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Does strenuous exercise kill brain cells?

Does strenuous exercise kill brain cells?

No: The only way you are going to kill brain cells with exercise is with periods of hypoxia (low oxygen) which should not happen in a normal healthy person. Or if yo experience a traumatic brain injury. Read more

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What Exactly Kill Brain Cells? And does it leave Brain Shrinkage?

What Exactly Kill Brain Cells? And does it leave Brain Shrinkage?

Many causes: Anything toxic to humans will kill brain cells; alcohol, drugs, smoke, etc...
And yes, the brain will atrophy (shrink) due to less brain mass. Read more

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Can smoking kill brain cells?

Can smoking kill brain cells?

Toxic: Of interest, smoking does increase risk of clinical multiple sclerosis which is an autoimmune disorder, so it is an environmental trigger for ultimate nerve damage. Probably does not directly kill brain cells, but if you have heart disease, lung disorder, or cancer, all of this can kill both your brain and your totality. So heed us, stop smoking now! Read more

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Does caffeine kill brain cells?

Does caffeine kill brain cells?

Yes.: Yes, excessive use of caffeine does mess with brain synapses and network and can destroy cells. Read more

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How long does exposure to paint kill brain cells?

How long does exposure to paint kill brain cells?

Paint: Some types of paint contain volatile organic compounds which can be carcinogenic. The major product that I am aware of that can specifically injure the brain is lead based paint (eating or inhaling small chips). Read more

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How badly do you have to hit in the head to kill brain cells?

How badly do you have to hit in the head to kill brain cells?

Variable: There have been studies of rhesus monkeys who have been hit in head with various forces, and you could google this (cute critters who should have been spared this). It may be less important whether one significant head injury occurs, vrs. Multiple head injuries, post-traumatic repetitive encephalopathy, such as in professional athletes. Read more

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Help plz! Can prolonged hot showers or saunas kill brain cells?

Help plz! Can prolonged hot showers or saunas kill brain cells?

No: Your body core temperature is regulated closely and you'd know you're becoming seriously ill from the heat before your brain is in danger. Read more

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Does masturbation kill brain cell?

Does masturbation kill brain cell?

Myth: In many cultures you will find a variety of myths that espose a list of horrible events that will affect anyone who masterbates. This is more an attempt to shame people than reflect real information. Self sex is a normal part of human sexuality. It is known to peak in the early sexual years but may persist through a lifetime. Preoccupation to the point of disengaging in life is possible, but rare. Read more

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Does taking concerta kill brain cells?

Does taking concerta kill brain cells?

No: There is no evidence that stimulants such as Concerta permanently affect brain function and certainly none that they kill brain cells. They work by increasing activity of neurtransmitters between cells, but that effect is transient and stops when you stop taking the medicine. Read more

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Does diet coke really kill brain cells?

Does diet coke really kill brain cells?

Probably yes: It causes what is known as excitotoxicity that does not do the brain any good at all. Read more

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Does nyquil or tylonel pm kill brain cells?

Does nyquil or tylonel pm kill brain cells?

Brain cells: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can potentially damage the liver; if severe liver damage occurs, there may be brain damage. Nyquil liquid contains 15% alcohol; so there is also the potential for brain cell damage, especially if dosage recommendations are not followed. Read more

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Can caffiene from coffee really kill brain cells?

Can caffiene from coffee really kill brain cells?

Coffee: There is no evidence that coffee or caffeine kills brain cells. In fact, the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee probably outweigh the risks for most people, . Read more

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I hit my head all the time when I'm upset. Someone told me that it can kill brain cells. Is that true?

I hit my head all the time when I'm upset. Someone told me that it can kill brain cells. Is that true?

Not certain: What do you mean by all the time? How hard do you hit your head? Have you ever had symptoms such as headaches? There is a repetitive brain trauma syndrome but this belongs to boxers, not people who slap their foreheads 2-3 times a day. The brain is well encased and protected by a floating cushion - it should survive your assaults. But I guess my question for you is, "Why do it? " Be well! Read more

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Does smoking mary j actually kill brain cell or does it paralizes them like make them not work for awhile.?

No: There is no evidence that marijuana "kills" brain cells, but heavy marijuana smoking is associated with loss of intelligence over time, and does effect the ability of the brain to learn, as well as reducing the ability to memorize. This occurs with high-dose and regular use, and some people are more susceptible to these effects than others are. Read more

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Does marijuana kill brain cells?

THC and brain cells: I do not believe that thc, the active ingredient in marijuana kills brain cells, but it causes changes in the neurochemistry of the brain, changing how the brain functions. Long term behavioral changes, lack of motivation, as well as the short term emotional changes and euphoria are related to these biochemical changes. Read more

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Does sleeping medicine like trazidone kill brain cells?

Does sleeping medicine like trazidone kill brain cells?

No: Trazadone does not kill brain cells. It was originally used as an antidepressant and found to have the benefit of treating sleep onset insomnia. If you're concerned about your memory or other neurological issues, speak with your regular physician. Read more

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Do amphetamines kill brain cell's? Like aderall for example

Good question!: To my knowledge amphetamines do not kill brain cells. However, studies show that the recepters in adhd meds have been known to also mimic Cocaine receptors, as read in one of the psychiatric journals. Generally, docs start with the low level of adderall, ritalin, (methylphenidate) and other related adhd meds. The meds do help with focus but as kids get older they may shy away taking meds in school due to others. Read more

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