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Are There Effective Alternative Therapies For Pku
Prevention: For classic genetic autosomal recessive pku detected through newborn screening, the treatment is prevention by restricting dietary intake of phenylalanine for infants beginning in first week of life. Affected women also follow same diet restriction before/during pregnancy to protect the next embryo/fetus. Amino acid supplements also recommended, especially true in the bh4 deficiency varient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet Rx: The primary treatment is the removal of any phenylalanine in their diet. This is accomplished by a strict diet free of the material in infancy & childhood. Duration of this treatment depends a lot on the situation. Women with pku must be on restricted diet during pregnancy or they risk brain injury & birth defects in their offspring. Adults off diet face various declines in mental performance. ...Read more
DBT Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd. Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
None known: Paget's is accelerated and unregulated bone remodeling...Osteoclasts. Osteoblasts and osteocytes are involved. Bone metabolism is very complicated ...Read more
Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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