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Effects Of A Frontal Lobe Stroke
Stroke and mood: Yes! Frontal lobe strokes can cause personality and/or mood changes. The FLs when healthy act as our "filter", keep us from losing control of our emotions, help us maintain attention, among other things. Damage to certain frontal areas can cause difficulty controlling anger, tendency to be 'black and white' in your thinking, or even depression. Yes these can be permanent, but also can be treated. ...Read more
Yes...: It is always possible that any insult, mass effect, infection or electrical imbalance that triggers seizures can manifest in a similar way, reason why it is important to get an immediate evaluation when symptoms are suggestive of any serous brain problem. ...Read more
My 20 mth son shows seizure for 1ess than 10 seconds 1/2times/day.MRI told swelling in the temporal lobe and stroke in frontal lobe. Is it curable? Pls
Need further info: It is unclear what is meant by "swelling" in the temporal lobe as that could indicate several things and a previous stroke can certainly be the cause of seizures. Likelihood of curable is low but these seizures are often treatable as there are many effective anti-seizure medications available. Please see a pediatric neurologist or make a consult appointment with me for further guidance. ...Read more
I have a two cm. Cyst in my frontal left lobe of my brain. My grandmother had an anyurism and stroke. Am i at a higher risk than most because of this?
Probably not: The 2 cm cyst in your head/brain is presumably an arachnoid cyst and is not itself a risk factor for aneurysm. There is likely a hereditary component to some aneurysms, and often screening is done for people who have a first degree relative (i.e., parent, sibling, child) with an aneurysm. Having a single grandmother with an aneurysm likely does not increase your risk much if at all. ...Read more
I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?
Hard to say: It is hard to say. From your question, it sounds as though you had injury demonstrated either by ct scan or MRI scan. One may have no problems at all, it depends on the size of the injury and the exact location in these regions. If you are asking what these areas typically do: r frontal: smell, memory, impulse control, left sided movement. L parietal: speech, language, right sided movement. ...Read more
Deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.:
Frontal lobe syndrome (FLS) reflects damage to the prefrontal regions of the frontal lobe. It is characterised by deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.
Head injury, Stroke, Infection, Neoplasm, Degenerative Disorders. ...Read more
Frontal lobe fxn: Not sure what you're asking, but the frontal lobe of the brain (cerebrum) largely controls behavior, executive functions such as planning, language and motor function. ...Read more
Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on an MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots. ...Read more
Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However, this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more
Depends...: Difficult to answer without more information, but if there is damage to the frontal lobe, this usually cannot be repaired, and therapy is performed to maximize function. Please rephrase if you need additional information. ...Read more
Brain: For a great summary see: http://www.neuroskills.com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes.php. In short — right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more
Right Frontal Lobe: For a great summary see: http://www.neuroskills.com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes.php. In short — right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more
Speech and weakness: Damage to the left frontal lobe can occur from various causes, but often blood clot occluding blood flow or a hemorrhagic stroke with often several symptoms that are unfortunately seen. These include slurred speech, difficulty with expression of speech, however, fortunately still often able to understand speech, and drooping of the right face as well as weakness of the right arm and leg. ...Read more
I have a question what could happen years later after getting a corner of your left frontal lobe remove?
Left frontal lobe: Is in most people involved in motor function, memory, language, impulse, judgement, sexual and social functions. The extent of changes in any of this functions will vary depending on the ability of your neurons to reconnect and regenerate and intercommunications. Your neurosurgeon will be the best to discuss the effect based on how much is removed and the loci ...Read more
I am 67 and have generalized cerebral and cerabellar loss with slight frontal lobe predominance. Explain.
Atrophy: There seems to be a word missing, but in general, you have reduced volume of the brain. Normal aging means that the brain loses volume, but there can be accelerated loss of volume with certain diseases, such as alzheimer's. Also, accelerated loss of volume in certain areas of the brain can predict dementia. It is best to speak to your primary care provider or a neurologist. ...Read more
Why do I have this strange headache? I have never had one like this. It's in the right upper frontal lobe area. It comes and goes on and off for 2 day
Get seen ASAP.: Patients with new or 'strange' headaches worry doctors. A mild headache that response to over the counter medication such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not an emergency, but you should see your doctor in the next few weeks since it is new. Headaches that get worse or become severe could be an emergency and you should have someone bring you to an emergency room right away or call 911. ...Read more
Personality change: There are several distinct types of ftld or fld. One type presents with apathy or disinhibited personality changes. Other types present with the gradual loss of the ability to speak. ...Read more
Inside the skull: The frontal lobe is located inside the skull(cranium) in the front part (anterior cranial fossa) somewhat above the eyes. You actually have two of them-- a right frontal lobe and a left frontal lobe. ...Read more
Neurologist: Recommend neurological evaluation if there are concerns about frontal lobe problems. ...Read more
Regular exercise?: Good morning, that is an interesting question, as it echoes the feeling of many of us! There are a lot of claims with no definite proof of results. Aging lead to decline in frontal lobe functions, one the reason being inactivity, both physically and mentally as we age. The only proven technique to improve is to engage in physical exercise and continue to learn new things to stimulate your brain. ...Read more
Yes: As we get older, the cells, tissues and organs in our body shrink/atrophy, degenerate/decrease in its functional capacity and it's part of the natural cycle of the human body. When the brain shrinks, it doesn't grow back. Those people who are endowed with good genes have a longer life span and have a delay in these processes. Google online for images of brain atrophy. Best wishes! ...Read more
Brain injury: It really depends on how much injury to the frontal lobes occurred. At this time there is no real treatment available for traumatic injuries to this region of the brain. ...Read more
Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more
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