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Been suffering from frontal and temporal lobe headaches for the last 3 weeks, almost in constant pain. Been for physio which helps intermittently. ?

Been suffering from frontal and temporal lobe headaches for the last 3 weeks, almost in constant pain. Been for physio which helps intermittently. ?

Imaging Tests, Labs?: A painful headache for 3 weeks needs to have a CT Scan done to rule out brain pathology. Have you had this done? Other problems such as neck arthritis can cause a headache. There is a reason for the pain
Has the doctor given you any oral medication to help with the headache?
A specialist in this area called a neurologist may be helpful. Primary care doctors in the US treat headaches as well ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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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

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

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

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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What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

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

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I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

Nope : Fortunately that's not how we get frontal lobe dementia. So its OK to concentrate on TV and think deeply about things, Just don't text and drive. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

Consult your Doctor: Frontal lobe dementia is a syndrome characterized in the initial stages with dramatic changes in personality and behaviors (e.g. becoming sexually inappropriate, vulgar,etc.) Gradually memory and other mental functions also become impaired. A physician should rule out other medical problems and a referral to a neurologist as well as to a neuropsychologist can help to determine what the problem is ...Read more

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Eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia, what to do?

Eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia, what to do?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. An eye infection can spread to the skull bone and then eventually cause a brain infection. This is quite rare. Most people with frontal lobe dementia because of brain disease. CADASIL, amyloid angiopathy, encephalitis and degenerative dementia with Pick bodies constitute the majority of frontal lobe dementias. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia?

What to do if my eye damage cause frontal lobe dementia?

Unlikely cause: Frontal lobe dementia is usually not connected with vision problems and vision problems do not cause it. How do you know that you have frontal lobe dementia? At your age, it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

There are 3 types: Named for the brain areas that are affected, the frontal and temporal lobes, there are several different variants of this type of dementia. Some of these types of dementia have prominent problems with words - either slowly losing the ability to speak or losing the ability to makes sense when one talks. There is an impulsive, disinhibited personality variant also. ...Read more

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How long does someone live with frontal temporal dementia?

May be variable: The variant associated with motor neuron disease, or a parkinsonian process, has a 3-10 yr survival after diagnosis. The behavioural variant may progress very slowly, and may go on for years. ...Read more

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Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...Read more

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What fissure separates the temporal lobe from the cerebrum?

What fissure separates the temporal lobe from the cerebrum?

Sylvian fissure: You might be thinking of the sylvian fissure, which separates the temporal lobe from the frontal lobe of the brain. The temporal lobe is part of the cerebrum, just like the frontal lobe is. ...Read more

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What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

It depends: Temporal lobe epilepsy is an old term for a partial seizure that seems to come from a temporal lobe region of the brain. It can be simple, complex, or can secondarily generalize. Initially a good quality eeg and MRI will help to localize and characterize the process. Initial trial of medication is appropriate, and consideration of epilepsy surgery is appropriate. Some cases are very difficult. ...Read more

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I believe I might have Temporal Lobe Seizures. ?

Advice: If you have episodes of altered consciousness, this needs to be fully explored and diagnosed. You will need a neurologist to work with. Schedule an appointment. In meantime, do not drive, operate power equipment, do activities at heights. ...Read more

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Are there common triggers for temporal lobe seizures?

Are there common triggers for temporal lobe seizures?

Temporal lobe sz.: Intense emotions, medications/illicit substances/medical conditions, changes in intensity of perceptions such as sound/light/temperature, are few examples. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more