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Does Your Brain Swell When You Drink Alcohol
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Maybe: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question. ...Read more
If I have a benign brain tumor , and i've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol?
Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/neurosurgeon. I typically allow my patients to drink in moderation (no more than 1 drink a night) 6-12 months after being off all brain related medications. But again, please see your personal physician before acting on my suggestion. ...Read more
I have a benign brain tumor, but i've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol?
Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor is not really benign. Whether your liver can tolerate the alcohol may depend on what drugs you have been on which were just stopped. Consult your doctors before drinking. ...Read more
Concussion 2 weeks ago. Doctor cleared me to drink alcohol moderately. When is it safe for my brain to smoke marijuana again?(Decriminalized my state)
Marijuana is leagal: in your state and I understand that. Unless it is processed and medially supervised, I don't think it's a good idea for you to smoke it at any time. See the brain scans of Daniel Amen, MD, on those smoking it. If you have anxiety use other natural relaxants and techniques . See www.relaxationresponse.org ...Read more
Help I have headache daily ?! Brain tumor ? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache ? Dr won't do mri
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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