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Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .

Hi, i want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms .

Appetite suppression: Phentermine principally affects appetite due to its release of norepinehrine. It has lesser effects on serotonin and dopamine. It is typically used short term and withdrawal occurs in a low percentage of patients. Long term weight loss requires life style changes. Eat 6 small equal meals, manage stress skillfully, and move like pretend jump roping through the day for drug free wt loss. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lead to weight loss because of the change in neurotransmitters? After stopping does the drug change things around or can the brain go back

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lead to weight loss because of the change in neurotransmitters? After stopping does the drug change things around or can the brain go back

Balance chemical : Prozac (fluoxetine) usually cause weight gains. Antidepressant is used to balance the neuro transmitters in your brain. After you stop it does affect some part of your brain. Sometimes it will restore your brain function if your body can make up the low neurotransmitter, but , unfortunately, sometimes your body can not make up the different, then you go back to previous stage. Everybody respond differently. ...Read more

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Hello, is it possible that frequent masturbation can make an inbalance in neurotransmitters/it makes you anxious/panic? Ideal frequency in 20's/week?

Hello, is it possible that frequent masturbation can make an inbalance in neurotransmitters/it makes you anxious/panic? Ideal frequency in 20's/week?

Unlikely: No study has ever shown any physical harm from excessive masturbation. The only harm i am aware of is the possibility of addiction, which can lead to some patients' being distracted from essential activities of life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the action of a neurotransmitter terminated?

Can you tell me how is the action of a neurotransmitter terminated?

Here's an example: Acetylcholine gets into the synaptic cleft, stimulates the neuromuscular junction and muscle contracts, but to relax, the chemical needs to be decreased, and acetylcholinesterase hydrolyzes to acetic acid, and choline. ...Read more

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Which neurotransmitter affects sleep mood and appetite?

Which neurotransmitter affects sleep mood and appetite?

Not so simple, but: Main neurotransmitters for behaviour and mood are norepinephrine and serotonin, but dopamine does play a role in all of this, but much more complex than just simple few chemicals. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does neurotransmitters have to do with stress?

I was wondering what does neurotransmitters have to do with stress?

Stress responses: In response to stress, the body releases many physiologically active chemicals, including neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and epinephrine. This goes along with the well-known "fight, flight, or freeze" response. If your body could not respond in this way, you would die. ...Read more

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Opiates and neurotransmitters, can you tell me the connection?

Opiates and neurotransmitters, can you tell me the connection?

Many connections: The body makes its own opioids - endorphins, enkephalins and other substances (like substance P) that are themselves neurotransmitters in the pain system, and plus they cause release of others, particularly dopamine as well, which causes the euphoria and sense of well-being. Morphine and related drugs, plus synthetics like methadone, act on the same receptors our own opioids act on, but more so. ...Read more

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What increases the concentration of neurotransmitters in a synaptic cleft?

Disease examples: Let's use model of acetylcholine. In Alzheimer's disease we give meds called acetylcholinesterases, which block chemical that breaks down transmitter, and enhances communication. In myasthenia gravis, we have similar approaches to maintain nerve/ muscle interactions. Why do you ask? Is there a condition that needs attention? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Neurotransmitter (Definition)

A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...Read more