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Traceable back 300 million years, the ginkgo is the oldest surviving species of tree. Although it died out in Europe during the Ice Age, ginkgo survived in China, Japan, and other parts of East Asia. It has been cultivated extensively for both ceremonial and medical purposes, and some particularly revered trees have been lovingly tended for more th...
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2.Enhancing Memory and Mental Function
Which of us would not want a boost in mental function if we could get it? Whether it is remembering names, numbers, computer passwords, or why we walked into a room (so-called destinesia ), we have all been frustrated by the occasional limitations of our ability to remember. Mental function often declines particularly under conditions of stress or...
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3.Alzheimer s Disease and Non-Alzheimer s Dementia
Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a loss in mental function that impacts daily life. The ability to learn, remember, and function is slowly lost. It is related to abnormal deposits of protein and twisted fibers in nerve cells in the brain. The cause of this is not known. Less common disease forms include those asso...
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Vertigo is the feeling of spinning while being still. It can make you feel off balance or sick to your stomach. Vertigo has many causes. It can be from an ear infection, changes inside your ear, or injury to the head. For some people, the cause may not be known. How it is treated depends on what is causing your problems. Benign paroxysmal positiona...
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5.Sexual Dysfunction in Women
Although male sexual problems have long been the subject of intensive medical research, the equivalent problems in women have received relatively little attention until recently. The tremendous commercial success of the drug Viagra has lately prompted pharmaceutical companies to focus attention on finding a comparable treatment for women. Loss of l...
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6.Valproic Acid
Valproic acid is a commonly used anticonvulsant treatment. Drugs in this family include: Divalproex Sodium Depakote Depakote Sprinkle Sodium Valproate Depakene Syrup Carnitine is an amino acid that has been used for heart conditions, Alzheimer's disease, and intermittent claudication. Intermittent claudication is a possible complication of atherosc...
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Phenobarbital and its relative phenobarbitone are sometimes used to control seizures. Phenobarbital can reduce folate levels, perhaps by increasing the rate of breakdown of the vitamin. ref1 1 6 Over time, such a decrease can cause anemia. Taking folate supplements can correct this anemia. ref7 7 Anticonvulsant-induced folate deficiency might also ...
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8.Intermittent Claudication
The arteries supplying the legs with blood may become seriously blocked in advanced stages of /tnp/pg000262 doc 21500 atherosclerosis (commonly, if somewhat incorrectly, known as hardening of the arteries). This can lead to severe, crampy pain when you walk more than a short distance because the muscles are starved for oxygen. This condition is ca...
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Like phenobarbital, to which it is closely related, primidone is used to control epileptic seizures. Primidone can reduce folate levels perhaps by increasing the rate of breakdown of the vitamin. Over time, such a decrease can cause anemia. ref1 1 5 Taking folate supplements will correct this anemia. ref6 6 Anticonvulsant-induced folate deficiency ...
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10.Acute Mountain Sickness
Acute mountain sickness is a set of symptoms caused by the lower pressure and reduced amount of oxygen at high altitudes (above 7,000 feet). The symptoms are headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, and nausea, or, in serious cases, extreme fatigue, impaired motor control, and fluid accumulation in the brain and lungs. In general, the gre...
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