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What Are Two Physical Changes That Take Place In The Teen Brain
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.
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
It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain (with porn) can cause headaches or change me physically?
Does anything changes physically inside the brain of an OCD patient or is it that brain is working differently from a normal person?
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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
Quickly: A single dose should wear off in a few hours and then you brain will be back to the way it was before ...Read more
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?
Inappropriate here: The neurological problem you allude to cannot be helped via the internet. See a neurologist. Please. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?
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
Does throwing the Plan B pill within one or two hrs still have an affect on your body? I threw it up because I changed my mind about taking it.
Plan b: I believe I answered the question before. If the pill was in stomach for an hour it v probably was absorbed. ...Read more
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
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?
I have severe anxiety disorder/severe child abuse, sexual, physical, psychological, mean games, mean mind games, mean sexual games. I have poor health. Take quite a few medications. I need an anxiety med doesn't cause headaches, help me please.
Anxiety: You have several issues that should be followed and managed by behavior health and adult medicine to decide which medication is right for you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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