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How to heal pons stroke?

How to heal pons stroke?

Rehab: Time will heal. Make sure you are taking the medicationg prescribed. Be active with physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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Is wallenberg syndrome considered a pathology of the medulla? and how does it affect it?

Is wallenberg syndrome considered a pathology of the medulla? and how does it affect it?

Lateral medulla: The posterior inferior cerebellar artery, if damaged, will produce a complicated group of neurologic deficits. You can read about this syndrome in many places. One feature that no one really understands is why these patients often get hiccups. ...Read more

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What does this mean prominent T2 signal abnormality in the pons of questionable significance?

What does this mean prominent T2 signal abnormality in the pons of questionable significance?

YOU are the patient: ...not the MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered an MRI for a reason. (S)he is the 1 who knows you & can interpret the MRI findings IN YOUR CASE; or, if (s)he can't, is ethically obligated to find someone who can. Ask to see the actual images. "Questionable significance" means exactly that. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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I've never used any tam-pons before I've always used pads, but I bleed heavily and go through many pads. Would I go through less tam-pons?

I've never used any tam-pons before I've always used pads, but I bleed heavily and go through many pads. Would I go through less tam-pons?

Heavy periods: No, it would probably be the same. Some women use both a tampon and a pad at the same time with really heavy periods. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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One of my teaches told our class that if you leave a tam pon in over night you'll have to get it surgically removed. Is this true?

One of my teaches told our class that if you leave a tam pon in over night you'll have to get it surgically removed. Is this true?

No: A tampon can be worn for 8 hours overnight and removed normally. Do not use a tampon for more than 8 hours during the day or night. Longer usage can cause toxic shock syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the adrenal medulla?

What is the adrenal medulla?

The central core: The adrenal is actually to glands in one! the outer part (cortex) makes steroid hormones. The central part (medulla) makes Epinephrine and norepinephrine. These are fight or flight hormones that raise pulse and BP instantaneously in response to stress. ...Read more

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What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata ?

What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata
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Trauma or tumor: Hi Its the area of bran where memory function is, tumor of or around the area and trauma can cause problems with mood and memory ...Read more

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What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

Anatomy: Pons is a general area within the lower brainstem inferior to the midbrain, but reticular formation involves a group of neuronal connections mediating brain arousal and extends over much of the brainstem. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Yes: The Adrenal Medulla Secretes Adrenaline, (epinephrine, norepinephrine). Flight or Fight response. If your doctor is concerned (condition resulting in an abnormal or increase secretion). They can check hormones via blood and urine tests. The endocrinology doctor will follow this if you have abnormalities. These are not routine screening tests. They are done if there is a clinical indication (sxs) ...Read more

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What are side effects from a bilateral, total rhizotomy near the pons?

What are side effects from a bilateral, total rhizotomy near the pons?

Sensory loss: This is a significant procedure and should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon. As the nerve roots will be cut or otherwise destroyed, you will have complete numbness in the distribution of those nerves. ...Read more