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Doctor insights on: Damage To The Limbic System

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How can limbic system control emotions?

How can limbic system control emotions?

Very complicated: The limbic system includes multiple structures in your brain which work together to receive, relay, and sort stimuli into dangerous and not dangerous -- and send forth responses through neurological, hormonal, and biochemical means. Emotions follow suit, with the amygdala firing with anger and fear and the hippocampus learning and storing new information. Good video: http://tinyurl. Com/n9xfxtg. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that affect the limbic system?

What are the diseases that affect the limbic system?

Too many: There are many diseases that directly or indirectly affect the limbic system. Too many to name in this short space. It might be better to describe the symptoms you are concerned about or consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how limbic system control emotions?

Lambic systems: Yes I can help but not in 400 characters. Let's do 2nd opinion for details. ...Read more

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Do ssri's help "heal" the limbic system?

Do ssri's help "heal" the limbic system?

No: But they can be used to treat a lot of conditions like major depression, anxiety disorders and chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is the primary neurotransmitter found in the "pleasure centers" of the limbic system?

What is the primary neurotransmitter found in the "pleasure centers" of the limbic system?

Dopamine: "Pleasure centers" include the ventral tegmentum and nucleus accumbens, areas deep in the brain that use dopamine to signal intensely pleasurable experiences and reward. That said, numerous other areas are involved in the experience of pleasure and they may deploy different transmitters, for example, acetylcholine in the septal nuclei. ...Read more

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Can an std affect the nervous system like cause shaky feelings in hands and limbs?

Can an std affect the nervous system like cause shaky feelings in hands and limbs?

Yes: At your age, the most likely cause is benign familial tremor. There are many other causes of tremor as well. Your physician can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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My legs are weak and I ache could that be akathisia? I am on geodon and have invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) still in my system. Gravity on my limbs also ache.

My legs are weak and I ache could that be akathisia? I am on geodon and have invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) still in my system. Gravity on my limbs also ache.

No but...: The symptoms you describe are not those of akathisia. Akathisia is associated with a feeing of restlessness and not pain. However, your symptoms could still be a side effect of the antipsychotics you list as they coil be related to stiffness that can happen from these medications. That side effect may get better by taking some diphenhydramine or benztropine. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment.
You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get used to an artificial limb?

How hard is it to get used to an artificial limb?

Mostly not too hard: Most with artificial limbs are highly motivated to work with it, learn the tricks to use it and administering self care. A major issue is the health of the stump of the severed limb. But if all is well, it can be a terrific adjunct to an otherwise serious problem. ...Read more

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Do u think limb lengthening works?

Do u think limb lengthening works?

Yes it works: Limb lengthening entails surgery and lots of time afterwards to allow for the bone to grow after cutting it and transporting it. But it definitely can work.. ...Read more

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What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

Limbic encephalitis: Short-term memory loss gradually is often the primary manifestation of this disease, but it may not be noticed because headache, irritability, sleep disturbance, delusions, hallucinations, agitation, seizures and psychosis tend to predominate and obscure the memory issues. ...Read more

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Why do I have greatly reduced strength in limbs?

Weakness: Acute weakness in the limbs on one side of the body and is an emergency to call 911 for because stroke is a possibility. Acute weakness on both sides has several causes and deserves a full physical exam and testing. If you are experiencing gradual weakness you need to learn about how to maintain your strength through exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who is the specialist in limb length discrepancies?

Limb deformity: Surgeons with advanced training for limb deformities. There is no actual name because there are very few who are surgically trained to perform limb lengthening procedures. A good resource is http://www. Lifebridgehealth. Org/riao/internationalcenterforlimblengthening2.Aspx. I hope this helps, if so please vote for me. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Limb spasms?

What is the definition or description of: Limb spasms?

Limb spasms: Limb spasms - involuntary contracture of muscles in upper or lower extremities. ...Read more

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What are some complications with having artifical limbs?

What are some complications with having artifical limbs?

Many possible.: Some complications of having an artificial limb include: improper fit, skin irritation, allergy, pain, and need to change size due to stump shrinkage or swelling. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a person would have to get a limb amputated?

What are some reasons a person would have to get a limb amputated?

Limb amputate: 1. Safe life sometime, such as cancer, severe infection, severe trauma.
2. Improve function, control pain. It is not unusual the artificial limb can increase function than a dysfunction, painful limb. ...Read more

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What is a phantom limb like?

What is a phantom limb like?

Unreal sensation: When a limb is lost by amputation, the nerves that used to go to the limb still remain as stubs in the stump. They continue to send information to the brain as though they were still connected to the limb. This causes a phantom sensation of feeling from the limb that is no longer there. This is interpreted as pain or severe discomfort. It is hard to treat and hard to understand. ...Read more

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What is phantom limb syndrome?

What is phantom limb syndrome?

It's not there: The brain develops a body MAP very early in life. Nerves to an arm or leg are from a specific region of the brain. If the arm or leg is lost, the nerves still act as though it were there, and the brain still acts as though it were there. This produces a phantom limb sensation. ...Read more

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Why does gout start from the limbs?

Smaller joints: It really does not start from the limbs. It starts in your blood, and gouty crystals can not be excreted from your body. Then these crystals travel via blood to the joints in your limbs and cause what is know as gouty attack. You need to follow up with your doctor for the correct treatment of gout which will in turn prevent gouty attacks in your limb joints. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have phantom limb?

Phantom limb: Having sensations in a limb that has been amputated. ...Read more

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What diseases cause your limbs to tingle?

What diseases cause your limbs to tingle?

Too many to list: Tingling is a positive symptom of peripheral nerve disease, and can accompany nerve compression, but can be a symptom of spinal cord or brain problems. Can also occur with electrolyte imbalance, a side effect of several meds, and due to some vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. ...Read more

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How is it possible to feel a phantom limb?

How is it possible to feel a phantom limb?

See below: Sensation from the body travels from the "outside in" meaning the impulse starts in the limb and travels through nerves to the spinal cord and then into the brain where we "feel". When a limb is amputated, the nerves to that limb are cut the nerves are still in the part of the limb that remains. When they are stimulated, the brain still interprets the impulses as coming from the amputated part. ...Read more

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What is the history of prosthetic limb technology?

What is the history of prosthetic limb technology?

War: Most advances in prosthetic limb technology occur during war times and is sponsored by governments to help the vets. With th irac was we have made lighter and more functional prosthetist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a need to shake a limb in severe pain?

Is it normal to feel a need to shake a limb in severe pain?

Pain and shaking: Yes - this is a common way to decrease pain. By shaking the limb you are stimulation other fibers in the limb that are non pain fibers. In the spinal cord these fibers decrease the effect of the pain fibers. ...Read more