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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

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 more

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Is hypothyroidism caused by years of anorexia?

Is hypothyroidism caused by years of anorexia?

Perhaps : Low intake of iodide and other nutrients may block thyroid hormone production. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Hearing loss can: Cause speech delay. Tinnitus in a one year old would be difficult to ascertain. Suggest asking the person who made the diagnosis. Congenital tinnitus is not generally associated with either. ...Read more

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All things being equal is treatment for glaucoma more aggressive in a 60 year old or in an 80 year old?

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 more

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Whether pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

Whether pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

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

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How is hypogonadism typically treated in a 30 year old male?

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 more

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Pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

Why?: Yes. But why would an adult want to take this expensive product when there are plenty of other alternatives for fluid hydration? ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

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

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Does my son need an evaluation by a neuro-opthamologist ("significant deficits in visual scanning and speed of visual processing"). He is autistic.

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 more

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Is add caused by lead? Grew up in old 1910s homes.

Is add caused by lead? Grew up in old 1910s homes.

Doubtful: There are more people that have add than have lead poisoning. If you have concern, you can simply have lead level tested along with other appropriate testing during add evaluation. ...Read more

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Can droopy eyelid(s) caused by lack of sleep be treated by getting proper sleep? I'm only 20 years old.

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

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Is having 20% fat as a 26 yr old 5"5 121 lb ok?

Is having 20% fat as a 26 yr old 5"5  121 lb  ok?

20% fat, 5'5, 121 lb: No it is not OK! Please ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian! It will work out! ...Read more

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My globally delayed 4 y/o son was diagnosed "idiopathic" by a neurologist, recommendations for further testing?

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 more

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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?

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