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Kill Brain Cell
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
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
It does not: Exposure to pain does not kill brain cells as far as I know!? Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer