In our day to day life, memory and brain power play a very important role. For doing each and every task, we need to put in to use our brain memory and power. Brain power actually is the sum total of the intellectual capacity of one's brain and also one's ability to utilize that capacity in optimum way while memory refers to the capacity of the brain to store information and retrieve information when needed. Brain power and memory play a crucial role in everyone's life because these are very much needed to excel in life and do each and every activity with perfection. Brain memory and power are inter-related. A person who has good brain power will obviously have a good memory too.

Memory falls in to two categories: Short-term memory & Long-term memory. Information is stored in the short term memory for only a few seconds and then it is lost. This is because short-term memory has a limited storage capacity. On the other hand, the storage capacity of long term memory is huge. It can store limitless amount of information for an infinite time period, perhaps the whole life.

The common memory loss and brain power weakening triggers are:

1. Stress
2. Aging
3. Depression & Anxiety
4. Alcoholism
5. ADHD
6. Head injury
7. Insufficient blood circulation in the brain
8. Vitamin B12 deficiency
9. Infections like encephalitis, herpes and meningitis
10. Metabolic issues like thyroid gland malfunctioning, diabetes, failure of lung, liver of kidneys
11. Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, seizures, stroke and brain masses

Herbal remedies for poor brain power:

1. Rosemary is an effective herb for fending off the problem of poor brain memory. This is why Rosemary is often called the Remembrance herb. Make tea out of this herb and drink at least 2 times a day. The herb also eradicates mental tiredness/fatigue.

2. Cayenne improves blood circulation in the brain, thereby boosting brain power, memory and brain function

3. Bacopa is valuable herb for poor brain memory and power. It stimulates the synaptic activity in the brain and improves mental health, memory and intelligence

4. Withania somnifera or ashwagandha can effectively fix the problem of poor brain memory and power. The herb retards stress and supplies the brain cells with essential nutrients. This helps to increase brain power and memory.

5. Maca is another herb that can cure poor brain memory problem. It is a powerful blend of memory boosting mineral compounds.

6. Brain O Brain capsule is specifically blended natural formulation to enhance brain memory and power.

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multiple sclerosis types fatigue

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  1. ☆Katotohanan☆

    What are the various components of a Virus?

    What allows a Virus to walk and how does it walk ?
    Does it have a mind ?
    What are it reproductive processes ?
    So the response I’m looking for to the first question is basically an answer that will teach me about the “Anatomy” of a Virus and what it’s components are made of

    1. Anonymous

      Examples of common human diseases caused by viruses include the common cold, influenza, chickenpox and cold sores. Many serious diseases such as ebola, AIDS, avian influenza and SARS are caused by viruses. The relative ability of viruses to cause disease is described in terms of virulence. Other diseases are under investigation as to whether they too have a virus as the causative agent, such as the possible connection between human herpes virus six (HHV6) and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. There is controversy over whether the borna virus, previously thought to cause neurological diseases in horses, could be responsible for psychiatric illnesses in humans.

      Viruses have different mechanisms by which they produce disease in an organism, which largely depends on the viral species. Mechanisms at the cellular level primarily include cell lysis, the breaking open and subsequent death of the cell. In multicellular organisms, if enough cells die the whole organism will start to suffer the effects. Although viruses cause disruption of healthy homeostasis, resulting in disease, they may exist relatively harmlessly within an organism. An example would include the ability of the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, to remain in a dormant state within the human body. This is called latency and is a characteristic of the all herpes viruses including the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes glandular fever, and the varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox. Most people have been infected with at least one of these types of herpes virus. However, these latent viruses might sometimes be beneficial, as the presence of the virus can increase immunity against bacterial pathogens, such as ”Yersinia pestis”. On the other hand, latent chickenpox infections return in later life as the disease called shingles.

      Some viruses can cause life-long or chronic infections, where the viruses continue to replicate in the body despite the host’s defence mechanisms. This is common in hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections. People chronically infected are known as carriers, as they serve as reservoirs of infectious virus. In populations with a high proportion of carriers, the disease is said to be endemic. In contrast to acute lytic viral infections this persistence implies compatible interactions with the host organism. Persistent viruses may even broaden the evolutionary potential of host species.

      Because viruses use vital metabolic pathways within host cells to replicate, they are difficult to eliminate without using drugs that cause toxic effects to host cells in general. The most effective medical approaches to viral diseases are vaccinations to provide preventative immunity to infection, and antiviral drugs that selectively interfere with viral replication.

    1. J Alves

      “Normal voluntary muscle contraction begins when electrical signals are sent from the brain through the spinal cord along nerve cells called motor neurons. These include both the upper motor neurons within the brain and the lower motor neurons within the spinal cord and leading out to the muscle. At the muscle, chemicals released by the motor neuron stimulate the internal release of calcium ions from stores within the muscle cell. These calcium ions then interact with muscle proteins within the cell, causing the proteins (actin and myosin) to slide past one another. This motion pulls their fixed ends closer, thereby shortening the cell and, ultimately, the muscle itself. Recapture of calcium and unlinking of actin and myosin allow the muscle fiber to relax.

      Abnormal contraction may be caused by unusual activity at any stage in this process. Certain mechanisms within the brain and the rest of the central nervous system help regulate contraction. Interruption of these mechanisms can cause spasm. Motor neurons that are overly sensitive may fire below their normal thresholds. The muscle membrane itself may be overly sensitive, causing contraction without stimulation. Calcium ions may not be recaptured quickly enough, causing prolonged contraction.

      Structural disorders such as flat feet, hyperextended knees (genu recurvatum), and hypermobility syndrome (joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion) may predispose a person to developing leg cramps. Prolonged sitting, inappropriate leg positioning during sedentary activity, or standing on concrete flooring for prolonged periods may be associated with an increased incidence of leg cramps.

      Interruption of brain mechanisms and overly sensitive motor neurons may result from damage to the nerve pathways. Possible causes include stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, neurodegenerative diseases, trauma, spinal cord injury, and nervous system poisons such as strychnine, tetanus, and certain insecticides. Nerve damage may lead to a prolonged or permanent muscle shortening called contracture.

      Changes in muscle responsiveness may be due to or associated with the following:

      •Prolonged exercise: Curiously, relaxation of a muscle actually requires energy to be expended. The energy is used to recapture calcium and to unlink actin and myosin. Normally, sensations of pain and fatigue signal that it is time to rest. Ignoring or overriding those warning signals can lead to such severe energy depletion that the muscle cannot be relaxed, causing a cramp. The familiar advice about not swimming after a heavy meal, when blood flow is directed away from the muscles, is intended to avoid this type of cramp.
      •Exercising or participating in activities in high or humid temperatures: Copious sweating during prolonged exercise can lead to heat cramps, a condition associated with brief, painful cramps, especially in the legs, sweating, and mild fever, usually less than 102°F. Heat cramps are more likely to occur when the child has not taken in enough fluids before, during, and after the activity. Exercising in high temperatures without adequate fluid intake may increase the risk of dehydration.
      •Dehydration and salt depletion: This condition may be brought on by repeated bouts of vomiting or diarrhea or by copious sweating during prolonged exercise. Loss of fluids, salts, and minerals—especially sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium—can disrupt ion balances in both muscle and nerves. This imbalance can prevent the muscles and nerves from responding and recovering normally and can lead to cramping.
      •Metabolic disorders that affect the energy supply in muscle: These are inherited diseases in which particular muscle enzymes are deficient. They include deficiencies of myophosphorylase (McArdle’s disease), phosphorylase b kinase, phosphofructokinase, phosphoglycerate kinase, and lactate dehydrogenase.
      •Myotonia: Myotonias include myotonic dystrophy, myotonia congenita, paramyotonia congenita, and neuromyotonia. These conditions cause stiffness due to delayed relaxation of the muscle but do not cause the spontaneous contraction usually associated with cramps. However, many patients with myotonia do experience cramping from exercise. Symptoms of myotonia are often worse in cold temperatures.
      Fasciculation may be due to fatigue, cold, medications, metabolic disorders, nerve damage, or neurodegenerative disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Most people experience brief, mild fasciculation from time to time, usually in the calves”

  2. AsuWish

    What are the warning signs of Multiple Sclerosis?
    After a recent visit to the Doctor, and going over some of the problems I have been having over the last few years, he said he wants me to have an MRI. He says that I might have MS. I’ve researched it some, but I was curious as to what other people have been through other than reading some medical sites list of symptoms.

    1. Fridays

      Last November I suddenly developed unbelievable pain in my upper jaw, which made all my teeth hurt. Within 12 hours it had spread to my lower jaw as well, and I was able to recognise this as trigeminal neuralgia (I am a registered nurse).

      Over the next day or so, I developed tingling and a vibrating sensation in my fingers, muscle twitching in large muscles, muscle pain (due to spasticity), extreme muscle fatigue, bladder problems, bladder problems and a strange vertigo type sensation which I was able to identify as L’hermitte’s sign.

      I was referred to a neurologist and had an MRI, and was diagnosed with clinically isolated syndrome, which is indeed an inflammation of the central nervous system, and can go on to develop into full blown MS.

      Because MS has very strict diagnostic criteria involving physical symptoms and MRI findings, and I did not meet all the criteria, it could not be diagnosed as MS (which, as the name suggests, has MULTIPLE areas of scarring. So if there are no such multiple areas, the condition is called CIS, clinically isolated syndrome).

      Good luck, and I hope that it’s not MS!

  3. No R

    DO any or all of these symptoms have to do with Multiple Sclerosis?
    Twitching and tingling in finger, shoulder and feet.
    Wobbly knee joints.
    Weak bones.
    Night blindness.
    Jerky movements.
    Fatigue
    Headaches

    1. pcheesewhiz

      Night blindness and joint problems are not symptoms of MS. The tingling that is indicative of MS extends to the legs and/or arms not just the fingers. And while lack of co-ordination is typical of MS, the movements are not jerky. Everybody has headaches. About 50% of us with MS have headaches. If you have the type of fatigue that puts you to bed for as much as three days and you wake up exhausted that is MS. Otherwise everybody has fatigue and that is normal. These are not the symptoms of MS. I have had MS for 20 years.

  4. Alexa

    what exactly is vertigo in terms of a medical term?
    i have vertigo. i know is some type of dizziness i had it when i was teenager now it came back . what causes that? and do i need some type of treatment? i already ate some pills that the doctor gave me

  5. Dar

    Questions for those with MS, are you able to work having MS?
    Does having multiple sclerosis mean one will no long be able to work? I have all the symptoms of this disease and am going to be getting tests done, in general, what is the future look like for someone with MS?

    1. pcheesewhiz

      Hi Dar, I have had multiple sclerosis for twenty years. Most of us are able to work. MS has the ability to affect cognition (concentration, short term memory, word retrieval, problem solving), perception, physical movement, and the emotions. When a person has MS, the immune system attacks the coating on the nerves, Since the nerves are involved in every function of the body, the list of possible symptoms is a long one. So your ability to work is going to depend on the type of symptoms that you have, their severity as well as your job requirements.

      While the majority of us do work, lots of us make career changes at some point in time into professions that suit us better. Most of my neurologists say that the biggest problems for people who have MS is stress, fatigue, coordination, numbness, tingling, balance and short term memory. While most people point out mobility as the stumbling block that has the potential to cause career problems, nothing could be further from the truth. It is the symptoms that people cannot see that give those of us with MS the most trouble.

      In the event that you do get diagnosed with MS, the toughest thing to live with is the fact that the disease is highly unpredictable. Everybody has a different experience with the disease. What has helped me the most is to keep educating myself about the options for symptom treatment and the options for slowing down the progression of the disease. Learn to be your own best advocate and find yourself a neurologist who specializes in the treatment of MS with whom you can work. While you will have to take the advice of your neurologist in the beginning, in time you will begin making your own decisions. Treatment is a highly personal decision and what works for one person with MS may not work at all for the next.

  6. Renay E

    What exactly is Multiple Sclerosis?
    I would like to know how MS affects people, what the symptoms are and what tests the docs do to find out if someone has MS. Also, what type of doc specializes in treatments of MS and similiar diseases.

    1. sweet_g_grl

      That is a HUGE question! Well.. MS is thought to be an auto-immune disease, no one knows for sure, but is most likely. Multiple Sclerosis means multiple “scars or hardening” which is what happens. If the auto-immune thing is true then what happens is blood cells cross the blood-brain barrier (no cells are supposed to cross) and see the myelin sheath around the nerves as foreign and attacks it, making the scars. People can have a wide range of symptoms, vision problems are most common, double, blurry or loss of vision. Sensation changes are second most common, loss of feeling. Balance is a problem, fatigue, urinary problems. The affects are numerous because the brain controls everything, which means everything can be affects. To test for MS most common is an MRI.. some doctors like to do a Spinal Tap as well. The doctor that specializes in MS is a Neurologist. He does the treatment and follows up. Some Nero’s will treat all symptoms, and some won’t, Some will send patients to specialists for certain thing, like bladder problems will go to a urologist..

      this is a whole lot to take in..
      I hope I helped

      good luck in finding what you want..

  7. Suspended Animation

    What breathing conditions will get you discharged from the Navy?
    My husband has been having a lot of breathing problems lately. He is seeing a pulmonologist and they are doing a huge batch of tests. At first, they thought he might have asthma, but the medicine isn’t working so now they think it might be something else. I’m just wondering what all breathing conditions he could develop that would or might get him discharged? So that I can look them up and see if his symptoms match. I want to be prepared for whatever is thrown our way.

