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Brain Chemistry And Low Sodium
Depression : May have depression. Whoever you see , keep in mind meds should be used for at least 9 months, see a psychologist (regular pcp don't resources for psychotherapy), see clergy, get support from a good friend or family, meditate. It is a marathon. Stick with the same doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: With acute intoxication the brain chemistry is altered, alcohol withdrawal, brain chemistry is altered and if dependence to alcohol develops, brain chemistry is altered. Any drug including alcohol has a direct effect on the brain, its neurotransmitters, it may cause some neurotrasmitter levels to go up and some to go down. The brain "tries" to adapt to what you do to it, but their are consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: There are many different types of treatment. However the treatment varies depending on what type of hyponatremia you have. If you have hyponatremia from dehydration, you must have a liquids that have salt (ckn broth or normal saline) in them. If you had hyponatremia because you retain too much fluid, then you must use a water pill to get rid of the excess water and improve your serum sodium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to tell: I will be unable to tell you for your specific case. In theory exposure to valium could change the number and efficiency of certain receptors in the brain which are building blocks to your brain chemistry. This is an interesting question and there is active research going on around this. Your doctor may be able to give you a more specific answer based on your history (duration and dosage). ...Read more
No: Not significantly.Get a more detailed answer ›
In easily more: Than ten known ways and god knows how many unappreciated ways. ...Read more
How long does it take for your brain chemistry to return to normal once an alcoholic has stopped drinking?
I've heard that meds for diabetics can affect their brain chemistry and alter their personalities. Is this true?
Unlikely.: Medications used to treat diabetes, which include insulin, injectable medications, and oral (pill) medications- are not known to cause changes in brain chemistry/personality. Diabetes that is not being monitored or treated, on the other hand, can-- and by that i mean that if the blood sugar goes very high or very low it can cause mental status changes, and in severe cases diabetic coma or death. ...Read more
Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?
Rational brain: No. There is no negative health consequences to the normal human sexual activity called masturbation. At 35 I hope you would realize that some things put on the web are there for hateful, hurtful, and dangerous propaganda. This disinformation about masturbation is completely false. ...Read more
Yes: That is the point. They increase Dopamine in the synapses in particular parts of the brain, helping to make the synapses work better. In adult who took medicine, those changes can remain in effect without the medication. ...Read more
Multiple ways: Long term opiate use leads to opiate dependence. This is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involved in the regulation of affect and impulse control, as well as in reward and motivation. Research shows decreased connections between the amygdala, internal ; external capsule, and insula. http://tinyurl.com/mj37fvb some implications could be depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gone on and off Prozac (fluoxetine) several times over the past few years. Is this changing my brain chemistry? Is it bad for me?
Better to treat: Hi Amanda, there is controversy about this (particularly outside the scientific community). Within the community, there is agreement that depression itself changes the brain in undesirable ways, can be debilitating, and warrants treatment. If your depression is mild/moderate, and you prefer not to take meds, you can find significant relief through life style changes and therapy. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term effect: ADHD is treated with medications,it is at this time it does effect brain chemistry,like any other medicines,is effective,in truly diagnose condition,in those children who really need it,once stopped,there is no long lasting change,in unaffected children,however,does have adverse effects while being on the mess.there appears to be no permanent change.caution is always recommended. ...Read more
As above: Yes, u can.Get a more detailed answer ›
In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Took Levaquin last year, had strange intense dreams while on it. Ever since, periodic episodes of strange dreams..can this med alter brain chemistry?
Neurotoxicity is: when something alters the normal activity of the nervous system in such a way as to cause damage to nervous tissue. Although rare, it may occur with many antibiotics including Levaquin (Levofloxacin). Strange dreams, mood and other mental changes may occur. They should subside when the medication is withdrawn but may require specific treatment. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can over masturbation change brain chemistry making you less interested in sex, obtaining weak erections etc??
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