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Does regaine really help in reducing hair loss and does it cause any harm to the brain?

Does regaine really help in reducing hair loss and does it cause any harm to the brain?

Minoxidil Works: Minoxidil, the active ingredient in the over-the-counter hair growth medicine Regaine/Rogaine is a potent hair growth stimulator. Hereditary hair loss is due to a gradual miniaturization of hair follicles producing thinner/weaker hair. Minoxidil initiates/prolongs the Anagen/Growth Phase of the follicles, which then produce longer, thicker hair. Must be used 2x/day indefinitely. No brain side f/x. ...Read more

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Can taking supplements help the brain, or actually do the reverse?

Can taking supplements help the brain, or actually do the reverse?

Arguably yes: The odds are high that some supplements do enhance brain function. Stands to reason--it's an organ and we know that for example omega oils help many other organs. But disentangling adequate research from hype is an herculean task. Most doctors probably have their favorites, but both curiosity and caution is needed. ...Read more

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Can help help me in defining the benefits of tomato?

Can help help me in defining the benefits of tomato?

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant. They also contain a high amount of vitamins c, k and a, and contain dietary fiber. They provide many nutrients that aid cardiovascular health, and they are low in sodium, fat and calories, and have been shown to aid bone health. ...Read more

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What will help with inflammation of the brain?

What will help with inflammation of the brain?

Inflammation brain: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the underlying disease producing the inflammation. In certain situations corticosteroids are attempted to reduce brain inflammation, but the response is variable, and this requires consideration of the risk/benefit with your doctor. In some cases this may be contraindicated or of no benefit. ...Read more

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How does evening primrose oil help the nervous or muscular system?

How does evening primrose oil help the nervous or muscular system?

It doesn't: Hi. Be very wary of claims made by snake oil salespeople. They're very happy to scam you and take your money. There is no evidence evening primrose does ANYTHING except make pretty flowers. ...Read more

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How can pot affect the brain?

How can  pot affect the brain?

Cannabis effects: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic use have an add like effect and become apathetic. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much. ...Read more

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Is it possible for music to really improve health, reduce blood-pressure and help the human brain?

Is it possible for music to really improve health, reduce blood-pressure and help the human brain?

Music: There is a statistical probability for most things. Some music is calming and soporific. There is plenty of 'music' that isn't. I doubt some of the noise I hear blasting out of car speakers is anything but acoustic trauma. ...Read more

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How to reduces fats from the body.....And what effect will cause chocalate to our health

How to reduces fats from the body.....And what effect will cause chocalate to our health

Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Does biral actually work to calm the nerves?

Does biral actually work to calm the nerves?

Biral is a natural: Product of plant origin which act on central nervous system to bring about a mild sedative action. Should not cause drowsiness or impair mental status during the day. Look for a doctor with experience using it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does bad posture actualy reduce oxygen to the brain?

Does bad posture actualy reduce oxygen to the brain?

Doubt it: Not that i know of, nor have i read anything in the literature to suggest thos. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Yes/no: Strattera (atomoxetine) does change how the brain works-it alters neurochemicals to help the part of the brain responsible for attention/focus work better. There are no reports of it causing brain cancer. ...Read more

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Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

There is not enough: Data to the best of my knowledge in the literature to fully comment on this one way or another. ...Read more

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What's the highest does of gapapintin you can take and does it help with trigeminal neuralgia ?

What's the highest does of gapapintin you can take and does it help with  trigeminal neuralgia ?

Hard to say: The highest dose of Gabapentin would be 3600 mg/day or 1200 mg three times/day. It is not an established treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, however there was a small study about 15 years ago that showed benefit for 6 out of 7 people. There are many other well studied treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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