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Does exercise help slow ALS progression?

Does exercise help slow ALS progression?

Couldn't hurt: I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date. There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

Slowly: Once the diagnosis is made, the initial problems can be handled with Dopamine agonists and seem stable for 1-2 yrs, but then the progression requires l-dopa, which may help nicely for about 6-8 yrs, during which time additional meds may be added. By 10-12 yrs the medications are sharply losing efficacy, and the next step may require use of a deep brain stimulator device. ...Read more

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How rapidly does essential tremor progress and is there any way to slow the progression?

How rapidly does essential tremor progress and is there any way to slow the progression?

Referred to neuro: Thanks for your question. I have referred it to healthtap neurologists to answer. ...Read more

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How quick can small fiber neuropathy progress?I exercise 3-4 times/week. What can I do stop the progression of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?

How quick can small fiber neuropathy progress?I exercise 3-4 times/week. What can I do stop the progression of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?

Alpha Lipoic Acid: A natural supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose - 1200 mg daily. Ask your doc about it. Also, good quality marine fish oil and / or coconut oil to help coat the nerves may help. B12 (sublingual) is also used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can exercise help cure parkinson's?

How can exercise help cure parkinson's?

Does help: No cure, but the russian experience showed that good exercise and physical therapy could stabilize the disease for a while in absence of anti-parkinsonian drugs. We do know when a pt with neurological disease becomes less active, that it is tougher to get going again. So, we do encourage exercise in parkinson's. (oops, i forgot my exercise today!). ...Read more

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How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Several: Less body fat lower cholesterol in some enhanced metabolism less deposits in he blood vessel walls some do not get these results which makes it confusing. ...Read more

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How fast does lou gehrig's disease progress?

How fast does lou gehrig's disease progress?

GORK: It is unpredictable of how fast ALS (lou gehrig disease) will end up in death. It depends on the person, its presenting symptoms, the velocity of progression, institution of treatment etc. There's only one medication approved for that by far called riluzol. In most cases, though, it progresses to significant disability in a matter of 2-3 years. ...Read more

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How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?

Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?

Go for it: Unless specifically restricted by your ophthalmologist or retina specialist lattice degeneration should not limit vigorous exercise. The vitamins and supplements you mentioned do not affect lattice one way or another. ...Read more

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Ecan cervical and lumbar sponsylosis affects work how can I halt it progression will it progress slowly or fast m just 34 now?

Ecan cervical and lumbar sponsylosis affects work how can I halt it progression will it progress slowly or fast m just 34 now?

Check out this link: It should not affect your work. It's part of aging. Have fun n life! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/back-pain/tc/degenerative-disc-disease-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What will slow or stop the progression of arthritis?

What will slow or stop the progression of arthritis?

Hard to respond: It truly depends on the type of arthritis. There are many measures ranging form weight loss to proper exercise to medications etc. it is impossible to give a single blanket answer ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! what drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How can aerobic exercise help prevent cardiovascular diseases?

How can  aerobic exercise help prevent cardiovascular diseases?

Several: Less body fat lower cholesterol in some enhanced metabolism less deposits in he blood vessel walls some do not get these results which makes it confusing. ...Read more

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SCA Familial diagnosed. How beneficial is gym based weight exercises? age 65, mobile, tremor in r hand. Lack full confident balance when walking.

SCA Familial diagnosed. How beneficial is gym based weight exercises? age 65, mobile, tremor in r hand. Lack full confident balance when walking.

Ataxia AND confidenc: Clinical Manifestations of Hereditary Ataxia Clinical manifestations of hereditary ataxia are poor coordination of movement and a wide-based, uncoordinated, unsteady gait. Poor coordination of the limbs and of speech (dysarthria) are often present. Hereditary ataxia may result from one or any combination of the following: Dysfunction of the cerebellum and its associated systems Lesions in the spinal cord Peripheral sensory loss Establishing the Diagnosis of Hereditary Ataxia Establishing the diagnosis of hereditary ataxia requires the following: Detection on neurologic examination of typical clinical symptoms and signs including poorly coordinated gait and finger/hand movements, often associated with dysarthria and nystagmus Documenting the hereditary nature by the presence of: A positive family history of ataxia; A causative (i.e., pathogenic) allelic variant or variants one of the many genes associated with hereditary ataxia; A clinical phenotype characteristic of a genetic form of ataxia. Note: In some individuals with no family history of ataxia it may not be possible to establish a genetic cause if results of all available genetic tests are normal. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spinal stenosis? How do you slow down the progression

Is there a cure for spinal stenosis? How do you slow down the progression

Relieve compression: Surgical intervention to relieve pressure on the spinal cord usually can help. Non surgical options including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, weight loss, physical therapy can also assist. ...Read more

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Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

It's complicated : Exercise can improve vascularity but it does not create the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is triggered by injury and cancer as well as during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does walking help progress labor?

How does walking help progress labor?

See below: It allows the babies head to push against the opening an stretch the tissues. This releases chemicals that help to initiate labor. ...Read more