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Does The Brain Shrink If I Have Poor Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Does Malnutrition and Sleep Deprived for 10 days shrink the Skull ? After loosing too much Neurons making the brain Smaller for the Skull?
I have poor diet and barely get vitamins. But I want to make my skin more flawless. Any suggestion?
Not the main reason: While not everything is known about the cause of migraine headaches, they seem to be related to imbalances of brain chemicals including serotonin.Factors which may trigger them include hormone changes, certain foods (aged cheeses, red wine), food additives, stress, bright lights/sounds/smells, missing sleep.But skipping meals, though not a good idea in general, is not a particular migraine trigger ...Read more
Is there a difference between high cholesterol due to poor diet, and high cholestoral that had been inherited?
No difference: You can't distinguish the cause by the measured values. ...Read more
I've been losing an unnormal amount of hair for the past few months. I don't stress too much or have a poor diet. What could it be?
Truly above normal?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes (and to decide if the amount of hair loss is more than "normal"). If no causes are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair loss. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Yes: I'm not sure if any direct studies have been done relating to diet and how long colds last, but a poor diet means the body in not being optimally nourished, which affects the functioning and effectiveness of the immune system. A well-nourished body will be operating at its best capacity to recover from a cold virus more quickly. ...Read more
Possibly: Chronic headaches are caused by factors such as food sensitivity, stress, and hormonal shifts such as with menstruation and menopause. The vast majority of chronic headaches in someone who is otherwise healthy will be due to stress. Some foods are known to trigger migraine but it depends on an individuals sensitivity to these foods. Consult a headache specialist to diagnose your type of headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Working out is good: I'm going to assume that your physician is good with your exercising and you do not have angina symptoms. The more you work out and the more you are involved with the fitness culture, the more your brain will tell you how to eat more wisely. I hope you'll keep it up -- it's a wonderful gift you give yourself. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more
I am 34 not getting morning erection for last couple of years. Does poor diet & late night sleep have any impact? Any diet recommendations to improve?
What would cause a-fib in a 27 year old female? No history of drinking, drugs, smoking, poor diet, etc.
Hi, I have been constantly having diahrea but have a poor diet (microwave meals and sometimes miss meals) is this the cause of the diahrea?
My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?
Unlikely genetic: Just one member of the family is not enough to call it familial cancer , 75 % of colon cancers has no family history , so don't worry , you are 21 and if no symptoms , 20 years from now go for regular screening colonoscopy , you will be fine. Yes diet plays a roll but unlikely it is the cause of cancer , develop good dietary habits, eat lots of veggies, fruits, less re meat , will be fine. ...Read more
My vit d raised from 18 to 23, just by correcting my poor diet recently. If i get daily sun could this help raise it more? Don't want supplements
Vitamin D level: Assuming that the test was a 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, a level of 20-29 ng/mL is adequate for general health needs, and some experts think a level of 30 to 80 ng/mL is best. Yes, getting daily sun will improve your vitamin D levels. Sunscreen will decrease the amount of vitamin D conversion in your skin, but sunscreen will help by protecting you from skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No such test: Your digestive system handles what you put into it. There's no test to see 'digestive system damage'. You should get a lipid profile done to check your cholesterol. In some cases high cholesterol and poor diet can contribute to fatty liver. A complete metabolic profile could also be checked. ...Read more
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