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Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Yes: There are many therapies. You simply need to meet with your neurologist to figure out the best regimen to control the symptoms and have an excellent quality of life. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc approaches include, no smoking, vitamin d supplementation, aerobic exercise, low fat, low salt diets, stress management. ...Read more

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Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Are there any good remedies for peripheral neuropathy?

Treat the cause: The best way to 'cure' neuropathy is to target the cause. Only 60-70% of patients with neuropathy have a known cause, any many are irreversible. However, controlling the underlying medical condition causing neuropathy can improve or delay the progression of neuropathy. For example: control diabetes, treat thyroid problems, treat rheumatoid arthritis, avoid alcohol, take a b complex vitamin. ...Read more

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Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Try these: There isn't yet a cure for ms in any form of medicine but good nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, graded exercise, relaxation and guided imagery can all be helpful to people with ms. ...Read more

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Are there any possible treatments for leukodystrophy?

Are  there any possible treatments for leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy Rx: Treatment there is no cure for mld. Care focuses on treating the symptoms and preserving the patient's quality of life with physical and occupational therapy. Research is studying techniques to replace the missing enzyme (arylsulfatase a). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Yes: Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee. Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products. ...Read more

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Are there specialists for lissencephaly other than therapists? Are there any research or new treatments about this condition?

Are there specialists for lissencephaly other than therapists? Are there any research or new treatments about this condition?

Clinical studies: 1st find a lissencephaly specialist and consult with him/er this rather rare syndrome inusa call nih there are two studies being conducted cal is less specific mass is for lissencephaly may be eligible for clinical study i don't personally know of treatment or exercise i hope this has helped and good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Unfortunately no: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although many have been tried. Currently, nac and perfenidone are in clinical trials to see if they may be helpful, but they are not cures. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for acute intermittent porphyria?

Are there any good treatments for acute intermittent porphyria?

Avoid triggers: Glucose and hematin work so-so for the acute attacks; the key to managing this treacherous illness (after making the diagnosis) is to learn what triggers the attacks and to avoid it. Sometime as simple as an old-fashioned barbiturate "to relax" can be deadly. Truly undestand the process and life can be enjoyed fully. ...Read more

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Are there any new cures for muscular sclerosis?

Are there any new cures for muscular sclerosis?

?multiple sclerosis?: Not a new cure, but new medicines arriving rapidly, and disease control is at hand. The newest oral agent Aubagio has similar relapse potency to interferons, and may do better with disability. Bg-12 should be released any day soon, and lemtrada, a very potent agent may arrive in the fall. All suggests that we will focus on the newer agents in the future, making drugs such as Avonex (interferon beta 1a) obsolete. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Yes: Both drug and non-drug approaches can be very helpful. Physical therapy can direct you in helpful stretching exercises. Medications such as tizanidine, baclofen, clonazepam, diazepam have all been used to address the mechanisms of spasticity. ...Read more

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Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for a wegener's flare?

Yes: Rituxan (rituximab) has proven to be a very effective treatment for wegener's. I have been treating several patients with it for more than 4 years with excellent results. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Not really: This curious and devastating autoimmune disease was newly-discovered when i was in medical school, and is very challenging for both patient and physician. You probably know much more about it than most doctors do. There's a helpful article at medscape http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1172135-treatment good luck and don't give up hope. ...Read more

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Are there any good non-medical treatments that help with mental retardation?

Are there any good non-medical treatments that help with mental retardation?

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 assistance with a goal of promoting near independent living if possible. I've seen special diets & alternative rxs offered, none have lived up to their promises. Mr is like the engine in your car, if you have 4 chamber engine it's never going to work like an 8. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatment options for peyronies disease?

Are there any new treatment options for peyronies disease?

Not really: No. There is no gold standard available for the nonsurgical treatment. There is still a great need for further investigation of to make clear recommendations. Multimodal therapy is still best approach. Various nonsurgical modalities have been examined with mix results all around. Severe penile deformity, narrowing or deviation that impedes intercourse should consider surgery (disease stable >3 mo. ...Read more