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Where is the speech center located in your brain?

Where is the speech center located in your brain?

Right handed?: In R handed people the motor speech area is in the left Temporal lobe (BROCA'S area) There is a receptive area further back (Wernicke' area) It is the reverse in L handed people ...Read more

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Could this be central post stroke painsyndrome 1st stroke large area in right temporoparital brain consistent with middle cerbralartery infary hemorhh?

Could this be central post stroke painsyndrome 1st stroke large area in right temporoparital brain consistent with middle cerbralartery infary hemorhh?

Possible: Central deafferentation syndrome and thalamic infarcts have been noted to cause painful complications. Not bad idea to try some specific drug interventions. Discuss with your neurologist ...Read more

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Is there a central nervous disorder involved with loss of taste but nothing wrong with taste buds but way taste is processed in brain?

Is there a central nervous disorder involved with loss of taste but nothing wrong with taste buds but way taste is processed in brain?

Possibly: Any defect in the olfactory nerves can lead to aberrant taste or loss of taste. Smell is closely linked to the perception of taste. If patients have damage to the olfactory nerves (ie. Skull base fracture from trauma, tumors of the olfactory nerve) this can lead to loss of smell. This can have a profound impact on the taste sensation. ...Read more

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Is there any habit breaking methods that can be used to manipulate and change the circuitry in your brain that deal with the reward center?

Is there any habit breaking methods that can be used to manipulate and change the circuitry in your brain that deal with the reward center?

A lot.: For eating this outlines them
http://www. Amazon. Com/dp/0692496157/
1) getting up in front of a sympathetic crowd and delivering a speech on a particular behavior (cults, 12 step programs, brainwashing/indoctrination/deprogramming all use this).
2) aversion.
but you might also consider either avoiding the triggers or substituting other rewards that mitigate consequences (suboxone, diet foods, vape) ...Read more

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Why does aphasia only effect the language center of your brain?

Why does aphasia only effect the language center of your brain?

Aphasia describes or: Categorizes signs of damage from trauma, tumor, infection, "stroke" or neurodegenerative disorder in areas of the brain needed to understand & express verbal & written language. The areas & severity of brain damage dictate the type of aphasia as well as what descriptors are used for other functional impairments. See: www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/aphasia/basics/symptoms/con-20027061 ...Read more

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How do I know if interferon caused nonrepairable damages to my. Body such as brain damage. Central. Nervous disorder.

How do I know if interferon caused nonrepairable damages to my. Body such as brain damage. Central. Nervous disorder.

Unlikely: You may seek a neurologist's opinion but I doubt if interferon caused any permanent neurological damage. ...Read more

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I had a harsh popping sensation in the center of my brain & since have had random periods of intense dizziness. I'm only 21 & perfectly healthy. Help?

I had a harsh popping sensation in the center of my brain & since have had random periods of intense dizziness. I'm only 21 & perfectly healthy. Help?

Popping?: Your brain itself has no nerves, so I believe the sensation you are experiencing is coming from your sinuses and I believe your sinuses are probably infected and may be causing your dizziness, as well. Go see an ENT doctor for verification. ...Read more

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Can excessive use of botox cause complications in the brain or central nervous system?

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Can excessive use of botox cause complications in the brain or central nervous system?

Moderation: Moderation is the key. On average Botox provides results for 3-6 months. There have not been any deaths from Botox for cosmetic reasons that I know of. Repeated large doses of Botox for muscular or neurologic problems have caused several deaths. ...Read more

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Limited options for placement. Daughter wants alz center but doesn't have alz dx. Just brain damage from stroke.?

Limited options for placement. Daughter wants alz center but doesn't have alz dx. Just brain damage from stroke.?

Dementia: It sounds like this person has dementia from one or more strokes. Alzheimer's is one of many causes of dementia. Any patient with dementia can be placed in a long-term care facility, not just patients with alzheimers. Contact social services in your area, or contact your doctor right away. ...Read more

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My head hurts badly when I move or shake my lower back feels like it is deep in the center of my brain what can be causing this?

