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Why is it hard to find the cause of fibromyalgia and treat it?

Why is it hard to find the cause of fibromyalgia and treat it?

Various reasons: Indeed the mystery of fibro & good therapy. Rational therapy requires understanding of true cause. IMO researchers chasing fibro secondary effects as if causal. fMRI brain changes, reactive substances, lymphokines, & temp. changes likely secondary. Causal insight is fibro & Hypermobility Syndrome relationship. Injured hypermobile pelvis causes posture changes & chronically pained soft tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What causes laryngitis and how can you treat it. Is it possible that its a viral and has to work its way out?

What causes laryngitis and how can you treat it.  Is it possible that its a viral and has to work its way out?

Infection and yes: An infection, usually viral or bacterial can irritate and inflame your voice box (laryngitis). Viruses are common and may need to be "worked out" over time with resting your voice, keeping your "fluids up" and using throat sprays or mild otc pain meds as needed to alleviate any pain, etc. ...Read more

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How can doctors determine the cause of a 'mild' intellectual disability? Will it make it easier to discover the cause if it is hereditary?

How can doctors determine the cause of a 'mild' intellectual disability? Will it make it easier to discover the cause if it is hereditary?

Rarely: Most people with learning disabilities or relatively low IQ's will not have any detectable cause. There can be genetic influences, which are strong with specific learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD.A history of maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy, lead poisoning or infections during pregnancy are suggestive but their impact hard to quantify. A strong family history of problems does suggest it ...Read more

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I find it increasingly difficult to exercise. Is it true that the body can become resistant to adrenaline? What is it a hat can be done to reverse it

I find it increasingly difficult to exercise. Is it true that the body can become resistant to adrenaline?  What is it a hat can be done to reverse it

Variety: The body does not become resistant to "adrenaline" however, thecan get "used to" a workout with the same routine seemingly producing less results. Maybe time to mix it up. Interval training is a great way to energize your workout without requiring significantly more time. Consider walk/jog program for beginner or speed work/ hill repeats for experienced. Spice up routine with a new class. ...Read more

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What is chronic lacune? Have chronic lacune is outer skull of 4mm. What could be its impact and how easy or difficult is it to cure?

What is chronic lacune? Have chronic lacune is outer skull of 4mm. What could be its impact and how easy or difficult is it to cure?

Lacunar stroke?: The term lacuna describes a small infarct or cavity in the brain that develops after resorption of necrotic tissue from an infarcted area a lacuna occurs from arterial insufficiency in the distribution of a penetrating branch of a large cerebral artery. This is not likely to either progress or regress, and if it has not created symptoms yet, will probably not. But risk of future stroke exists. ...Read more

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Is there a way to strengthen my swallow due to dysphagia?

Is there a way to strengthen my swallow due to dysphagia?

Yes: Depending on the reason for the dysphagia it is possible to do exercises to improve it. A treatment plan is usually developed by a speech language pathologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !

What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !

No cure: There is no cure for psoriasis but there are many medications that can control it. Some also respond to light therapy. See a dermatologist who can help you with all options available. ...Read more

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Chest pain due to stress, how inocent may is it? How to be sure it is panic attack?

Chest pain due to stress, how inocent may is it? How to be sure it is panic attack?

Anxiety vs. Cardiac: If you are having the above symptoms, chestpain, palpitations, its always best to get thoroughly evaluated either by your doctor or through the ER. The above symptoms can very well be related to a Cardiac event. High stress increases the probability of Heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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How hard is it to diagnose pneumocystis pneumonia in us?

How hard is it to diagnose pneumocystis pneumonia in us?

Not hard: Pneumocystis can be readily diagnosed via a number of lab techniques on a sputum specimen. This is includes a test called direct fluorescence antibody test when the sputum is exposed to an antibody (protein) that can stick to the pcp fungus, or by observing the fungus under the microscope via other special stains. All this requires and adequate specimen often obtained with bronchoscopy, . ...Read more

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Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below ) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use neuroendocrinology to treat psychological diseases?

Is it possible to use neuroendocrinology to treat psychological diseases?

Not really: You need a therapist and possibly a psychiatrist if you need medicines. If there is something wrong with say your thyroid that is causing your depression then fixing your thyroid will help but you still may need some counseling and depression medicine while they are working on your thyroid. ...Read more

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How to know what is autism and the leads to of it?

How to know what is autism and the leads to of it?

Developmental dis. : It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. It's affects can be severe to mild which will impact when it is first recognized and diagnosed. There are usually deficits in speech/ language, sensory integration, social interactions and cognitive processing. Early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention is key to improving outcomes. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease dangerous and how to know when it's time to check it out?

Is thyroid disease dangerous and how to know when it's time to check it out?

Thyroid disease: Left untreated both hyperthyroidism (over active) and hypothyroidism (under active) can have severe consequences. Testing for thyroid disease is straight forward and simple. If you are concerned that you may have thyroid disease you should see your Health Care Provider. ...Read more

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How hard is it usually to get off of antidepressants?

How hard is it usually to get off of antidepressants?

Depends if better: Stopping meds before you are all better for at least 6-12 months can be difficult. Your brain hasn't healed and withdrawal sx are combined with relapse. More than half of my patients relapse off meds even after full recovery. By the 3rd time relapse is 90% off meds. Think of it as insurance to prevent relapse. You treat hypertension and diabetes indefinitely and they don't make you feel so bad. ...Read more

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Hi .What is lupus disease? Is it dangerous? How can we fight it and is there a way to recover from it?

