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Doctor insights on: Brain Chemistry And Low Sodium

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Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

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 more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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I have no emotions. What's wrong with my brain chemistry?

I have no emotions. What's wrong with my brain chemistry?

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 more

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Can alcohol alter your brain chemistry?

Can alcohol alter your brain chemistry?

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 more

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Can long term past use of Valium have an effect on future behavior or brain chemistry?

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

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Does codiene alter brain chemistry?

Does codiene alter brain chemistry?

Yes: Codeine binds to opiate receptors in the brain to produce its analgesic effect. It can also effect respiratory centers in the brainstem, so you should always be careful about how much medicine you take. ...Read more

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Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Could brain chemistry change from videogames?

Yes: Many things change brain chemistry, at least temporarily: e.g., food, sex, interpersonal interactions, and video games. But the research is ongoing about the long-term effects (positive, negative, or neutral) of various types of video games. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your brain chemistry to return to normal once an alcoholic has stopped drinking?

Alcoholism: There is quite a bit of debate about this. But, it is at least one year. The post acute withdrawal symptoms that happen after six months are very telling. Clarity continues to be restored during those first twelve months of sobriety. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more