My head hurts badly when I move or shake my lower back feels like it is deep in the center of my brain what can be causing this?

Not brain.: First of all, the good news is that the brain has no pain virus, so it is very unlikely that problem is coming from your brain. This kinda scenario, is usually do to a final or birthday bro problem, you can be coming from your neck, your mail back your lower back. Wherever the pain is added worse, for example the lower back, is worth the pain it originated from. You need a valuation by 8 neurolog ...Read more

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I am getting a brain mri after being diagnosed with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral on the right (from vng). What can expect to see?

I am getting a brain mri after being diagnosed with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral on the right (from vng). What can expect to see?

Responses: Since I have no additional information, cannot comment accurately about your MRI indication. But not sure that your VNG represents correlative findings unless you suffered a head injury, and if so the MRI might display signs of brain injury, such as axonal shearing. Suggest Concierge visit to provide advice after all data is amassed. ...Read more

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How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear (peripheral) or brain (Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear (peripheral) or brain (Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

Dizzy ness: There are many ways your neurologist or ENT can tell. Do you have any other ear- related symptoms? Fullness, ringing, hearing loss? Is it positional? Does it fatigue? The management is different depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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46 y pt. Suffred weak of vision because thrombosis in optical center of brain what is the treatment to liquefaction trombosis & return vision?

46 y pt. Suffred weak of vision because thrombosis in optical center of brain what is the treatment to liquefaction trombosis & return vision?

No easy answer: A thrombosis in your brain is not an easy thing to treat. Acute thrombosis can sometimes be treated emergently with clot busters (tpa) but after it has happened, there is little to do. Return of function may occur gradually with a prolonged recovery time. ...Read more

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Mild very Mild shock sensation on Left side of Tongue for a Year. Oral Surgeon said tongue looks healthy and I need aI MRI on central brain Why???????

Mild very Mild shock sensation on Left side of Tongue for a Year. Oral Surgeon said tongue looks healthy and I need aI MRI on central brain Why???????

Think about it: They asked John Dillinger why he robbed banks. He said, "That's where the money is." All sensation is perceived by the brain. Sensory nerve impulses are transmitted from the nerve to intermediary nerves and ultimately to the brain. My advice: see a neurologist; get a careful history-taking & neurologic exam. If (s)he wants you to have an MRI, do it. That's where the money is. ...Read more

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Once in awhile I wake up gasping for air. If this usually only happens if I am laying on my back with only one pillow, does this mean it is less likely to be central apnea caused by a brain tumor?

Once in awhile I wake up gasping for air. If this usually only happens if I am laying on my back with only one pillow, does this mean it is less likely to be central apnea caused by a brain tumor?

Obstructive: Central apnea is when a person isn't even trying to breath. Since you were gasping, that means there was effort and likely an obstruction. A sleep test (polysomnogram) would be best to determine what is happening. ...Read more

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How do I choose the best doctor and medical center to treat my brain cancer?

How do I choose the best doctor and medical center to treat my brain cancer?

Quantity & Quality: First and foremost, you need to find a center that has a lot of experience treating your cancer. Second of all, there should be a team of experts that can coordinate your care, since there may be more than one treatment modality needed (having a nurse navigator is very helpful). Last but not least, you have to feel comfortable with your doctor: compassion and communication is critical. ...Read more

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Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) before a brain and central nervous system MRI?

Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) before a brain and central nervous system MRI?

Yes: Yes, you can.

Many people require an antianxiety medication just to be able to get through the procedure.

Often we prescribe a short acting form (ativan/lorazepam) rather than clonazepam / klonopin - but it should still do the trick. ...Read more

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Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Check your vision. Any persistent headache should be checked out. A brain ct will rule in/out tumor. ...Read more

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Bad fall 4+ wks ago. Brain bleed, both sides, brain off center, on CT 3 weeks after fall. Steriods given, not worse but not better. Next step? Meds?

