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Doctor insights on: Electrotherapy Risks

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Is slimming through electrotherapy bad for health?

Unclear: Amazon offers a book called Electrotherapy: evidence-based practice, edited by Tim Watson. It may provide the answers you seek. ...Read more

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If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

CES: I use Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation regularly with many of my patients. It was used as early as 1963 for sleep and was approved by FDA in 1976. The literature I have read does not report long-term safety problems. It is helpful in about 90% of cases and overall is a safe treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, is there a dr in new york that offer ces?

What is the difference between Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, is there a dr in new york that offer ces?

TMS vs CES: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate brain nerve cells to treat depression. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) uses a pulsed electric current across the head to treat depression, anxiety & insomnia. I can't give you leads on a provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have electrotherapy beauty treatment if I have fixed orthodontics?

Is it safe for me to have electrotherapy beauty treatment if I have fixed orthodontics?

Yep: The currents or electric strength from beauty treatments is not strong enough to "travel" thru your skin and to your teeth. Just try not to have a bracket zapped directly. But that probably won't bother things either unless it is done repeatedly. ...Read more

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Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated. However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently stated that they will not cover treatment with tens (electrical stimulation), due to lack sufficient data to show benefit. ...Read more

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Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more

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I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

Read what you can: Talk to anyone who's tried it. Since you already have it - the $ is not an issue - Ask about liability coverage for possible injury or other risk. Then, if all says "go". give it a try. But only after asking hard ?'s of the mfg. Confidence is important - so gain it if deserved. Good luck. Be careful. Best wishes. http://tinyurl.com/kagr35p http://tinyurl.com/ckkqlv8 http://tinyurl.com/nz24vgc ...Read more

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Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy. ?

Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.  ?

Should be fine: As long as you are not having surgical pain, no problem with doing other sorts of therapy that long after a hysterectomy. However make sure the provider knows you recently had surgery. ...Read more

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My father have nasal cancer and lymphoma.He was electrotherapy and chemotherapy.Then he have cough …have 4months ...I think doctor can help my father?

My father have nasal cancer and lymphoma.He was electrotherapy and chemotherapy.Then he have cough …have 4months ...I think doctor can help my father?

Follow up with doc: I am not quite clear about the cancer that your father suffered for. So, he had 2 different primary cancer- or the lymphoma actually was located in the nasopharyngeal area? If he has cough for 4 months- considering his previous cancer- you should bring your dad to see his doctor /oncologist to get more evaluation. Many things can cause chronic cough from infection, to malignancy. Go to see md. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that i can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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Is shaving risk-free?

Is shaving risk-free?

Mostly: If you use clean shavers and stick to your own without borrowing them, it is pretty much safe. There is a risk in those with very curly hair that close shaving may cause the hair to grow into the skin causing focal pustules and diffuse acne. There is no harm in having the hairs cut off by shaving except perhaps under the taliban. ...Read more

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What are risks of pad ?

What are risks of pad ?

Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for amd?

Who is at risk for amd?

Genetics, lifestyle: There are multiple risk factors for Age related macular degeneration. The strongest are genetics; did a first degree relative have it? Other risk factors are smoking, hypertension, obesity, sunlight exposure, fatty diet. ...Read more

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What are risks of pedi at a salon?

What are risks of pedi at a salon?

Many possibilities: I have had patients come back from pedicures with athletes foot, ingrown toenails, skin infections, and fungal toenail infections. ...Read more