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Stuttering Brain And Nerves
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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.
Thyroid TSH high. Fog head, can't think; Memory probs. My speech is stuttered as brain will not think quick. Dr not given meds. Should I get meds?
What can I do to take my mind of thinking i'm going to stutter before or during a conversation (how do I take that thought from entering my mind)?
Seek help: Speak to your dovtor, a psycologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more
No, very unusual: Most people who stutter do not stutter when reading or thinking, singing, etc.. ...Read more
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