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What Are Some Brain Activites That People Can Do To Help Prevent Memory Lost
The brain's a muscle: Using the brain for active tasks of any kind helps preserve memory. Socialization with other people face to face is excellent both for verbal and non-verbal communication. Mild physical exercise is beneficial because it increases cerebral circulation. Doing puzzles of various sorts can be quite helpful. Playing games, such as checkers, chess or even video games can help. But lost memor is lost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The general consensus is that 1 in 100 people have a brain aneurysm at some point in their life. There can be a higher risk in families, and anyone with a family history should consider getting checked for the presence of this disease. There is no cure or preventative treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing definite: There is about a 5% incidence of brain artery aneurysm. People with first order relatives who have had a bleed from an aneurysm have a 4 times more likely chance of having an aneurysm. Smoking and maybe high blood pressure have a relation. Don't smoke, get regular checkup's and don't use drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?
Maybe: In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder or no. This is true because there is such a thing as a 'seizure threshhold' and everyone has one. I cannot say anything about your actual state of affairs and you must rely on your docs. If you dont trust them talk to them until you do or get new ones. Be well. ...Read more
How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?
Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had a brain abcess and where taking Kholnopin without knowing would that prevent the seizures? If so how would you know.
Please advise if it's factually correct to say that dementia can be cured by obstructing the pathways of the pathogens as it prevents brain damage?
Too simplistic: Certainly it cannot be cured, and the story is richer than "pathogens" alone. Pathogens may include the misfolded proteins of dementia (TDP-43, AB42, phos Tau, etc), but there are also the loss of cell repair functions, genetic abnormalities such as with BACE, increased inflammation, and disease spread between cells (prion-like). Its a complex story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He starts radiation today to try and prevent further damage to his brain. How badly will this affect his personality?
Not much: Brain radiation should not affect personality. It will make people tired during treatment and for a few weeks after. After many months it can begin to cause short-term memory problems as well as problems with concentration and attention. The severity of these affects depend on the amount of brain treated and the dose of radiation as well as age and other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy living: Bacterial encephalitis is uncommon these days thanks to healthy living and nutrition, getting bad teeth fixed right away, and getting treated promptly for sinusitis or ear infections. Bronchitis, pneumonia, endocarditis etc can spread in the blood stream and need to be treated aggressively to avoid seeding. Viral (herpes, hiv) or fungal brain infections are special situations - ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incompletely known: This is incompletely understood. It starts with a localized weakness in blood vessels, no known way to predict in whom. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, increasing age, rare predisposing weaknesses of arteries known as "familial aneurysms" and some rare predisposing conditions, which your doctor should evaluate. If headaches are present, get screening with mri/mra. ...Read more
I have a hyperintensity of 3mm due to ischaemia in subcortical brain can these hyperintensities heal themselves and how can you prevent future ones?
? Ischaemia: I would question whether this hyper intensity truly reflect ischemia. If this was observed on what is known as a diffusion weighted sequence, then it likely reflects ischemia or inflammation. If it was seen on a FLAIR or T2 sequence, and is solitary, this is likely a normal finding that is of no clinical significance. ...Read more
Chances of getting cancer? I'm 20. Chances of getting cancer or specifically brain cancer? Over a lifetime? How to prevent? Thanks
Good odds bad diseas: Fortunately Incidence of brain cancer is less than 20 cases per 100,000 population unfortunately most of the brain tumors are malignant. You can't prevent it ( as you did not chose your genes ) Don't worry about it enjoy your life , you will be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?
When i want to sleep i feel like my brain is still working which prevents me from sleeping. Is this brain cancer?
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