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Alternative Treatments For Breathing Difficulties
No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more
Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complementary: Reiki, acupuncture, massage therapy, movement therapy , bioelectromagnetic therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic, therapeutic touch, yoga, relaxation, meditation and hypnosis may be considered alternative therapies. Some professionals might not agree that these are alternative. Some of them are now considered conventional. Also some are considered complementary (additive) instead of alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If a child is not manufacturing enough thyroid hormone it must be replaced. Levothyroxine is the generic name for the medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. Particularly in children, thyroid hormone is important for growth and also brain development when very young. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optimal management : of ADHD = stimulant &/or non-stimulant medications, behavior therapy, parent behavior management training, & environmental modifications at home & school, including " Section 504" classroom modifications. If multimodal treatment is not effective, a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist can evaluate for comorbid neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorders vs. misdiagnosis. ...Read more
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really!: Hives are divided into acute (<6 wks) and chronic (>6 wks). Acute usually are self-limited and go away on their own. Chronic could be due to other health problems, so see your doctor. If there is a known trigger it is treated/removed. If no known trigger, then treatment is usually with a non-sedating antihistamine to suppress the hives. No alternative therapies have been found efficacious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do it or wait it out: When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space. Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention.A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening.The short answer-no! you need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more
Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many options: Fortunately we live in an era where there are multiple therapies to treat major depressive disorder (mdd) including: psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, electro convulsive treatment (ect), & repetitive transcranial stimulation (rtms). The choice of treatment(s) will depend upon the nature and severity of your mdd. You and your psychiatrist will decide what treatment options are best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: There are many effective treatments for depression that do not involve medications of any kind. Several well-established forms of talk therapy have proven at least as effective as mediations, if not more so. If you'e looking for a magic pill that isn't a medicine, then that's tougher. Health food stores have such products, but they are largely untested & may be neither safer nor as effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sorry but no: "sexual function" is a pretty vague term which can refer to sex drive (libido), ability to get or stay aroused/erect, and ability to orgasm. Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter medications, herbs, or dietary supplements to improve sexual function per se that have been studied & published in peer reviewed journals. However, improving one's own health can go a long ways towards better sex. ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
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