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How Are Cerebrum And Cerebellum Structures Similar
Brain anatomy: Within the skull there is a thick membrane called the tentorium which partially separates the cavity into two main sections. The cerebellum is the brain tissue below the tentorium and the cerebrum is all the brain tissue above the tentorium The two are connected via the brainstem. ...Read more
Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back
Maybe, maybe not: The effect depends on the antipsychotic. Sometimes the changes are beneficial. The changes that you are seeing in yourself could be due to medication but could also be due to the condition that the antipsychotic is treating. It is important to discuss these concerns with your physician and not assume that it is the medication causing the problem. ...Read more
Atrophy: Various areas of the brain will shrink, or atrophy, with progressive memory disorders, and the patterns can assist with clinical diagnosis. Although normal aging is associated with gradual atrophy, this is far less than alzheimer's. Atrophy, either focal or diffuse, can be present in younger patients following a brain injury, or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more
Which brain structure receives information from all of the senses except that of the olfactory nerve?
Somatosensory: Post central gyrus of the Parietal lobe. ...Read more
Is it true that methylphenidate can cause changes in the brain like neurons structure after long term use (years)?
Not in monkeys: There is no data yet that convincingly show long-term problems with methylphenidate. In fact one study done in monkeys specifically showed no change in brain structure on pet scan. The ultimate study of course remains to be done on humans. I think that it's safe to say that the basic science research looks very good but the final studies in human beings still need to be carried out. So far however there was no signal that long-term structural changes are occurring. Hopefully will find this reassuring and helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can depression and ptsd change your brain structure and cause neurological problems later in life? I am 33 and have been on meds & therapy for 5 yrs.
Brain changes: Ptsd can cause significant changes in brain physiology. The amygdala (fight or flight) becomes over -active. The frontal cortex forgets to monitor the amygdala- so there is more impulsive behavior the hippocampus forgets to do it's job laying down new memories and retrieving old ones. Neurotransmitters are out of wack. Early and aggressive treatment is important for optimal outcomes in tx. ...Read more
On a ct scan can your doctor see if the infecton i. Your sinuses went past the bony structure to your brain?
Sinus infect 2 brain: Might, might not. Need more details. Lets talk. ...Read more
Cerebellum: Is coordination and balance a simplistic way of thinking of it. ...Read more
Is microanglopathy of the brain similar to leukoencephalopathy of the brain. What is the pathology of microanglopathy?
Small blood vessels: LE is the MRI finding and is a more general term than MA or sometimes called white matter disease. Microangiopathy is damage to the capillaries (small blood vessels) in the brain, and can be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, migraines, and genetic predisposition. 81 mg aspirin and watching blood pressure can help prevent it from getting worse ...Read more
What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?
Yes: And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation. Less available and more expensive though. ...Read more
Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more
Mild Pain in centre of my chest that feels like a freeze similar to brain freeze. Lasts 10 sec and goes then comes back. 42 yr f with norm stress test?
I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?
Ice cream headache: Do you take a lot of ice cream or frozen beverages? If so, try to cut back on it to see if the symptoms resolve. If not, pl get checked by your doctor for an ENT exam for a proper assessment and treatment as needed. Feel better! ...Read more
On Effexor (venlafaxine) 37, 5 (8th day). I felt a shock similar than a stride in my brain. Some agressive has shown (thoughs). Is it normal? Panic attacks has gone..
A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?
Similar cause: A stroke is an interruption in blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by either an embolic event or blood clot or a bleed or hemorrhage in the brain. In the end the damage caused may be permanent and severe causing loss of function like inability to use an arm, leg or speech. A heart attack is caused by interruption of blood to heart muscle by arteries diseased by atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Likely: But it would depend on the total quantity of second-hand smoke exposure and one's genetic susceptibility, just like smoking itself. However the brain is not the most affected target, the lung is. ...Read more
Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!
Either could be - or both. Many questions like: for how long, previous times - same symptoms?
What else are you taking? Etc.
I thinkyou want your dr to check this out. ...Read more
Had a bad reaction to meds and marijuana. A day later I have symptoms similar to brain damage.3 months later unchanged. What should I do? Had scans..
If you claustrophobic and can't do a brain MRI what other test are as accurate that your doctor can rely on. Alternative to MRI with similar results.?
What are the best neurosurgery centers and neurosurgeons in europe operating low grade brain tumors, similar to johns hopkins or mayo clinic in the us?
What can cause brain zaps (similar to withdrawal from effexor) when moving one's eyes. I haven't been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for years yet still experience these zaps.
Seizure? Eye problem?: Very unusual, see a eye dr and neurologist for tests, get labs, including tsh for thyroid since I see your history shows weight loss? Don't think effexor (venlafaxine) caused or residual effect. May need brain mdi, for ruing out pituitary tumor or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more
For 2 months I've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?
See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more
Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?
Anti-depressants: There are many different types of antidepressants, and sometimes these will help with gastrointestinal symptoms. If you find the Remeron (mirtazapine) is working but does cause you side effects, contact the prescribing doctor, to see if they recommend switching to a different medication. Good luck. ...Read more
What could it be if I've been sick for sometime of a cold and sore throat and now im getting major headaches similar to a brain freeze?
Had a clear Brain MRI in Dec. For headache I had another one in Dec.2014 for headaches. I have a similar headache and an eye twitch. Should I be?
Neck pain radiating to back of head, persistent dull headache, with neurological symptoms similar to brain injury worsened by substances. Causes?
I have occasional lightheadedness, and on other occasions I feel a head-rush similar to an adrenaline rush. I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my feet and hands. Should I be worried about brain tumors or ALS? Or is this anxiety 101?
Need more info: Your complaints are common to many conditions both physical and psychological. It would take an exam and a detailed personal history to try to understand what is going on. First start out with a visit to your family physician who after an exam and interview should be able to set you on the right road to feeling better. ...Read more
53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?
Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more
Balance centers: We balance due to a combination of propioception or special receptors in large joints that tell the cerebellum we are vertical. Also in the brain we have semi circular canal fluid that provides feedback for head position and body position if we are not vertical. The eyes provide additional input regarding ground floor reaction and are useful for foot placement. ...Read more
Only 1 large part: Cerebrum has a left and right hemisphere. ...Read more
What is the overall name for the two large parts of the brain not including the brainstem and cerebellum?
Brain: Cerebral Cortices (each is one Cerebral cortex, Right & Left). Also called Cerebral Hemispheres. ...Read more
I 'm told I had a stroke in the cerebellum and have had several in the "redundant" areas of the brain. How could I not know about the "several"?
Not uncommon: For small strokes to be un-noticed by the pt., as may occur in relatively silent areas, but if these continue, you may develop deficiencies in intellectual fnctn, and even have problems with strength and balance. Crucial is need to find out why these events occurred; may have been embolic from heart, or due to vasculitis. You need to take prophylactic meds based on causation. See a neurologist. ...Read more