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Doctor insights on: How Does A Stroke Affect The Nervous System

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How does a stroke affect the nervous system?

How does a stroke affect the nervous system?

Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to understand talk, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in the nervous system when a stroke occurs?

Could you tell me what happens in the nervous system when a stroke occurs?

An infarct.: When a complete stroke occurs or cerebral infarction, the blood supply to a part of the brain is stopped, usually by a blood clot in the artery supplying that portion of the brain. Initially that part of the swells a bit and then dies. Over time the dead brain tissue is replaced by fluid to keep the pressure between the skull and the brain normal. Dead brain tissue is called encephalomalacia. ...Read more

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Can you explain the causes and consequences of a stroke, relate to the nervous system and explain what happens there?

Can you explain the causes and consequences of a stroke, relate to the nervous system and explain what happens there?

Simple concepts: Stroke involves blood flow to brain and if blocked, brain tissue dies causing symptoms such as unilateral paralysis, or speech deficit. Causes may include hypertension, smoking, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, but also, could be secondary to primary cardiac problem. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the causes and consequences of a stroke to the nervous system and explain what happens there?

Stroke: A stroke means you have an injury to your brain, either because you have a bleed in your brain or there is an interruption in the blood flow to a part of your brain. High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high stress, and African-American race all increase your risk of stroke. Consequences can range from no lingering symptoms to paralysis or even death. ...Read more

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No history of stroke. Citicoline 500mg prescribed BID due to the belief that it can refresh the aged nervous system. Discont'd. 2 days later, panic attack.

No history of stroke. Citicoline 500mg prescribed BID due to the belief that it can refresh the aged nervous system. Discont'd. 2 days later, panic attack.

Your question is?: You have now asked a question. Do you have a history of panic attacks or was this episode the first time. The supplement was likely not related to the attack. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. Felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. Felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon to ask ...Read more

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I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?

I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?

Anxiety, eval needed: Symptoms include those described, as well as restlessness, agitation, worry, problems with sleep. Many factors contribute: life events/stressors, medications, caffeine/substance use/supplements, and medical conditions. Anxiety not tied to anything is referred to as generalized anxiety. Recommend seeing a doctor for eval to rule in/out anxiety vs medical conditions. A link about anxiety is attached ...Read more

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Someone at work pointed out to me today that I giggle after most sentances, I think its nervousness as I haven't been there long how do I stop doing it?

Someone at work pointed out to me today that I giggle after most sentances, I think its nervousness as I haven't been there long how do I stop doing it?

Feedback: In my anesthesia practice I have noticed that nervousness manifests itself in various ways, depending on personality. Some patients get very quiet, some giggle, others get defensive, etc. These sort of nervous responses may be unconscious. I suggest you ask close friends who you spend a fair amount of time with to monitor this behavior and tell you when it happens so you can modify it. ...Read more

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What can I take for arythmia, palpitation and nervousness if I don't want to take albuterol or advair?

Side effects: You should talk to your doctor about managing your asthma with other medications that have less side effects. There are other options for you. ...Read more

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How do I control my nervousness or try not to show it?

How do I control my nervousness or try not to show it?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How to relieve nervousness after making a fool of myself?

Let it go: You are the biased judge of yourself. You don't determine what others perceive. ...Read more

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What can I do to help me calm my nervousness and be like myself?

What can I do to help me calm my nervousness and be like myself?

Meditation is great.: You can start with deep breathing and sit down in a comfortable position and repeat a mantra or a work over and over.
Your mind will feel cleared of distraction thoughts and your body will relax.
It helps to close your eyes too. ...Read more

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What r the causes of regular nervousness and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

Many: Regular nervousness is not common and needs to be evaluated. Some medications used to treat bronco ecstasies can cause nervousness, and difficulty breathing can itself present as anxiety. Get evaluated for thyroid problems and other metabolic issues. Finally anxiety and depression at your age is common which can explain some of the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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What can I do about nervousness and anxiety?

What can I do about nervousness and anxiety?

See Below: Try to identify things that you can control and things you cannot control. Work on things that you can control, and let go of things that you can't. Establish routines for yourself-- it helps make environment more predictable. Do relaxation, self-care, sleep hygiene. Find a therapist to help you guide through the process. ...Read more

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What can I do about constant anxiety and nervousness?

What can I do about constant anxiety and nervousness?

Multiple ways: Some things you can do on your own: meditation, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, etc. Stop all stimulants (caffeine, etc). Others require professional help. If your anxiety is "constant" it merits evaluation by your doctor. Many conditions can create or exacerbate anxiety, including medications. If all this is clear, a psychiatrist or psychotherapist can help with more focused treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best way to? Relieve and prevent nervousness?

What is the best way to? Relieve and prevent nervousness?

Therapy: Therapy added to relaxation techniques to understand and change distorted and exaggerated thinking patterns. ...Read more

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How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

Drugs: We prescribe combination os Xanax (alprazolam) & Inderal 1-2 hrs before--4 non medical help role playing practice toastmasters etc. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for nervousness and taking tension for almost everything......?

No Fun.: Sounds like no fun. Start with thorough medical evaluation to include adrenal hormone and neurotransmitter testing.

Lifestyle (sleep, diet, exercise, relaxation, yoga, meditation). Love psychotherapy.

I prescribe meds temporarily as last resort.

Targeted Amino Acids (eg 5-htp, taurine, glycine), GABA support, l-theanine, passiflora, inositol) also safe and effective.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are all the typical emotions (nervousness, panic, etc) transferred to my body?

That's the way it is: People differ to the degree of physical experience they have from emotions and some folk are especially sensitive to bodily sensations. You might be. But emotions are physical. The nervous system and brain exchange messages with all other parts of our bodies. The emotions you name are not the happiest - perhaps it could help to talk to a therapist to protect your body from things that trouble you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?

What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?

Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting functioning, sleep or affecting body such sa crampos, mucle tichness, shaking, intestinal problems- you may need an ssri that increases serotin. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do when I have sharp pricking pain around my back and body when I feel any anxiety, nervousness and when am in a hot place. Pls wat can I do?

What can I do when I have sharp pricking pain around my back and body when I feel any anxiety, nervousness and when am in a hot place. Pls wat can I do?

Don't Panic.: Tell yourself you are not dying, calm yourself down with slow breathing, relaxing take look at your life. Is there anything that might be stressing you out right now in your life? Try to do what you can to decrease the stress or stay away from what is stressing you out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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Can nervousness and severe anxiety raise bp?

Can nervousness and severe anxiety raise bp?

White jacket hi BP: If you are anxious in the doctor's office, it will raise the blood pressure and make for an unreliable reading; people have been treated unnecessarily for what we call "white jacket syndrome". A savvy physician knows when to suspect this and how to determine whether it really needs to be treated. Nobody knows for sure to what extent chronic anxiety feeds into real hypertension. ...Read more

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Could hypnosis help with anxiety/nervousness?

Could hypnosis help with anxiety/nervousness?

For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect. ...Read more

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How can you relieve symptoms of anxiety or nervousness?

Options.: Consider options such as tai chi, meditation, massage, acupuncture, acupressure, qi gong, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Oh, did I forget to tell you that talking therapy is also great for those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can nervousness or excitement cause itching?

Can nervousness or excitement cause itching?

Yes: Nervous itching is common. It is often associated with a skin condition called neurodermatitis. Seek help from a psychologist or a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?

What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?

Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremors are related to a neurologic response. Thyroid disease, some drug exposures/withdrwl can result in tremor like sxs. Oder patients, Parkinson's along with other conditions. Muscle twitch & shaking may seem like tremors, may occur when not a neuro tremo ...Read more