "grey matter" of the brain is the cell bodies of neurons themselves. Physical damage to them is serious and can come from degenerative neurological disorders and traumatic injury. Other conditions such as schizophrenia and internet addiction can also show frontal lobe changes on MRI scan, which may correlate to behavioral changes in executive functioning. It's not known whether these resolve. ...Read more
In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Are damages to heart caused by the daily use of polysorbate 80 for many years(present in lotion for hair)irreversible?
Can one time moderate use of cocaine lead to permanent brain damage, memory problems or cognitive impairment?
Death = permanent: In some, the first use of Cocaine causes death, which would be permanent brain damage or impairment. Not to mention heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, or seizures. In the brain alone, Cocaine is a very strong CNS stimulant that stops Dopamine from being recycled -- making it build up and disrupt normal neuronal communication. If you're dead, the long-term brain changes don't matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh use—the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?
I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes it can.: All opioids are depressants and can cause depression directly especially when used chronically. Withdrawal can often lead to depression when stopping opioids, again especially in long term use. All narcotics have that potential. Some people seem more sensitive to that resulting depression. One caveat - bipolar and ptsd people often are depressed and tend to seek out opioids to ease emotional pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If ritalin (methylphenidate) is the same as cocain in many ways, then does it cause serious brain damage ? Like killing brain cells.
It depends.: Ritalin or methylphenidate is a stimulant like cocaine. If taken improperly, it may have injurious effects to the brain. If taken as prescribed, then it should create minimal problems and in fact help you focus by stimulating the frontal cortex involved in finishing tasks and paying attention. Side effects include elevated blood pressure, tachycardia, insomnia and mild loss of appetite. ...Read more
Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?
Many: Overdose of Aspirin can cause bleeding from ulcers or platelet dysfunction and bleeding in many places, can cause kidney dysfunction and an initial rapid breath to get rid of acid and the failure of that mechanism leads to metabolic acidosis, renal and respiratory failure. It can cause ringing in the ears. That is why even the commercial advocating use of Aspirin as a regular pain med scares me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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