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How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

How long after one night of binge drinking does the brain return to %100?

Technically never...: The impact of heavy alcohol comsumption, even a single episode, has a negative impact on brain development - especially through the teen years and early 20's. Obviously the degree of impact is mediated by frequency/volume of drinking episodes. Speaking more broadly, studies show that cognition and processing can be hindered for as much as 30 days following a single episode of binge drinking. ...Read more

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How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

Huge amount: In childhood leukemia treatment, radiation therapy can have an effect because the brain is still developing. It is nowhere near as sensitive after childhood and more radiation would be needed before the effect would be seen. That's a lot even compared to cancer therapy doses.. ...Read more

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How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

4 minutes or more: In the event of a full blown cardiac arrest there can be brain damage in as little as 4 to 5 minutes without circulation at normal body temperature. If the body had been cooled by submersion in cold water it could be much longer. Less severe lack of oxygen will take longer to produce brain damage. ...Read more

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How many minutes does it take for brain damage to occur if a baby isn't breathing?

How many minutes does it take for brain damage to occur if a baby isn't breathing?

It depends: Brain damage does not occur unless there is a significant loss of oxygen and/or other vital nutrients to the brain. Cessation of breathing (apnea) per se does not cause brain damage unless the oxygen level in the blood falls to dangerously low levels for a prolonged period of time. Even if apneic, oxygen levels can be sustained in the blood through other means, for many minutes, or even hours. ...Read more

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How long does caffeine from a can of soda stay in your system?

How long does caffeine from a can of soda stay in your system?

Caffeine: A caffeine peak occurs approximately 2 hours after ingestion. The biological half-life of caffeine is about 5 hours. This means that the caffeine should be cleared in approximately 25 hours. ...Read more

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How can alcohol affect the body if you only drink a few beers a day?

How can alcohol affect the body if you only drink a few beers a day?

Depends: Your interpretation of a few could lead to driving under the infulence or having a serious accident, even with out driving. Never drink even one beer and try to ride a motorcycle. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

Variable: Alcohol metabolism varies from individual to individual depending on many factors (drinking frequency, liver function, medications, etc). I would recommend cutting back on your alcohol consumption to avoid future health problems. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after how much time of breath holding does the brain damage begin?

Does anyone know, after how much time of breath holding does the brain damage begin?

None: The brain is able to protect itself from brain damage due to voluntary breath-holding. One faints and resumes breathing. Thus there is no damage. ...Read more

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How many hours and minutes does it take for aids to die outside the body?

How many hours and minutes does it take for aids to die outside the body?

Short period of time: The HIV virus is very fragile outside the body, but it can live from several minutes to several hours on the surface of objects in the environment, depending on the situation and environmental factors. The potency of the virus outside the body diminishes over time, but the virus must get directly into the bloodstream to infect anyone. Most household cleaners will kill the virus us precautions. ...Read more

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How does meningitis affect the endocrine system during and afterwards?

How does meningitis affect the endocrine system during and afterwards?

Adrenal collapse: This may occur in Meningococcal sepsis with meningitis (called the waterhouse-friedrickson syndrome), and similar condition may occur with pneumococci in persons with no spleen or with altered antibody production (myeloma, etc.). In any bacterial infection with sepsis there are alterations in glucose metabolism and Insulin and glucogon production, as well as physiological hypoadrenocorticolism. ...Read more

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How long (if ever) does it take for weed to adversely affect the body's system beyond repair?

How long (if ever) does it take for weed to adversely affect the body's system beyond repair?

There is no timeline: The damage from weed happens on a daily basis in the form of addict behavior. The day frequent habitual use starts is the day damage is established. ...Read more

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How many drinks a day does it take to get cirrhosis of the liver?

How many drinks a day does it take to get cirrhosis of the liver?

No magic number: In general, drinking one standard drink per day (5 oz wine, 1 1/2 oz liquor, 12 oz beer)or 7 drinks/week in women and men over 60 is not associated with liver injury. However, there are genetic factors, and some people are way more sensitive. Amounts about twice the above are needed for any injury, and usually 3-4 x those amounts for serious injury. If you have hep c, any amount of alcohol is bad. ...Read more

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Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Yes, meals: Food, particularly taken too close to bedtime or amounts that greatly distend stomach walls, can greatly affect sleep. Also the type of food/drink taken will affect sleep. If problems sleeping, consider making sure last meal or snack is at least 2 hours from bedtime and is a lighter meal. That being said, going to bed hungry can distrupt sleep. ...Read more

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How does ingesting caffeine affect the activity of a pacemaker?

How does ingesting caffeine affect the activity of a pacemaker?

It shouldn't : If the pacer is set properly and one is pacer dependent, the heart rate is set. Different settings may be set up so that if the heart rate increases or decreases the pacer will start up and take over at a predetermined rate. Other symptoms of anxiety or nervousness or cramps may occur. ...Read more

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How can a sleeping pill affect the brain?

How can  a sleeping pill affect the brain?

Depends: It really depends on which one. They have different mechanisms and affect different neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

Varies: Depends on whether the deprivation is complete or not. The brain uses 20% of oxygen with every breatn taken because it is the most metabolically tissue in the body.Complete deprivation will kill the lower part of the brain in seconds. ...Read more

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How long does a glass of wine stay in your system?

How long does a glass of wine stay in your system?

depends: A glass of wine is an amount called "a standard drink". It is "standard", because most people would metabolize it within one hour. To answer the question specifically for your body, not statistically, you need to conduct an experiment. Do not forget you might feel differently depending on the day, the level of tiredness, social environment, air temperature etc. Etc. Etc. Try. ...Read more

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How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more

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Does a 12oz beer do the same amount damage to the liver as a 12oz bottle of vodka?

Does a 12oz beer do the same amount damage to the liver as a 12oz bottle of vodka?

No: Depending on the alcohol content of the beer (typically 3.0% - 9.0%) you clearly are getting a LOT less alcohol than you get in the typical 40% vodka 'ounce' for 'ounce'. ...Read more

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