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Can Metabolities Change In Your Body To Mimic Others
Yes-it's complicated: Lyme is a complex illness. Lyme often causes liver inflammation (hepatitis) which can affect how the liver metabolizes medications ; herbs. Lyme also causes encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) related to infection, inflammation ; microbial toxins and an inflamed brain will likely react to medicines/herbs differently than a healthy brain. ...Read more
Rare sexual dysfunct: Omeprazole is a medication that decreases the stomach's production of acid. There are rare reports of men taking Omeprazole who have experienced impotence and/ or breast enlargement related to use of this drug. Long- term use can also prevent adequate calcium absorption, thereby increasing future risk of osteoporosis. However no particular 'hormones' have been seen to be abnormal in these cases. ...Read more
What conditions can change the way medications or substances react with or affect your body/brain?
Multiple conditions: Multiple conditions can affect the way medications/drugs can interact with your body and brain. These include your baseline health, metabolic state and conditions, other medications or drugs, how your liver and kidneys are working. Also how the medication is administered affects how it works. We also are now finding that gender may matter with some medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No clear cut answer: I have not come across any literature to support the above claim ...Read more
Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?
Feces usually pass: Constipation can lead to an impaction of stool in the rectum. When there is a large collection of hard impacted stool, liquid stool may go around the large mass. It can be diagnosed by a rectal exam and by xray. It occurs frequently in people who withhold their stools, and have large dilated rectums as a result of the impaction. ...Read more
Very Unusual: It if very unusual for an astrocytoma to move (metastacize) to other parts of the body. This is more likely to occur if this is a grade IV astrocytoma (glioblastoma). Still this is very unusual. Glioblastoma usually recurs locally at the site of resection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?
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
Yes: You can and people do.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the main big symptoms of methamphetamine withdrawal? As well as best ways to fight through them (i know like will power, change habits etc.)?
See below: Stimulant withdrawal can be a highly unpleasant experience consisting of depressive/irritable mood (sometimes with hopelessness and/or suicidal thinking), fatigue/sluggishness, excessive time sleeping with vivid dreams and/or difficulty falling/staying asleep, and increased appetite. An inpatient mental health unit would be a safe environment conducive to successful detoxification. ...Read more
How far into pregnancy does your immune system begin to weaken and make your more venerable to bugs that normal people wouldn't usually be affected by?
Not true: It doesn't weaken to any significant extent. ...Read more
Yes it can.: All opioids are depressants and can cause depression directly especially when used chronically. Withdrawal can often lead to depression when stopping opioids, again especially in long term use. All narcotics have that potential. Some people seem more sensitive to that resulting depression. One caveat - bipolar and ptsd people often are depressed and tend to seek out opioids to ease emotional pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Of course it depends on the medication. If you had been taking cortisone orally for a long period of time, your adrenals which produce your own cortisone, shut down. This is why you must taper the dose allowing your adrenals to get back up to speed. Other areas depend on the specific drug. ...Read more
Can exposure to certain chemicals in the CNS lead to overdrive - being "stuck" in parasympathetic mode?
Yes. : Especially pesticides called organophosphates.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?
It's uncertain.: Many would have no effect. Some would probably enhance a workout as you feel a lot less depressed and want to be fit. Some of the antipsychotics can increase appetite and weight substantiailly and that would certainly decrease your ability to workout aggressively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth: If your pituitary is normal, and you have been going through a normal puberty, then it is likely that your pituitary is making all the GH that your body can use. Eat well, get exercise, get your sleep and your body will reach its maximum potential. That potential is, to some extent, genetic, so don't expect to be too much taller than your parents. ...Read more
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