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Real biological : Adhd persists into adulthood 65% of the time. Hundreds of studies have proven it to be a neurobiological disorder with a genetic and neurotoxic basis. It is not a conglomeration of symptoms. See my health hints and health files for further information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All things being equal is treatment for glaucoma more aggressive in a 60 year old or in an 80 year old?
Arguably the same: A lot of factors figure into the approach for glaucoma management including life expectancy. Above all, preservation of visual function is of paramount importance and control of a patient's eye pressure figures strongly into this. Because a younger patient potentially lives longer, treatment is generally more aggressive, particularly if disease is advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Normal HGB level depends on the lab but approximately a lower limit of normal of 12 in women and 14 in men. ...Read more
Yes,but: There are other less expensive ways to gain the nutrients involved. The product is designed with kids in mind but the benefit to adults is similar. ...Read more
Opioids and low T: In response, Methadone can suppress the pituitary's gonadotropins which would then decrease testicular production of testosterone. Decreased libido, some breast development, and mood changes otherwise can happen. Treatment may include supplementing with testosterone. But, decreasing Methadone or using Buprenorphine instead may also help per what i understand. See endocrine and addiction specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 year old boy has childhood apraxia of speech diagnosed by speech pathologist.How can i know if the vacuum at birth caused it.No one in family has it?
True Developmental: Apraxia (DA) is usually genetic or of unknown cause. MRI's rarely show congenital malformation or damage in brain regions that control speech & language. A team of developmental/behavioral pediatrician, pediatric (neuro)psychologist, SLT & OT should differentiate DA from Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Global Developmental Disorder, singly or together & isolated Expressive Language Disorder for you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: That is possible, a child's brain is very plastic, ie able to recover function better than an adult. If the stroke was not large and not in an eloquent area of the brain (language, speech etc), the recovery of cognitive skills should be very good, especially if the child is very young. In fact, motor skills also make good recovery with rehab and ongoing play and encouragement. It's size & location. ...Read more
My autistic son received a spinal fusion in 2008(he was 18) since he has been consumed by seizures. Is it possible this is caused by the spinal fusion?
Does my son need an evaluation by a neuro-opthamologist ("significant deficits in visual scanning and speed of visual processing"). He is autistic.
Yes, but not emergen: It would be a good idea, especially as visual processing is often an issue. Along with that, an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, and testing for auditory processing would be useful and potentially add a lot of information to your child's therapeutic plan. That said, waiting until he can cooperate a bit more with testing, would be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 yrs old, who has ADHD, has motor tics he preforms several times a day. This has been going on for two years. Is tics a mild form of tourettes?
Can droopy eyelid(s) caused by lack of sleep be treated by getting proper sleep? I'm only 20 years old.
Yes: If your eyelids droop (ptosis), and this is a recent occurrence, please see your doctor if they don't return to normal after a night's sleep. If they've always been this way, then that may be your pattern of inheritance. Either way, see an ophthalmologist for a proper eye examination. ...Read more
My globally delayed 4 y/o son was diagnosed "idiopathic" by a neurologist, recommendations for further testing?
Cause is unknown: Idiopathic just means that the cause is unknown. It is very difficult to have to deal with/care for a child with disability. Without knowing the full case history, it is difficult to advise you otherwise. I suggest talking/asking the neurologist what are involved in additional testings and what is it that he/she is looking for. I empathize with you that it is very frustrating. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter (7 yr old) has undergone buckling surgery for rd. She is given ciplox-d eye drop for one month followed by refraction. When will it be ok?
Needs expert care: A seven year old with a retinal detachment will require expert eye care for the rest of her life. She will need the care of a retinal specialist and a pediatric ophthalmologist. There are many factors which will determine her outcome. Speak to her physicians who can guide you. ...Read more
Can a 17 years old person be diagnosed with ADHD recently after having excellent grades until age of 14 years ?
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