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How does decompression sickness affect the brain?

How does decompression sickness affect the brain?

Bubble brain: Literally, nitrogen 80% of air is pressured into the blood stream and embolizes to body parts the brain is more sensitive to flow interruption than muscle, and other organs. ...Read more

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Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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Could spinal stenosis affect the brain?

Could spinal stenosis affect the brain?

Not typically: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing or pinching if the nerve canal, it can usually affect things spine related, but not really brain related. ...Read more

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Does c spinal cord injury affects brain function?

Does c spinal cord injury affects brain function?

No: Spinal cord injury affects portions of the body b elow the site of the injury. The brain is not affected, but these injuries are frequently very disturbing and sometimes dangerous. The person suffering from this can be depressed and needing of assistance in many other ways. ...Read more

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Could cerebral palsy affect homeostasis?

Could cerebral palsy affect homeostasis?

CP: Cerebral palsy as you may know is a disease that results from an anoxic injury to the brain usually during childbirth. The resultant sequelae of this injury are hyper spasticity to lower extremities abnormal muscle function and in general loss of motion at the joints. This condition usually impairs the patients mobility and overall function. Homeostasis is a term that refers to the maintenance of function of a cell or organ system. ...Read more

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How can brain fever affect the brain?

How can  brain fever affect the brain?

Brain fever: By brain fever i presume you mean meningitis or encephalitis. These disorders can cause damage to brain due to inflammation, direct toxicity to nerve cells, inflaming or obstruction of blood vessels and brain swelling. ...Read more

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Do narcotics alter neural connections in the brain?

Do  narcotics alter neural connections in the brain?

Great question: Although we don't completely understand this process, the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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Can pregnacy affect pseudotumor cerebru patients?

Can pregnacy affect pseudotumor cerebru patients?

Depends: Depends on the severity. Most will be fine during pregnancy some can be more symptomatic. Some of the early symptoms of pregnancy can be similar to pseudotumor cerebri. A team approach is needed with neurology, opthamology and ob. Some patient will need a cesarean to avoid pushing and aggravating the condition. ...Read more

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Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

Yes, : Central neurotoxicity (brain) can occur with chemotherapy through mechanisms of less well defined. It is dose-related and has accumulated effect. The symptoms could range from minor cognitive deficits (chemobrain) to encephalopathy with progressive dementia. ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel surgery affect the nervous system?

How does carpal tunnel surgery affect the nervous system?

Relieves pressure: The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Thus should relieve pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy due to compromise of the nerve. ...Read more

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Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read more

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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Sure can: We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job involves prevention with an appropriate stroke anti platelet, or anti-coagulant approach. ...Read more

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Does rabies affect the brain?

Does rabies affect the brain?

Yes: Rabies is a disease of the nerve cells. The virus travels along nerves eventually enters the brain and kills its host. ...Read more

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How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It also is dependent on the side of the brain where the tumor is. ...Read more

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Does arachnoiditus affect your brain function?

Does arachnoiditus affect your brain function?

Possibly: Yes, it certainly can. Arachnoiditis is an inflammation of one of the layers that surrounds the brain. This can be due to chemicals, infections, injuries, etc. Any time there is an abnormal process occurring in the brain, it can affect the brain's functioning. ...Read more

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How might a brain tumor affect homeostasis?

How might a brain tumor affect homeostasis?

Edema: Tumors can effect the normal fluid flows between cells and tissues and cause vasogenic edema- fluid accumulation in extracullular spaces and altered homeostasis. ...Read more

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How common is brain damage from spinal meningitis?

How common is brain damage from spinal meningitis?

See below: Unfortunately it does occur and is more common in patients with delay in treatment. ...Read more

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Brain injury oxygen deprivation are there institutions which specialize in brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation after taking oxycoten?

Brain injury oxygen deprivation are there institutions which specialize in brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation after taking oxycoten?

Yes: Sorry to hear about your loved one. There is nothing specific about oxycontin-induced anoxic brain injury; however, there are rehab facilities that do specialize in brain injury. Much can be done to help some patients to regain some of their activities of daily living, however most of this is general to all brain injury. Look for good management of family expectations while maximizing function. ...Read more

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How does brain cancer affect the brain?

How does brain cancer affect the brain?

It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read more

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Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Not related to MS: MS in the spine wouldn't cause any issues with brain function. MS taking place in the brain could cause some issues with lightheadedness but not memory issues, it would have to be a very end-stage degenerative MS to cause such symptoms and even then it would likely be a secondary cause, not a primary. Other things such as vertigo, viral infections, stress, sleep etc could be benign causes of this ...Read more

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Does migraine affect the trigeminal nerve?

Does migraine affect the  trigeminal nerve?

Migraines: The function of the trigeminal nerve should remain normal in patients with migraines ( good facial sensation and good masseter muscle strength). However, it is the trigeminal nerve the main neural structure implied in the mechanism of migraine. A cascade of neuro-inflammatory response on the trigeminal nerve is what ultimately mediates the pain in migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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