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Herbal Treatment For Limited Motor Control
Relaxation exercises: There are many relaxation exercises that you can learn to do that utilize cognitive skills to help you reduce anxiety. Keep regular schedule with eating and sleep and try to maintain a social network of friends and family for support. For many people a pet is a great source of stress reduction and comfort too. ...Read more
Pain specialist: Suggest you contact your pain specialist or neurologist who could best answer this. ...Read more
ADHD starts at 7: In order to diagnose adhd you need "d. There must be clear evidence of clinical significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning." a preschooler can't provide evidence of impairment of academic or occupational functioning. Social impairment would most likely get the diagnosis of autism. ...Read more
What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?
Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more
Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?
Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facial nerve palsy: Hello QiaoW, thanks for the question. The short answer is no. There's not really any standardized routinely effective treatments for facial nerve palsy. Several things have been tried though like steroids, IVIG or acyclovir. The most common treatment is time. It gets better to varying degrees with time. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B
Neuropathic Pain: Make sure you are getting 15 mg of L-Methylfolate, methylcobalamin (active B12 (2-4g), P5P (active B6) (50-75mg) daily. Don't smoke if you do! Those supplements will help increase circulation to the nerves which helps the pain by supporting & regrowing nerves. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Controversial: Few natural treatments get subjected to rigors of clinical trials, so claims can be quite controversial and most mainstream advocacy groups such as chadd.Org discuss some of the reservations at great length. Traditional stimulants are effective in majority of the cases, and the risks of exploring less rigorously studied approaches need to weigh safety vs risk of continued school or behavior probs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupron (leuprolide): Best thing out there, stop caffiene.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one time administration of medicine?
Wonderful if true: This would be a wonderful thing if this was possible. Diabetes is a dysregulation of insulin and blood sugar. Type one diabetes often results from decreased production of insulin from the pancreas. Type two diabetes results from the end organs, mostly muscle, not using insulin efficiently. Occasionally in type one diabetes a pancreas transplant can resolve the problem. no permanent fix yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better sex!: "sexual function" is a pretty vague term which can refer to sex drive (libido), ability to get or stay aroused/erect, and ability to orgasm. Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter medications, herbs, or dietary supplements to improve sexual function per se that have been studied & published in peer reviewed journals. However, improving one's own health can go a long ways towards better sex. ...Read more
Depends: Dyspraxias are difficulties in planning/executing complicated, multistep activities. Breaking the skill into component parts and getting help from a therapist (pt, ot or st) to better understand the motor planning needed and practice the various steps can result in improvement. Seek an evaluation from a therapist. ...Read more
Are there any effective exercises to aid in stroke recovery regarding articulation and recovering memory of appropriate words to use?
Yes: Bell's palsy is an exclusionary diagnosis that first needs to be verified. Treatment is geared to maintain moisture of the cornea. Treatments range according to severity of disease. Possibilities include lubrication with drops or ointment, taping the eye shut while sleeping, temporarily sewing the eye closed, placing a weight in the upper lid to aid in closure. These are just to name a few.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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