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How Do I Improve Concentration
Several things: First make sure your help is optimized, I notice that you are on 2 very potent immunosuppressants - have you had an organ transplant? You need to make sure you are well rested, minimizing stress, eating well and remaining physically active. You need to minimize distractions. Make sure you don't give up easily. Focus on one thing at a time, don't try to multitask too much. This is just a start ...Read more
There are many options. Healthy diet, exercise, adequate water, sleep, avoiding junk foods, decreasing toxic exposures, stress reduction, feeding brain with good fats - lifestyle improvements in general.
In addition essencisl oil of peppermint has been shown to increase oxygen in brain.
May also want evaluation for add.
What you can do will depend on what you want to do. ...Read more
First get enough sleep - what's usually good for you, not less. Depression and anxiety will disrupt concentration & memory. If these are present, check with a therapist. It may also be that youhave adult add.
Best to take it seriously and work with a psychiatrist to evaluate this. Too many possibe causes to work out alone. ...Read more
I have less concentration in studies...How I can improve it...Plz help. How do I increase conc. Power?
Focus.: Try to minimize distractions by turning off computer and television. Find a place to study alone that is quiet. Try studying with complete focus for 30 minutes at a time, then take a short break, then start again. ...Read more
Studying till late nights affecting my health. Can you suggest me ways to rebuild my health and tips to improve concentration?
Multiple factors: Adequate sleep. nutrition, exercise, meditation, prayer, aromatherapy, massage therapy, progressive breathing relaxation response, (read The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.)a thorough physical exam and practicing a musical instrument or practicing art...just for starters. ...Read more
Brain games: First, check with a doctor if you feel your memory and concentration have recently deteriorated to be sure there isn't any underlying concern. Brain games, puzzles, and simple activities such as brushing your teeth and opening doors with the opposite hand can help improve memory and concentration. Deep breathing, getting out doors, and mindfulness are good as well. Consult a neuropsychologist. ...Read more
CONCENTRATION: To help with your studies, make sure you are not fatigued and tired, that you have no illness or sickness, or worry with stess. Any of these problems can cause problems with concentration. If this has been a long term problem, then you may talk to your doctor about attention deficit disorder. ...Read more
I think you know: I think you know the answer to that question already! Do things to make your mind stronger, not things that will damage it in the long run, not to mention the damage the medication will do to you liver and/or other parts of your body. To do well on exams eat healthy, don't skip meals, get enough sleep, and study the material. Good luck! ...Read more
See a Dr.: There is no definative answer that can be given to you over the computer. Testing with simple questionaires can be done at your dr's office, as maybe you have a type of attention deficit disorder, and a proper diagnosis will lead to appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Try these:: Be sure your meeting your basic needs: your mind needs good nutrition and adequate rest to function best. Get enough sleep at night, don't skip meals and choose healthy snacks. Your mind will also benefit from regular exercise which will help with clarity of thought and focus. Avoid listening to music/using an ipod while studying/working as that can be distracting. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will help concentration, but we do not diagnose attention defecit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd) by how somebody does with ritalin. Anybody who took Ritalin would concentrate better. Do not use the medication lightly! It is a controlled substance and needs to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
Be a skeptic, not a: Sucker, Walter. You can pretty much bank on it: Anything touted by health hucksters for anything will have no real evidence of effect. Common substances that improve memory & concentration are already well known, eg caffeine and nicotine. Check WebMD for updated info on what few supplements aid memory; the evidence is weak at best. Wake UP. Think like someone from our century, not the Middle Ages. ...Read more
Routine: Rest up adequately. Plan your day carefully. Eat lightly and healthily. Exercise regularly. Take regular scheduled breaks from what you are concentrating on. Change locations if they are becoming an issue, or sometimes do that just for the environmental benefit. Remove distracting elements from your workplace. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me which herbs are helpful for improving memory, concentration and all other cognitive functions?
Problems with memory: Are often due to medical problems like B12 or Vitamin D deficiency or un-diagnosed diabetes, or thyroid disease. I strongly suggest that you see a clinician to have these common problems ruled out first. If for instance you have lost the ability to absorb Vitamin B12 you could take lots of vitamins and herbs by mouth and not fix the problem. Make sure your B12 is above 350 (some suggest 550). ...Read more
Do higher doses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) help better with concentration and such? Or does it just improve duration?
Could help: Higher doses of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) will lead to both a higher peak concentration and a little longer duration. The higher peak could result in improvement in attention and concentration, but it might not. I like to think that there is an optimum concentration, and that exceeding it can be as problematic as not reaching it. Too much vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can lead to agitation and excessive activation, which can disrupt. ...Read more
Can a verilux happy light (for improved concentration, energy, and mood enhancement) but used by anyone, or just those with sad?
Whenever I do study my mind doesn't concentrate on one point please tell me how could I be able to improve my concentration power?
See below: Study with a pencil in your hand. Write down everything important as you read it. Stop at the end of each page and review your work. This will improve your retention and make your studying more efficient. ...Read more
Does having hyperthyrodism makes person smarter and improve memory and concentration compared to when being in optimal condition?
Huh?: Let me rephrase then, you tell me. Does having hyperthyroidism which can burn the heart out, put you in the toilet, 24/7, wire you to not sleep, & cause mental confusion aside from what you've got from BASELINE insomnia make you SMARTER compared to OPTIMAL conditions? Wanna chat? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to signup time slot if you'd like. Or buzz me if GREEN LIGHT is ON. ...Read more
Hi My concentration level is very weak. After a little time restless in doing any work and need a break. How can I improve esp. During exams?
Poor concentration: The key to improving concentration and retention is to develop good study habits. It begins with a good night sleep, exercise to improve blood flow to the brain, good nutrition, take frequent breaks, and study in a quiet place without distraction. Avoid tobacco, drugs, and alcohol to maximize learning and recall. ...Read more
Please may I have some advice on improving my concentration and focus. It has always been an issue with them and nothing I have tried has helped.
Focus issues: See your primary doctor. You may have attention deficit disorder. With medication this disorder is easily treated. The social stigma of the disorder is not as prevalent now as more is being known about the disease. Hope this helps. Feel better! ...Read more
Yes: If you receive the proper trainingGet a more detailed answer ›
No: You can pretty much bank on it: Any supplement touted by health-food hucksters for any "problem" will have no real evidence of effect. Common substances that improve memory & concentration are already well known, eg caffeine and nicotine. But I don't recommend taking up smoking to improve your memory & concentration. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering what vitamin or natural herb or foods that can improve memory and concentration?
I have trouble concentrating in my studies, taking modafinil before a test will improve my concentration?
Seek evaluation to: Determine cause of impaired concentration. Then prescriber will provide appropriate prescription to assist you. There are many possible causes and discovering yours is key to effective and safest treatment. Best regards. ...Read more
Does gincosin drug cause meningioma? Or is it safe? And what dosage do you recommend per day for improving my concentration and mental performance?
2 cases out of 20 K: Ginkgo preparations can cause seizures. Avoid the seeds and fruit (toxic) Ginseng the second component of Gincosan has been used as a medicine for over 5000 years. At age 19 it is not likely that you have a cerebral blood flow problem (in the absence of SLE or other uncommon conditions). You might consider undergoing a formal assessment done by a highly trained specialist (Behavioral Neurologist) ...Read more
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