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Are tens units effective for most people?

Are tens units effective for most people?

It depends.: It depends on the course of disease, acute vs chronic, the level of pain tolerance, severity, and the cause. Some meta-analyses had confirmed the effectiveness for some types of pain such as pain in osteoarthritis, postoperative pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is more effective in chronic pain and sometimes aggravates the pain in acute injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


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Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Rescue!: The key to surviving drowning (unless the water is very cold) is rapid revival prior to brain injury. Depending on the individual, this is two to five minutes after the patient stops breathing. If there is a cardiac arrest associated with the drowning, the prognosis is grim. ...Read more

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Which treatments for dementia are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for dementia are most cost-effective?

Those that work: If there is a treatable underlying cause, identifying and treating it is the answer. Frequent treatable causes are depression, medication, hormone imbalances, sleep deprivation/apnea, or general medical illness not treated. Namenda/aricept offers some delay in progression and therefore often in the nursing home placement. Newer strategies being researched are Insulin inhalation and coconut oil. ...Read more

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Apart from allopathy which other therapy/alternative is most beneficial for health?What are other courses have more market value n beneficial to do?

Unanswerable: I am sorry to report but your question is way out of the scope of this simple application. This app is for suffering or struggling people to ask about specific problems or concerns. You are asking for a whole treatise on healing and medicine. That would take hundreds of pages to write. Please ask specific questions about your symptoms here to get help. ...Read more

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What are the most effective gbm treatments for children?

What are the most effective gbm treatments for children?

Radiation and chemo: Assuming gbm is glioblastoma, unfortunately, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the only modalities that have been tested. Radiation must be used very carefully in children, because of the side effects. If those fail, you might consider entering an experimental new drug protocol at a major medical center or childrens hospital. ...Read more

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What antidepressants are used most worldwide?

What antidepressants are used most worldwide?

I tried to research: this & found lots of articles about prescribing in the US, & in a variety of other countries. But I was unable to find anything in the literature which states which antidepressants or antidepressant classes are the most commonly prescribed. Your question intrigued me, so I was disappointed in being unable to provide you with an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Which treatments are most highly recommended for procrastination?

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Which treatments are most highly recommended for procrastination?

Procrastination: Treatment involved targeting the underlying motive or pathology, such as treating anxiety, adhd, self-esteem work, etc. ...Read more

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Which treatments for corns are most effective?

Which treatments for corns are most effective?

Padding: This is from pressure. Wear a proper shoe which does not put pressure on area. Use otc products to pad area and thin corn with ped egg or pumice stone. See podaitrist to address underlying bone problem ...Read more

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What are some Serotonin Antagonists used for migraines? Are they efficacious?

What are some Serotonin Antagonists used for migraines? 
Are they efficacious?

Just to be clear: Just to be clear...you are asking about serotonin ANTagonists, right? The rage right now is to treat migraines with Serotonin AGONISTS & they're all in a class called THE TRIPTANS. If you Google them you'll get them all in one click & you can look & read about them. ANTagonists are also used but PREVENTATIVELY not acutely. Most effective is probably Sansert followed by Midrin. Happy NY! ...Read more

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What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

Neuropathic Pain: Make sure you are getting 15 mg of L-Methylfolate, methylcobalamin (active B12 (2-4g), P5P (active B6) (50-75mg) daily. Don't smoke if you do! Those supplements will help increase circulation to the nerves which helps the pain by supporting & regrowing nerves. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments that are more effective than duloxetine for depression?

Are there alternative treatments that are more effective than duloxetine for depression?

Not sure what you : Mean. If you are asking about other medications, the one that works for you is the best. If you mean an alternative to medications, therapy is also effective, but the best treatment is therapy with medications. ...Read more

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What medications do you feel are most effective for agoraphobic patients? Are there any effective ones that are not benzodiapenes?

What medications do you feel are most effective for agoraphobic patients? Are there any effective ones that are not benzodiapenes?

NiteOfTheLivingNumb: Forget the meds. Go for cognitive-behavioral therapy with or without some form of suggestion/ visualization/. meditation or some treatment related to PTSD. In other words some form of behavioral therapy that addresses the phobia by means of integrating the conscious and subconscious mind, not just some drug that dulls the senses or feelings. (No zombie I know-of has agoraphobia.) ...Read more

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Which vitamins are most highly recommended for Alzheimer's patients?

Which vitamins are most highly recommended for Alzheimer's patients?

Not clearcut: There is a medical food called cerefolin which contains biologically active folate and b-12, plus n-acetyl-cysteine, and is approved for mild cognitve impairment. A dutch study suggested that a mix of vitamin c and vitamin e might help, but that was not conclusive. Doubt any of these approaches could be harmful, but not fully clear if worth the time and money. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective acne treatments for me?

What are considered the most effective acne treatments for me?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

Use with caution: The best treatment for hemophilia by far is conventional therapy with clotting factors. No herbs can substitute for this, though herbs like hawthorne, bilberry, grape seed extract ; yarrow may help a bit. However. Many herbs may aggravate hemophilia ; should be avoided, including ginger, garlic ; turmeric; don't try herbs without guidance. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/hemophilia.Htm. ...Read more

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Why are opioids considered the most effective pain medicines?

Why are opioids considered the most effective pain medicines?

Not necessarily: Opioids are very potent but not necessarily most effective. Medications for pain are not cookie cutter they should be individualized for each patient depending on their particular condition. ...Read more

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Is traditional psychotherapy helpful for most people?

Is traditional psychotherapy helpful for most people?

Yes: Thee is extensive research showing that psychotherapy is effective. Some years ago, consumer reports also tackled the question through a survey of subscribers. The overwhelming majority who had had psychotherapy reported that they benefited from it, including the people with the most severe problems. ...Read more

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