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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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Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by; -destroying normal tissue, -reducing blood flow to other areas, -compressing normal brain due to pressure -bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word i would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Can or can mental illness cause brain damage?

Inverse: Mental illness can be the result of established brain damage, usually not the other way around. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

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Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Unlikely: Patients with existing brain injury are placed in medically induced comas to allow the brain to rest and to decrease intracranial pressure. The medications used for induction are closely monitored in am ICU and are unlikely to cause brain damage themselves. ...Read more

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How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

How much alcohol does it take to cause brain damage?

Complicated question: With the same amount of alcohol people experience different degrees of impairment and damage. Some people are more vulnerable than others to brain damage due to alcohol. The good news is that most alcohol abusers with cognitive impairment show at least some improvement in brain structure and functioning within a year of abstinence. ...Read more

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)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more