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How Does This Imbalance Happen
How does schiznophrenia happen to someone? Is it a chemical imbalance in the head or something else?
Heredity/environment: Schizophrenia has environmental ; genetic causes. Prenatal insults such as maternal infections or being born during winter months can increase the risk of a person being diagnosed. Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by abnormal connections in the brain. Increased Dopamine in mesolimbic regions may cause hallucinations. Abnormal glutamate ; serotonin levels may also be involved. ...Read more
Best answer: My best answer is what i found on the web: "generally, electrolyte disturbance symptoms depend on which electrolytes are affected and the severity of the imbalance. Most electrolyte problems involve abnormal levels of sodium, potassium, or calcium. Typical mild symptoms of an electrolyte disturbance include dizziness and muscles cramps or weakness." i would see a dr.. ...Read more
Not quite sure: Nutrient imbalance is a very vague, non medical term. Different people imply different notions. Say, fat malabsorption due to pancreatitis (chronic) may cause nutrient imbalance in that fat is being lost from the body. Glutein intolerance may cause iron deficiency anemia, which is nutrient imbalance due to lack of iron. B12 malabsorption will lead to decrease of B12 and nutrient imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal imbalance: An interesting/important question but hard to describe in a short space. I recommend you go online to and look for patient centered articles that should give you a lot of incite to your question. When you have read a few articles and still have questions feel free to contact me. ...Read more
Means nothing: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a lay term, and means nothing to a physician. There are a bazillion hormonal systems in the body than can be "out of balance" to use your terminology. So, yes, docs in my specialty (endocrinology) treat many hormone systems that are damaged or defective for one reason or another. If you want to be more specific, we could give you more information. Good luck! ...Read more
Here are some...: Testing electrolytes is an indirect way to check the homeostasis of body fluid and its contents; their abnormalities usually suggests their already significant derangements. So, yes, a documented electrolyte imbalance will definitely affect your body all-all functionality and endurance. More on life reality? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Chemical Imbalance: No. Not in any mental health way. But, a good psychiatrist or experienced family physician can from your history determine if you need help. ...Read more
Neurotransmitters: Our brains operate on two principles: chemistry and electricity. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals used by our brains to produce all movements, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Common chemicals include serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline (more than 100 brain chemicals are known). We believe mental illness occurs when brain chemicals get out of balance. Treatment is intended to restore balance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They can.: Your brain's chemistry fluctuates and flows moment to moment depending on what you are experiencing and thinking about. If subjected to a major stressor or repeated stress such as with ptsd, this can lead to more chronic brain changes and more chemical imbalances. Also, chemical imbalances can result in negative thoughts, so it works both ways and can become a cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find out the cause: You should perhaps find out the cause of the imbalance before correcting, as different conditions are treated differently. It is paramount to get to the root of the problem as there may be some life threatening or potentially so conditions that if left untreated may get advanced enough to leave permanent damage or even end up in death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sports training: A kinesiologist or specialist in sports physics can pick these up easily in an elite athlete. A specialist in rehab medicine / physical therapy may note this in a patient. For healthy non-athletes, it's unlikely that one muscle in an opposing pair will be overdeveloped at the cost of its opposite, from the activities of daily living, and this is not a physician focus. ...Read more
Variable: There are many different electrolytes. Some symptoms; high potassium: weakness of the muscles, twitching of the muscles, heart rate slowing low potassium: weakness of the muscles high calcium: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased urine output, lethargy, confusion low calcium: twitchy muscles and cramping low sodium: confusion, weakness and lethargy. High phosphate: itching. ...Read more
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