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Need a cure to promote brain health, concentration and memory, as I am suffering from very bad brain functions and memory?
Natural brain care: Some suggestions for brain health: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Aerobic exercise at least 3 days/week, 30 minutes per session. Take a multivitamin daily, specifically to boost Folic Acid and vitamin b12. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderate caffeine intake, 2-5 cups of coffee per day. Stress reduction. Good luck! ...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
Ginko: One of Ginko's main effect is to improve circulation by inhibiting platelet-activating factor (PAF). This improves circulation and this is what improves memory for some people. Ginkgo can thin the blood enough to cause bleeding. People who have heart attacks and get thrombolytics are more at risk for brain hemorrhage. ...Read more
Husband suffers from acute memory lapses that come and go just recently, he is 73 and other wise in good health.....is being scheduled now for M r I.
Sudden may not be: Sudden at all if the episodes are ones that you "keep on having". It could be one of several kinds of seizures. Absence seizures act that way but are very brief and not noticed by the person affected. Dissociative episodes can last longer (large gaps of time not remembered) and are usually products of explosive anger or ptsd. In all cases medical evaluation is necessary. Don't put it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sir, I am 54 I am facing a problem of loss of memory. Other wise my health is very fine. What could be the problem. Please help me. Thank u?
Is 25mg diphenhydramine hci at night harmful? What about long term use? I'm weaning off xanax, (alprazolam) & this helps me get to sleep. I'm 66 & in good health. Getting off Xanax (alprazolam) has helped my memory!
Would it be safe for me to take an fish oil pill to improve my memory and brain health? If so would it affect my birthcontroll?
How significant is low testosterone in a 49 year old male? I am generally in good health but over the last year have been having problems with fatigue, memory, concentration, at at times libido. I thought it could be low t level after some internet resear
Your: Your urologist is correct in that most dietary supplements don't have much evidence to support their marketing claims. Worse, they're manufactured w/o 3rd party oversight to insure safety. Regardless, testosterone tends to peak in the morning and reach a low in the afternoon. There also tends to be quite a bit of day-to-day variation. As such, I wouldn't rely on two values drawn at different times of the day. It's also not clear to me whether you used the same laboratory both times (which is important). You also didn't mention the reference range of the laboratory used which would be helpful in interpreting your results as opposed to just blindly comparing to some values tossed around on the internet. The point is that there's a wide range of what's normal for men of any age. Therefore, the goal for replacement/supplementation isn't a numeric value but rather a clinical response, at least in my practice. Working backwards, I am therefore also willing to consider replacement/supplementation based upon clinical symptoms such as yours, assuming that we've taken care of everything else. In other words, before jumping to your urologist, did you get evaluated by your family physician for your complaints? There are many other conditions that can present similar to hypogonadism and it would be a shame to whitewash them with testosterone. Don't forget that testosterone is not without side effects and/or harm so it's use must be closely monitored. One last thought - while you mentioned your age, you didn't mention whether you're interested in future fertility or not. If father more children is in the plans, then you want to stay away from testosterone replacement products which would tend to shut down sperm production. Instead, you'd need to consider something like HCG or Clomiphene to increase testosterone & sperm production. Finally, growth hormone is a totally different animal than testosterone. You take growth hormone only if it's needed, not to correct hypogonadism. And vice versa. Think gasoline & diesel. Both are perfectly good fuels, just like hgh & testosterone are excellent performance enhancing drugs. But you don't put diesel into a gasoline engine, nor gasoline into a diesel engine, and hope the car runs. Likewise, taking testosterone won't solve growth hormone deficiency and growth hormone won't treat hypogonadism. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Health and stress: The well known--diet, exercise, and stress reduction. It is so important to learn how to manage our emotions, which are most related to stress, which cause us to eat poorly or get off our diet, which cause us to overlook our exercise, and which have been related to disease and illness. Lots of good ways to do this--relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, lots! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mass health assessme: Population health is generally an assessment of indices of overall health of a defined population group which could be a city, a region, a country, a particular ethnic groups or a sexual category. These numbers are used for determination of the effectiveness of public health measures, vaccination, and quality of health care. It is part of epidemiology. ...Read more
A lifestyle: Improving memory requires committing to an entire lifestyle. This lifestyle includes eating a brain healthy diet, exercising well, visiting your doctor on a regular basis, staying socially integrated and mentally challenged, and also getting restful sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer