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Which is the neurotransmitter in the brain that makes headache pain to develop?

Which is the neurotransmitter in the brain that makes headache pain to develop?

Plus or minus: Too much of a neurotransmitter such as glutamate may provoke headache but so too for thyroxine, norepinephrine, antidiuretic hormone, vasoactive intestinal peptide. Many times the problem isn't too much but too little (eg serotonin) or simply imbalances between several neurotransmitters. ...Read more

Neurotransmitter (Definition)

A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...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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Is it true that one nostril leads to the brain and the other to the heart?

Is it true that one nostril leads to the brain and the other to the heart?

No: Both lead to your throat and to the lungs. The nostrils heat up and filter the air we breath, the lungs hate it when the air is cold and full of dust. ...Read more

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Can depression cause slowed neurons in the brain or is it the result?

Can depression cause slowed neurons in the brain or is it the result?

Depression is a: Descriptive term for a set of symptoms. Although drugs that boost certain neurotransmitters are often helpful, there is little if any evidence that depression is caused by any neurotransmitter deficiency. Genetics, life circumstances & negative thinking patterns contribute to depression, but a precise cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Yes and no: The tumor itself does not cause other problems but the side effects of the medicines used in treatment, like steroids, can. Optical tract brain tumors do not usually cause symptoms other than visual disturbances unless they are very large in size. ...Read more

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Is it true that brain tumor headaches are worse in the morning?

Is it true that brain tumor headaches are worse in the morning?

For some: people he headaches are worse in am but sleeping with a blanket over ones head can give similar symptoms see a doctor if these symptoms persist ...Read more

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What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question. ...Read more

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One of the major pain killers masks pain in a muscle or joint so that the body does not respond to the injury. Which pain killer does this?

One of the major pain killers masks pain in a muscle or joint so that the body does not respond to the injury.  Which pain killer does this?

It could be many: Narcotic painkillers such as morphine or oxycodone would be most likely to do this, but any painkiller might do this to some extent. One could not select a painkiller where this would not be a concern. You make a good point ... using pain killers, in general, masks the body's important response to injury. ...Read more

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What is the name of what is equivalent to dorsal roots/DRG in the spine, but in the brain area, which receives pain & tactile sensation in face/head?

What is the name of what is equivalent to dorsal roots/DRG in the spine, but in the brain area, which receives pain & tactile sensation in face/head?

Geniculate ganglion: This is a ganglion of the facial nerve that supplies portions of the face, but there are several different nerves that supply afferent signals via ganglions to distributes sensory input to the target areas ...Read more

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In regard to cervicogenic headaches, in which areas of the head/face does the pain usually occur? Can it be related to or coincide w/tmj symptoms?

In regard to cervicogenic headaches, in which areas of the head/face does the pain usually occur? Can it be related to or coincide w/tmj symptoms?

Absolutely: Tmj is a descending structural problem that can extend down the body. Most TMJ pts have cervical instability and present with kyphotic spines. Cervicogenic headache usually are at the base of the head. Tmj at in the temples but you can't always separarate the two. Unstable jaw position leads to an unstable neck and eventually postural changes down the body. Recommend treating TMJ and chiropractic. ...Read more

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When a person is in intense pain does the body block the nerve signals to lessen the pain?

When a person is in intense pain does the body block the nerve signals to lessen the pain?

Absolutely it does.: We don't appreciate how MUCH the body itself has its own very EFFECTIVE modulating hardware and software which knocks down the perception of pain by orders of magnitude. We don't appreciate just how potent and effective enkephalins and endorphins are. They are orders of magnitude more powerful analgesics than morphine, dilaudid, and even cocaine/PCP can be put together. ...Read more

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What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

What is the name of the nerve that brings heart pain to the central nervous system?

There isn't just one: There may not be just one nerve that brings heart pain to the brain. This is why people describe their heart attack symptoms so differently. Some people get nausea, sweating and a sense of "just not feeling right, " while others get the more classic chest and arm pain. Others may get extreme heaviness in the chest and shortness of breath. Thi suggests that different nerve pathways can be involved. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a blow to the back of the neck cause brain damage?

Is it ever that a blow to the back of the neck cause brain damage?

Neck injury: The force of impact is an important factor to determine the severity of injury. If you suffer a loss of consciousness including multiple neurological symptoms such as intractable headache, nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, dizziness, passing out spells, or seizure, you should consider a comprehensive neurological evaluation with radiographic studies in order to rule any intracranial injury. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way that you've found that can regulate the hormones behind the fight or flight response that leads to high blood pressure?

What is the most effective way that you've found that can regulate the hormones behind the fight or flight response that leads to high blood pressure?

Mind-Body Connection: High blood pressure is caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, condition of arteries, underlying metabolic syndrome, etc. Getting to the root cause is key. Then treating with things like meditation/deep breathing, low carb/paleo diet, exercise, and vitamins/supplements may be helpful. And, dental disease/infection is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease- so fix that issue. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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When you have Eye problem,it is not specifically on the eye itself,but in the visual cortex of the brain, some nerve damage. is it true?

Visual problems: When a person has a problem with vision, they can have a problem anywhere from their cornea. lens, retina and along the optic nerves to the visual cortex of the brain. Our retina is actually part of our central nervous system, as are the optic nerves. The muscles that move your eyeball are controlled by cranial nerves as well. Ophthalmology is the specialty of medicine that treats eye disorders. ...Read more

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What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

Glaucoma: Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when the intra ocular pressure builds up in the eye when the angles are narrow and close off and this leads to optic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.

Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.

Yes: It depends on the location of stroke . Usually if stroke is in the brain stem( medula ) , can cause respiratory difficulty which could be fatal. Injury to this center may lead to center respiratory failure, which necessitates mechanical ventilation; usually the prognosis is grave. ...Read more

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How is the structure of the sickle cells be related to pain in body tissues?

How is the structure of the sickle cells be related to pain in body tissues?

Clogging: The sickle shaped cells clog up small arteries causing tissue ischemia (lack of oxygen) which causes severe pain. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more