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Can i permanently damage my brain?

Can i permanently damage my brain?

Depends...: Do you WANT to damage your brain or NOT want to do so? There are all kinds of ways to damage a brain. Here in Oklahoma a helmet law is introduced in the legislature every session & every session it's defeated. I've seen several Oklahoma motorcyclists who've had wild success at permanently damaging their brains by hitting them against large immovable objects at high speed while not wearing helmets. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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How to know if i permanently damaged my brain?

How to know if i permanently damaged my brain?

Be more specific: You question is too general and nonspecific. To better answer, we need to know what event triggered your concerns, and what kind of limitations bother you. ...Read more

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Afraid i may have damaged my brain permanently? What should I do?

Afraid i may have damaged my brain permanently? What should I do?

Not sure what you: did. There is no way to provide you reassurance without any history. Encourage you to see your physician. Be frank about what happened and equally candid about your fears. Take care. ...Read more

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Can taking too much pain reliver or any pill can damage my brain?

Can taking too much pain reliver or any pill can damage my brain?

Of course: Too high dosing of any pain reliever has significant consequences, such as tylenol (acetaminophen) causing liver failure, or nsaid's causing hypertension, or cardiac problems. Certainly, an overdose with cessation of respiration and coma, not uncommon. If you are suffering so much pain (from any reason), that your meds are not sufficient, discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lysol damage your brain?

Can lysol damage your brain?

Doubtful: Not sure how Lysol could cause damage unless you drank it, but usual application should be safe. ...Read more

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Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Yes: Alcohol can cause permanent problems with hallucinations. It can lead to alcoholic dementia. It can also lead to a condition called wernicke-korsakoff encephalopathy. Yes, alcohol can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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Can rough head massage cause damage to brain?

Can rough head massage cause damage to brain?

No, unless...: Assuming that the head is not moving during the massage, and that it is not being struck, the brain will not be damaged. Infants and those missing a piece of skull (after a trauma) need to avoid having their head massaged. ...Read more

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Can bumping your head actually damage your brain?

Can bumping your head actually damage your brain?

How hard? How often?: It depends on how hard. A fall or a punch or kick to the head can certainly be dangerous. A mild bump on the kitchen cabinet is not likely to cause much harm. Multiple blows to the head can cause lead to damage over time. See articles on Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion in Athletes, etc. ...Read more

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Can you damage your brain with painreliever drugs?

Can you damage your brain with painreliever drugs?

Brain damage: There are a lot of different types of "pain relievers". The short answer is yes if you end up dead from an overdose. The more subtle cognitive impairment that drugs can cause is worse from benzodiazepines (valium, xanax, (alprazolam) etc.) and alcohol than from opiates. The otc drugs can cause liver failure, kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Best to find the underlying cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more