Patient discussion about brain

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Q. What effect it will have in his brain……….

hi all…………..whenever my bipolar son gets in to different episodes it makes me to think what effect it will have in his brain……….does it got anything to do with brain? But It didn’t strike me to discuss about this with my doctor….
A1after a while without treatment it's hard to stay without any kind of brain damage... the brain is a biological material which is affected by materials that ravage it over and over again. bipolar disorder can get worse, adding hallucinations and such.
A2There is evidence to show a link between hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axes. The researchers have proved that people with bipolar disorder lose brain function over a period of time. MRI scans of the brains of 20 patients with bipolar disorder showed that everyone loses a small amount of tissue over time. The repeated episodes of illness harm the brain and lead to the decline.

Q. Does the brain recognize pain?

How does the brain recognize pain.
AFirst let us see the creation of the nerves which are assigned for different duties. There are roughly twenty different kinds of nerve endings in your skin that tell you if something is hot, cold, or painful. These nerve endings convert mechanical, thermal, or chemical energy into electrical signals that convey information to the brain and spinal cord - also known as the central nervous system or CNS. These signals travel to areas of your CNS where you perceive the stimuli as the painful sensations you actually feel - sensations such as searing, burning, pounding, or throbbing. Research suggests that the pain associated with fibromyalgia is caused by a "glitch" in the way the body processes pain. This glitch results in a hypersensitivity to stimuli that normally are not painful. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), research has shown that people with fibromyalgia have reduced blood flow to parts of the brain.

Q. Is surfing the internet good for your brain?

I am 72 and I just discovered computers and the internet at our library. I find myself fascinated by it and I spend hours in front of the computer. Is surfing the internet good for your brain?
AThis is a very current question that people ask and the answer is YES it is. A recent study showed that adults who surf the internet regularly engage larger parts of their brain when doing so compared to adults who rarely surf.

Q. Can you tell me more about Brain games?

There are many new brain games now advertised by Nintendo and others. Are they doing anything to delay Alzheimer’s
A1Interesting comment. I'll check the link.
A2Some research have proven that those kind of brain games can help stimulating the areas in our brain, and then help us in improving our brain function, which can be implemented in every single aspect of our daily life.

Here is a link to brain age :
http://www.brainage.com/launch/training.jsp
A3This is a question that is often asked by individuals that are tuned in to innovations. Indeed, many of the software programs marketed today are designed to exercise a broad range of thinking and information processing brain skills. They provide an opportunity to activate different areas of the brain that people typically do not use in their routine daily life. It is important to seek out opportunities for mental challenge and stimulation. When looking for such a program, look for a program exercising a broad set of skills and check that the company has a strong scientific advisory board behind it. Also, try the exercises to see that you are having fun while exercising. Otherwise, you are unlikely to continue to do them. I liked My Vigorous Mind because it was very easy to use, they have many activities and it is fun. Lumosity is another fun program and MindFit is interesting as it tailors a training program for each user.

Q. ADHD medications work on these brain chemicals?

Hope you all know about the different types of brain chemicals, so the ADHD medications work on these brain chemicals?
AYes Alexzander. The active ingredients in the common ADHD medications are amphetamines. The amphetamines artificially increase the amount of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, speeding up the brain (thus the term “speed” for amphetamines). This makes the frontal area more active, at least while the drug is acting.

Q. Could I be going through a Brain aneurysm?

i woke up in the night with a bad headache in the back of my head and above my eye. never had a headache like that. but all day today have not had the headache. could this be an aneurysm?
A1I had an brain anyuism in 2001. I had a head ache right above my left eye for 10 days. It got worse as the days went by. I went in to the emergency room and they gave me a spinal tap and it ruptured.Thank God that it cloted (that dos'nt happen). But it did and they did emergency surgury. I am alive and back to normal today. My parents both died of brain anyuisms. That is how huretaty starts.
A2An Aneurysm is when a blood vessel just pops out in you’re brain. Very ironically, there are no sensory nerves inside the brain and the headache that comes with aneurysm is when the brain starts pressuring the material that surrounds it. That means this will be a later symptoms and you’ll probably have a paralyses before, or have problem speaking and things like that. If you are not convinced – you can go to the hospital and ask for a scan.
A3You probably have a sinuses infection…or just a plain migraine. Anyway, aneurysm is a serious thing. You probably wouldn’t walk all day with aneurysm, it usually comes with neurological symptoms that you can’t ignore like paralyses in different organs.

Q. What is a brain tumor?

AA brain tumour is any intracranial tumor normally either in the brain itself in the cranial nerves, in the brain envelopes, skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). It is created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Primary (true) brain tumors (which start in the brain) are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.
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