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What Are The Symptoms Of Brain Damage
Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more
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
Depends.: If you were taking stimulants to get high rather than to treat add/adhd, then you will experience anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, hyperactivity . The symptoms are dose dependent and the duration that you've taken the medications. Some people may experience psychotic symptoms like paranoia . The symptoms resolved when stopped. ...Read more
Alcohol damage: Heavy drinking results in damage to the cerebral cortex, causing alcohol dementia. Abstract thinking, problem solving, verbal skills, memory, fine and gross motor skills are all effected over time. Personality changes include emotional instability, paranoia, and mood swings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: Numbness in the fingers and/or toes, and weakness in the legs are the symptoms usually reported in "vegetarian's myelopathy", which unfortunately is fairly common. How much damage to cognition has already happened isn't clear. In infants, permanent, severe mental disability has been produced by mothers who are b12-deficient and feeding only breast milk, neither supplementing. Please be smart. ...Read more
What are the differences between symptoms from permanent brain damage and symptoms from temporary brain damage?
Yes: Subtle brain damage that occurs slowly over time can result in symptoms that are not easily detectable. When a clear neurological symptom exists (e.g. seizure, stroke, odd sensations, weakness, cognitive dysfunction), the brain damage is more obvious and a cause can be further investigated. For brain health, remain focused on having overall health. http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/ ...Read more
Brain damage: Unlikely to get brain damage without knowing it. Some diseases such as multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease may start slowly and the person may not be aware of the damage for an extended period of time. Treatment for these diseases continues to improve every year. Likewise, there is significant and extensive research devoted to finding a cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?
Depends on variables: Depends on which areas were involved and the babies abilities to work around the injury.Different from a mature adult brain, a babies brain has some flexibility in routing new wiring to make up for injuries.Some kids will nor show deficits until we expect to see a function, like walking well, or reading, etc. ...Read more
I ate a semi-dried foxglove flower at the age of 9-12. I would like to know if I have brain damage. I do not recall any acute symptoms.
Don't worry: Don't ever use anything suspicious.at your young age you can be in trouble ...Read more
I fell off my bike yesterday, and i was wondering how long does it take to the symptoms to appear? Now there is no symptoms at all. I'm just worried that I have a brain damage or something.
Brain damage: You should not expect to have any. Brain damage normally refers to some type of injury, such as in trauma. These cases are obvious. Surprisingly, people can have significant brain illnesses before having any symptoms or feelings, but this is not common, and normally, brain illnesses declare themselves with some kind of symptom. In any adult a first time seizure can be such a symptom. ...Read more
Unknown: Lots of research seems to suggest that something happens often in early childhood or maybe before birth to increase one's risk of having schizophrenia--viral infections have been of particular interest. However, no direct link to early brain damage and the later development of schizophrenia has been found. Another disorder for which we do not know the cause but are activiely looking. ...Read more
If you become hypotensive from dehydration with all the symptoms but don't faint, could this cause brain damage?
No: As long as you are fully conscious and thinking normally no brain damage. Even fainting due to dehydration is unlikely to cause brain damage in a healthy person. However, getting that dehydrated can cause other problems and should be avoided. If your question is related to athletic activities outdoor activities dehydration should never occurred. Plan ahead to keep hydrated! ...Read more
Can being slapped several times in the face very very hard cause brain damage in the short term and/or long term? At the time it happened, I did not have any noticeable symptoms but am concerned now because of all the recent press on concussions.
Damaged Goods??: Boy,I know some people who ACT like they have brain damage yet don't have any headache- and only vomit after drinking!But in your case,I take it you may mean after head injury? Or developing gradually for no reason? Well, in that case,get yourself checked-out.If you have vertigo (feel like you just stepped off the merry-go-round) then get that checked too.If you've just been on a bad date well.... ...Read more
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