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Doctor insights on: Does The Brain Shrink If I Have Poor Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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If I have low testosterone at 27 resulting in erectile dysfunction, does that mean I will have to get hormone treatments for decades?

If I have low testosterone at 27 resulting in erectile dysfunction, does that mean I will have to get hormone treatments for decades?

Low testosterone: Discuss with your doctor. Low testosterone can be from damage to the testes, (primary), or pituitary (secondary) or hypothalmus(tertiary). Causes like obesity, smoking, stress, anabolic steroids, shock, HTN, use may be reversible Chemotherapy/radiation, medication may with time/cessation reverse.Other include diabetes,chronic alcohol , mumps in teens/adults, damaged/undescended testes ...Read more

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Pls i want know if the energy produced as a result of eating bananas if not utilise can have the same advase effect on the body?

Pls i want know if the energy produced as a result of eating bananas if not utilise can have the same advase effect on the body?

Yes: I'm not entirely sure what the question is, but from what i'm guessing, the answer is yes - energy from bananas will be used, (or stored as fat) the same as energy from any other source. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Maybe, maybe not: The effect depends on the antipsychotic. Sometimes the changes are beneficial. The changes that you are seeing in yourself could be due to medication but could also be due to the condition that the antipsychotic is treating. It is important to discuss these concerns with your physician and not assume that it is the medication causing the problem. ...Read more

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My birth control, altavera, says it may cause changes in appetite. What exactly does that mean? Does it potentially cause you to eat more or less?

My birth control, altavera, says it may cause changes in appetite. What exactly does that mean? Does it potentially cause you to eat more or less?

Both: Both increase or decrease in appetite can occur. But either occurrence isn't very common. Package inserts include any complaint when someone was taking the medication without regard to actual cause. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I dont have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?

Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I dont have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?

No and NO: You need not have vomiting to have Appendicitis, and appendicitis is a serious condition that needs to be worked up with more testing than just a check of rebound tenderness. For example a retro-cecal appendix may not cause rebound tenderness in the frontal abdomen, but other diagnostic clues/symptoms may be present. ...Read more

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The long term - cancer etc. But how does smoking effect how you feel in the present, or doesn't it at all?

The long term - cancer etc. But how does smoking effect how you feel in the present, or doesn't it at all?

Feeling high: Smoking makes you feel good at present because of the nicotine that is a stimulant to our body/brain but the hundreds of carcer-causing chemicals in that smoke that you inhale spread all over your body predisposing your organs and tissues to develop full blown cancer in the future. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

NO !: Utrin is not a cause of progressive memory lossif anything it should improve memory by treating depression may be your depression is not fully treated see a specialist. ...Read more

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I work really hard to help my kids stay active and eat right. Now one has a diagnosis of cavernous sinus tumor. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect overall health?

I work really hard to help my kids stay active and eat right. Now one has a diagnosis of cavernous sinus tumor. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect overall health?

Healthy nutrition: The typical american diet is inflammatory. Scientist are beginning to study the original human diet which consists of lean meats, fish, vegetables, nuts and berries. Called the ancestral diet, this diet is non-inflammatory and is being shown to be healthy. Although it is tricky to manage our children's diets, there is now a book that may be of help called paleo pals. ...Read more

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If i want stable blood sugar and to not have extra hormones in the body, will drinking soda when I have an overall high fiber diet ruin insulin balanc?

If i want stable blood sugar and to not have extra hormones in the body, will drinking soda when I have an overall high fiber diet ruin insulin balanc?

Yes it will: Yes , soda is very bad for health , bad for other systems not just Insulin balance and blood sugar. It has high calories ( 300 ) , contain corn syrup in it has high fructose , excess of it is not good for health , even diet soda has to many chemicals , best drink is water which is free ( if you don't by bottled water ) and great for health. ...Read more

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Jelqing and vaso-9 have not succeeded in increasing my penis size. How long do results tend to take?

Jelqing and vaso-9 have not succeeded in increasing my penis size. How long do results tend to take?

Not in this lifetime: None of these things work. All claims for any medication, herb, food additive to increase penis size are fraudulent. Please report manufacturers to fda, they are crooks. Wish all these manufacturers had to have documented scientific proof of efficacy before they are permitted to advertise & sell. ...Read more

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Watermelon seeds go through my GI system without apparent change. I see them at the end... Does it mean something is not working? I also have ulcers

Watermelon seeds go through my GI system without apparent change. I see them at the end...
Does it mean something is not working?
I also have ulcers

Neither: Having an intact seed or seeds pass through from mouth to anus neither means good or bad, right or wrong. Many types of seeds are designed to pass through and get pooped out. That's how nature spreads seeds from one plant farther away from itself, because plants can't walk around. Plants depend on animals to eat the fruit and drop seeds or poop seeds somewhere else, maybe spreading a new seedling. ...Read more

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Mass in right side of brain. Can that explain why I have speech and memory problems? Doctor said the mass wasn't supposed to affect meor grow anymore

Mass in right side of brain. Can that explain why I have speech and memory problems? Doctor said the mass wasn't supposed to affect meor grow anymore

Talk to your: Parents and your doctor about your concerns. It is scary to have a mad in your brain. If you are having speech and memory problems have it checked out to allay your fears. You may want to talk to a psychologist or social worker or guidance counselor at school, too. It's hard enough to be an adolescent without fears of medical issues. It's good to have someone to confide with. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of around 140/90 really that bad that i need to take blood pressure pills or can i change my diet and lifestyle to help it go down?

Is a blood pressure of around 140/90 really that bad that i need to take blood pressure pills or can i change my diet and lifestyle to help it go down?

Not bad: but lifestyle is key; no smoking, no excess alcohol[max 12 ounce beer, 1.5 ounce liquor , or 4 ounce wine /day [only one of these wine is best for body] walk 20-30,min.. /day 6 d/wk, keep weight normal,. if diabetic or kidney disease may need bp med. take bp reading , average 20 readings , to know bp really, ideal 120/80 or less ...Read more

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Do the blood vessels in your brain shrink if you never drink water? And how do they go back to the normal size?

Do the blood vessels in your brain shrink if you never drink water? And how do they go back to the normal size?

Yes: Drink 8 glasses of clean fresh water a day. Your cerebral vessels will thank you as will your liver, kidneys and several other important body parts. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more