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Brain Damage

Traumatic brain injury like a road traffic accident, fall, or nontraumatic brain injury like a stroke, can result in brain damage. The symptoms of brain damage are blurred vision, confusion, speech problems, seizures, memory problems, and balancing issues.

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A 55-year-old female is in coma with good vital status but eyes are still shut. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,A 55-year-old female is in coma. Her vital status are fine, but her eyes still shut, and head surgery completed 11 days back. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She has significant brain insult in the form of left-sided brain infarct and left-sided brain blood clot or bleeding. She may need surgery to remove one part of the skull and preserve in the abdomen for future reimplantation. Consult a neurosurgeon for a decision abou...  Read Full »

My son is short-tempered. How to reduce his anger?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is very aggressive and sensitive, short temper, and gets panicky, hyper, and angry quickly. He could not listen to any good suggestions or guidance. He does not have mental resistance. However, he is very sincere about his studies. He has got 83% marks in his studies. Now, he is p...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son suffered from viral encephalitis at a very young age, which could have been a significant insult to the growing brain. The irritability and anger outbursts are a result of post-encephalitis sequelae. It can be controlled with medications. I suggest tablet Oxeto...  Read Full »

Can occupational therapy help a child affected by meningitis at birth achieve normal activities?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1.5-year-old son got meningitis at the time of birth. After 21 days of taking antibiotics, he got recovered. Now, he is not able to stand and speak. We did an MRI. It shows an impression of cystic encephalomalacia changes and gliosis in bilateral frontal white matter on right. There is...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son got meningitis at birth. His MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings show brain damage caused due to infection. There is a rare chance for your son to be a normal child. With physiotherapy, he can try to achieve normal activities. Your son will have a develop...  Read Full »

Please suggest remedy for loss of vision due to left brain damage in a child.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for my baby. She is 1 year old. Four months back, we met (me with my family) with a road accident. My baby's left brain got damaged and a little blood clot is there. The doctor has done one surgery. After the surgery, she lost her vision. Now she cannot see. The doctors s...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby is suffering from damage to optic nerve resulting from trauma to head. The remaining potential in the optic nerve can be determined by a test called VER, visual evoked response, in which light stimulus is provided and corresponding electrical response in the b...  Read Full »

My father is hyperactive after an accident. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Eight months ago, my father met with a bike accident. He had hemorrhage and the temporal lobe was damaged. He was in coma for a month and for the last eight months he has been taking Levenue 2000 mg per day, Lacosam 400 mg per day and Cloba 10 mg per day. Now, he is facing the problem of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The hyperactivity he is showing is because of the damage to his temporal lobe. It can be due to abnormal electrical activity arising from the damaged temporal lobe and adjacent areas. The good thing is that he is on his way to recovery. But at the same time, we need to c...  Read Full »

Will jaundice cause brain damage in a preterm baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is a 3-month-old baby, and she is early term baby delivered on the seventh four months ago. On the seventh day, we found out she has jaundice and admitted her. Her level is severe 30 mg/dL, but after phototherapy, for six hours, it reduces 20 mg, and it is gradual to 13. We d...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Very high bilirubin can cause some brain injury. There are various factors that cause raised bilirubin. You said bilirubin was 30, then dropped to 20 in six hours. It is unlikely. It could be some error. If your baby is active, playful, and feeding well no need to wo...  Read Full »

Why is a 28-days-old baby not crying?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby boy is not crying. He is 28 days old. Although he cried little after birth. He used to sleep all times about five days ago. We were unable to feed him. Four days ago a tube was passed from nose to feed him. Now he opens eyes and has started moving his arms. But still he is not...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition which you have described is called birth asphyxia, where in a newly born baby does not cry at birth and requires some kind of assistance to breathe. Such babies may have damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, etc. The extent to which it effects the body ...  Read Full »

Can prolonged stress cause any damage to the brain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from fatigue for more than two years now. I am a 34-year-old otherwise healthy male, all blood, hormone, vitamin tests have come back perfect. However, it started after a long and intense panic disorder, which lasted for months and almost drove me to suicide. What s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand and empathize you. During a panic attack or any stress, our adrenaline level is so high. This is the hormone for fight and flight and to relieve from this condition, Clonazepam acts as a relaxing agent. This is normal for any person and this medicine c...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my brain while using a mobile phone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, my height is 6 feet, weight is 121.25 lb. When I use the mobile phone, I feel pain in my brain but when I do not use the mobile phone, I feel normal. But when I use mobile I feel malaise and because of it, sleep does not come to me at night. I used to take medicines for...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should know that short conversations on the phone are not harmful to the brain. But, long conversations can lead to altered brain function (abnormal waves in EEG). For this reason, I would recommend avoiding prolonged use of the phone. I would also recommend tryin...  Read Full »

How is frequent drop in sodium level treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is out of a coma and on regular physiotherapy. However, we have a major concern now with frequent drops in his sodium level. Every five to six days his sodium level drops to 110-120. When that happens, his consciousness level goes down and stops body movement or response. He ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to note that he is having problems with sodium levels. I suggest the following. Disturbances in sodium level indicate that there has been damage to the brain structures (hypothalamus) that control the levels of sodium in the blood. One should identify the co...  Read Full »

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