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Flat Brain Syndrome
I have been reading on endomusia syndrome and im curious, does there have to be any previous problems with the brain to get this?
Song plays in head: Endomusia is an obscure syndrome where songs replay in one' s head. There is very little online literature about it. It may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Could it be due to something else, like epilepsy? Not clear A mental health professional or a neurologist may be more helpful here, It happens at times to everybody for brief periods, though. ...Read more
It is not the effects on the brain of aspergers, it is the brain wiring and chemical balances that cause aspergers.
Aspergers is an anxxiety disorder characterized by people who have difficulty reading the emotions of others, they want friends but lack the social skills to maintain friendships. They often do not understand social concepts and how other feel. ...Read more
Complex: Sjogren's can mimic primary progressive ms, and clinical signs of weakness, imbalance, incoordination or abnormal reflexes would suggest "active" brain lesions. Mri with gadolinium positivity also a sign. But sjogren's can also cause a small fibre neuropathy, and sensory symptoms and pain might be peripheral, not central. In this area, you need a neurologist who is familiar with all of this. ...Read more
A variety: Research relating impairment to structure has found a variety of abnormalities that correlate with each other in severity. Structures, areas & networks of temporal lobes involved in recognizing faces, processing sensory & emotional input, & rapid learning of new info have small, densely -packed neurons with short or disrupted connections the? Is cause vs. Effect of experience & behavior, or both. ...Read more
Terminology: These are older terms intending to contrast disorders affecting physical brain & its anatomical functioning, with disorders thought to be more neurotic -- arising from unconscious defense mechanisms at the like. "organic mental disorders" include acute confusional states like delirium, as in alcohol & drug withdrawal. They also include chronic syndromes such as dementia (example: alzheimer's). ...Read more
Is Kundalini syndrome real, what causes it, what is the treatment. Please explain the science behind the issue. I.E. What happens to the brain. Thanks
My grandaughter has lost volume in the front of her brain. She has Down syndrome and west syndrome. How will this affect her physical and mental deve?
Misunderstanding?: A question like this is too important, and takes more knowledge of her individuality, for us to be able to answer. Down syndrome brains are shaped slightly differently from the rest of us and almost all of them have less volume in the front, which tends to be squared. Might it be that she has always been like this? ...Read more
Doctor: You need to see a physician and maybe get some tests. ...Read more
Specialist eval: A geriatric psychiatrist, neurologist or geriatrician is likely to be able to help you. ...Read more
Does serotonin syndrome affect everyone at different amounts depending on the person's brain, or does everyone get affected at the same amount?
Does brain fog & feeling less joy and clarity from POTS syndrome ever go away, or is that the effect of damage done? Any1 have major neuro improvement?
Lots do very well: Brain fog, although possible in patients w/POTS, is certainly not an absolute & even if present is often due to other comorbid conditions such as depression & anxiety. You are also on medications which themselves can cause cognitive dysfunction and "feeling less joy"...apathy perhaps? These symptoms if present are not because of damage done by POTS. We don't think of POTS as behaving that way. ...Read more
What are the best ways to deal with memory loss and dull brain syndrome due to menopause? Does it get better? Is all a myth?
More of a myth!: Less you wiorry the better. Menopause is not a disease. It happens to all the women and they are expected to live normal lives. You will too if you do not get hung up about it. Your 'slowed' memory may be more related to anxiety...So do something to make you happy and cheerful. ...Like taking daily walks and relaxation in the outdoors! ...Read more
Dandy Walker: Syndrome can be associated with fluid-filled cysts in certain parts of the brain, commonly the cerebellum. It's not mistaken for a brain cyst. There may be other structural abnormalities. Most people afflicted with Dandy Walker Syndrome have obvious neurologic and/or cognitive deficiencies starting in early childhood. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Doctors, can drinking a lot of water cause wet brain syndrome? And what are the causes? Also what ages are likely to get get? Thank you.
Wet brain syndrome is a brain disease that is caused by thiamine (vitamin b1) deficiency, seen most often in alcoholics with poor nutrition, leading to this vitamin deficiency.
Too much water intake can cause a different brain dysfunction caused by diluting the sodium concentration in the blood, leading to confusion, coma, and death (in severe cases). ...Read more
Upon turning head to the left it feels as though something is pinched Although rare it makes left side of brain and tongue tingle Bow hunter syndrome?
Eagle's syndrome: Symptoms include a dull ache experienced during swallowing and chewing, ear pain, a persistent sore throat, moving head, or feeling of something caught in the throat. Surgical resection of the styloid process and/or ligament is the treatment of choice although results have been mixed. ...Read more
Can having nephrotic syndrome aged 2-9 years old & relapse 12-14 or steroids, cause demyelination in the brain? If so, how?
Hi I have Tolosa hunt syndrome which was on the phone MRI scan also I have been told that part of my brain is lighter in colour on the scan but they don't know why and it isn't being checked to see why? And I
Complete question: You seems to have incomplete question. Any how, I would recommend virtual consult or concierge to get complete hx and test results before making any comments. ...Read more
Tough one, but try..: Restless leg syndrome is one in which the legs are moving about in random ways during sleep, sometimes enough to awaken u (or usually the other in the bed). It is a type of neuromuscular disorder, perhaps starring in spinal column, or leg mm themselves. Causes: muscle fatigue, low potassium, low magnesium (diuretic), poor sleep state, unknown++. One rx may be a rx drug, clonazepam. C ur pcp. ...Read more
Very rare: I am no aware of a brain or heart aneurism cause by a sepsis or bacteremia by mrsa. Can cause endocarditis, meningitis and encephalitis. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome) is a rare cause of heart failure. Usually cause by a very intense emotional event. Severe infection, by some reference, a very rare cause. With actual evidence base data, I will answer no to your question. ...Read more
Anything: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more
What are the long-term effects if my baby had meconium aspiration syndrome? Should I be worried about any particular disease or brain damage?
Two primary issues: Mas outcomes can be divided into 2 main issues:lung & development. Since meconium passage itself comes from prenatal stress, which is a risk factor for movement disorders (CP) & learning problems. The intensity of the lung disease/ventilation/ecmo need points to further problems with oxygen supply to the brain & can amplify those issues. The lung disease could be minimal & brief or bad & long term. ...Read more
Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) diagnosis after vigorous testing which was all normal. I live with brain fog on a daily basis. Anything that can help?
Treatment includes a combination of the following:
cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) and graded exercise for certain patients
sleep management techniques
medications to reduce pain, discomfort, and fever
medications to treat anxiety (anti-anxiety drugs)
medications to treat depression (antidepressant drugs) also see excellent info at
www. Cdc. Gov/cfs
best wishes. ...Read more
Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. I am getting a brain MRI just for completeness nothing specific. Will a non-contrast MRI be of value?
Yes: The non-contrast brain MRI is certainly useful to look for any structural lesions that could be the cause of your symptoms. There are many sequences that they do to look for stroke, white matter disease, mass lesions or CSF abnormalities. The contrasted scan is good for delineating a tumor. These can also be seen on the non-contrasted scans if they are large and special sequences are done. ...Read more
Had brain injury 3years ago&have post concussion syndrome. Recently been having dreams every night that I get another concussion. Why? It’s upsetting.
Unknown: No one really knows definitively how to understand dreams, although dream interpretation can be meaningful. Scientifically, it is not a sign of the future. There is no hard and fast answer about what a dream means. It may indicate fears that you have or unresolved concerns about your past experience. But you can always tell yourself that it is a dream, not a reality. ...Read more