    1. BoatsBM1

      AR 40-501
      Chapter 3
      Medical Fitness Standards for Retention and Separation, Including Retirement

      3-27. Miscellaneous respiratory disorders

      The causes for referral to an MEB are as follows:

      b. Atelectasis, or massive collapse of the lung. Moderately symptomatic with paroxysmal cough at frequent intervals throughout the day or with moderate emphysema or with residuals or complications that require repeated hospitalization.

      c. Bronchiectasis or bronchiolectasis. Cylindrical or saccular type that is moderately symptomatic, with paroxysmal cough at frequent intervals throughout the day or with moderate emphysema with a moderate amount of bronchiectatic sputum or with recurrent pneumonia or with residuals or complications that require repeated hospitalization.

      d. Bronchitis. Chronic, severe, persistent cough, with considerable expectoration or with dyspnea at rest or on slight exertion or with residuals or complications that require repeated hospitalization.

      e. Cystic disease of the lung, congenital disease involving more than one lobe of a lung.

      f. Diaphragm, congenital defect. Symptomatic.

      g. Hemopneumothorax, hemothorax, or pyopneumothorax. More than moderate pleuritic residuals with persistent underweight or marked restriction of respiratory excursions and chest deformity or marked weakness and fatigue on slight exertion.

      h. Histoplasmosis. Chronic and not responding to treatment.

      i. Pleurisy, chronic, or pleural adhesions. Severe dyspnea or pain on mild exertion associated with definite evidence of pleural adhesions and demonstrable moderate reduction of pulmonary function.

      j. Pneumothorax, spontaneous. Recurrent episodes of pneumothorax not corrected by surgery or pleural sclerosis.

      k. Pneumoconiosis. Severe, with dyspnea on mild exertion.

      l. Pulmonary calcification. Multiple calcifications associated with significant respiratory embarrassment or active disease not responsive to treatment.

      m. Pulmonary emphysema. Marked emphysema with dyspnea on mild exertion and demonstrable moderate reduction in pulmonary function.

      n. Pulmonary fibrosis. Linear fibrosis or fibrocalcific residuals of such a degree as to cause dyspnea on mild exertion and demonstrable moderate reduction in pulmonary function.

      o. Pulmonary sarcoidosis. If not responding to therapy and complicated by demonstrable moderate reduction in pulmonary function.

      p. Stenosis, bronchus. Severe stenosis associated with repeated attacks of bronchopulmonary infections requiring hospitalization of such frequency as to interfere with the satisfactory performance of duty.

  8. Kayla

    My hand and arm are shaking like crazy. What could be wrong?
    They are trembling when im holding something or when im just sitting around. Its very noticable and its happening fairly often. Im 16 if that matters.

    1. edmanman

      I believe they are called tremors here is an article I found for to read up on.

      A tremor is a type of involuntary shaking movement. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so. A tremor is often most noticeable in your hands, but may affect any body part (even your head or voice).

      There are three main types of tremors:

      Resting or static tremors occur when your hand or affected body part is at rest.
      Kinetic and intention tremors occur when you are moving your hand or affected body part, and disappear at rest.
      Postural tremors occur when you are holding your hand or affected body part in a particular position for a period of time.
      Considerations

      Tremors can happen at any age but tend to be more common in older people.

      You can develop a tremor from fatigue, stress, anxiety, or even rage. However, an ongoing tremor that is not associated with a change in your emotional state may be a sign of an underlying medical condition and should be evaluated. You may learn, as many do, that your tremors are perfectly normal, but eliminating medical reasons for the shaking is important.

      It is especially important to have tremors evaluated if body parts other than the hands are involved, like your tongue or head, or if you have other types of involuntary movements other than shaking.

      Essential tremor is common in older people. Essential tremor is rarely present when the hands are not being used. It becomes most apparent when the affected person is trying to do something, like reaching for an object or writing. It is not caused by an underlying disease.

      Another common type of tremor is called familial tremor which, as the name implies, tend to run in families.

      Both essential and familial tremors may be suppressed by drinking alcohol. This is a useful fact for making the diagnosis, but alcohol is not a desirable treatment.

      Causes

      Tremors may be caused by:

      Too much coffee or other caffeinated drink
      Excessive alcohol consumption, alcoholism, or alcohol withdrawal
      Stress, anxiety, or fatigue — these can cause a postural tremor
      Normal aging
      A variety of drugs and prescription medicines
      Low blood sugar
      Parkinson’s disease — this is the classic cause of a resting tremor and is often accompanied by slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, and an abnormal gait
      Multiple sclerosis — can cause an intention tremor
      Over active thyroid — can cause a postural tremor
      Home Care

      For tremors caused by stress, try relaxation techniques like meditation, deep relaxation, or breathing exercises. For tremors of any cause, avoid caffeine and get enough sleep.

