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Might frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause brain damage?

Might frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause brain damage?

Maybe: This would depend on the types of chemicals, whether they were inhaled, how much exposure it was, and if they could cross the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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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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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Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Many are toxic: Ammonia, bleach and organic solvents are all potentially toxic. ...Read more

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If family is getting headaches during exposure to recently-refinished wood floors fumes (polyurethane), what should we do? Do headaches= brain damage?

If family is getting headaches during exposure to recently-refinished wood floors fumes (polyurethane), what should we do? Do headaches= brain damage?

Leave and aerate: Common side effect of polyurethane- leave the premisies. Brain damage would be rare, but possible after prolonged exposure in a confined space. ...Read more

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Was exposed to paint or chemical fumes all night at hotel. No headaches. Some nausea and burning in throat/stomach. Did I cause any brain damage?

Was exposed to paint or chemical fumes all night at hotel. No headaches. Some nausea and burning in throat/stomach. Did I cause any brain damage?

No: This is coming from a neurosurgeon/painter: most indoor paint is acrylic water based. Oil based paint is used less and less due to hassle with solvents and long drying time. Lead paint is no longer used except in fine art work by artisis! In the future open windows and create ventilation if you are in an environment like this one. ...Read more

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Could a stiff neck cutting off the blood supply to your brain cause brain damage?

No: A stiff neck should not cut off blood supply to your brain. A stiff neck cannot cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Possibly: The drugs that stimulate especially methamphetamines but also nmda (ecstacy) and GHB can cause permanent brain injury. I personally have seen several cases. ...Read more

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Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read more

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Could it be that I have brain damage?

Could it be that I have brain damage?

Depends on symptoms: Whether or not you have brain damage depends on what your symptoms might be. Speak to your doctor or have a consultation with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Do all kids with brain damage have cp?

Do all kids with brain damage have cp?

No: Only those children whose brain injury occured under age 3, and is stable (ie not progressing) and affects their ability to control movement qualify for a diagnosis of cp. ...Read more

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Is enduring pain causing brain damage?

Maybe: By enduring pain, I assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain. There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in those suffering from chronic pain. However, this association does not prove causation since we don't have before & after tests. But it's certainly worrisome. We do have studies demonstrating brain vs body effects, eg narcotics decr testosterone levels. ...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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What will cause term baby brain damage?

What will cause term baby brain damage?

Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

It depends: On the cause, usually most brain injries can be improved with intensive therapy. This is not an easy questions to answer without more details. ...Read more

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What happens when you have brain damage?

Family practice: It depends on cause and how severe. Often, through therapy, your brain can learn to compensate. It can take time, hard work but with dermination I have seen miraculous recoveries ...Read more

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Is sex safe for people with brain damage?

Is sex safe for people with brain damage?

Probably: Safe from a physical standpoint, but depending on the level of brain damage, there are ethical considerations, such as the ability to consent. "Brain damage" can be very minor and cause no or minimal cognitive impairment, or it can be severe enough to render someone incapable of making an informed decision or understanding their actions. ...Read more

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Can topiramite have lasting brain damage?

Topiramate: Topiramate can cause a number of side effects but they are not permanent. ...Read more

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Does brain damage get worse as time goes on?

Extent more apparent: If the question relates to how & when children begin to show evidence of brain injury it is a matter of changing expectations & emerging deficiencies. The adult with a brain injury has an established baseline & injury is immediately apparent. If an infant suffered injury to nerves, it may not become apparent until the kid doesn't walk, talk etc. Not worse, just more apparent as they age. ...Read more

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Why does eyesight worsen after brain damage?

Why does eyesight worsen after brain damage?

The visual signal: Travels from the eye to the occipital lobe. This visual tract transverse through the brain finally reaching the posterior portion (back) of the brain.
Any interruption in this pathway results in a deficit in vision. ...Read more

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Can brain damage make you lose your appetite?

Can brain damage make you lose your appetite?

Yes, it can: Brain trauma depending on which lobe in the brain affected, can cause anorexia or loss of appetite. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of permanent brain damage?

