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1.Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements
One of the great medical discoveries of the last century involved the identification of the nutritional substances necessary for life. Along with the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein), these micronutrients make up the essential ingredients of a healthful diet. Vitamins and minerals have been available as supplements since at least...
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Melatonin is a natural hormone that regulates sleep. During daylight, the pineal gland in the brain produces an important neurotransmitter called serotonin. (A neurotransmitter is a chemical that relays messages between nerve cells.) But at night, the pineal gland stops producing serotonin and instead makes melatonin. This melatonin...
Score: 79%
3.Jet Lag
The body has an internal clock of sorts that follows the rhythms of night and day. Airplane travel confuses this clock, causing the phenomenon known as jet lag. If you ve ever crossed several time zones, you ve probably experienced jet lag to some degree. You may have felt exhausted in the morning and wide awake at night, and between those times ex...
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According to recent reports, many people today have a serious problem getting a good night's sleep. Our lives are simply too busy for us to get the 8 hours we really need. To make matters worse, many of us suffer from insomnia. When we do get to bed, we may stay awake thinking for hours. Sleep itself may be restless instead of refreshing. Most peop...
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5.Cluster Headaches
A cluster headache (CH) is sharp pain on one side of the head. It is named from the grouping of headaches that happen. The pain can disturb sleep. It can also cause a stuffy nose and a droopy eyelid on the same side as the CH. Standard care involves drugs and oxygen therapy. Surgery is sometimes used to change or kill a part of the facial nerve to ...
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Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many different forms of cancer. It works by interfering with the function of DNA in rapidly dividing cells. Cancer cells divide particularly rapidly, and doxorubicin can cause them to die. However, certain types of normal body cells also divide rapidly; doxorubicin damages them as well. This l...
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7.Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. It affects people from fall through spring, peaking in January and February. The exact cause is not known, but it appears to be related to hormonal changes that occur with reduced sunlight. Depressive symptoms range from mild to severe. They include increased sleepiness, fatigue, loss of in...
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Medications in the benzodiazepine family exert calming and sedative effects and are used to treat /tnp/pg000248 21487 doc anxiety and /tnp/pg000606 21730 doc insomnia . Benzodiazepines are also used as muscle relaxants and anticonvulsants. They work by increasing the effects of the neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger) GABA. Benzodiazepine drugs ...
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9.Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism is a spectrum of brain disorders that appear early in life, usually between the ages of 2 to 6 years. Symptoms vary, but can include poor social interactions, repetitive actions, and interests that are not typical. There is no cure for autism. Treatment can help reduce some symptoms. Current treatments include school programs, therapies, cou...
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10.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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