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Is msg bad because it actually interacts with your brain and nerves as a chemical transmitter, or is that a myth?

Is msg bad because it actually interacts with your brain and nerves as a chemical transmitter, or is that a myth?

Glutamate: The glutamate part of monosodium glutamate (msg) is a chemical that excites brain cells by interacting with receptors as a neurotransmitter. Too much excitement might damage brain cells. It is not clear how much msg gets into the brain, but it does cause some people headaches and other symptoms. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?

Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?

Yes: Folate (folic acid) is needed for maintenance and repair of myelin, the covering of larger/faster nerve fibers. Deficiency in utero results in birth defects of the neural cord, low birth weight or prematurity. Deficiency will slow growth in children. Peripheral neuropathy results in adults. Deficiency is reversible if treated early enough. Nerves suffer from folate (folic acid) deficiency itself more than from anemia. ...Read more

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Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Maybe: This speech rhythm and rate disorder affects 5% of children aged 2 - 5. It may last for several weeks to several years. Stuttering tends to run in families and genes that cause stuttering have been identified. There is evidence that stuttering may be a result of some unusual brain injuries, such as stroke or traumatic brain injuries. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in brain cause stuttering?

Can bleeding in brain cause stuttering?

Brain hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain can cause speech problems, either problems forming speech and/or understanding it. Additionally, one could have problems with articulating. A true "stutter, " however, would be unusual. ...Read more

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I have balance issues, along with brain fog, and concentration issues. I stutter, I stumble, and I get confused easily. All my blood work is normal.

I have balance issues, along with brain fog, and concentration issues. I stutter, I stumble, and I get confused easily. All my blood work is normal.

Impressions: Glad your blood tests are normal, but neurological questions are rarely solved with blood tests. You have symptoms which could suggest many potential explanations. Best to approach with a Concierge evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


Dr. Hank Chambers
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Brain And Nerves (Definition)

The brain and nerves are parts of the body, forming the "nervous system" that processes information, thought, and memory; the location of personality and emotions; and the control center ...Read more