What are the signs of permanent brain damage?

Variable: The most common signs are neurological deficits like loss of motor function including loss of strength or loos of balance and coordination or loss of sensation. Other symptoms can be loss of various cognitive functions like memory or speech. Injury to the brain can also cause changes in personality. ...Read more

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What is the Best way of seeing any brain damage?

What is the Best way of seeing any brain damage?

Depends: Imaging like your CT scan, Pet Scans, etc. Or, if functional - neuropsych testing can be of use. Best! ...Read more

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Can severe brain damage reverse or resolve itself?

Can severe brain damage reverse or resolve itself?

Potentially yes: Physical injury to brain, or damage due to infections, toxins, chemical imbalance, once stabilized, can progressively heal over 18 to 24 months. Some recoveries are quite remarkable. The ultimate outcome though depends upon extent of injury, age, and medical co-morbidities. Best projection is that ultimately patient will be better over time if supportive medical and psychological care done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brain damage?

Tissue injury: 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, cushings d, and others. ...Read more

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What could I do to help my sister with her brain damage?

What could I do to help my sister with her brain damage?

Be part of team: Traumatic brain injury has become a major part of our new society. I assume you refer to an acquired injury that has left her with problems. A major program of rehabilitation is needed with a team of therapists and helpers to get her back as functional as possible. There needs to be a consistent plan of action that all agree is appropriate. Helping her to be self sufficient is high goal. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have brain damage after an injury?

How can you tell if you have brain damage after an injury?

Physical exam, CT/MR: There is no clear cut way to say there has been no brain damage after an injury.
Serial physical exams are key. Imaging with CT in the acute setting is used to look for acute blood or stroke findings. MRI provides more detail brain imaging and can detect very small foci of bleeding or nerve injury changes. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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Can you get brain damage without having any symptoms at all?

Can you get brain damage without having any symptoms at all?

Yes: Subtle brain damage that occurs slowly over time can result in symptoms that are not easily detectable. When a clear neurological symptom exists (e.g. seizure, stroke, odd sensations, weakness, cognitive dysfunction), the brain damage is more obvious and a cause can be further investigated. For brain health, remain focused on having overall health. Http://www. Aarp. Org/health/brain-health/ ...Read more

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How do I find out if I suffered brain damage after an accident?

MRI: Yes, it is most important to see a neurologist to determine whether you have any worrying signs or symptoms of brain damage. If the neurologist identifies anything worrisome, an MRI may be useful to evaluate for signs of injury. Mri can detect even tiny amounts of bleeding or other damage to the brain tissue. Your doctor should be able to determine whether this is necessary. ...Read more

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What will you be able to do if you have left-side brain damage?

What will you be able to do if you have left-side brain damage?

It depends on extent: It depends on where in the left brain the damage occurs, and to what extent. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the left side of the face, for the most part. The speech center is also located on the left side of the brain in most people. In addition, many people with brain injuries often regain some of their lost functions with physical/speech therapy. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I go to find out if I have brain damage?

Wanted to know where can I go to find out if I have brain damage?

A neurologist: Is best able to determine if you have brain damage that shows up on detailed neurological exam. Mri and ct may be obtained to support the clinical impression. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a person has brain damage what are the symptoms?

Varied: Memory problems, confusion, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, changes in personality, focal areas of weakness, visual disturbances, seizures, etc. Full evaluation best done under the direction of a neurologist. ...Read more

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What do you do if brain damage from car wreck? Can you be ok again?

What do you do if brain damage from car wreck? Can you be ok again?

Course of TBI: A traumatic brain injury can occur in mva's and often is mild and minor. Spontaneous brain healing can usually occur maximally over the first 6-12 months, but improve further up to 18-24 months.
Neuropsychological testing can be useful, and cognitive-behavioural therapies can assist coping. Medicines may help memory or emotional consequences. ...Read more

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Help please! Is brain damage possible to suffer from after an accident?

Yes: Brain damage can occur after trauma. Extent of damage depends on how severe the trauma was and several other mitigating factors. ...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