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Arsen The Science Guy Podcast

Arsen The Science Guy Podcast

By Arsen Karapetyan
Welcome! I am a Science influencer with education in molecular biology and PharmD. The podcast is dedicated to science, tech and health.
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Microplastics have been found from remote regions of Antarctica to the lungs of surgery patients. We make and eat plastic every day. More on that in this episode.
May 22, 2022
Pugs are SO UNHEALTHY that they are NO LONGER considered REGULAR dogs
It's no secret that pugs have breathing issues, and for some reason their popularity keeps going up. The issue here is that their health is so bad that they are NO longer considered REGULAR dogs. To find out why and what needs to be done, take a listen to the episode.
May 19, 2022
How the air pollution affects the world - the answer might surprise you
The worsening air pollution problem in the world is responsible for around 9 million deaths.
May 18, 2022
How the AI diagnosed hip fractures better than experienced radiologists, but made a huge mistake
AI is a great tool in doctor's Arenal, but it is perhaps too early to completely rely on it
May 17, 2022
How High Blood Pressure Compounds Over Years
High blood pressure causes your blood vessels to change over the years of suffering from an elevated blood pressure. I talk about this process.
December 16, 2021
Muscle Cramps- Reasons, Risk Factors, Treatment
This episode is dedicated to muscle cramps. I will uncover the main reasons why muscle cramps happen, the main risk factors and some self-treatment methods. The main goal is to teach you the underlying basics behind muscle cramp physiology so you can ask your doctor the right questions.
November 06, 2021
How is Blood Pressure Controlled in Your Body
Today we talk about about your body's water balance. How is the water you drink absorbed into your body. Where does it go snd how does it get filtered out. Also, what can possibly go wrong with the water balance. Volume overload, aldosterone, hyperaldosteronism and more. Remember, this is no health advice.
October 31, 2021
Anxiety - Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment
Here's my take on giving you a 1000 ft view on GED Generalized Anxiety aka Anxiety. I cover diagnostics, why it happens, what are the factors that make you have a higher chance of getting it and how do we treat anxiety.
October 30, 2021
Sunscreen Recall: Everything You Should Know
Johnson and Johnson issued a recall on specific Neutrogena and Aveeno Aerosol  sunscreen products, becauee they found small amounts of Benzene in them. Consider supporting my work on Patreon: Benzene is a known human carcinogen. In this episode, I will explain which sunscreenproducts have been pulled off the shelves, why is Benzene dangerous and what to do if you've been exposed to large amounts of Benzene. Here are the products that have been recalled: • NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen, • NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, • NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen, • NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and • AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
July 15, 2021
Acid Reflux - What is Acid Reflux, What Causes it and How to treat it?
In this episode I talk about what is an acid reflux (GERD), what are the major causes of acid reflux, what can you do to make it better and what to do to try to avoid acid reflux. We also talk about the lifestyle modifications that you can make to your daily life to make the symptoms of the Acid Reflux better. Become a Patron to support my work, vote on the next episode and more:
July 14, 2021
What's Heartburn and How to Prevent It
We are diving into the complex topic of heartburn aka GERD. I am talking about what heartburn is, what causes it and how it is treated.
May 20, 2021
Female Urinary Incontinence - Why Does it Happen and How is it Treated
This episode talks about urinary inconvenience in females, why does urinary incontinence happen and what can you do to help urinary incontinence. It affe to twice as many women than men. We talk about stress incontinence and urge incontinence (overactive bladder).
March 26, 2021
Muscle Pain Myths Exposed: Why Do Muscles Really Hurt After Working Out?
What is the reason why you get muscle aches after working out? There is a common misconception that the delayed onset muscle soreness happens due to the accumulated lactic acid in your body. Let's discuss if thats true and some of the other reasons why you get muscle aches after working out.
March 20, 2021
Pets Exposed: Why Do Humans Find Cats and Dogs So Cute?
Very rarely you'd find a human being who will not find a little kitten or a dog cute. There are pretty deep neurological and evolutionary reasons for this. Some are more convoluted and complex than you'd think. Take a listen for yourself.
March 15, 2021
Exposing Cholesterol: Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol
Cholesterol has got a bad rep, bit it wasn't always like that. It does so many important things in our body. What causes high cholesterol, what does it do in our body and why did it get a bad rep? This episode covers all you need to know about cholesterol to give you a solid foundation to start learning about it. Remember to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle or the diet.
March 12, 2021
What is Sleep Paralysis and Should I Be Worried?
I uncover the mysteries and misconceptions behind sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is when you wake up in the middle of your sleep and you can't move or speak. Some people can even have hallucinations with monsters trying to attack them, while they are awake and can't even move or speak. In healthy individuals, this happens temporarily and lasts about a minute or two.  Listen to the whole episode to learn more.
March 10, 2021
Hashimoto's Thyroditis | Cause, Symptoms and Treatment
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition when your immune system cells attack your healthy thyroid gland cells, which then leads to you losing the ability to produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid hormone is the main regulator of your body's metabolism. Hypothyroidism causes many different symptoms, such as low energy, feeling cold all the time, constipation, loss of memory etc. Synthroid (levothyroxin) is one of the medications that is essentially a thyroid hormone replacement. It replenishes the thyroid hormone that you have lost with the loss of the thyroid gland cells.
October 31, 2020
Nails - Fingernail and Toenail Facts Everyone Should Know
Did you know that bleech can penetrate your nails or that nails grow quicker if you exercise? Well, this and much more nail stuff in today's episode dedicated to our fingernails and toenails. We discuss nail function, growth, permeability, nail abnormalities, how nails are used to diagnose disease or abnormalities, nail healthcare and the affect of your nutrition on your nail health. Basically everything you will ever need to know about your finger or toe nails to keep them in a tip-top shape.
September 28, 2020
Sugar: Why Should We Eat Sugar, How Much is Too Much and the Importance of a Balanced Diet
FDA added a requirement for Nutrition Labels to include information about the maximum daily value of sugar on should consume. Excessive caloric and sugar consumption has reached pandemic levels in the United States, and consumer education is important to allow us to make informed choices about our diet. This episode explains how are calories acquired from sugars, carbs, fats and proteins. It also talks about how does our body process what we eat into usable building blocks and energy.
September 28, 2020
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder
In this episode we are discussing the prevalence and the causes of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and the binge eating disorder. Thank you for listening. Be sure to take a listen to the next episode, in which we discuss the health implications of these diseases and the approved treatment methods doctors use to treat these diseases.
September 28, 2020
indomethacin (Indocin) - Drug Review
This episode reviews indomethacin (Indocin, Tivorbex), which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), indicated for treatment of moderate to severe osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid artritis.
September 28, 2020
Ibuprofen (Motrin) - Drug Review
Today's episode is dedicated to ibuprofen (Motrin) drug review, which will discuss commonly asked questions about ibuprofen, such as: "What does ibuprofen do", "how to take inuprofen", "what is ibuprofen dose", "what are ibuprofen side effects", and many more. The Pharmacy and Pharmacology podcast series is designed for consumers, as well as Pharmacist, who could quickly review important aspects of Top 300 drugs. These aspects include: drug name, common dosage forms, FDA drug indications, pharmacology and Pharmacokineiltics, drug interactions, drug contraindications, adverse effects and important patient consultation points.
September 28, 2020