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What Things Predispose Someone To Bleeding Outside Of The Brain
Coma what some toxins that could cause someone to go into coma toxins from the inside & out the body?
What is the possibility of death when you have brain damage to the left side of your brain after a hemorrhage stroke?
Relative term: it depends on location and size and many many other factors. ...Read more
Could you please describe some of the negative consequences that can occur when the blood-brain barrier is weakened?
Multiple causes: Inflammation due to infection, Multiple Sclerosis, arteritis or vasculitis can cause breakdown of the brain-blood barrier, as can brain hemorrhage and stroke. The outcomes depend on the nature of the causative process. Recommend information from AAN.com, or the Mayo Clinic site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: You are correct that there seem to be differences in the brains of transgender vs non-transgender folks. It may be related to hormone exposure early in development, but this is an area where we really don't have an answer yet. We do know, however, that being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice" any more than it is to be cis-gender (non-transgender). LGromkoMD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flip side of coin: We presume hormones, & brain systems regulating them, R responsible 4how bodies develop sex characteristics. But hormones behave in complex ways & their production is affected by genetic makeup + external factors- incl bacterial cultures we carry on us! The systems & factors that make someone identify as transgender vs "cisgender" (body matches gender w/ which they identify) R likely the very same ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if the brain stem is the only part of the brain functioning, can someone ever recover?
No, not likely: The upper brain(cerebral cortex) is what gives us the ability to think and be rational. If that part is nonfunctional, then a person is left in a vegetative state which is no good life and we should let nature take its own course and not support him/her artificially. ...Read more
Depression, damage: Low vitamin d commonly causes depression. It can also cause poor memory and difficulty concentrating and leads to free radical damage to the brain. Low d also appears to increase risk of alzheimer's disease. Fortunately d deficiency is easy to correct; most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels.See http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 ; http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2013/12/131202121101.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seisures dued to a tumor in the brain . What is the risk of of surgery what is some questions that i can ask?
Forceps brain injury: Usually would not result in br injury, also count in time duration from full dilation to forceps use. Difficulty from forcep delivery add up to total trauma + times suffering low oxygenation. Symptoms would not appear till late if just cognitive weakness, if physical trauma-brain bleed sx would be immediate (reflexes + respiration adequacy + tonus of muscles..). ...Read more
Can you explain the causes and consequences of a stroke, relate to the nervous system and explain what happens there?
Simple concepts: Stroke involves blood flow to brain and if blocked, brain tissue dies causing symptoms such as unilateral paralysis, or speech deficit. Causes may include hypertension, smoking, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, but also, could be secondary to primary cardiac problem. ...Read more
Autonomic Nervous Sy: Stem (ANS) is activated during sexual intercourse. The sympathetic nervous system (sns) contributes piloerection (goosebumps for thermogenesis) and causes ejaculation in males. The parasympathetic nervous system (pns) gives rise to erections in males. Coordination of this system during intercourse is integral and not infrequently there is 'spillover' with activation of other parts of the ans. ...Read more
Shock different type: If you are sick with an illness, like an infection with a bacteria that causes blood vessels to dilate and cannot contract properly, volume of your blood is not effective to bring it to your heart. So heart cannot pump enough blood to vital organ like heart itself and brain and kidneys. Blood pressure goes down one can collapse, unable to stand up. Similar problem can happen from dehydration. ...Read more
Can you tell me if the damage to the optical nerve happens as a result of psychiatric problems like schizophrenia or is it part of the symptom?
None of those: I am not sure what you mean by damage to the optic nerve. If a doctor has found this damage then it has nothing to do with the diagnosis of schizophrenia and you need to be followed by a neurologist. However, if you believe your optic nerve is damaged but it has not been confirmed by a doctor or if a doctor has evaluated you and cannot find damage then it may be symptoms of schizoprenia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A lot of damage: MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) can be very serious and cause serious short and long term problems. Within 10 days, the infection can go from a localized skin infection or boil/abscess to invading into the blood stream and causing serious infections throughout the body, like sepsis, endocarditis, kidney failure, brain infection or all organs at the same time. Very serious! ...Read more
Disinhibition: Head injured patients particularly those who have injuries to the frontal lobe can suffer from a condition called disinhibition. In this condition they will lose their normal social reservations and they can become downright mean and nasty. Dishonest or more likely careless responses from these patients can occur but usually disappear as the brain heals. ...Read more
Depends : This depends on the complexity and other injuries. In a isolated epidural hematoma that is evacuated rapidly, patients may go home the next day. A lot depends on the size, time after injury, neurological status after the surgery. In general, most require a few days to recover before going home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?
Possible: An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull. This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain distention/herniation. This, in turn, can lead to irreversible damage to the cerebral cortex and or the brain stem if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Imagine a pressure on one side of the brain from the skull, pushing that side of the brain compressing all the tissues including the blood vessels causing brain hypoxia on one side. It then pushes the whole brain and shifts to the brain against the unyielding skull to the other side, compressing the tissues there also (counter coup effect). That is epidural hematoma without surgical treatment. ...Read more
Hematoma: Blood can accumulate between the inside layer of the skull and the outside layer of the brain. This is a subdural or epidural hematoma depending on where it is located in the space between the brain and the skull. If large enough, these bleeds will press on the brain and will need a neurosurgeon to remove them in the operating room to prevent brain damage or death. Is that straight enough? ...Read more
If I treat bleeding outside of the brain will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying? I have so much on my mind.
Inside or outside: Bleeding inside the skull can exert pressure on the brain, deforming it, causing serious side-effects. Headaches are almost universal here. Brain irritation can cause seizures. Blood can be resorbed naturally but stay alert. Blood outside the skull may be a painful cosmetic nuisance but is rarely serious. ...Read more
Multiple ways: During the fall, if the brain is thrust against the boney skull, it can be injured producing a small hemorrhage. A second mechanism, the bridging veins between the dura and the brain are torn producing a subdural hematoma. With lateral skull fracture, the middle meningeal artery can be torn producing an epidural hematoma. With violent falls, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages due to arterial tears. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Most commonly high blood pressure (hypertension), which puts a toll on small brain blood vessels which can rupture and bleed, usually at older age. Other causes include brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, tumors, head injury, amyloid angiopathy, use of stimulants including street drugs, medications such as blood thinners, brain surgery, cerebral venous thrombosis etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few possibilities: There are many reasons why newborns get intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). If a baby is premature (usually less than 32 weeks or so), if the baby did not receive the vitamin K shot at birth, an underlying bleeding disorder, trauma (shaken baby) are a few of the possibilities to consider. A thorough evaluation should be undertaken with your Pediatrician and specialists. ...Read more
Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well. ...Read more
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