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What Is Happening In The Body When A Person Has Tremors
Dis-inhibition: The brain is extremely active with abundant electrical activity all the time. It is usually kept well controlled, and abnormal activity is carefully inhibited. When this inhibition is disrupted a seizure may occur. Many different things can cause a disruption of this inhibition. ...Read more
What happens in body when your kidney has a hole? I mean is it possible swelling whole body in child?
Kidney function: If a person's kidney is not functioning properly, one of the symptoms that can occur is generalized edema (or swelling) due to improper water balance regulation through a number of different of mechanisms (too complicated to discuss in this forum). I am not sure what you mean by the kidney having a hole (cysts?). There are simple blood tests to determine normal kidney function that can be done. ...Read more
What are the chills/energy that a person feels when massaged? Is this neurons firing, is it blood flow or what?
Anxiety is real: What makes one person nervous or anxious makes another excited or thrilled. That's because the same stress hormones are released in both cases, mostly adrenaline, or a type of one's own steroid. If anxious, these hormones can cause rapid heart beat, palpitations, 'butterflies' in the stomach, or worse, hyperventilation and a full blown panic attack. If thrilled, it will feel like a high. ...Read more
If a person experiences brain zaps from an antidepresant and has twitches in fingers and toes what is happening.
Zaps: Possible side effects to the medication. Please inform your doctor. ...Read more
Dextrocardia: Dextrocardia is the condition that you describe. It is not a disease, but rather a congenital defect. ...Read more
Depends: First, the decision is made whether the person is a candidate for clot-busting medicine via serial physical exams, brain ct scans, etc., usually in the er. Once in the icu, vital signs, especially bp, are stabilized. Depending on the size of the stroke, the patient may need ventilator support, at least temporarily. Etiology is sought and treated, if found, to prevent recurrence. Rehab is begun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not useful term: There is no medical condition called a "nervous breakdown" people use this term for everything from panic attacks to psychosis, and major depression. The brain effects and prognosis is vastly different with each of these as well as the treatment. Any severe mental illness will impair a person's ability to function- this is commonly called a breakdown. Focus on recovery, not labels. ...Read more
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What is the diagnosis if someone has numbness and tinkling in their whole body and can't feel touch?
Very unusual: Decrease sensation or altered sensation can be localized to a limb or bilateral from nerve injury or brain insult---hyperventilation and anxiety cause generalized numbness---but objectively they feel cold, hot, pin prick some rare genetic disorders cause congenital insensitivity to pain need to go to doctor to be examined. ...Read more
When someone has a headache and it feels like your head is pounding, what's happening to the brain ? Is it actually twitching inside the skull ?
Hello From Ventura!: That's quite an image...but no, it's not the brain moving around--it's the inflamed blood vessels pounding away--but not by much. It only takes the normal expansion of an inflamed vessel (or area right next to it) to give you entrance to the House of Pain. Lying down, bending over or coughing might make it worse. If you have a high fever or neck pain or nausea/vomiting, go see a doctor... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens in the brain when a guy gets "turned on"? I heard that the brain goes into a different mode and your conscience switches off. Is this true?
Could be..!!!: The brain has milliuons of connections between the areas that control perception and behavior.... In a minisecond the brain can change from one reaction to another one completly opposive... This is the brain's magic, mistery, fascination... ...Read more
My girlfriend is having a problem... Sometimes the left part of her body is warm and the right part of her body is chilled(cold)... What to do?
What does it mean when a pregnant person is 31 weeks and a doctor says that she is with the only one and a top is wide in the bottom is not ?
Top and bottom: The question does not sound like familiar terminology. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding. I would ask for clarification at my next appointment. ...Read more
My friend's grandfather died from 3 days and She is feeling as if there is a ball in her throat what is the reason for this strange condition?
Globus sensation: Your friend is most likely grieving over the loss of her grandfather and suffering from globus sensation (http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/symptoms-of-gi-disorders/lump-in-throat & http://patient.info/health/globus-sensation-leaflet). It's still a good idea for her to see her Family Doc for check up. Try to be there for your friend, whether to talk or listen. ...Read more
Dopamine: Rls is thought to be caused by a shortage of Dopamine in certain parts of the brain. This syndrome is seen in a number of illnesses such as parkinson's disease and dementia with lewy bodies. Medications that effect serotonin can also lead to RLS as an unwanted side effect. Rls can also occur on its own. For unknown reasons iron deficiency can also cause it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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