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Doctor insights on: What Are Two Physical Changes That Take Place In The Teen Brain

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How does addiction affect the teen brain?

How does addiction affect the teen brain?

Addiction: That depends on the substances abused, length of time using them, amounts used, tolerance, genetic susceptibility, general health. The list of substances is indeed endless. ...Read more

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Can stress, being nervous, being worried, be harmful to your brain and change you mentally and physically?

Can stress, being nervous, being worried, be harmful to your brain and change you mentally and physically?

Yes!: Yes- directly and indirectly. Stress can cause increased heart rate and blood pressure. It can impact your diet and sleep as well as your relationships. It can distract you and put you in danger whether in your everyday actions or even driving a car. It can lead to dangerous actions such as drugs and alcohol. There are also subtle interactions with your body and health. Get help. Treatment Works. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

Once hormones....: The time it takes for adrenalin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine levels to normalize. The absolute time is exercise intensity dependent! ...Read more

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I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

Can't Tell: What does your neurologist advise? What sort of, "lesion" do you have? Your neurologist would be the best source of advice on this issue.
By the way, are you aware that you seem to have listed your name under, "conditions"? ...Read more

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It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain (with porn) can cause headaches or change me physically?

It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain (with porn) can cause headaches or change me physically?

Clearly you are: Extremely worried about this as you have written in repeatedly. I don't think any of our responses are reducing your anxiety about head pain associated with pornography and masturbation. I would encourage you to see your primary care medical provider for assessment. ...Read more

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Doctors do not know of all the ways SSRI's mess with the changes occurring in a teen's brain? So why give them to teens? Do doctors just don't care?

Doctors do not know of all the ways SSRI's mess with the changes occurring in a teen's brain? So why give them to teens? Do doctors just don't care?

A fact of life...: Nobody knows all the ways any medication, supplement, or food item can affect a person. That's because it is impossible in life to know "all the ways". Doctors (and people in general) make decisions based on what is known or what is likely. So, if a patient has a higher chance of getting better and living a decent life with SSRI's than without SSRI's, then the wise choice is to try the SSRI's. ...Read more

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I have a demyelinating brain disease confirmed by mri. What precautions or life changes should I take?

I have a demyelinating brain disease confirmed by mri. What precautions or life changes should I take?

Minimize stresses: So sorry to hear that as such conditions can be very difficult and scary, as well as devastating. However, some can also not progress, or even stabilize. Avoid as many stresses in your life as you can. This includes tobacco, alcohol and drugs, as well as social stress. Avoid dehydration. Get plenty of restful sleep, stay fit. Stay hopeful. Enjoy your life, personal and professional as + attitude helps. ...Read more

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A 24yr old girl from india, hav brain tumour almost above 8 months. Is der any possibility of changes in her physical apprnce. I didn't find any til nw?

A 24yr old girl from india, hav brain tumour almost above 8 months. Is der any possibility of changes in her physical apprnce. I didn't find any til nw?

Not usually: Brain tumors are confined by the skull, and so it is not often you will see a physical manifestation of the tumor. However, as it grows, motor and sensory changes can be seen: weakness, limping, inability to move part of the body, changes in sensation, tingling, etc. Headaches are common as are visual and hearing changes. All of this also depends on the tumor type: which only a biopsy can provide. ...Read more

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Had a brain concussion two months ago (in hospital for 12 days). Still some bppv; not much headache. Can I take long flight + an overseas trip please?

Yes: At this time, your pretty much off the hook for any dangerous complications. High altitudes can affect your vertigo if your going somewhere like denver, but planes are pressurized and are safe. ...Read more

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I take Prozac (20 mg/day) and ritalin (methylphenidate) (40 mg/day). Could longterm intake reduce my intelligence? I am very worried about changes in my brain chemistry

I take Prozac (20 mg/day) and ritalin (methylphenidate) (40 mg/day). Could longterm intake reduce my intelligence? I am very worried about changes in my brain chemistry

Brain changes: You would not lose intelligence from being on these medications. However, untreated depression and adhd would make it harder to perform well in school or in work. Ssri's may even evoke some positive brain changes -- such as increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus and overall neuron repair. Http://tinyurl. Com/d6b5s8c. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get over a brain injury and 2 brain surgeries? The father of my child was struck in the head and had to have two brain surgeries and I wanted to know how long before they take him out of the medical induced coma and how lo

Talk to MD: This is often a case where they will be following the scans of the brain before they make a decision. The best course is to get a frank and open discussion between the family and the doctors. If you have questions you need to seek answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should my dad be driving after having seizure and taking keppra (levetiracetam) my dad is77 he recently had two brain seizures the neurologist put him on keppra (levetiracetam) I don think he should be driving but they didn't take his license away

Should my dad be driving after having seizure and taking keppra (levetiracetam) my dad is77 he recently had two brain seizures the neurologist put him on keppra (levetiracetam) I don think he should be driving but they didn't take his license away

This: This can be a legal issue. Different states have different laws regarding permission to drive following seizures. Most states require the patient to be seizure-free on medication for six months before permission to drive is restored. I don't know what the requirement is in pennsylvania. Also, in some states the physician is expected to notify dmv. Dmv then notifies the driver. The only exceptions I have made is if the patient has only nocturnal seizures or possibly if there is focal onset or aura that allow the driver to pull over and stop safely. The decision is individually based. I hope your father considers the danger to himself and others if he has a seizure while driving. I agree with dr. Fowler that you and your father should discuss this issue before someone gets hurt. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining from tobacco and alcohol than worrying about these CTs. ...Read more

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Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Citalopram is a good: Choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current symptoms and med experience. Employ anxiety management strategies, reduce stress, develop relaxation/self-calming measures. The following is a good place to review: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/con-20026282 ...Read more

