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what is dopamine in the brain what happens if you have too much or too little of it

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Neurotransmitter: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter. A chemical that enables a neuron to "communicate" with other neurons in the brain. Dopamine has many varied effects in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Speculative: This is politics and ideology rather than science. I searched the database at the nih for the past 19 years and found a whopping four articles on erot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Masturbation or viewing will not do your health much damage. However, by your own admission you are engaging in these activities excessively and that ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Poor concentration: Dopamine serves many functions in the brian, depending on the specific area in which it is working. In the prefrontal cortex, low concentrations of d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Muscle weakness: High and low levels of potassium (K) can cause muscle weakness. The only way to tell what your K's level is is by a blood test. At your age, with no e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Neurotransmitter: Norepinephrine (ne) is a sympathomimetic catecholamine that is synthesized in the adrenal medulla, in sympathetic neuron terminals, and in the brainst ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: nostalgia ?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
K: Too much-you die. Too little you die. so need more details. I specialize in K problems. And here for another 2 hours for 2nd opinion.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Weak heart.: A heart that's pumping at 5% (normal would be 55-65%) would really at an end-stage of what we'd call congestive heart failure. That person would gen ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you're not : Injecting insulin, then you don't have too much Insulin in your body. Hypoglycemia is a myth, except with cancer, liver or kidney failure, GI surgery ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience Psychiatry
Needing therapy: When you begin to feel overwhelmed by "so much, " it is time to seek psychotherapy.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Overly calm: The answer is that you could vary from being overly calm comatose.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This a very strange question! how do you know this or what did you read to make you think this? Please see your doctor about this concern.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Some vitamins, like vitamin c & folic acid, are water soluble, and any excess of them will just be excreted by the kidneys. Some vitamins, like a & e, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not sure of question: Heavy menstrustion csn lead tomiron deficiency and anemia.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No specific smell: Protein in the urine does not cause the urine to smell any differently than normal.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Need more info: General symptom that could mean many things: visual overload, general over-stimulation, poor concentration, fatigue due to eye problem etc. Please be ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: You did not describe the density's lung location. In the upper part of the lung, it may be a residue from old TB infection. But then you would likely ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Hammoud
Specializes in Family Medicine
Weight Gain: Weight gain can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, yes a medicine can increase your appetite. This can occur with some antidepressants. Oth ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
How much?: Low abnormal levels are often nothing. Higher relative elevated levels need investigation. They may be related to a variety of causes. Some of thes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Awareness + stress: I believe now there is more public education and awareness of the illness. In the past it was more of "a hush, hush" issue and people did not get help ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Salt. : Too much of a good thing isn't always "more good". Salt makes,us retain water, which is bad for people with high blood pressure or heart conditions. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
MRI report: Years after the bleeding, blood products called hemosiderin can be visualized. This is not a cause of your current headaches, and depending on the ch ... Read More
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