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Does Peppermint Help 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Tic generators: See http://www.webmd.com/brain/tic-disorders-and_twitches.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Aspirin: It is normally dissolves quickly. But crushing it may speed it up in some. Give it a try. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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