      For tremors caused by a medication, consult with your doctor about stopping the drug, reducing the dosage, or switching medications. DO NOT change or stop medications on your own.

      For tremors caused by alcohol abuse, seek treatment and support to help you avoid alcohol.

      Severe tremors may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. Assistance with these activities may be necessary. Precautions should be taken to avoid injury during activities such as walking or eating.

      When to Contact a Medical Professional

      Call your doctor if:

      Your tremor is worse at rest and gets better with movement, like when you reach for something.
      Your tremor is prolonged, severe, or interfere with your life.
      Your tremor occurs with other symptoms, like headache, weakness, abnormal tongue motion, or other types of involuntary movements.
      What to Expect at Your Office Visit.

      Your doctor will perform a physical examination, including a detailed neurologic examination. The following medical history questions may help your doctor evaluate the cause of your tremors:

      Is your tremor regular or irregular?
      Does it occur with activity, at rest, or when you have been holding your hand (or other body part) in a particular position for a long time?
      Are the movements small (fine) or large (coarse)?
      Are both hands affected? To the same degree on both sides?
      Are other body parts affected, including your voice or head?
      Does the tremor impair your ability to use your hands or other body parts?
      Does emotional stress or excitement make it worse?
      Does drinking an alcoholic beverage make the tremor better or worse?
      Do you have any other symptoms?
      The following diagnostic tests may be performed:
      Blood tests such as CBC, blood differential, thyroid function tests, and glucose test
      Urine tests
      Head CT scan
      MRI of the head
      EMG or nerve conduction studies
      Once a cause of the tremor has been determined, the appropriate treatment for the disease will be prescribed.

      For certain types of tremors, like essential tremor and familial tremor, medications such as beta-blockers, gabapentin, primidone, and others may be an option. If medication doesn’t work, your doctor may even consider surgery. Botox injections, given in the hand, have been used to treat essential hand tremors

  9. Mortal Wombat

    Can someone give me a brief list of artificial sweeteners and their harmful effects?
    Aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc. Can someone give me a brief list of the most common ones and what types of physical issues they cause? Specific detail on which exact organ each one destroys will be appreciated. Thanks.

    P.S: Harmful effects only, please, none of the ‘almost like sugar’ crap. I’m aware already that hese things are just a marketing strategy devised by health insurance companies.

    1. ღ εʟʟε

      Aspartame:

      – Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      – ALS
      – Memory loss
      – Hormonal problems
      – Hearing loss
      – Epilepsy
      – Alzheimer’s disease
      – Parkinson’s disease
      – Hypoglycemia
      – AIDS
      – Dementia
      – Brain lesions
      – Neuroendocrine disorders
      – Headaches/migraines
      – Nausea
      – Abdominal pains
      – Fatigue (blocks sufficient glucose entry into brain)
      – Sleep problems
      – Vision problems
      – Anxiety attacks
      – Depression
      – Asthma/chest tightness
      – Cancer

      Sucralose:

      – Skin Rashes/Flushing
      – Panic-like Agitation
      – Dizziness and Numbness
      – Diarrhea
      – Swelling
      – Muscle aches
      – Headaches
      – Intestinal cramping
      – Bladder issues
      – Stomach pain
      – Cancer

      Saccharin:

      – Bladder issues
      – Cancer
      – Increase in Insulin in the blood (Can cause an increase of glucose levels in your cells)
      – Rashes/Hives
      – Headache
      – Diarrhea
      – Breathing Problem

      Aspartame – Neotame:

      – Headaches
      – Depression
      – Brain Tumors
      – Alzheimer’s disease
      – Attention Deficit Disorder
      – Multiple Sclerosis
      – Systemic Lupus
      – Hypothyroidism
      – Fibromyalgia
      – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      – Epstein-Barr
      – Post-polio Syndrome
      – Lyme Disease
      – Meniere’s Disease

      Xylitol:

      – Kidney Stones
      – Rashes/Hives
      – Wheezing
      – Breathing Problems
      – Swelling in the mouth or throat

      Isomalt:

      – Bloating
      – Diarrhea
      – Gas

  10. Rainbows and Lollipops

    Other “fibromites”: What do you personally do to help with stiffness and fatigue?
    Fibromites = people with fibromyalgia. I have my pain under control most days but the fatigue and stiffness really make it hard to get comfortable and stay active.
    Thanks, I was officially diagnosed in April, although I have had symptoms for several years now.

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