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People With Brain Injuries
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Brain controls: Sleep regulation is highly complex and involves multiple areas of the brain. With brain injury there could be increased, decreased, or irregular sleep due to imbalance between brain chemicals. Depression might cause increased sleep. Certain medications administered can also cause sleepiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiatrist: Medical doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine are called physiatrists. These doctors often work with teams of other professionals like physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, dieticians, and others to optimize recovery from many different aspects of a patient's care needs. ...Read more
See below: According to a study from 2004 in a neurobiology journal, math skills including making mental calculations appear to associated with multiple area of the human brain including both right and left sides of the prefrontal and intraparietal cortex. Thus, any injuries to these areas make cause issues with mental calculations. More recent studies may be out there but that is not my area of expertise. ...Read more
On the net there are people who have had alterations of brain or brain injury because of saw palmetto.Could s.p. Cause negative effects on the brain?
Here are some ...: Conflicting information abounds on any subject around; likewise, does saw palmetto. Professionally, I have never heard or read on your concerned question of its affecting brain function. Known to us, behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Thus far, I would not over-concern about it. But, if any concern, just don't take it, and it would not do any good for one at 21 anyway. ...Read more
I have an eight-year-old brain injury from misusing other peoples' antidepressants. Can i safely have general anesthesia?
Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible to be suffering long sequelae from a brain injury. The chances of this are increased the more severe the tbi, and the greater the extent of injury seen on the ct/mri. You want to ensure that there are no structural abnomalities such as post-traumatic hydrocephalus, or a recurrence of subdural hematomas. These are easily detected on scans and can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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