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Are there certain pills that could really increase brain proficiency?

Are there certain pills that could really increase brain proficiency?

Brain Power: For patients with memory disorders we use cholinesterase inhibitors like rivastigmine or donepezil. In advanced cases of alzheimer's disease memantine has proven benefit. Some advocate the use of omega 3, or Alpha lipoid acid with controversial data supporting its use. New data suggests that being physically fit during middle age reduces risk of memory disorders (dementia) at age70. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are there any hormones that are secreted or stop being secreted when one is tired or sleepy? Could any of those cause hunger/tremor?

Are there any hormones that are secreted or stop being secreted when one is tired or sleepy? Could any of those cause hunger/tremor?

Yes: There are hormones that overlap what you are describing: thyroid and cortisol come to mind. But perhaps more likely you have significant fluxes in blood sugar due to insulin surges related to excessive refined carbs. I would start by eating several small meals throughout the day: limiting carbs and being sure protein is in every meal. Your doc can check labs to help narrow this down ...Read more

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Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Yes: The Adrenal Medulla Secretes Adrenaline, (epinephrine, norepinephrine). Flight or Fight response. If your doctor is concerned (condition resulting in an abnormal or increase secretion). They can check hormones via blood and urine tests. The endocrinology doctor will follow this if you have abnormalities. These are not routine screening tests. They are done if there is a clinical indication (sxs) ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments (diatary supplements) that help with brain fog?

Are there any natural treatments (diatary supplements) that help with brain fog?

Yes: Maintaining good overall health helps. Drink 8 glasses of water a day, sleep 7-8 hours a night, take a multivitamin in the am, reduce alcohol intake. Maintain a well balanced diet, regular exercise, and treat any underlying cause such as depression, anxiety, allergies, or even purging whatever medications you may be on. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if there are any birth controls that are known to help enhance breast size?

Could you tell me if there are any birth controls that are known to help enhance breast size?

No: At best, bcp's will only make a small and temporary change in size. The only proven reliable method that is permanent is surgery - either with implants or fat transfer. ...Read more

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Are there any neurotransmitter imbalances that would cause muscle twitching all over body?

Are there any neurotransmitter imbalances that would cause muscle twitching all over body?

What an odd question: The role of neurotransmitters in myoclonus is still under study. What you're describing can be caused by problems elsewhere in the body, and in fact very often is. The brain is just an unfortunate bystander. The underlying cause is what needs to be found. See your doctor and let him/her figure it out. And I'm afraid if you bring up neurotransmitters, you'll probably just get a blank stare. ...Read more

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Are there any brain disorders that television causes?

Are there any brain disorders that television causes?

No: Not any true causation, but the flickering images could act like a strobe light and rarely incite seizure activity. Of course, if one watches tv to the exclusion of other activities, one might become passive and relatively deconditioned. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Magnesium: I would say, that magnesium have the potential forhaving a positive effect on the glutamate receptors. I say this, because magnesium for the most part, inhibits excitation which would salvage these receptors. ...Read more

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Hormones are imbalanced. Is there anything that will help?

Hormones are imbalanced. Is there anything that will help?

Be more specific: There are hundreds of hormones in the body, when you say hormone imbalance what do you mean? And is this your conclusion based on symptoms or have levels been checked and found to be abnormal? I recommend reposting a more specific and detailed question. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Not clearcut: Some evidence that a mix of Vitamin E & C may drop Alzheimer risk and some theoretical benefit for phosphatydal serine, alpha lipoic acid, & N-acetyl cysteine ...Read more

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Are there any auto immune diseases that would cause low estrogen?

Are there any auto immune diseases that would cause low estrogen?

Not likely: The high ratio of women to men in sle has been theoretically attributed to the uplifting effect of estrogen on the immune system during child-bearing years but there is much data to contradict this. In addition, the replacement of estrogen postmenopause does not change the sle frequency or severity. There is no evidence to suggest low estrogen as a result of autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Are there any medical conditions (not psychological) that make the body over-sensitive to adrenaline?

Adrenaline: Not sure if this is what you are looking for, as I am not clear on your question. Where are you exposed to adrenaline that makes you think you are oversensitive to it? Rarely, a tumor of the adrenal glands, called pheochromocytoma, can release high levels of hormones such as adrenaline in the blood and cause hypertension attacks. ...Read more

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What should you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

What should you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

Maybe nothing: There are physiologic reasons why the pituitary may swell, such as pregnancy, hypothyroidism, adolescence. The questions i would ask: is there any hormone disorder? Is there any other abnormality noted on the mri? Was this a "pituitary mri"? Did the radiologist misinterpret this? Many questions. See an endocrinologist, certainly before anything invasive is done. ...Read more

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Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Low cortisol: Yes, there are supplement formulas that can help but you need to be supervised by a licensed professional. See neurorelief.com for info about lab testing and supplements. See your doc who MAY order the tests you need and the supplements. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Might there be any pharmaceuticals on the market that inhibit cortisol?

Yes: But they are only used in rare circumstances to inhibit cortisol production from certain kinds of tumors. There is an anti fungal rx (ketoconazole) which inhibits cortisol to some extent. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more