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Brain Respiratory tract 

Sleep apnoea

Illustration of partly blocked throat – sleep apnoea Sleep apnoea, or obstructive sleep apnoea, happens when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. The breathing of a person with sleep apnoea can stop for anywhere between a few and 90 seconds, and they wake briefly. These episodes, which can happen many times a night, are known as apnoeas. The sufferer is often unaware of it happening, but will wake feeling tired. Sleep apnoea ranges from mild to severe. In severe cases, sleep can be interrupted…

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Brain Diseases 

Psychotherapy for Depression??

Psychotherapy is often the first form of treatment  recommended for depression Called “therapy” for short, the word psychotherapy actually involves a variety of treatment techniques. During psychotherapy, a person with depression talks to a licensed and trained mental health care professional who helps the person identify and work through the factors that may be triggering the depression. Sometimes these factors work in combination with heredity or chemical imbalances in the brain to trigger depression. Taking care of the psychological and psychosocial aspects of depression are just as important as treating its…

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Brain 

Stroke & the Brain

The largest portion of the brain — the cerebral cortex — has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere of the brain controls cognition, emotions, and spatial orientation (sense of body position). The left hemisphere of the brain controls a person’s expressive language skills (ability to talk) and receptive language skills (ability to understand what others are saying). Right-brain stroke and communication difficulties Right-brain communication difficulties may be hard to notice at first. These difficulties can include poor attention and decreased perception. A right-brain stroke survivor may have a hard time with…

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Biology Brain 

Tension Headaches??

What are “tension-type” headaches? “Tension-type” headaches are the most common type of headaches among adults. They used to be commonly referred to as muscle contraction headaches or stress headaches, but these old terms are no longer used. A tension-type headache may appear periodically (episodic, fewer than 15 days per month) or chronically (more than 15 days per month). An episodic tension headache may be described as a mild-to-moderate, constant, band-like pain or pressure. These headaches may last from 30 minutes to several days. Episodic tension headaches usually begin gradually, and…

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Brain 

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

What is an electroencephalogram (EEG)? An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test during which the electrical signals of the brain are recorded. This electrical activity is detected by electrodes, or sensors, placed on the patient’s scalp, and transmitted to an amplifier that records the activity. How do I prepare for an EEG? Discuss any medicines you are taking with your doctor prior to your procedure. Continue to take any anticonvulsant medications you have been prescribed (unless your doctor specifically tells you otherwise). Wash your hair the night before the test. Do…

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Brain 

Cerebral Hypoxia??

What is Cerebral Hypoxia? Cerebral hypoxia refers to a condition in which there is a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. Drowning, strangling, choking, suffocation, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and complications of general anesthesia can create conditions that can lead to cerebral hypoxia. Symptoms of mild cerebral hypoxia include inattentiveness, poor judgment, memory loss, and a decrease in motor coordination. Brain cells are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation and can begin to die within five minutes after oxygen supply has…

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Brain 

Carotid Artery Disease: Aneurysm Surgery

What is surgical repair for an extracranial carotid artery aneurysm? The mainstay of treatment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms is surgical repair. The surgical repair entails the resection of that portion of the carotid artery that is involved with the aneurysm, followed by a bypass. Why is this procedure performed? Why do I need this procedure? Symptoms for carotid artery aneurysms may include transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or stroke. In addition, carotid artery aneurysms may form clots that block blood flow to your brain. If this occurs, or in order…

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Brain 

Bacterial Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by a bacterial, fungal or viral infection. Meningitis can be acute, with a quick onset of symptoms, it can be chronic, lasting a month or more, or it can be mild or aseptic. Anyone experiencing symptoms of meningitis should see a doctor immediately. What is bacterial meningitis? Acute bacterial meningitis is the most common form of meningitis. Approximately 80 percent of all cases are acute bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis can be life…

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Brain 

What is a traumatic brain injury??

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition in which there has been an external force to the head that in some way injures the brain. It can therefore vary from a minor blow to the head with transient dizziness or light headedness to a life changing brain injury due to major trauma. Because TBI covers such a wide range of injuries, its effects, symptoms, and prognoses vary. Each year, minor incidents of TBI happen to more than one million people in the United States. These minor injuries frequently result in…

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Abdomen Brain Cancer Health Hearth 

This may each or 10 of the rules of healthy lifestyle

Many factors increase the likelihood of serious diseases. But if you really want to, the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lung disease can be significantly reduced. Or at least greatly facilitate and accelerate their treatment recovery . How to organize your life Give up smoking! Smoking – leading preventable causes of death. If a person smokes, the likelihood of heart disease and cancer. If you are using contraceptives, will increase the harmful effects of smoking. Do not forget about passive smoking. The constant inhalation of tobacco smoke…

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