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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Brain Atrophy

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What are the causes of brain atrophy?

What are the causes of brain atrophy?

Age : Brain atrophy is common in the elderly population. If the atrophy is pronounced may be secondary to dementia. It is not specific of any particular condition. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...Read more

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Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Any: Brain tumors that effect what we call the limbic system or the auditory or visual association cortex could cause auditory or visual hallucinations. This could be because the tumor is in these areas or because of mass effect even if the tumor is in a different area ...Read more

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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain and seizures?

What causes inflammation of the brain and seizures?

Seizures: Infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, vasculitis or cerebritis from autoimmune conditions like lupus, certain toxidromes, metabolic problems, and even trauma can produce inflammation/swelling of the brain and seizures. ...Read more

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What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking, using the arms, or with speaking of swallowing. Eye movements may sometimes be affected also. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain causes narcolepsy?

Which part of the brain causes narcolepsy?

Hypothalamus: The part of the brain known as the hypothalamus is responsible for narcolepsy. Lack of a neurotransmitter called hypocretin (orexin) in this part of the brain results in the illness. ...Read more

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known. : There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain fog and muscle twitching?

What are the causes of brain fog and muscle twitching?

Fibromyalgia : These are frequent symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

Many causes: lack of sleep, depression, thyroid disease, dementia, old age, autoimmune disease, head bleed, drugs, environmental exposure, etc . . . many causes. Consult with your personal Physician as soon as possible for further workup ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain?

What causes inflammation of the brain?

Brain inflammation: Can be cauysed by infectious or autoimmune (collagen-vascular) conditions, or some other brain insult. For example edema or inflammation surrounding a bleed or tumor. ...Read more

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What Causes Loss of Brain Mass ?

Brain size : The human brain reaches its maximum size around age 20-22, then it slowly shrinks over time. By age 75, it may decrease in volume or mass about 30%. This is a natural phenomenon. It is not clear what the biological purpose of this is. The mass of the brain also decreases after injuries, such as traumatic injury, stroke, MS, or illnesses, such as certain infections, brain tumors, or dementia. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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What causes twitching with brain injury?

What causes twitching with brain injury?

Hard to say: With severe brain injury severe twitching may be a seizure. If it is mild or focal twitching, it may be a reflection of the brain injury and the irritability of the brain. This may lead to disorganized electrical activity which may lead to the "twitching". ...Read more

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What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

Unknown: Like so many other cancers, the cause of neuro-endocrine cancer is unknown. Just consider this to be an accident of nature and accept it as your destiny. ...Read more