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Grandma is having blackouts when standing up everyday. Will cause brain damage?

Grandma is having blackouts when standing up everyday. Will cause brain damage?

No: Probably not, but she could hurt herself -- there are numerous causes of blackouts in the elderly so please take her to a doctor for more evaluation and treatment options ok! ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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If a longtime middle aged weekend binge drinker starts developing blackouts from drinking, does that mean hippocampus or other brain damage?

If a longtime middle aged weekend binge drinker starts developing blackouts from drinking, does that mean  hippocampus or other brain damage?

Alcoholism: It means that this person has drunk enough alcohol for a lifetime. It is time to consider sobriety as a way of life. Continuing to drink when blacking out will eventually lead to death. It is not too late to make a choice not to drink. I would advise at least a thirty day trial of not drinking to see what you feel and know 30 days sober. ...Read more

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What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

Depends: Blackouts can be a lot of things. Related to head injury they may be epileptic seizures. Usually there is no warning and you awake somewhat confused. In any event a neurologist should advise you. ...Read more

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Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Not sure: What you mean by "deal with". It is hard to have to deal with the emotional impact of your grandparents' problems. There is help out there. I suffest that you see a therapist to help you work through those emotions. Unfortunately, fairness doesn't enter into it. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that blowing my nose in the morning or night will cause brain damage?

Is it actually true that blowing my nose in the morning or night will cause brain damage?

Unless: There is a communication between the nasal cavity and brain cavity this should not be a problem. Such communications are typically the result of prior trauma and are rare. ...Read more

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What will cause term baby brain damage?

What will cause term baby brain damage?

Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read more

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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Blackouts (With Memory Loss) (Definition)

A blackout is a symptom in which a person faints. Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness due to a drop in the blood supply to the brain. A blackout can also mean an episode of temporary loss of vision (one's view turns to black) due to a drop in the blood supply to the head and eyeballs, without fully fainting. ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more