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I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

Check your levels: Have your ENT or Endocrinologist check your thyroid levels, etc - they may be the culprit. It's a common complaint: https://www. Inspire. Com/groups/thyca-thyroid-cancer-survivors-association/discussion/memory-loss-after-thyroidectomy/
When you achieve the proper level (or as close as possible) I expect you'll feel these troubles minimize or go away. Best! ...Read more

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Do I need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night. Than

No: People usually use the term "thin blood" to mean anticoagulate or make the blood less likely to clot. This would be the last thing you would want to do with a cerebral aneurysm. If it were to burst, you want it to clot asap and not keep bleeding. Is anyone talking about fixing it? ...Read more

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77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

Neurologist: Patient should definitely be seen by a neurologist for testing. Electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and labs can provide objective evidence to better understand physiology and offer perhaps more effective treatment and management options. ...Read more

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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more

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For about two weeks now I can't take my mind off my breathing, I'm not short of breath or panicing I just can't relax and watch tv ect, what is this?

For about two weeks now I can't take my mind off my breathing, I'm not short of breath or panicing I just can't relax and watch tv ect, what is this?

Psychosomatic: You're having a psychosomatic symptom. These are not rare. I suggest you try some relaxation techniques: warm bath or shower, meditation, yoga, getting into a good book, tv show, or video. Try chewing some gum when it happens. Avoid caffeine. Listen to relaxing music - maybe classical? Or jazz? This will pass in time. ...Read more

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Though not slept well, not feeling sleepythat is eyes not gritty, takes an hour or two to sleep when on bed, racy mind. Anxiety about sleeplessness. Remed?

Though not slept well, not feeling sleepythat is eyes not gritty, takes an hour or two to sleep when on bed, racy mind. Anxiety about sleeplessness. Remed?

Sleep and anxiety: Sounds like your symptoms are more complex. Recommend a good assessment interview first. Different anxiety or sleep disorders require different treatment. CBT for Insomnia or EMDR for anxiety are top line treatment. ...Read more

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MRI showed minimal nonspecific white matter change = diagnosis: migraines, premature vessel ischemic. Doc said take topamax (topiramate) (24yrold-F). 2nd opinion?

MRI showed minimal nonspecific white matter change = diagnosis: migraines, premature vessel ischemic. Doc said take topamax (topiramate) (24yrold-F). 2nd opinion?

Migraines: White matter lesions described may be seen with migraine, cigarette smoking, head trauma, hypertension, and aging. Would not worry about these lesions, and instead focus upon headache control measures, such as prevention with topirimate. But many other OTC and prescription items which can do as good or better a job without adverse effects from topirimate. Maybe HA specialist can serve your need ...Read more

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Iv had two brain tumour s removed in 14 years will that make my bipolar worst?

Not necessarily: It all depends upon what kinds of tumors, what size, and which locations. Since bipolar doesn't come from "one spot" in the brain, you're most likely to be ok. ...Read more

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Could my brain recover from heavy drug use as a teen?

Could my brain recover from heavy drug use as a teen?

Many variables: Many things determine eventual recovery. How severe was damage? Was it just one incident or repeated insults. Next is evaluation for residual deficits. Then is retraining the brain to overcome the deficits found. We only use about 10% of our brain cells, so there is hope of some if not full recovery when we insult the brain. But it takes using it to do that - read, do puzzles, crosswords, etc. ...Read more

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How does meditation change human brain?

How does meditation change human brain?

Maybe: Some claim that mediation does change the brain, but the bottom line is meditation can help people clear their minds so they can use their brain better, make better decisions than if they are nervous or panicked or hysterical. Find a good meditation technique and give it a try. ...Read more

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Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Yes: Many things change brain chemistry, at least temporarily: e.g., food, sex, interpersonal interactions, and video games. But the research is ongoing about the long-term effects (positive, negative, or neutral) of various types of video games. ...Read more

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How does regular physical exercise affect the brain?

How does regular physical exercise affect the brain?

Blood Flow: Regular aerobic exercise (150min/week) as recommended by the American Heart Association decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is done by keeping blood vessels open and trying to decrease the build up of plaque in the arteries ...Read more

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How long can it take for the brain to die from suffocation?

How long can it take for the brain to die from suffocation?

Injury starts @ 4min: The exact speed of brain cell injury depends on a variety of factors including blood flow, oxygen supply, body temperature, blood glucose etc. Injury to cells is expected after 4 minutes without oxygen as the blood oxygen content drops to critical levels. Part of brain function might recover if oxygen was suddenly available, but as time passed the point of no return would be reached. ...Read more

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Can you change the wiring (nerve connections) in your brain?

Can you change the wiring (nerve connections) in your brain?

Wiring in brain: Physically no. However, there is extensive research into the field of re-training and re-learning in which parts of the brain are utilized to assist parts that have been damaged. ...Read more

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Sudden appearance and behavior changes can be a brain tumore?

Sudden appearance and behavior changes can be a brain tumore?

Other possibilities:: Other common conditions which can cause behavior changes include mental health issues, illegal and legal drug use, alcohol use as well as brain tumors both benign and malignant. Suggestion: see your physician immediately for further evaluation and referral to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What is meant by diffuse chronic ischaemic changes to the brain?

What is meant by diffuse chronic ischaemic changes to the brain?

Small artery Disease: Diffuse chronic ischemic changes in the brain are often reported on MRI scans of those over 50. Diffuse: scattered through the brain. Chronic: it's been there awhile. Ischemic: not enough blood. Neuroscientists believe this is small arteries not supplying enough blood in tiny areas of brain. Some tiny brain areas stop working w/o adequate blood supply; this is seen as white dots/spots on MRI ...Read more