What Is The Occipital Lobe?

The occipital lobe is one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The occipital lobe is the visual processing center of the mammalian brain containing most of the anatomical region of the visual cortex. The primary visual cortex is Brodmann area 17, commonly…Continue readingWhat Is The Occipital Lobe?

Headaches After Eating

Food is meant to be enjoyed. It tastes good and it’s enjoyable to eat, which is why so many people eat so much. However, sometimes the food isn’t as enjoyable as it should be because of the consequences of eating it. Some people suffer from headaches after eating, which takes all the enjoyment out of eating. It doesn’t have to be this way, as you can eat and not experience headaches afterwards. The key is to know what the causes of the headaches are so that you can avoid them.

Cause #1: Diabetes

People who have diabetes often have to closely watch what they eat. They must stay away from foods that are high in starch. Since many foods contain a good amount of starch—like pasta—it can be very difficult to avoid these foods. Even if you do, it’s not a guarantee that you won’t get too much starch in your diet.

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What Is Cerebrospinal Fluid?

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain. It acts as a cushion or buffer for the brain, providing basic mechanical and immunological protection to the brain inside the…Continue readingWhat Is Cerebrospinal Fluid?

Headache or TIA Stroke?

When someone suddenly has a migraine for the first when they are nearing fifty or sixty its often the case that what they thought they had was a migraine headache when in fact it was actually a TIA. So, what is a TIA and how is it different then a migraine?

What’s TIA?

TIA is the acronym for transient ischemic attack. It is a stroke like episode, sometimes mistaken for an intense headache, migraine or otherwise, and is seen by many physicians as a warning sign of a full stroke soon to come. This is not a warning sign to be ignored.

It’s very uncommon for a migraine to start after a person has passed forty. So for someone to all of a sudden develop those one-sided headaches around the eyes or temple area is not a good sign. As a matter of fact studies have shown that the intense headache transpires in nearly thirty percent of all patients who later have a stroke.

Almost Like a Migraine

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What Is Huntington Disease?

Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of cognitive ability. Adult-onset Huntington disease, the most common form of this disorder, usually appears in a person’s thirties or forties. Early signs and symptoms can include irritability, depression, small involuntary movements, poor coordination, and…Continue readingWhat Is Huntington Disease?