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Herbal Treatment For Short Sightedness
No: The prescription need to correct your vision is a function of the physical characteristics of your eye including it's length and the curvature of the cornea. The only things which can correct your vision are glasses, contacts or possibly laser vision correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more
Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?
Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Near-sightedness cannot be corrected by any type of eye exercise. However, there are suggestions that near-sightedness is made worse with prolonged accommodation (using your eyes muscles to focus at close distances) in children. Wearing bifocals may slow its progression. At your age, the near-sightedness should be stable and cannot be influenced by anything you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If your job involves speaking and case is severe that it won't resolve in a couple of weeks then it may but usually this condition resolves in a week or two with voice rest. ...Read more
For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?
That Depends : Requip (ropinirole) is not a cure nor will it lessen the progression (or I'm unaware of such evidence)....however it's benefit on symptoms of a movement disorder may be present as long as you take the medication, possibly many years. If you think it may no longer be effective, then discuss with provider. Maybe a dosage adjustment or maybe a trial off/on the medication is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to treat: In most cases of chronic glaucoma in the USA, the disease in young adults is very slowly progressive over many years. In 'Suspect' cases, there is NO Evidence of damage to any vision, and NO evidence of damage to any ocular nerve tissue. In those cases, retesting a couple of times a year , and looking for other causes of the suspicious findings, are more prudent than immediately treating. ...Read more
1-3 years: But it can be repeated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Patentol, and the class of medications used for allergy treatment called mast cell stabilzers, are generally thought to be safe for ongoing use. Typically Pataday is used once daily, and Patanol (olopatadine) twice daily, as needed, for allergic symptoms like itchy and watery eyes. ...Read more
How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM
What are good prescription medication to relief anxiety in short term, other than benzos & barbiturates.
You're doing it: Here's a good website on this topic - and it says something I always say. Consider CBT therapy. I can work for some w/o any medications. But it ALWAYS improves their effectiveness. It takes effort on your part - but it is your life and playing your part is important.. I hope you can find a good therapist and have it to be thankful for next year. ...Read more
No: At the this time, with our present medical knowledge, there is no permanent cure for asthma. Asthma is an atopic disease where hypersensitivity develops in the lungs and can be triggered by many things. Treatment can be temporary or life-long and there is no way to predict whether someone will improve to where meds are not needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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