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If i urinate every hour or so, am i drinking too much water? Can my brain have learnt to feel thirsty so often?

If i urinate every hour or so, am i drinking too much water?          Can my brain have learnt to feel thirsty so often?

Frequency v polyuria: Voiding hourly is abnormal and possible pathologic for any man: most men void 5-6 x's/day with urine outputs up 64 ounces. Are you diabetic? - diabetes causes increased thirst and polydypdia/polyuria. You should measure/record your voiding (voiding diary) pattern for 3-4 days, and consider having a bladder scan for post-void residual urine volume to assess your condition (oab v dm v ngb v di). ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Would it be healthy for the brain to drink occasionally?

Would it be healthy for the brain to drink occasionally?

Small amounts only: Some reports suggest that 1 drink/day for women (2/day for men) may decrease brain inflammation. This is not an excuse to go out and binge or get drunk, though. Alcohol is toxic to many organs, including the brain. It shrinks brain cells, especially in the frontal lobe -- seat of higher intellectual functioning. Healthier to take your brain for a walk, instead of pickling it with alcohol! ...Read more

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What dose 28 years of drinking do to your brain and body?

What dose 28 years of drinking do to your brain and body?

Alcohol & the Brain: I would believe that given your lengthy drinking history that your fundamental basic brain functions have drinking alcohol as a basic survival skill. I.E. That your brain thinks that getting alcohol is as vital as getting food or sex. The "ism" in alcoholism will lead you to despair and poor health and even death if not treated. Alcohol treatment is available and a.A. Is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a brain freeze when I drink a slurpee?

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What exactly causes a brain freeze when I drink a slurpee?

Brain freeze: Consuming ice cold drinks or ice cream causes stimulation of roof of mouth (Palate) which causes rapid changes in small vessels in the sinuses which sends signals to the brain thru the Trigeminal nerve, causing referred pain (headache). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse can cause atrophy or shrinage of the brain. Imaging studies such as ct scan of the brain can show enlargment of the ventricles and sulci which are "empty" fluid filled areas of the brain and correspond with shrinkage of healthy brain tissue. Animal studies of rodents exposed to chronic alcohol show loss of neurons or brain cells in parts of the brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are you allowed to drink with brain lesions?

Can you tell me, are you allowed to drink with brain lesions?

Varies: If your brain lesions affect critical areas mediating balance or coordination, things will deteriorate with alcohol. If your lesions cause seizure activity, the situation may worsen. Since these are generic answers, you may do better with a Concierge or INBOX consult. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drown your brain by drinking water?

Is it possible to drown your brain by drinking water?

Water: Yes too much water intake could be harmful to your body.It could lower your sodium resulting in several medical complication including seizure. ...Read more