Doctor insights on:
Keep Mind Sharp
Can it?: I guess that any time you engage in language, it is beneficial, but it is truncated and lazy, and keeps you from engaging with the person right in front of your nose. See the july 16 issue of newsweek in regard to "icrazy....Panic depression and psychosis, how connection addiction is rewiring our brains". ...Read more
Paradox: The mind is kept sharp not so much by sensory experiences per se, as by imagination that reproduces sensory experiences. For example: you are hiking in the mountains, absorbing the wonderful scenery. The physical exercise itself greatly helps your brain. Upon returning to your cabin, reproduce the entire hike--sights, sounds, smells, the sequence of events. ...Read more
Yes.: Volunteer work at any age is great. Other things that can keep a senior mind sharp: exercise, eating healthy and mental stimulation - things like crossword puzzles, learning a new language, puzzles and brainteasers. ...Read more
I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?
Anxious??: You may have a lot on your mind--slow down and try to focus on one thing at a time. Do some cross-word puzzles--that should help too. ...Read more
How can I obtain a sharper mind? Is it possible to become a genius in a short time? What are some specific things I can do to become smarter?
Seriously?: Sorry, but your mind is like your body: you're stuck with the body and brain you were born with. You can't become a genius, in a short time or a long time, unless you were born a genius. However, like your body, your brain will improve with training. You can train your brain to use what you have. Not by bogus supplements or quack brain games, but by FORMAL EDUCATION & active & well-chosen reading. ...Read more
Are vauge images in your mind while not closing your eyes to see it like u can't see anything else sharply a hallucination?
this is a great forum, but for mental health nothing beats talking to a specialist in person. It is hard to diagnose or offer advice online.
But, this may just be normal. It does not sound like hallucinations to me. There are some great mental health specialists here in the seattle area. ...Read more
I've been getting sharp pains in the left side of mind behind my eye. It lasts only for a few seconds and goes away. Could this be a cluster headache?
For years I keep getting a sharp pain in the left side of my head. Any ideas on what could be the problem?
Keep on getting sharp tension pains in my head, feels like I wanna constantly rub my head, hurts when I press it?
See a doctor: This might be a simple tension headache however if you feel pain on rubbing your head this could be something more sinister such as temporal arteritis which is inflammation of the arteries in the temporal regions of the head. If you have any associated blurred vision or other worrying symptoms such as vomiting, neck stiffness, dizziness, fainting. see your doctor immediately ...Read more
I keep getting a sharp pain in back of my head and im suffering with lightheadedness its frightening me please help?
I keep getting short sharp headaches on right side of head. V v painful. Last about 5 minutes then keep recurring several times a day.
Cluster headache: Your headaches require medical attention includin history examination radilogicand blood wprk tx available. ...Read more
I keep having a sharp pain on the top rear side of my head. Only lasting for a couple seconds. It hurts extremely bad. What could this be?
I keep on having sharp pains in my right side of head starting from back to crown. Stays for long time. Aggravates more when I am emotionally disturbed?
I understand your discomfort.
Pain on the head aggravated when emotionally disturbed seems to indicate unresolved emotional conflicts in your life.
Being emotionally disturbed seems to indicate intense feelings with helplessness and lack of control on life
These conflicts could be in relationship, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, child custody, finances or work.
See a Psychiatrist ...Read more
I keep feeling this sharp pain around my head it comes and go. I never felt like this what could this possible be?
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR:
If you are getting recurrent or persistant headache not responding to over the counter pain killers, you should consult your doctor and get evaluated with detailed history and physical exam and imaging like cat scan/mri if your doctor feels it is indicated and make the diagnosis and proper treatment
other causes. ...Read more
Several causes: There are several causes and these vary depending on the exact location of the pain. Is it worse with chewing? It could be dental or medical. Have a doctor evaluate. ...Read more
Headaches can be: Difficult;are thet debilitating? Associated with nausea or vision changes? Is this new? A couple of thoughts: one is insomnia and sleep related bruxism, grinding teeth at night. Another is sinuses, try a nasal steroid if an issue. Get eyes checked. Some may suggest a ct if new onset or other neuro problems. Though indicated for migraines, if no solution topirimate 50 mg at night mat help. Gdluc. ...Read more
Exercise it!: Scientific research shows that challenging your brain makes it stronger! Learn a second language, do mental puzzles, or go back to school/college and learn something new. Also exercising, eating healthy, dancing and being socially active have been shown to boost mental sharpness and protect the brain against deterioration usually seen in dementia. ...Read more
Headaches: You are not alone. The exact understanding of headaches isn't known to the medical community or rather to anybody. There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more