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Is baking soda good to use to help improve kidney functions and if so how much to use and how often. What is the best way to improve your kidney disea?

Is baking soda good to use to help improve kidney functions and if so how much to use and how often. What is the best way to improve your kidney disea?

Here are some ...: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in baking soda is an alkalizing agent, which is used to dissolve uric acid stone under close pro-monitoring. So, its use for daily living is unnecessary, but potentially harming. After reaching adulthood, nothing could be done to improve kidney function. But what we can do is to avoid using kidney-damaging drugs such as NSAIDs, some antibiotics, ... and correcting blockage ... ...Read more

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Which type of damage can drugs do to your brain?

Which type of damage can drugs do to your brain?

DEPENDS: Different drugs can do different things. But your asking says it worries you. Circumstances are different if you're talking about heroin, bath salts, lithium, ssri's - i can only gather that something in this scares you. A psychiatrist should know enough about drugst help you clarify. Get some help doing that and get some straight information. ...Read more

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How to the symptoms of artery problems and how to avoid that?

How to the symptoms of artery problems and how to avoid that?

What artery problem: You have to give us more information as to what you are asking, what is the artery problem and where. ...Read more

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What is safer on the body- benzos or nsaids? Please exclude addiction. I mean which can do more harm to the body overall.

What is safer on the body- benzos or nsaids? Please exclude addiction. I mean which can do more harm to the body overall.

Side effects: Different medications. If you're asking about benzo's and there is no hint of addiction then benzo's are in general quite safe physically. Nsaid's are a completely different class of drugs used for pain. Although very useful and effective they can have multiple side effects. Stomach problems, allergies heart , kidney , high blood pressure. But definitely an apples and oranges question. ...Read more

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How much of your body can be burned for you to survive?

How much of your body can be burned for you to survive?

Depends: Generally around 80% of surface area as well as depth of burn as well as areas involved would be determining. ...Read more

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How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Does multiple sclerosis cause you to lose the use of your hands?

Does multiple sclerosis cause you to lose the use of your hands?

Yes: Ms has myriad variations, and each patient is different, but many advanced patients will lose use of one arm and hand, if appropriate therapeutic intervention is not undertaken. Rarely, I have seen bilateral upper limb problems, but more often early on, the legs are most affected. Also, need to consider that ms pts can suffer nerve compressions in the arms which adds to disability. ...Read more

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What is the best way to restore chemical balance in brain from marijuana and alcohol use? Any vitamins or anything to take?

What is the best way to restore chemical balance in brain from marijuana and alcohol use? Any vitamins or anything to take?

Seek real love: Health does not come out of a pill bottle, even "vitamins". You need something in your life to give you joy and beauty and meaning so you won't want to scramble your brain any more with that stuff. For most of us, this is found in love of a person, a community, a good cause, or perhaps something spiritual. Be the best person you can be in the hopes of finding the realm item. ...Read more

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How might you increase your body metabolism in order to naturally use more energy?

Balanced diet and ex: You can increase your metabolism by eating many small meals a day vs. Fewer larger meals. Studies show that eating smaller portions 6 times a day , regularly, speeds up your metabolism. Supplements such as ginsing and vit b. May help but ultimately it's important to maintain a balanced diet and to exercise frequently. Your md or dietitian may be able to provide other recommendations for you.. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the effects of alcohol to the body?

It slowly pickles : Your insides (liver in particular). Your brain becomes addicted to the quick high. Over time your body needs more and more alcohol to get less of a high. The lower your body weight the faster internal damage ; addiction occurs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the toxicity of alcohol compare to that of benzodiazepines?

Can you tell me how the toxicity of alcohol compare to that of benzodiazepines?

Alcohol more toxic: Benzodiazepines in high doses will cause sedation and prolonged sleep in otherwise healthy people, but increasing doses of alcohol will cause alcohol poisoning, which is associated with respiratory depression, coma and death. This may occur with benzos in the elderly or people with severe lung disease, or when combined with alcohol. Alcohol damages every organ system in the body, benzos do not. ...Read more

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What are some of the very best ways to boost your memory and your brainpower for school or work?

What are some of the very best ways to boost your memory and your brainpower for school or work?

Simple: Proper nutrition, hydration, rest and exercise are the foundations og good brain function. Artificial aids such as stimulants, herbs and such may help marginally in the short term, but are generally harmful or have never been proven to work. ...Read more

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How long can it take for your body to recover from the effects of smoking?

About 15 years: Your cancer risk will go back down to baseline after 15 years. However any damage done to lung capacity is permanent. (emphysema changes). At 33, now is a good time to stop and you should be fine. Take a look at this article http://jco.Ascopubs.Org/content/21/5/921.Full" rel="nofollow" target="_bla. ...Read more

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When you are on oxygen permanently, does your body get use to a certain amount so you can't reduce the amount taken in later?

When you are on oxygen permanently, does your body get use to a certain amount so you can't reduce the amount taken in later?

Sort of.: People on long-term oxygen may be unable to keep themselves adequately ventilated without it, although this depends a lot on the condition for which they were put on oxygen in the first place. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Cocaine doesn't have: different effects on different parts of the brain. It works in older areas in the midbrain that are our reward/pleasure centers, and causes the release of lots of dopamine, the chemical released when we are happy, or exercising. Over time, excessive use of stimulants, particularly methamphetamine, but Cocaine as well, can damage those centers to where you don't feel pleasure without it. ...Read more

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Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Methamphetamine: this is an unusual symptom but methamphetamine can definitely effect brain function. Are you having other symptoms. Please stop using meth and consider seeing your doctor especially if symptoms persist after 1 week of abstinence ...Read more

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Which earphones- over the head or earphones are best to use if u don't want to damage your ears and need to use for long.

Which earphones- over the head or earphones are best to use if u don't want to damage your ears and need to use for long.

Earphones: Headphones that cover the entire ear are safer than ear buds that only cover the ear canal. Volume is also important. It is important to keep the volume low when wearing headphones. Playing music loud when wearing any kind of earphones can result in permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?

My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?

Balanced living: To improve general mental health, i recommend balanced living that includes a nutritious diet (to extent possible, try to avoid processed foods), 80 to 100 ounces of water each day, regular exercise, spending time with compatible friends, pursuing your dreams, regular meditation, keeping a diary, avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, and reading the four agreements and other inspiring books. ...Read more

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How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail? .

How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail?

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Physical therapy: After a prosthetic is received physical therapy is prescribed for prosthetic training. The duration of therapy depends on multiple factors including the health of the other leg, the exercise tolerance, and type of amputation. ...Read more