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Herbs And Supplements For Short Term Memory
Cognitex: Order at www.Lef.Org (life exension foundation) get etsted though for why you are having memory loss. Depression, burnout, anxiety. Thyroid problems can all cause this, as well as vitamin deficiences of b12, folate, (folic acid) vit d, thiamine, lyme's disease, ms, lupus, sjoegen's, and ahost of other conditions. Please dicuss this with your family doctor and get a neuro consult and neuropsych testing done. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
My child has problems with short term memory. Are there any good herbs to help with memory and concentration?
Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: People respond to medication differently. One may affect your memory but in another person it may not. I will say that the most common family of medications which can cause memory problems are the benzodiazepines (i.E xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, valium, klonopin). You have to weigh the pros and cons of the medication and find the right one that works for you. ...Read more
Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more
If your cardiovascular system and heart are good (no problems), then do stimulant ADHD medications harm in short term or long term use? Are they safe?
In 2013 not harmful: It is presently thought that the administration of a stimulant medication does not cause short term or long term adverse effects in terms of health. There remain unanswered questions that the research community is still trying to unlock presently and so to say that there are no long term effects at all may not be entirely true. At the present, when used appropriately they are safe. ...Read more
Pretty safe: But, long-term use could lead to decreasing benefit if taken at too frequent intervals and at escalating amounts. But typically, can last a lot longer than many prescription sleeping pills. ...Read more
Sleep, Food,Practice: Short term memory is determined by many factors: genetic, internal and external environmental influences, and cognitive/behavioral factors. Genetic/inherent ability. Internal=inside body (sleep, nutrition, anxiety/relaxation/pain/health/illness), external=outside body(distractions, temperature, etc). Cog/behav (focus, visualization, linking new names/terms to something known/practice). ...Read more
Are there long term side effects of taking too much magnesium glycinate for a week (2000mg)? Ie. Joint/cartilage weakness/deterioration?
Probably not good: 2000mg sounds like 5-6 times the recommended daily intake of magnesium (which includes mg from one's diet and whatever supplements she takes). Not sure anybody knows what happens to a previously normal person's joints and cartilage if she takes large daily doses for a long time. ...Read more
Many good choices: Many nutrients & herbs are proven to improve memory. Some of the best include b complex, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more
How effective is minoxidil in long term usage for regrowing your hair? Are there any side effects of long term usage? Eg. More than 6 months
Depends: Effedtiveness varies with the individual. All drugs have some side effects and the insert in the packaging lists side effects and warnings. I would read it carefully. ...Read more
Many options.: There are many medications that can be helpful for anxiety. In the long term, medications such as lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Prozac are possible options. Medications such as xanax, valium, and Ativan can be helpful in the short term but the body can build up tolerance over time, requiring increased doses. ...Read more
Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.
Gabapentin: Is a good AED medication and it's also called vitamin n. And 300mg is safe dose. Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. It is a manageable condition by sleep neurologist. ...Read more
Herbal supplements: There is no way to know the answer to this as herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda. I can tell you that I have seen some terrible effects of herbal supplements (ie acute liver failure) and would never recommend them to anyone as a healthy form of weight loss. ...Read more
I want to use ginko biloba pills for improving my studies is there any side effect on long /short term use please help med.Student?
Not helpful: No studies support using gingko biloba to improve either concentration or memory, despite the hype and press. Medical school is difficult and stressful, and requires lots of time and energy. Best ways to help memory is to eat well, exercise, sleep, follow routines that create breaks, and realize you cannot learn it all! caution with caffeine and any stimulants too. Good luck and hang in there! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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