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What Are Two Physical Changes That Take Place In The Teen Brain
What are some of the changes that will take place in healthy, normal eyes as the patient moves into old age?
Many: Eyes age like the rest of the body but function is affected commonly. As the lens advances the color perception subtely is altered and later cataracts can occur. Overall light sensitivity drops and recovery from bright exposure is slower. Dseases of more advanced age include macular degeneration, advanced diabetes changes and glaucoma. ...Read more
Voice deepens: Testes and penis increase in size, testosterone conversion to the active form increases stimulating increase in size and strength of muscles. The onset of puberty is triggered or preceded by adrenal hormone production leading to maturation of the sweat glands and hair growth, Growth hormone spurts are greater leading to increased height, emotional responses to hormonal changes occur. More to come ...Read more
My Chiropracter informs me that two blood within the vertebrae feed the rear area of the brain that connect to the area of vision in both eyes apparently there is a test for this but they will not do it in case I lose consciousness and need emergency hosp
Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro ? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. Ask yourself...is the 'cracking' doing anything for you ??? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the screening tests to be done in males beyond 40 years of age? What are the ones in females? Any app for the same?
Protein! Eggs are : Great. High carb breakfasts can cause you to crash or be sleepy. Not something you want on test day! ...Read more
What generally are the causes of knee pain in the age range of 47 to 49 in women and what preventive measures we can take to reduce or treat that pain?
As we know that fibro is due to abnormalities in the levels of chemicals in the brain but how could treatment restore the normal balance of chemicals?
Sensitization: Central sensitization is the process of the CNS nerve receptors becoming hyper-sensitive to stimulation whereas normal touch and movement becomes painful. This is one of the working possibilities behind fm. The issue remains that little is none as to how to diagnose and how to treat. This symdrome is diagnosed too often and too early, with many complaints explained by other pathology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At what age is it normal for a woman to develop mild degenerative changes in the L5-S1 part of the spine?
By age 60 100%!: I had the opportunity to respond to a similar question you posted in which you indicate you have premature lumbar degeneration. a disc bulge and facet arthropathy. This is not common but occurs rarely as a family trait. As a sports medicine doc I see it in gymnasts, cheerleaders, dancers, explosive collision sport athletes and in obese, tall individuals who sit, drive, stand and load the low back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventricles in the brain are prominent relative to age and sulci what's that mean on an mri? The first answer didn't give it clear enough at all.
What are the brand of pregnancy tests that the light house has in Texas for the blind and can we get them an Oklahoma?
Pregnancy tests: If you are asking are there home pregnancy tests made for blind women the answer is no. Blind workers at Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth does make pregnancy tests. You can Google them and get to their website which will give you info on purchasing them if you wish to help their organization. ...Read more
No longterm impact: Losing one ovary has not long term effect on a women in terms of ovulations and periods. The ability to have a child may be reduced by 20 % not 50 %. ...Read more
What are the effects of stress on the brain and can stress cause memory loss at some point in one's life?
It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain ( with porn ) can cause headaches or change me physically?
What do you suggest if my prescription is -2 in one eye and -1.50 in the other. is it usual to wear all/most of the time?
If your vision is : 20/20 with this persription then yes you will see better wearing them all the time. Not wearing them or wearing them too much will not make you eyes get worse. ...Read more
Seisures dued to a tumor in the brain . What is the risk of of surgery what is some questions that i can ask?
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
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
Does anything changes physically inside the brain of an OCD patient or is it that brain is working differently from a normal person?
Normal brain: With an extreme attention to detail.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have to take Zoloft (sertraline) for a month. I've heard it changes the way people's brain functions after using. Does this really happen?
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
I took celexa (citalopram) generic version one time 20mg and I hated it decided not to take it anymore. How long till I feel better? Is my brain changed permanetly
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
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
In positive cases hw long can brain swelling takes to cure if caused due to japanese encephalitis. Plz time of full recovery to normal physical motor?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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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