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Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Chronic chaneges: Long term use causes changes in the circuits but not damage. These changes have been described in the pleasure circuits and in the endocrine systems. ...Read more

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

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 comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by; -destroying normal tissue, -reducing blood flow to other areas, -compressing normal brain due to pressure -bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

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How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

brain damage: While severe brain damage might cause tachycardia this would be most unusual - tachycardia is mostly associated with issues in the heart or metabolic problems with the body, an example would be dehydration along with a number of others. ...Read more

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Can brain damage cause als?

Can brain damage cause als?

Possibly: Recent research suggests that a history of multiple concussions increases the risk of als, but more research is needed. Fortunately, the vast majority of those with concussions will never get als. The cause of ALS is largely unknown; genetic factors play a role in some cases. Lyme disease may cause symptoms very similar to ALS ; should thus be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...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