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Doctor insights on: Possible Consequences Of Disrupting Neural Pathways To Stop Hyperhydrosis

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Possible consequences of disrupting neural pathways to stop hyperhydrosis?

Possible consequences of disrupting neural pathways to stop hyperhydrosis?

Many...: As with any surgical procedure, general risks include bleeding and infection. Other complications include compensatory sweating, poor thermoregulation and corposcindosis. Medical treatment strategies should be exhausted prior to consideration for surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Possible: Severe stress can affect your pituitary leading to amenorrhea. If the amenorrhea continues for a long period of time, see your doctor to make sure it isn't something else. Make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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In your medical opinion, which synthetic birth control is the safest method, least potential longterm conseq. or damage to Endo/ovary feedback loops?

In your medical opinion, which synthetic birth control is the safest method, least potential longterm conseq. or damage to Endo/ovary feedback loops?

Combined OCs: Combined estrogen and progesterone are typically going to be the best at treating endometriosis, if that's what you are referring to by "endo." Progesterone, by itself, in the form of pills, shot or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is another thought and studies show progesterone alone helps. Most practioners, however, start with an estrogen/progesterone pill They are all very similar. I like Kariva. ...Read more

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Is Remote neural control possible with the help of drugs and radiation?Is there any medication to prevent it?This is causing me social problems.

Is Remote neural control possible with the help of drugs and radiation?Is there any medication to prevent it?This is causing me social problems.

No mind control: There is no such thing as 'remote' mind control, so don't worry about that. You may be experiencing some symptoms of agoraphobia or other disease state causing your social anxiety. Believe it or not, counseling with a professional can help tremendously. I highly recommend it so you can live a normal life. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the sympathetic nervous system to be permanently in overdrive because of stimulant overuse?

Is it possible for the sympathetic nervous system to be permanently in overdrive because of stimulant overuse?

With Continuous Use: Stimulants activate the nervous system and overuse on a daily basis may make one feel on "overdrive". Discontinuing regular use may actually leave one feeling depleted rather than permanently stuck in overdrive. ...Read more

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Is the brain perfectly balanced before psychiatric drug treatment? Are we unbalanced because of none chemical reasons? No chemical imbalance theory?

Is the brain perfectly balanced before psychiatric drug treatment? Are we unbalanced because of none chemical reasons? No chemical imbalance theory?

The theory: Is an imbalance in neurotransmitter mono amines norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine, and probably others currently being researched. All of this imbalance causes the. Illness. Although some persistent imbalances can occur as a result of treatment, eg tardive dyskinesia, that is generally not thought to be the case with drugs that do not block Dopamine receptors. ...Read more

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Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Avoid cigarettes: Tobacco smoking causes so many dangerous effects on the body, that it is only its extreme addictive properties that keep sensible people to still smoke. It certainly could affect the neurosensory pathways that include acetylcholine. Good time to stop this seriously dangerous activity (smoking). ...Read more

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What are the direct dangers to the brain and effect of impairing glutamate, endorphine and GABA functioning with alcohol?

What are the direct dangers to the brain and effect of impairing glutamate, endorphine and GABA functioning with alcohol?

See Below: Chronic abuse of alcohol causes dysregulation of the neurotransmitters, the receptors that these neurotransmitters act on also change. Alcohol is a depressant so the brain tries to balance itself out if chronically exposed, when alcohol is removed, brain cannot adjust back quickly, and is hyperexcited with excess glutamate, decreased gaba and endorphins, thus withdrawal and cravings begin. ...Read more

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Can histamine potentially disrupt normal cell cycle, and in high enough concentration disrupt apoptosis? Is that why stress causes so many problems?

Can histamine potentially disrupt normal cell cycle, and in high enough concentration disrupt apoptosis? Is that why stress causes so many problems?

Not clear.: Histamine can effect apoptosis of certain types of cells like monocytes or keratinocytes. This does not necessarily indicate that the same effect occurs with other cell types. Histamine is also a neurotransmitter effects the brainstem to cause wakefulness. This is why centrally acting antihistamines cause drowsiness by blocking this effect. These effects may be unrelated to stress. ...Read more

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I've read strong antibiotics (vanco/levaquin) can alter brain chemicals thus altering hormones in body. Is there any connection or reports of this?

I've read strong antibiotics (vanco/levaquin) can alter brain chemicals thus altering hormones in body. Is there any connection or reports of this?

Antibiotics: Ordinary antibiotics such as doxycycline can have unexpected side effects such as antiinflammatory action. However, if the question is whether you would not take vancomycin or levaquin (levofloxacin) because of potential hormonal changes while you are on these very potent antibiotics, you are right. If you don't need an antibiotic you should not be taking one. If you are ill enough to require vancomycin... ...Read more

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Do neurotransmitters, hormones, or enzymes lead from the visual system to suprachiasmatic nucleus, to control circadian rhythm with and without light?

Do neurotransmitters, hormones, or enzymes lead from the visual system to suprachiasmatic nucleus, to control circadian rhythm with and without light?

All & More Complex,: multiple mechanisms, than anyone understands. The engineering of all living systems is largely the most complex engineering known to mankind. Living systems create order out of disorder, the exception to the thermodynamics idea that randomness in the universe only ?es. While humans have collectively made progress in understanding, it is partial & rarely quantitative, only qualitative understanding ...Read more

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How do chemicals in brain like dopamine affect the behaviour, lack of which cause behavioural problems, is there a test to check the levels and cure?

How do chemicals in brain like dopamine affect the behaviour, lack of which cause behavioural problems, is there a test to check the levels and  cure?

Great Question: There are three major Dopamine pathways in the brain that help regulate emotions, blood pressure, movements, etc. When overactive can cause psychotic disorders, ; ocd etc. When underactive can cause symptoms of parkinsons. Most disorders of Dopamine are treated based on symptomatology. Either replace or suppress domanine activity. I am not aware of a generalized test commonly given to ck dopamine. ...Read more

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Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Can an adverse reaction from ssri cause permanent brain damage, and can serentonine syndrome cause you damage? Hard to think, speak much still dazy

Yes but rarely: Most ssri reactions are short-lived and usually not serious. But the "serotonin syndrome" which comes from overloading nerve cells with serotonin can produce disastrous results including fever, muscular rigidity and death. This comes either from overdose or combination of drugs which interact with serotonin receptors. ...Read more

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What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed

What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed

Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more

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Is there a way to slow or stop the progression of brain damage in schizophrenics?

Get checked first: Schizophrenia affects one to two percent of people worldwide. There are many causes, including genetic make-up, prenatal viruses, brain damage, and prolonged exposure to trauma/chronic stress. Studies show widespread brain abnormalities in individuals affected by schizophrenia. Antipsychotic drugs are commonly used for treatment, but still more research is needed to understand this disorder. ...Read more

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If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

Good question: The complexity of the pituitary-adrenal gland axis and its signaling has made simple management difficult. Cortisol is so important in homeostasis that complete blockage is not compatible with life. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

A medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when ...Read more