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Loss Of Oxygen To The Brain Symptoms
TIA and Stroke: The brain needs oxygen to function properly and that oxygen is delivered by your blood. If you are not getting enough, the brain may suffer leading to dysfunction such as weakness, speech problems or worse. This can even lead to a stroke if the lack of flow is severe enough. ...Read more
How much little?: Extremely vague. Are you asking about a little decreased? Moderately decreased? "Lack" means none. That's called brain death. Brain death is the same as death. A patient who is brain-dead is legally dead. Physicians don't need to clear it with family or anyone else to turn everything off. This is why establishing brain death is done with great care & according to a strict uniform protocol, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The effects depend on the distribution, severity, speed of decline and existing disorders. If the decrease is sudden, transient and global, it causes fainting. If it is prolonged and global, it could cause life-threatening consequences like respiratory and/or cardiac arrest. If the decrease if focal, transient and mild, it causes transient ischemic attack; severe decline would result in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of consciousnes: With lack of blood to the brain you would faint or lose consciousness. If the interruption is prolonged, damage could be permanent. ...Read more
What duration of full body Anesthesia will cause damage to the brain? Will that decrease your IQ? Is the brain unrecoverable from the damage?
Odd question: Where did you get the idea that anesthesia causes brain damage? Anesthesia is a controlled sequence of dropping sensation but while preserving/supporting body functions like breathing, oxygen exchange, fluid balance. These do not damage if done properly. If your question is really about coma, the involuntary loss of consciousness,outcome is determined by the cause of the coma. ...Read more
What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?
What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain
Lupus: Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders ...Read more
Depression: We have selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to help with depression or anxiety. Associated symptoms may manifest as trouble with sleep, interests, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, libido, pain, and mood issues (depression, anxiety, anger, short fuse, irritibility). We do not measure brain serotonin, but surmise that there may be an imbalance if the symptoms suggest it. ...Read more
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What R the lasting effects of a years worth of reduced cerebral blood flow due to vasoconstriction?
Does the lack of proper CBF result in cell death?
Will you die faster from lack of oxygen to the brain or glucose or other nutrients not getting to the brain?
70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?
Unlikely: The extent of brain damage is not as important as the specific areas of the brain that are affected. So, if the pons or medulla were affected, you would be considered brain dead already. But, if you loose that much area, you will have significant mental status changes and impairments of motor function. This is not a good circumstance. ...Read more
Not likely : perceived cracks in the neck are usually from the joints and ligaments of the cervical spine. However, manipulation of the neck and trauma have been associated with dissection of the arteries in the neck that give blood supply to the brain. ...Read more
Generally no: A simple faint restores adequate blood flow to the brain as you become horizontal, and recovery is forthcoming. If you have brain damage from a faint it can be from a near- fatal arrhythmia (such as from long qt syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.), or prolonged seizure. A physician can help determine if there is cause for concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any relationship between the circulation of blood flow to the brain and tinnitus? Could tinnitus be one of the symptom?
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