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Doctor insights on: Full Spectrum Light Bulb

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Will full spectrum light bulb for a regular lamp ward off symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Will full spectrum light bulb for a regular lamp ward off symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

No: Using light therapy to tx sad is not that simple. The duration of time spent using a sad lamp, the time of day it is used, the consistency of use and a quality sad lamp are all critical factors in successfully using light to tx a seasonal depression.Check out http://northernlighttechnologies.Com/, a canadian company that has been around a long time. ...Read more

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What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

Name only, usually.: Full spectrum bulbs should have the same mix of light rays that sunlight does or they are not full spectrum bulbs. To be effective light therapy lamps should also try, as much as possible, to mimic the suns' rays. It is easier to do so with larger lamps. Some portable led lamps will not usually have that advantage. ...Read more

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I recently had an eeg. Today my nuero said he'd now like to order a full spectrum EEG. What's the difference?

I recently had an eeg. Today my nuero said he'd now like to order a full spectrum EEG. What's the difference?

Full spectrum EEG: Expanded parameters of EEG analysis. Make sure the insurance will pay for this. Quantitative EEG analysis requires pre-certification. Use in clinical research may not be reimbursed by commercial carriers. Mapping for determination of seizure foci for the purpose of epilepsy surgery requires that you be a candidate for surgery, that the study be at least 20 minutes of recorded data ...Read more

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Is Ashwagandha safe (250mg twice a day of KSM-66 full spectrum) for long-term use to help with anxiety? Thanks!

Is Ashwagandha safe (250mg twice a day of KSM-66 full spectrum) for long-term use to help with anxiety?  Thanks!

Possibly: The therapeutic effects of Ashwaganda like most supplements is not as well known as medications regulated by the FDA and potency may differ from one source to another. It has been suggested to help with anxiety but may cause nausea or even vomiting. It should not be used with immune suppressants, thyroid medications, or any sedatives including benzodiazepines ...Read more

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Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Not useless, but...: Full spectrum amino acid supplement is not harmful or uselss, but your dose is probably inadequate to do you any good. I recommend increase your dose to 5 grams per day. ...Read more

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I have history of endometriosis w/ full spectrum of ov ca symptoms on daily basis in past 8mos. All they can find is 1.5cm adexal mass, which md doesn't think is cause of my sx. Can 1.5cm cyst be so symptomatic?

I have history of endometriosis w/ full spectrum of ov ca symptoms on daily basis in past 8mos. All they can find is 1.5cm adexal mass, which md doesn't think is cause of my sx. Can 1.5cm cyst be so symptomatic?

Problematic: So yes women with endo have a higher lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. The risk os still small. You should always be on something to suppress the endo unless trying to get pregnant. Endo, scar tissue, or the mass could cause symptoms. But only surgery can tell you what is going on now. And surgery is not enough. Longstanding medical therapy is also needed. ...Read more

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For seasonal affective disorder, is there a difference between full-spectrum and light therapy lamps?

For seasonal affective disorder, is there a difference between full-spectrum and light therapy lamps?

Shouldn't be: The light therapy lamps should be using full-spectrum bulbs, and should say that somewhere on the package. If not, i would avoid them and use a product that uses this description. The ott lights were the original bulbs of this type, and can now be found in many hardware stores (lowes, home depot, etc.). ...Read more

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Can coloured leds damage the eye simply because only a tight frequency spectrum of light is shinning on your eye and we evolved with full sun spectra?

Can coloured leds damage the eye simply because only a tight frequency spectrum of light is shinning on your eye and we evolved with full sun spectra?

No damage : Bright lights like leds can temporarily bleach out your vision, but won't damage your eyes. The sun's rays have considerable energy along with brightness and can permanently damage your vision--never look directly at the sun. ...Read more

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What is the spectrum of action of pipracillin?

What is the spectrum of action of pipracillin?

Extended spectrum: Used to treat: urinary tract infection, skin infection, pseudomonas infection, soft tissue infection, e coli infection, respiratory tract infections, proteus infections, streptococcus bacteria infection, blood poisoning. ...Read more