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are there good alternative medicines for kids with periventricular leukomalacia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
No: Periventricular leukomalacia is a condition where brain tissue has been lost in so-called "water-shed" areas. Since the tissue is gone, there is no tr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Loss of blood flow &: oxygen causes death of white matter around the fluid-filled ventricles of the fetal brain, often between 26-42 wks. More common in "preemies&quot ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to matter: Pvl is similar to having the corn crop die when it doesn't get rain. The nerve cells, like the corn, have a limited chance to grow & form & if nutrien ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Discriptive term: Pvl is used to describe changes in the appearance of the brain substance that is adjacent to the ventricles of the brain (spinal fluid containing sacs ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
In Type I DM...: ...There are no alternatives to insulin. There are complementary therapies, of which diet and exercise are the most important, that help limit damage ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Healthy diet: Kids with autism (restricted diet) and kids with adhd (reason unknown) are at risk for vitamin/mineral deficiencies. So a multivitamin a day makes sen ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Non surgical: Tracheomalacia is rarely serious enough to need surgery. The best treatments are pulmonary medications like asthma medications. If necessary, nightt ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing Proven: Although there are many products on the market touted to "naturally" improve the symptoms of add/adhd, nothing has been shown in research studies to b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Play therapy: Children don't want to sit and "talk it out" like an adult. They want to be able to understand why things happened to them and make sense of their liv ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
See above: I answered this question above.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: No effective alternative treatment is available other than replacing the deficient thyroid hormone.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
GIARDIASIS: The natural remedies are for chronic lbm, abdominal cramps, bloating sensations which last 2-3 weeks. The real eradication of the protozoa is with tre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blum
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Super question! contact your local diabetes association, local juvenile diabetes foundation or your child's endocrinologist. There are many in differe ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Can be effective : There is no contraindication to the gaps diet but can be difficult to follow closely. It is a good way to remove foods that are immunologic triggers a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple Variants: Babies with sod have underdevelopment of the nerve that transmits information on how you "see" from the eye to the brain. Some kids may have few visio ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth tryin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on dfn of rx: The primary approach to management of mr depends on level & involves a focus on teaching self help skills, providing individualized life skill assista ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Not really: Neuroleptics are the mainstay for treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not really: Any kind of group therapy that can help explore feeling might be helpful. With ts really want to look for toxins, sensitivities or things not well to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Epilepsy in school: There are likely no new significant dangers in a school than a child would encounter in the home or in the environment in general. The biggest danger ... Read More

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