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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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I was on a go cart that was shaking up and down pretty fast am I going to have Some.kinda brain damage or something I have anxiety and I'm just worrie?

I was on a go cart that was shaking up and down pretty fast am I going to have Some.kinda brain damage or something I have anxiety and I'm just worrie?

Concussion definitio: Concussion by definition, involves a mental status change with possible confusion, amnesia with or without a loss of consciousness. Although reporting of concussions is on the rise, without any of the above symptoms it is unlikely you suffered a concussion. Enough force has to be applied to the body or head to shake or concuss the brain inside the skull to produce a concussion. ...Read more

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How much do you have to shake your head to get brain damage?

Shaken or shake self: Probably almost impossible if you shake your own head. Very vigorous shaking, if shaken as an abult. Very little shaking can cause significant brain damage to a baby, toddler or person with an unknown or known brain aneurism or blood vessel abnormality. ...Read more

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My boyfriend punching me in my head always can it cause brain damage?

My boyfriend punching me in my head always can it cause brain damage?

Yes: Repeated blows to the head can cause damage to the brain. This is why boxers and football players have issues the longer they perform. My question is why do you stay with someone who repeatedly hits you in the head. It is a well proven fact that domestic violence WILL escalate and has proven to be fatal. Get out now and don't look back. ...Read more

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Head rushes, how can I stop them, and can they cause any brain damage?

Yes: Symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness and headaches that occur with change in position (lying to sitting or sitting to standing) are often caused by dehydration or low blood pressure. Start by changing position slowly. In the morning sit on the edge of the bed for a minute before standing. Increase your water intake as well. If the symptoms continue talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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When angry w/ myself I will occasionally hit (5-6x) myself in the head with right fist w/ full strength. Should I worry about brain damage?

When angry w/ myself I will occasionally hit (5-6x) myself in the head with right fist w/ full strength. Should I worry about brain damage?

Possibly. : It really depends on how hard you are actually hitting yourself. My bigger concern is that you are doing that at all to manage your anger. I strongly encourage you to seek out evaluation asap by a certified behavioral health specialist to help you develop healthier and safer anger management skills. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and for a few times i head banged hard to music.i mostly shake my head slowly.I put it away now.is it possible for permanent brain damage?

I'm 20 and for a few times i head banged hard to music.i mostly shake my head slowly.I put it away now.is it possible for permanent brain damage?

No...: "Head Banging" or shaking your head to loud rock music is not going to cause brain damage. You brain is very protected in your skull — avoid "head banging" your head into hard surfaces (which would likely only break your skin) and you should be fine. Enjoy your music, have fun, and protect your hearing by avoiding excessively loud music. ...Read more

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Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Who Shakes Head?: The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies must not be shaken! ...Read more

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Can whipping head back and forth cause brain damage?

Can whipping head back and forth cause brain damage?

Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck. ...Read more

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Can you get brain damage from getting hit in the head?

Can you get brain damage from getting hit in the head?

Yes: Depending on the degree of impact and transmitted force, you can lose consciousness, a concussion; have just a localized bruise over the scalp or even have a traumatic brain injury that affects memory and emotions. Repetitive head injury builds up, e.g., football and hockey players who develop "post-traumatic encephalopathy". ...Read more

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Could I cause myself brain damage by turning my head fast?

Significant force: Not usually in adults unless severe incident in high speed motor vehicle accident. In infants can cause intracranial hemorrhage with sheering of blood vessels, so called shaken baby syndrome. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more

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Will getting hit on the head really hard cause unknown brain damage?

You: Either have clinical evidence of brain damage or you don't. If you aren't sure of your neurological status please see a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could small hits to the head hundreds or thousands of times cause brain damage?

Likely: This is critical in professional sports these days, and is called "post-traumatic encephalopathy", and the consequence of repetitive head injuries. ...Read more

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Can I cause brain damage if my head is jerked around while I am concussed? Or does there need to be some mechanical force involved?

Can I cause brain damage if my head is jerked around while I am concussed? Or does there need to be some mechanical force involved?

Post-consussion: After a concussion, for weeks the brain is at greatly increased risk of damage from repeated trauma. This would include jostling from a roller-coaster or off-roading, contact sports. Even excess visual stimulation such as reading, (yes reading!), must be avoided after a concussion until completely recovered. It is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous recovery period which must be respected. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head cause brain damage? I was smacked at the side of the head and the back of the head with a t. V remote could anything bad happen?

Can a hit to the head cause brain damage? I was smacked at the side of the head and the back of the head with a t. V remote could anything bad happen?

Unlikely: Absent loss of consciousness, seizures, arm/leg weakness, altered vision, persistent severe post-traumatic headaches, you likely will have no ill effects. It actually takes fairly hard trauma to the head to hurt someone your age. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more