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Device Stuttering Stammering
You can read about : The pros & cons of electronic devices like SpeechEasy on http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/stutter.aspx. There are no long-term scientific studies yet to show consistent efficacy in "real world" situations. They are very expensive & require a great deal of conditioning. Commercially, they are not marketed as a cure. There are more testimonials than scientific proof at this time. ...Read more
Patience: No device will help with stuttering. A good resource is the stuttering foundation which you can find online. Most important thing is to not draw attention to it in any way. Essentially, ignore that it is there and allow the child to finish speaking without interruption. Make sure there Is not something stressful in the child's life that might be leading to the stuttering. ...Read more
Yes and no.: Anxiety can produce stuttering — & stuttering certainly produces anxiety. But speech dysfluencies can &often do exist independently of underlying anxiety. To me, stuttering is one of the more difficult conditions to treat. And it can be heartbreaking. A comprehensive approach is essential. Too often, meds are not considered, but they should be, if only for the secondary anxiety involved. ...Read more
There is help: If there is not an underlying physical cause and it is mostly emotional then there are things that can help. Homeopathic remedies can help (find a trained practitioner). Hypnosis and biofeedback can help as well. Also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner and see what they have to offer. ...Read more
I'm 16 is there a way to stop stammering, I can't even have a fight or get excited without stuttering?
Is it possible to only have a stutter or stammer in certain situations like when a child is really emotional?
Yes: Absolutely. And this is, in my opinion, the best kind of stammer/stutter to have. After all who, amongst us all, is fully comfortable in all situations? If a situation "causes" a condition, "training" can just as easily "cure" it. Practice makes perfect... ...Read more
What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers? And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres
Yes: It does work to help you retrain your behavior when slouching; also try to develop your back muscles (traps/rhomboids) with exercise, and if in any discomfort, try periodic manipulation from a trusted chiropractor to keep the joints mobile. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more
Pain intensity: There is no device currently in use to objectively measure pain. Pain is subjective to the person experiencing it and cannot be accurately be assessed by another person. ...Read more
Night-guard is typically recommended by dentists. While wearing in your teeth at night to keep your teeth from grinding. It helps to preserve enamel of your teeth from abrasion as result of grinding during sleep.
It is also recommended for TMJ disorder due to excessive night grinding or bruxism. ...Read more
Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more
Here's what the free online medical dictionary says:
"an automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein. The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate..." see the rest here: http://tinyurl.com/y92zo5od ...Read more
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more
Multiple uses: Light therapies can be used for treatment of seasonal affective disorder (sad), a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Also, light therapy or phototherapy (or heliotherapy) consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, or dichroic lamps to treat various skin conditions. ...Read more
Yes: By touch is totally inaccurate. So yes use a thermometer. ...Read more
See below: Many; there are special walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, devices that help with dressing, grooming and bathing and eating. There are devices that help move paralyzed limbs. There are modified vehicles that allow persons with a stroke to drive if possible. See a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and you can learn more. ...Read more
A Polysomnogram: Polysomnography (psg), a type of sleep study, is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated psg. Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the biophysiological changes that occur during sleep. It is done at a special lab. ...Read more
Advanced CHF: Typically, and lvad has been used in the setting of a patient with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) where the patient is being listed for or is awaiting a heart transplantation. More recently, lvad's have been approved as destination therapy. On occasion, we see patients who recover from their CHF through the use of a lvad, but that is not very common. There are multiple lvad types now. ...Read more