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Does your brain swell when you drink alcohol?

Does your brain swell when you drink alcohol?

No: Your cognitive function is affected, if too much alcohol permanent damage to this center occurs along with liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Would it be healthy for the brain to drink occasionally?

Would it be healthy for the brain to drink occasionally?

Small amounts only: Some reports suggest that 1 drink/day for women (2/day for men) may decrease brain inflammation. This is not an excuse to go out and binge or get drunk, though. Alcohol is toxic to many organs, including the brain. It shrinks brain cells, especially in the frontal lobe -- seat of higher intellectual functioning. Healthier to take your brain for a walk, instead of pickling it with alcohol! ...Read more

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What dose 28 years of drinking do to your brain and body?

What dose 28 years of drinking do to your brain and body?

Alcohol & the Brain: I would believe that given your lengthy drinking history that your fundamental basic brain functions have drinking alcohol as a basic survival skill. I.E. That your brain thinks that getting alcohol is as vital as getting food or sex. The "ism" in alcoholism will lead you to despair and poor health and even death if not treated. Alcohol treatment is available and a.A. Is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a brain freeze when I drink a slurpee?

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What exactly causes a brain freeze when I drink a slurpee?

Brain freeze: Consuming ice cold drinks or ice cream causes stimulation of roof of mouth (Palate) which causes rapid changes in small vessels in the sinuses which sends signals to the brain thru the Trigeminal nerve, causing referred pain (headache). ...Read more

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What are some food & drink that promotes good brain health?

What are some food & drink that promotes good brain health?

Reportedly: Foods like fatty fish(think salmon, mackerel), avocados, blueberries, nuts, and even caffeine. ...Read more

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Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Yes: Research shows that alcohol in any amount is toxic to the developing brain of a child or adolescent. ...Read more

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I heard that drinking a lot as an adolescent will damage brain development. What about just moderate drinking?

The definition of : "moderate" alcohol consumption is very variable & its effects depend on genetic influences, gender, age at initiation, & pattern of drinking. A "binge", 4 drinks for a female, 5 for a male, is most harmful, as increased degree &/or frequency of hangovers &/or withdrawal predict worse scores on tests of visuospatial processing, sustained attention, learning & memory, working memory, & planning. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

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