Articles under Vasopressin


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By Marios Kyriazis, M.D.   One of the most controversial syndromes of modern times is what we now call ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD). This is a behavioural condition which has implications well beyond behaviour. As its name suggests, the condition includes being hyperactive, restless and fidgety, with a short attention span, as well being impulsive, anxious, a bad sleeper and experiencing ‘lea...
  • Vasopressin, the Memory Hormone: Are Your Patients Thinking Straight

    Vasopressin, the Memory Hormone: Are Your Patients Thinking Straight Vasopressin is much more than a memory hormone. It is known to some as the learning hormone because people with vasopressin deficiency are forgetful. Vasopressin is key to the architecture and function of the brain. Fourteen clinical studies attest to the fact that vasopressin supports long- and short-term memory,...
  • Aging, Muscles and Exercise

    Aging, muscles and exercise By Dr. Richard Lippman Dear antiaging fans, here is something for you to consider the next time you pound your Nikes on the pavement. A Copenhagen Health Study followed 5,000 Danes for approximately twelve years (1). Their results showed that Danish high-mileage runners died much more readily than did couch potato Danes! On the other hand, moderate joggers did better than couch potatoes. High-mileage runners were defined as those who ran ...
  • Is Reversing Aging Degenerate?

    Is Reversing Aging Degenerate? By Dr. Richard Lippman Since the serialization of Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in the 1890s, the idea of staying forever young while an oil painting grew older was condemned as degenerate. Indeed, several years later Wilde was imprisoned for his alleged degeneracies. Then, in 1945, Albert Lewin’s film adaptation of the novel was poorly received given the attitudes about aging and morality at that time. In 19...
  • Breakthrough for eye health announced by prominent scientists

    At an important meeting at the International Society for Eye Research in San Francisco (1), several prominent scientists announced a significant breakthrough in preventive medicine that dramatically affects health and wellness of the eyes. First on the podium was Professor Herbert Reitsamer who explained his research titled; “Considerations of Venous Pressure in the Pathophysiology of Intraocular Pressure and Ocular Blood Flow.” He substantiated the view that natural ...
  • Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone

    Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone Mark had a medical problem but he refused to visit a doctor because he considered many of them to be quacks. Thus, he continued to suffer poor erections despite self-dosing with copious amounts of Viagra® and Cialis®. His blood pressure was low and he was dehydrated because he urinated frequently at night. Eventually, Mark’s wife convinced him to see me and I meticulously questioned and examined him. Mark was the kind of...
  • New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014

    New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014 This important anti-aging conference brought forth some interesting questions and theories not previously discussed in a rigorous manner at other medical meetings. For example, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe of the Hertoghe School of Medicine presented convincing data based on 220 research articles (1) that aging can be reversed by at least twenty years if one applied his methods such as a special diet (Paleol...
  • New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014

    New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014 This important anti-aging conference brought forth some interesting questions and theories not previously discussed in a rigorous manner at other medical meetings. For example, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe of the Hertoghe School of Medicine presented convincing data based on 220 research articles (1) that aging can be reversed by at least twenty years if one applied his methods such as a special diet (Paleol...
  • Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

    Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? “When we skip sleep, we may be doing irreparable damage to the brain prematurely aging it. . .” M. Nedergaard, MD Until a few years ago, scientists thought that the brain did its own cleaning and recycling of waste both day and night. However, Professor Steven Coles of Stanford University has established that beta amyloid clearance in seniors is highly inefficient and incom...
  • Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

    Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? “When we skip sleep, we may be doing irreparable damage to the brain prematurely aging it. . .” M. Nedergaard, MD Until a few years ago, scientists thought that the brain did its own cleaning and recycling of waste both day and night. However, Professor Steven Coles of Stanford University has established that beta amyloid clearance in seniors is highly inefficient and incom...
  • The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides!

    The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides! By Dr. Richard Lippman Death came calling when I suffered a minor arrhythmia. My damaged youth started when my close friends pushed me aside and sometimes retorted with irritating comments. I hadn’t realized how negative I had become and its unwelcome effects upon my friends. My neurosurgeon colleague diagnosed me with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism), but he had only part...
  • Avoiding A Hospital Bed

    Avoiding A Hospital Bed My biochemist friend and patient, Bob, phoned me recently. In an urgent voice, he requested an immediate appointment. I was a bit surprised because several times previously he wanted to use only his traditional physician, who was covered by his medical insurance. I made the appointment for the following afternoon, wondering why Bob suddenly wanted my help. The next day, Bob arrived in my office, flustered and haggard from lack of sleep. He explained t...
  • The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging Part Three

    The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging (Part Three) Why our lifespan is limited to 115 years and how to get a better quality of life after age 40 In parts one and two, we established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. Subsequently, in part three, I will explain specific questions about the maximum human lifespan. I am often asked how long we can reasonably expect to live if we avoid ma...
  • The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging Part Three

    The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging (Part Three) Why our lifespan is limited to 115 years and how to get a better quality of life after age 40 In parts one and two, we established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. Subsequently, in part three, I will explain specific questions about the maximum human lifespan. I am often asked how long we can reasonably expect to live if we avoid ma...
  • Rejecting Anti-Aging Medicine

    Rejecting Anti-Aging Medicine - Despite an Extensive Body of Evidence “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.” Voltaire I have often wondered why people reject antiaging medicine. 99 out of 100 people surveyed will reject it out-of-hand by saying they will “look into it” (meaning: do nothing) or “ask their doctor” (meaning: If they do ask thei...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part One

    The Nuts and Bolts of Aging: Part One (Aging is caused by random molecular damages exceeding repairs) The belief that aging is an unsolved problem no longer holds true. Recent evidence suggests that aging is not a gene-driven process (1). Indeed, Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of DNA, Dr. James Watson, has stated in an email to me that only 5 percent of the diseases of aging are caused by malfunctioning genes (endnote one). Instead, aging is a ...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part One

    The Nuts and Bolts of Aging: Part One (Aging is caused by random molecular damages exceeding repairs) The belief that aging is an unsolved problem no longer holds true. Recent evidence suggests that aging is not a gene-driven process (1). Indeed, Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of DNA, Dr. James Watson, has stated in an email to me that only 5 percent of the diseases of aging are caused by malfunctioning genes (endnote one). Instead, aging is a ...
  • Vasopressin- The Anti-aging, Cognitive Enhancing Neuropeptide

    Vasopressin- The Anti-aging, Cognitive Enhancing Neuropeptide Vasopressinis a pituitary hormone that is best known for controlling water balance in the body. Its common name is anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), because of its property of conserving water in the body, and inhibiting urine production. Because of this property, many parents of children with bed-wetting problems find it useful, as do many men with prostate problems (BPH). Vasopressindoesn't effect the prostate, ...