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What are some brain activites that people can do to help prevent memory lost?

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 more

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Is it possible to prevent a sudden brain aneurysm?

Is it possible to prevent a sudden brain aneurysm?

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 more

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Afraid of having a brain aneurysm. How can I prevent this?

Afraid of having a brain aneurysm. How can I prevent this?

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 more

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What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

Gas mask: Bast way to avoid the adverse sequelae of nerve gas is to avoid inhaling it ...Read more

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How to prevent tiredness in the patients having blood clot in brain???

How to prevent tiredness in the patients having blood clot in brain???

Limited: there are limited drugs available for fatigue. provigil and nuvigil safest and most reliable, but insurance companies hate these drugs for some reason. all fatigue is treated the same, no matter what the cause, assuming that you have done what you could for the cause. ...Read more

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If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

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

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Is it possible to prevent a sudden brain aneurism?

Is it possible to prevent a sudden brain aneurism?

Rumsfeld: According to Donald Rumsfeld, there are the knowns, the known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people, an aneurysm is an unknown unknown. Unless you have a strong family hx. Then it's a known unknown. ...Read more

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Can vit B12 prevent brain shrinkage? Just heard that.

Can vit B12 prevent brain shrinkage? Just heard that.

No good answer: Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the body. The lack of it can cause problems. However, adding excess B12 has not been shown to be beneficial. Get your B12 from fish, chicken and meat. If you are vegan, you will need to supplement. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If you had a brain abcess and where taking Kholnopin without knowing would that prevent the seizures? If so how would you know.

If you had a brain abcess and where taking Kholnopin without knowing would that prevent the seizures? If so how would you know.

Wouldn't prevent it: How can you tell if Klonopin (clonazepam) will not prevent seizures, and if there is an association between the two? You can't --- the brain abscess is confounding the association. Unless the abscess is being treated, then the seizures will likely continue. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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He starts radiation today to try and prevent further damage to his brain. How badly will this affect his personality?

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 more

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How do you prevent brain infection?

How do you prevent brain infection?

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 more

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What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

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

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How can someone prevent brain damage if they are a professional fighter?

How can someone prevent brain damage if they are a professional fighter?

Avoid blows to head: The only way to avoid brain damage as a professional fighter is to avoid blows to the head. Unfortunately this is not likely as a professional fighter. Even wearing headgear will not be protective. Even if you are not knocked out, damage can occur ...Read more

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Can there be currently any new treatments to prevent brain herniation that involve freezing the brain.?

Brain: In cases of severe increased intracranial pressure and brain herniation hypothermia has been tried but the results have not proven to be good so the treatment is not normally recommended at this time. ...Read more

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I have a hyperintensity of 3mm due to ischaemia in subcortical brain can these hyperintensities heal themselves and how can you prevent future ones?

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

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Chances of getting cancer? I'm 20. Chances of getting cancer or specifically brain cancer? Over a lifetime? How to prevent? Thanks

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 more

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When i want to sleep i feel like my brain is still working which prevents me from sleeping. Is this brain cancer?

When i want to sleep i feel like my brain is still working which prevents me from sleeping. Is this brain cancer?

No: You have a sleep disorder. Have this evaluated by sleep specialist, but psychological factors may be playing a role, and perhaps specific therapies may help. There is NO reason why I would consider a brain tumor as a cause. ...Read more