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Can Ocuvite Help A Person With Glaucoma
Probably not: Ocuvite is specifically formulated to help slow the progression of macualr degeneration. Most ocuvite versions are combinations of anti-oxident vitamins and high dose zinck. At this time, there is no know benefit of ocuvite to the disease glaucoma. See a glaucoma specialist to see if glaucoma is even a worry for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a diabetic with neuropathy and glaucoma. In which i take meds for each. Is there a natural drug i can use daily to help with erections.
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Just about any: There is really no restriction for most parkinson patients. Keep in mind that although massage helps in the short-term, the benefit does not last. Nevertheless in the short term patients do report feeling better. I should mention that if the patient has deep brain stimulators, you want to avoid deep tissue massage of the neck. ...Read more
Medical marijuana: Medical marijuana does nothing to help macular edema. Historically, people have thought that they could treat glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressures) with marijuana, but this is not the case. The iop lowering effects of this drug are very short lived and so currently this is not an accepted mode of treatment for this condition. ...Read more
It differs: The classic vision loss pattern is peripheral first, then more central as time goes on. Most people do not detect vision loss until there has been significant damage to the nerve. As well, some indiviuals may notice a larger than normal blindspot in their vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Lazy eye can mean an eye that does not see well despite proper prescription lenses being used. It can also mean an eye that is not aligned. In the first case, the lazy eye usually does not see better than about 20/40. In the second case, it may have the capacity for 20/20 vision but the brain is not utilizing the information from the eye while it is turned off-axis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety & glaucoma: Anxiety is a serious disorder. Treatment should be carefully monitored by a physician. A "quick fix" is not wise. Probably the safer group of anxiety drugs would be the beta blockers, but they are best indicated for phobias, fears and frights. They make work for a while but tend to be less effective with time. The moral is simple, your doctor can help better with a more comprehensive approach, . ...Read more
Depends on a stage: You'll need a lot of patience. Many activities will depend on the stage. If in mild stages and living at home, there are adult day health care centers that will take care of the patient during the day. If dementia is more advanced, the decisions about placing someone at the skilled nursing facility should be made -- the safety, medication, nutrition, stimulation will be addressed. ...Read more
With HELP: This an important area of concern; and will only get greater. Diminished capacity + powerful compounds is truly dangerous. The caregiver should be the acting adult. Maintain dignity of your patient by clear explanation to both, after both have been invited into the exam room. Neither leave the pt. Out nor be less than complete as you say & write necessary info. On your stationery (4 contact, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?
Many choices : There are many treatment alternatives for OCD & depression. Depression is easier to treat than ocd. Most of the medications that help, depression are used for OCD as well. Ssri medications (prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, remeron, anafrinil) are the mainstay of treating both conitions. Complex cases are best treated by a experienced doctor. ...Read more
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