Bad fall 4+ wks ago. Brain bleed, both sides, brain off center, on CT 3 weeks after fall. Steriods given, not worse but not better. Next step? Meds?

Neurosurgery: Has a neurosurgeon seen the patient? Your description sounds that of a subdural hematoma. Based on the cause and the patient risk NS can intervene. Steroid use is puzzling. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a procedure to permanently disable the nausea and vomiting center of the brain? Suffer from extreme form of GAD & emetophobia.

Is there such thing as a procedure to permanently disable the nausea and vomiting center of the brain? Suffer from extreme form of GAD & emetophobia.

Got news for you: EVERYONE has emetophobia. NOBODY likes to throw up. If nausea & vomiting weren't selected for by evolution, we wouldn't do it. The various vomiting triggers are handled by several loosely organized neuronal nuclei in the (VERY SMALL) medulla oblongata coordinated by a central pattern generator. There is no 1 vomiting center. Ablation of that much medullary tissue is not compatible with life. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared

Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared

VERY complex questin: You're literally asking whether or not brain surgery is recommended for your condition. That answer will take up more than 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime or ask a neurosurgeon who knows your condition well - perhaps the surgeon who performed the removal 3 months ago. How did that surgery go? What risks did it pose? Without knowing your condition better, it's hard to make a recommendation ...Read more

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When I am talking or laughing I hot pain in my head at center of brain. What's that?

When I am talking or laughing I hot pain in my head at center of brain. What's that?

Migraine: The brain has no pain fibers, so you can rest assure your brain doesn't hurt. Any head pain with strain is considered a migraine variant, but wouldn't be a bad idea of have a CT scan or MRI to make sure you don't have a rare tangle of blood vessels in your brain causing this. Rare, I have never seen it, but can occur. ...Read more

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Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Non-specific: A pressure sensation around the eyes and brow is very common and can be caused by anything from a sinus infection to eyestrain from reading. The wet leakage symptom is more unusual. It would be reasonable to see your regular primary care doctor first to look for and treat more common problems initially. ...Read more

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What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain, injury to the central nervous system.

What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain, injury to the central nervous system.

In most cases: Neurons do not have the ability to regenerate, or have only a limited ability at best. There is significant redundancy and unused capacity with the brain's neural network, so depending on the location and extent of injury, it may be possible to compensate for some degree of neuronal loss due to injury. The damage itself is generally permanent, however. ...Read more

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I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

Well... muscles cont: Contain nerves. I would not eat any part of the cow that had mad cow. But... Eating the brain and spinal cord or tail (which contains the spinal cord) would obviously be worse than a slice of steak. ...Read more

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I've had tinnitus in both ears for years. Now I'm reading that it is an indication of a brain issue in the memory center and can get worse.?

I've had tinnitus in both ears for years. Now I'm reading that it is an indication of a brain issue in the memory center and can get worse.?

Tinnitus: I looked on your profile, and did not see how old you were. In general, tinnitus or ringing in the ears is caused by a hearing loss. Most commonly, it is in the higher frequencies and occurs in older individuals who were exposed to loud noises in their work environment. You need to get a hearing test and see where your hearing is at this moment. Once you know this you can proceed to next step ...Read more

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What evidene exists on short-term cocaine use on the cardiovasulature, heart, brain blood supply, or the central nervous system? Is damage reversible?

What evidene exists on short-term cocaine use on the cardiovasulature, heart, brain blood supply, or the central nervous system? Is damage reversible?

Vasoconstriction: Cocaine causes blood vessels to shrink down (vasoconstrict). This increases blood pressure and decreases blood flow to vital organs. This can cause strokes, kidney failure, heart attacks, etc. The constriction is temporary, but the damage can be permanent. ...Read more