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Does Zicam Affect Your Brain Or Memory Permanently
Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts and tasks, and progressive loss of prior abilities. This is primarily due to soluble amyloid toxicity and cellular damage associated with neurofibrillary tangles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shak ...Read more
How does chronic vasoconstriction in the brain affect it? What are the lasting detrimental affects? Please elaborate
Perhaps stroke: Vasoconstriction refers to narrowing or arteries. This reduces blood flow. The brain needs blood flow. When it is working, blood flow increases to areas to higher metabolism. It's not clear what condition causes chronic vasoconstriction. Atherosclerosis narrows some of the important arteries to the brain, and often this increases the risk of stroke. ...Read more
Heroin: When heroin enters the brain, it's converted back into morphine and binds to opioid receptors on cells. These receptors are in the brain, brain stem, spinal cord, and rest of body -- especially parts involving pain perception and reward. Using heroin causes a brief euphoria followed by general nervous system depression. Regular use changes brain function, leading to tolerance & addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brain damage affect the way substances like marijuana and alcohol affect you and exaggerate your symptoms?
If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?
If you or your doc: is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more
Many ways: it is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine used as an hypnotic, sedative, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and skeletal muscle relaxant drug. if you use it infrequently, just helps you to calm down for sleep. Long-term use can lead to dependence. Withdrawals are bad – could lead to seizures. Do not take it for long time – you will feel anxious all the time even though you take a coming medication ...Read more
Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It also is dependent on the side of the brain where the tumor is. ...Read more
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