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What Are Sirtuins And How Do They Impact The Aging Process
Proteins under study: From studies in yeast, sirtuins (sir2 proteins) are believed to have some effects on aging, on cell death, on stress resistance (such as in situations of food scarcity), etc... Researchers are trying to find out if there are anti-aging effects in mammals. Some believe resveratrol activates a sirtuin and possibly extends lifespan, but so far research with mammals has not shown any such benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the state of research into the dynamics of stress hormones? How much do we know about how levels of these hormones affect eachother, and how they are affected by activities?
If only : If only the answer could be distilled into 400 letters for you. Sounds like a term paper or a major research project. Good luck with your research. ...Read more
Do some research on pleurisy, peritonitis and pericarditis. What are these conditions and how do they affect homeostasis in the body?
If prions are not alive and have no DNA how could we tell if they are damaging nerve cells in the brain and body and what causes prions to damage us?
Change in shape: Prions appear to damage cell proteins by twisting them into unnatural configurations that accumulate in the cells and disrupt normal function. ...Read more
What exactly are anabolic steroids? What are they, how do they work in the body, and which sports people use them?
They are chemicals: that are produced by the body, more in males than in females, including testosterone and a bunch of similar steroid molecules (like DHEA), which increase during puberty in males (less so in girls) to increase muscle mass, change distribution of fat/muscle, and cause sexual maturation. Synthetics have been made that mostly increase muscle mass. They are dangerous &cause liver and mental problems. ...Read more
My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?
Balanced living: To improve general mental health, i recommend balanced living that includes a nutritious diet (to extent possible, try to avoid processed foods), 80 to 100 ounces of water each day, regular exercise, spending time with compatible friends, pursuing your dreams, regular meditation, keeping a diary, avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, and reading the four agreements and other inspiring books. ...Read more
I've heard there are certain habits that worsen the degree of myopia (nearsightedness). What are these habits and what I do do decrease the degree?
Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more
Vitamin A: Hi Melissa588 Some dry eyes are the result of major diseases that happen to affect tear production, but one major cause is too little vitamin A in the diet. Taking a vitamin A supplement (WHO has reccomentations) can prevent this kind. Otherwise, the treatment is basically artificial tears, and treatment of the underlying disease (usually something like rheumatoid arthritis). Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How well can we read the structure of the stem cells used for creating white blood cells? And what tools do we have to change this structure?
Most of the experts: on this HealthTap site are practicing physicians with expertise in clinical medicine. I, as a clinical internal medicine specialist, am not able to answer this question. Possibly there is someone on the site who has this expertise and can share it with you. Alternatively, you need to identify molecular genetics expertise elsewhere. Good luck and good wishes:) ...Read more
Can you tell me for osteoarthritis in neck and telling me that they will affect my quality of life, and that they aren't the way to go?
Resubmit question: Your question makes no sense. Resubmit it if you want an answer. ...Read more
How much time do drugs usually stay in a persons system and what are some ways of cleaning themselves from it.?
Drug clearance: Varies with drug and person and diseases. See wikipedia for good discussion. ...Read more
Why the moste part of the people who smoke weed are too thin? That plant can accelerate yout metabolism?
What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?
Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more
Just had second THR. shoulders and knees involved as well.. What about the rest of the body's arteries ? Will they start to not function to organs etc
Early as 2-4 weeks: People newly infected with HIV can see symptoms of "the worst flu ever" within 2-4 weeks of infection. Fever, sore throat, swollen glands, fatigue, rash, headache, body pains. Not everyone gets sick like this however. Sometimes it can take up to 10 years after infection to have these symptoms. If you are having unprotected sex you should get tested for HIV regularly and use condoms regularly. ...Read more
See below: That is impossible to answer in this format - too much information. Go to a medical book or website such as http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002399.htm ...Read more
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