Edgardo C. Gamboa, MD
Location and Office HoursThe Neurology Center
Hays, KS 67601
What is the relationship between high IQ and vegetarianism?
Evidence shows that children with higher IQs are more likely to become vegetarians by age 42. This has been supported in the UK; however, the data in the United States does not support this assertion.
Could a clot in my neck be affecting my brain function?
Check your neck. It may sound crazy, but a clot in your neck can stunt your memory by preventing enough blood and oxygen from getting to your brain. At your next checkup, ask your doctor to use the other side of his stethoscope to ensure that all's clear in your carotid artery — the main one in your neck.
How does the central nervous system communicate with the body?
Bill Salt, MD, Gastroenterology, answeredThe central nervous system (CNS) is composed of the brain and the spinal cord. The central nervous system communicates with the rest of the body by sending messages from the brain through the nerves that branch off of your spine. You are able to move your body, get out of bed, drive to work, play tennis, and so on, when your mind's intention to move is translated by the brain into neurochemicals and electrical impulses. The chemical and electrical impulses, through contractions of your skeletal muscles, result in the movement of your body.
In addition to simple muscular activity, your CNS plays a complex role in the orchestration of the mind-body-spirit connection by way of its connection with the chemical messenger system (CMS) and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This complex interaction is called the brain neuromatrix.
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