Brain Disorders (Gray Matter) by Bryan C. Hains

By Bryan C. Hains

Delve into the various varied factors of mind problems: actual damage, bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, and delivery defects.

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A stroke can be thought of as a brain attack in which a portion of the brain is starved of blood for either a short or long period of time. The brain must receive oxygen through a constant supply of blood because it cannot store oxygen on its own. Because blood carries oxygen and nutrients necessary for proper functioning of brain cells, any interruption of this vital supply can cause devastating effects. After an interruption of blood flow for only three to four minutes, neurons start to die. 8 million people a year.

Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy often difficult to determine whether the damage was present before the onset of seizures and subsequent medical examination, or whether the seizures damaged the brain after the fact. TREATMENT AND OUTLOOK For most people diagnosed with epilepsy, successful management of the disease can be achieved primarily through drug therapy and, in some cases, surgery. In a small proportion of cases, seizures cannot be controlled, however. Because sodium channels have been implicated as a cause of seizure disorders, a number of drugs that act on sodium channels have been developed specifically for the treatment of seizures.

These headaches are often associated with other neurological problems, such as weakness of a part of the body, seizure, memory changes, vomiting, loss of consciousness, and so forth. Approximately 50% of patients with brain tumors experience headaches that resemble tension or migraine types. INHERITANCE Migraines have a genetic component. A high percentage of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines. A child has Headache and Migraine a 75% chance of developing migraine if both parents have migraine and 50% if only one parent is positive.

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