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Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

It's not a contest: These are serious conditions. Having any of them is not healthy. Every individual is different, so the impact of a given disease varies from individual to individual. Concentrate on getting yourself better without comparing to others who may be "worse off, or better off.". ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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Does your intelligence decrease over time or can medical conditions affect clarity of the thought process?

Mind body : No doubt our health and medical well being impacts on cognition, attention, memory etc. Metabolic issues impact on the efficiency of the brain as do specific diseases, some temporarily and others through accumulated problems over time. Exercise, good sleep and diet, staying mentally active, and keeping good metabolic control, as well as avoiding too much alcohol is wise. Some meds can b problem. ...Read more

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Of all the related conditions, is blocked tear duct one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Of all the related conditions, is blocked tear duct one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Better: A lot of infants have adhesions of their tear ducts. The vast majority of which resolve on their own. Rarely, a child may need to have the duct surgically repaired. ...Read more

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Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety. Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively. ...Read more

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The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

Lead poisoning : Lead poisoning can get deposited in the brain of a growing child. It can lead to adhd, limited mental retardation, and developmental delay. It may cause learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Is the heart affected by your disappointments in life connected?

Is the heart affected by your disappointments in life connected?

Yes: Emotional ups and down will affect your heart by different ways including activating the sympathetic nervous system and others neurotransmitters that deal with your heart. Chronically may permanently affect your heart. Look for help. Friends and family, your physician, god. In my life prayer have pulled me out of many emotional problems. I will pray for you. ...Read more

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What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems  by age ?

Depends...: Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs. Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern. ...Read more

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How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

Most Medical Student: Most students remember the parts of the brain and their function usually either by rote memory or by association. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

There are many: adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development, poor bone health, decreased ability to focus in school, decreased energy and therefore decreased ability to exercise enough/properly, among others. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are pyschologists/therapists affected by suicide of clients that they work with or is this part of the job?

Are pyschologists/therapists affected by suicide of clients that they work with or is this part of the job?

Absolutely: One cannot be unaffected by the death of a patient with whom one works. It is a risk we as practitioners have to be open to as, yes, potentially being part of the job. ...Read more

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What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?

What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?

Trapped?: Brain surgery sounds very serious? Why do think that you're trapped? My suggestion would be to see either a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you get through these tough times. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one. There is also a strong hereditary factor which make the risk of becoming addicted higher. Sons of alcoholic fathers ; daughters of alcoholic mothers are at highest risk. ...Read more

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Which of my organs will be affected by drought?

Which of my organs will be affected by drought?

Depends...: This depends on what you eat and drink during the drought. Assuming your diet changes, everything will be affected to the extent that your nutrition changes simultaneously. ...Read more

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What are the health consequences of poor circulation?

What are the health consequences of poor circulation?

Higher risk of death: Poor circulation, as defined by a decreased ankle brachial index (abi), a test easily performed in the office by your doctor, increases the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that once diagnosed, medical management and lifestyle changes can help. The most important lifestyle change is to quit smoking immediately. ...Read more