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Does Nyquil Slow Down Your Metabolism
Not likely! But...: Clonazepam (klonopin) is classified pharmacologically as a "minor tranquilizer", so think of it as something that turns down the volume on the alarm system of the brain. If by becoming calmer, less tense or anxious, you fidget less or are less active, then you will be burning less calories. To that extent, you could say that there is a secondary effect on metabolism, but you could still exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excited to Exercise: Your metabolism is most definitely increased with exercise and remains elevated for hours afterwards. This is why there is such a benefit from regular activity. It keeps your metabolism tuned so you burn energy efficiently. When we don't exercise regularly our metabolism will slow down, further sapping our energy levels. As a result weight gain is inevitable as is muscle loss and weakness. ...Read more
Yes: Nicotine raises blood glucose level and Epinephrine from the adrenal medulla, hence raising the metabolism and suppressing appetite. So some smokers are thinner compared to non-smoker counterparts. Smoking cessation in smokers lowers metabolism. Also eating more simple, processed food lowers metabolism and increases risk of obesity (not recommended). Avoiding stimulants, like caffeine, pepper, et. ...Read more
The heart pumps: Blood to nourish and provide oxygen throughout the body and the rate varies based on body needs. For example, physical exertion requires increased blood flow so the heart best faster and stronger. The heart slows down to 'rest' when the need is less. Fear will increase the heart rate to prepare the body for flight or fight regarding any danger. Best regards. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
verapamil: Given orally it can take more than an hour, given intravenously verapamil can work in minutes or less. ...Read more
No, but: Diazepam and other benzodiazepines & sedatives like it do not directly affect metabolic rate. However, they can have indirect effects in some people. For example, someone who is experiencing intense, acute anxiety (as in a crisis) is likely to lose weight from appetite suppression. A sedative will alleviate the anxiety and the weight loss. ...Read more
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