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How Hyperthyroidism Affects The Brain
The substantia nigra: Parkinson's disease destroys the dopaminergic neurons that live in a part of the midbrain called the substantia nigra (dark substance). The loss of Dopamine causes the basal ganglia to malfunction and this causes the slowness, tremor and dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It also is dependent on the side of the brain where the tumor is. ...Read more
It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurotransmitters: Parkinson's disease is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome in part, with the classical effect on dopamine. This accounts for the tremors and gait instability. At same time deposition of Lewy bodies within the cell body cause cellular death. In many patients, a Parkinsonian dementia arises, which is different from Alzheimer's. ...Read more
The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe memory loss, personality changes such as paranoia, wandering, inability to take care of their basic needs, even combative behavior and resistance to care. ...Read more
Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more
Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ganglia, which can be replaced in part by L-DOPA, but affects other parts of brain, especially dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleus, and can damage nerve cells by presence of Lewy bodies. Recommend more at aan.com or Mayo Clinic site. ...Read more
Steroids are diouble: They cut both ways. We use them for brain swelling from any cause especially if there is tumor in the brain. But steroids have bad side effects like, fluid retention, swelling of the face, increase in blood sugar and weakened proximal muscles of the arms and legs. So we like to use them only when they are essential and use the lowest dose necessary.. ...Read more
Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these parts also has abnormalities. These abnormalities would be the cause of the clinical symptoms of tourette's. ...Read more
Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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