Hi .What is lupus disease? Is it dangerous? How can we fight it and is there a way to recover from it?

The answer: Here's a good overview of lupus that should answer your questions: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? How it causes? Need to avoid any food to prevent it become worse? How to treat it?

What is cellulitis? How it causes? Need to avoid any food to prevent it become worse? How to treat it?

What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How to treat butterfly rash? Is there any possibility to make it disappear?

How to treat butterfly rash? Is there any possibility to make it disappear?

Maybe: The butterfly rash associated with lupus sometimes responds to antimalarial (Placquenil), and if so it takes weeks to months to respond. Local steroids can help, but often not. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my autism?

What can I do to treat my autism?

Hmmm.....: Rather than "getting rid of your autism" you may be better served by seeking the help of a life coach. This life coach can help you learn strategies for managing your day to day in the so-called "typical world" making life less stressful. As the father of a teenager with autism, i want to empower you to embrace your autism & work with it, not against it. Use your talents & gifts to move forward. ...Read more

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What is used to treat someone with low function autism?

What is used to treat someone with low function autism?

Intensive therapy: Starting as early as possible intensive therapy such as ABA (applied behavioral analisis) has the best success rate for maximizing skills. A team approach is required. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat autism?

Is there any way to treat autism?

YES!: See a true expert for multi-dimensional care. Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive meds play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. ...Read more

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Two questions: what are the likes and differences between aspergers and autism? And, how is each treated?

Aspergers autism : Think of autism as extreme aspergers. Autism typically severe language delays and cognitive impairment. Here is a video about aspergers. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What specialists can help treat autism?

A wide range: Autism creates so many types of problems that many specialists may be needed, including speech and language therapists, behavioral therapists, teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists, and psychiatrists. There is no true cure for the disorder, so treatments usually focus on fostering developing of delayed skills and minimizing behavioral problems. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats autism?

What type of doctor treats autism?

An expert in Autism: Behavioral pediatricians & child psychiatrists are the most likely specialists to provide ongoing care; also some child neurologists. More importantly, the md must have much experience & a great commitment to serving autistic patients. Autism is very complex. The md needs an intimate professional longterm relationship w/ the fam & should guide the ed, behav & social interventions as well as meds. ...Read more

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How can I treat mild cerebral palsey and autism?

How can I treat mild cerebral palsey and autism?

Depends on age : Treatment of autism spectrum disorders can change emphasis at different ages, pt and ot may be helpful for CP and depending on the features and severity of autism psychological treatments, psychiatric medications, speech and language therapy, social skills therapy etc. Focus may depend on what r the most disabiliting symptoms in terms of setting priorities. Start with good assessment. ...Read more

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How do you deal with / treat tics associated with autism?

How do you deal with / treat tics associated with autism?

Medication if Needed: There are several medications that can be helpful for tics, and you would want to disucss this with your physician. However, tics often come and go on their own, so it is often helpful to watch for a period of time to see how much of a problem the tics are causing, especially in social settings. Also, if the person is on meds, you need to consider whether those meds might be causing the tics. ...Read more

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How safe is the use of cholorine dioxide to treat autism?

How safe is the use of cholorine dioxide to treat autism?

Do not try this!!: The fda’s july warning says: that mixing the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. Produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. Don't give yourself or your children a bleach solution to drink. Do not try this 'at home cure'. There is zero research on it and for good reason. ...Read more

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Could a brain pacemaker be used to treat autism disorders?

Could a brain pacemaker be used to treat autism disorders?

No, but creative: Since actual changes in size & density of neurons ( nerve cells), disruptions in connections between nerve cells and number of connections have been found in parts of the brain that process emotions ((e.g., hippocampus) & in the cerebellum, changing the electrical impulses would probably not correct function. Keep thinking, though. Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy does help. ...Read more

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Do you treat add/adhd and autism naturally.?

Do you treat add/adhd and autism naturally.?

Yes.: Yes. I am not a dan specialist and through the years have found that there are many nontraditional ways to improve the symptoms of add and autism. I have had tremendous success. Basic things like altering diet, homeopathy, and chinese medicine have had a hugely positive impact on my patients. Some of these ideas are found in my book common sense pediatrics. ...Read more

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I've got a hard time talking to people due to my autism. What are some facial rules and gesture rules to remember?

Speech Therapy: I would recommend that you consult with a speech and language pathologist who has experience in treating persons with autism. They can teach you some social skills by learning to ready the social cues in people's facial expression and their tone of voice, etc. There are even software programs to help with this as well. ...Read more

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Can a gluten-free diet treat autism?

Can a gluten-free diet treat autism?

See below: There are people that believe diet and supplements can help autism, but there is not any reliable evidence. You can certainly try a gluten free diet. However, it can be a difficult diet to follow. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a doctor who treats autism called?

Several: Those who treat people with autism include Pediatric and adult neurologists, child and adult psychiatrists and behavioral psychologists. ...Read more

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What is asd (autism spectrum disorder) and how can it be treated?

Aspergers: Watch these two shows for my most clear answer. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. Aspergers and the dsm5 http://youtu.Be/f5sfe6dqhro. ...Read more

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Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?

Although studies on : efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more

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I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?

Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read more

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Any problems that might arise due to sensory overstimulation in autism?

YES: Remember how disturbed dustin hoffman became with any new ''stimulation'' in rainman. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more