How Is Fatigue and Memory Loss Related to Brain Inflammation?

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Sharing from Susan Bennett: "I am very Dizzy! Have had several tests. MRI of Brain showed “Inflammation of Brain” First appointment I can get with a Neurologist on my insurance plan can’t see me till mid June. What are some reasons for these results? I can’t get any info! Everyone says “well you need to talk to your doctor”. Meanwhile, I’m going CRAZY! Also have extreme fatigue and memory loss! Please HELP! Any ideas?" Waiting is never an easy thing for patients at any time. It's understandable for Susan to feel anxious in the mid way of the diagnosis. Just a reminder, the brain inflammation is not a problem that we can solve by taking home remedies or OTC. Finding a neurologist comes first! Here are some basics on the brain inflammation for your information. General Inflammation Inflammation, in short, is your first defense line when your body encounters some infection and injury, namely, is part of your body's immune response. In general, this response will shuts down after the infection or the injury disappears. However, if it doesn't tend to stop, there might be some trouble. Inflammation can happen in different parts of your body, including the brain. The most dangerous part of the brain inflammation lies in no pain receptors, as brain inflammation doesn’t cause pain. That is to say, if you don't see it in time, potential damage could be terrible sometimes.   Symptoms of the Brain Inflammation  Dizziness, fatigue and memory loss are all related to brain inflammation. In addition to these, you should pay more attention to other symptom such as :
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Aches in muscles or joints
These are more like mild flu-like symptoms, so don't mix them up. Sometimes, you may experience more severe symptoms, include:
  • Muscle weakness
  • Problems with speech or hearing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion, agitation or hallucinations
  • Seizures
When it comes to the infants and young children, the following symptoms need special attention:
  • Bulging in the soft spots (fontanels) of an infant's skull
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Body stiffness
  • Poor feeding or not waking for a feeding
  • Irritability
Professional treatment is the top priority for any disorder related to your brain. Do not hesitate to seek your doctor's help as long as you feel uncomfortable. Of course, stay patient and optimistic when waiting for your diagnosis.   We are sincerely grateful for Shirley’s sharing story! We hope all the questions you raised and stories you shared could make a difference to those who are suffering from it.  All your kind sharing or questioning is welcomed.  Once again, HTQ is always available as long as you need us.
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