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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?
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
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
Can anesthesia cause brain damage or reduce cognition? Not from complications but purely from the anesthesia affecting your brain?
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
What are some pathogens that negatively affect transient receptor potential cation (trp) channels in regards to causing neuropathic pain?
It is not known: No pathogens were described that would affect trpa1. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If nerve cells are destroyed by autoimmune could it cause lack of emotions feelings empathy A decrease in neurotransmitters and electrical changes ?
No: That is a psychiatric issue, not a neurologic issue. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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