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Doctor insights on: Happens To The Cerebellum When Its Affected By Alcohol

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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

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 more

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Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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Husband has cerebellum degeneration due to chronic alcohol use, resides in nursing home. Lately he's not making sense, is this normal?

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 more

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What is alcohol cerebellar degeneration like?

Cerebellar degenerat: Learn to try to search by search engines, "google it", then if not satisfied, contact us again. This subject is too broad to reply in a few words. ...Read more

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If i have cerebellar atrophy (not from alcohol), should I avoid all alcohol , including that found in cold medicines?

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 more

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Is long term alcohol use a cause for cerebellar atrophy? If stopped, how long with no alcohol will improve it?

Is long term alcohol use a cause for cerebellar atrophy? If stopped, how long with no alcohol will improve it?

Yes and No: Chronic alcohol use in excess especially affects the central portion of the cerebellum known as the vermis. Atrophy will not reverse itself but a person could become more well acclimated to coping with the consequences of a degenerated cerebellum due to whatever reason. ...Read more

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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

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What is the pathway that alcohol takes through the body? What organs are affected?

What is the pathway that alcohol takes through the body? What organs are affected?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects stomach , liver and brain , and blood cells. Can cause cirrhosis. It depends on how often and how long it is used. Can affect pancreas. Bone marrow. ...Read more

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How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more