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does zicam affect your brain or memory permanently?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No, BUT....: Some Zicam products have been associated with loss of ability to smell. See this link http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm166931.Htm.

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Do babies brains continue to develop after they're born?

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Yes: Technically, they never stop developing; every time you learn something new, you develop new connections in the brain, be you a month old, or 90 years. The rapid maturation goes on well into the teen years.
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Why is my brain so foggy these days?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Brain fog: Brain fog is a real symptom that can have many causes. Sometimes it is due to illness or hormone fluctuations commonly seen in women in the years before and during menopause. Mood disorders such as depression can cause this symptom. Keep a journal concerning your activities , what you eat and the brain fog days and see if there is a pattern.
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How/where is the brain affected by copper accumulation?

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Copper: Excess copper in the body is released in the blood and can accumulate in the tissues, particularly in the kidneys, eyes, and brain. When it goes to the brain, it usually deposits in nerves that are associated with movement, perception, and mood regulation. This causes a patient to lose coordination and become clumsy. Seizures, migraines, and cognitive defects may also result from excess copper.
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Is addiction a disease of the brain?

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YES: The addictive process involves changes in brain structures such as the nucleus accumbens (the reward center) & the locus ceruleus (the fight or flight center that causes some forms of withdrawal). There are other areas involved as well. We can see these changes on functional brain scans & when things improve, we can see those changes too.
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What is specialized memory care?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Memory loss care: Nursing homes or adult care centers who have specialized units to better care for patients with memory impairment. These units are safer for patients with memory loss issues and have staff trained to support and care for patients affected with dementia and memory impairments.

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