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Doctor insights on: How Does The Brain Work With Other Systems To Keep The Body Healthy

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What can be done to make my brain work faster and how to keep my body fit?

What can be done to make my brain work faster and how to keep my body fit?

It all boils down to: Clean diet, adequate rest, activity (exercise) and stress minimization. Improvement in any or all of these will improve brain function and overall fitness. Regular vigorous activity improves well being which improves mental acuity. Following any holistic exercise regimen will do the trick. Stable sleep patterns and meditation will boost awareness & overall brain function. ...Read more

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How does nuvigil work (in the brain/body)?

How does nuvigil work (in the brain/body)?

Armodafinil is a : eugeroic medication. Its exact mechanism of action (MOA) is unknown. It acts on the brain's arousal & alertness mechanisms. (They're not the same.) That's about the most I can tell you if you have no further knowledge of neurophysiology, neurochemistry or neuropharmacology. Any further discussion would be so oversimplified that it wouldn't really explain anything. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) decanate still work and function in your system after a month has passed from initial injection. Does it have permanent effects on brain?

Can haldol (haloperidol) decanate still work and function in your system after a month has passed from initial injection. Does it have permanent effects on brain?

Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate: Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate is much longer acting than oral or IV forms of haldol (haloperidol). It is usually given about every 3-4 weeks, and is active for that time period. Long-term movement disorders (tardive dyskinesia) can result with haldol (haloperidol), and can be irreversible. Risk of this must be weighed against risk of psychotic symptoms without the medication. ...Read more

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Would a brain pacemaker alleviate pressure on the health system?

No: Brain or spinal cord pacemakers are useful to help control involuntary nerve/muscle spasms in some people. They emit small electric impulses that help control abnormal nerve impulses, just like how a heart pacemaker helps to regulate abnormal heart rhythms. Pressure on the brain, per se, is usually the result of some obstruction to spinal fluid. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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Is there a supplement to reduce heavy metals in the body,(due to drugs)naturally and without side effects on brain and health?what it have to contain?

Is there a supplement to reduce heavy metals in the body,(due to drugs)naturally and without side effects on brain and health?what it have to contain?

Chelation therapy: The entire concept of chelation therapy, is controversial as far as allopathic doctors (MD'S & DO's) are concerned. The idea that minute amounts of toxic heavy metals can somehow be bound out of the body without affecting other minerals & nutrients seems to be a chemically far-fetched idea. Your body has its own NATURAL approach to chelation & I believe in Mother Nature as being the BEAST! ...Read more

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Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Not exactly: Reseveratrol is an anti-oxidant which may help in lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clots. It does not boost immune function or brain function as far as research has demonstrated. ...Read more

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How does Clomid (clomiphene) work to "trick the brain" into thinking the levels of estrogen in the body are low?

How does Clomid (clomiphene) work to "trick the brain" into thinking the levels of estrogen in the body are low?

Receptors: Clomid (clomiphene) binds to the estrogen receptors. Normally estrogen binds to those receptors. But the Clomid (clomiphene) does not bind in the same way and so the end result is that the receptors are not as active. And so the body then does not think there is a lot of estrogen around so the brain makes more fsh to grow eggs and more more estrogen. ...Read more

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When damage is found in the left centrum semiovale area, what type of systems or effects can it have on the body or brain? { car wreck-hit head on l.S

When damage is found in the left centrum semiovale area, what type of systems or effects can it have on the body or brain? { car wreck-hit head on l.S

Depends: "damage" is no more helpful in medicine than in car repair. The centrum semiovale is in white matter. What exactly does it look like, exactly where is the damage, how big is it, etc. Wreck may not have been the cause: true + true not necessarily related. Damage seen on MRI or ct ordered by doctor, yes? What does (s)he say & why aren't you satisfied with answer (since you're posting here)? ...Read more

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I have a brain injury and lost the sexual urges feeling but my body still tells me i need pleasure how does this happen and work?

I have a brain injury and lost the sexual urges feeling but my body still tells me i need pleasure  how does this happen and work?

Endo problem?: I wonder if your injury affected the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland. There are certainly other areas of the brain which, if injured, could affect your sexual function. But if you've not had an endocrine evaluation to check levels of gonadotropins and sex hormones, it would be worth checking. If there's no problem there, it's possible that a psychotropic med might help (trial and error). ...Read more

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When in a pregnancy is the brain and body systems able to survive outside the womb?

26 weeks with care: In us with medical care in neonatal intensive care the babys chances of survival with brain and all body system are 100% at 26 weeks
but babies born at 22 weeks have 9.8%chance of survival with care
if your question is at what stage in pregnancy infant is capable of brain and body intact survival without intensive medical care, the answer is 32 weeks. ...Read more

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The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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A relative of mine has lost movement of left part of the body due to brain stroke. Could stem cell therapy work for this?

A relative of mine has lost movement of left part of the body due to brain stroke. Could stem cell therapy work for this?

Not yet: Stem cell research has loads of promise, but it is premature to anticipate clinical outcomes. We are still in the infancy stage, and unlikely to have breakthroughs for years, in spite of news reports. ...Read more

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I've had individual muscle spasms constantly throughout my body. I am very scared it is a brain tumor. Could this be anxiety? My blood work was good.

I've had individual muscle spasms constantly throughout my body. I am very scared it is a brain tumor. Could this be anxiety? My blood work was good.

Maybe: Muscle spasms could be a manifestation of anxiety, but it is always prudent to have physical causes ruled out first. Anxiety would be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety and got a tension headache about two weeks ago and freaking out it's a brain tumor.Blood work came back fineBut can't stop worry?

I have health anxiety and got a tension headache about two weeks ago and freaking out it's a brain tumor.Blood work came back fineBut can't stop worry?

Brain tumors are unc: Anybody with headaches that are worrisome or are causing anxiety should be evaluated by a physician who is regularly evaluating headaches like most primary care and internal medicine family doctors neurologist do There are many different cause of headaches. . Headaches that are caused by a tumor mass or stroke usually occur on a frequent basis that every two weeks. ...Read more

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Sharp quick spasm in chest,echo, stress test blood work, pretty normal, after sends my body into a pins n needles stage, MRI brain normal, concerned?

Sharp quick spasm in chest,echo, stress test blood work, pretty normal, after sends my body into a pins n needles stage,  MRI brain normal,  concerned?

Esophageal spam : If cardiac work up is negative consider esophageal spasms. Visit your Gastroenterologist. Calcium channel blockers may help. May need endoscopy or other esophageal studies to prove. So as. Spasms with cold drinks may also occur. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more