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Happens To The Cerebellum When Its Affected By Alcohol
MRI report Note is made of tissue loss in the cerebellum,
predominantly in the vermis. How would that happen? 46yr old-former alcohol abuse, brain inj
CerbeelarAlcoholeffe: I commend you for not using Alcohol now. Structural damage in the cerebellum of alcoholics is tissue volume loss in the anterior superior vermis due to either shrinkage or atrophy of Purkinje cells (large nerve cells that make up mu much of the volume of the vermis). It can also happen due to head injury. See Neurologist for Diagnosis. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Alcohol effects; AA meetings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has cerebellum degeneration due to chronic alcohol use, resides in nursing home. Lately he's not making sense, is this normal?
Dementia: Alcohol affects both the cerebellum and the cerebral functions, and alcohol brain atrophy is not unusual, and not surprising. "Is this normal"? Are you kidding? But would check B vitamin and D vitamin levels and at least check for other causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer's, but your husband has created his destiny by his habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i have cerebellar atrophy (not from alcohol), should I avoid all alcohol , including that found in cold medicines?
Why is it present?: Many different causes for cerebellar atrophy, but, in your age group, lf this is sporadic and not familial, there should be an energetic search for etiology, which could involve medications, occult tumors, and a variety of diseases, including ms, cadasil, arteritis, alcohol/nutritional, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is long term alcohol use a cause for cerebellar atrophy? If stopped, how long with no alcohol will improve it?
How long does it take for cerebellar ataxia caused by alcohol to improve ? Im 20 months of the drink and still have ataxia , but I have emproved a lot
Ataxia: You did not say how old you are and how long have you been drinking. If your exposure is fairly long to alcohol the damage may be irreversible. However if you have not been drinking for years you need a detailed evaluation including brain imaging to be sure that you did not have a stroke or not suffering from brain tumor. ...Read more
What happens if alcohol kills brain cells, but we only use 10% of our brains is it really that bad for you?
Relative: That is a relative question. You can damage the brain with just one big binge. ...Read more
Alcohol: Amount & duration of drinking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on extent: Studies show that teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs on the developing brain can permanently alter its development. If it was a small amount, it will likely be OK. It is a good idea to have open discussions with teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol - and to create a policy where you will pick them up if they are even in a situation where drugs and alcohol are present. ...Read more
What part of the brain reacts to alcohol? I no longer feel the effects of alcohol. What could be wrong?
Tolerance: Alcohol permeates the entire brain. It is not a good idea to be drinking alcohol on top of clonazepam. Your brain has developed tolerance to alcohol which means you are getting close to alcohol addiction if not already there. I would recommend that you consult with your physician to get off the alcohol safely. ...Read more
I know that there are chemicals that affect our brain in choclate and alcohol. are there in other food and drinks? and what effects do they have?
Foods are chemicals: many foods contains chemicals that influence brain activity, like coffee ...Read more
Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more
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