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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Sudden Episodic Loss Of Muscle Control

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I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

NO!: Get some thyroid tests as soon as practicable...Muscle weakness can be due to persistent hyper-thyroidism AND due as well to HYPO-thyroidism EITHER are possible in patients after RAI treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the herbal treatment for pimple control?

What is the herbal treatment for pimple control?

Herbal RX for acne: Step 1 mix 8 tbsp. Of turmeric powder and 5 tbsp. Of sesame or olive oil in a clean, dry bowl. Stir well until the turmeric mixture turns into a creamy paste. Step 2 leave paste on skin overnight. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

There aren't any: Herbal medicine is fascinating and many of the products are effective, especially for functional disease. However, none of the herbs can compare with scientific acne rx that's available from a scientific physician and is quite cheap, especially by today's crazy standards. Especially if the patient is a teen for whom you are caring, please do the right thing. ...Read more

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Is there a botox treatment for controlling the eye muscles affecting astigmatism?

Is there a botox treatment for controlling the eye muscles affecting astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by an irregularity in the cornea or lens of the eye which causes images to be out of focus. Imagine having slush on your window or a ding in the glass-changing the thickness of the glass won't let you see any better. Astigmatism is not correctable by any muscle manipulation. See a good optometrist to determine if contact lenses or special glasses can improve your vision. ...Read more

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Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause loss of muscle mass?

Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause loss of muscle mass?

Hormone therapy: Medications that shut down testosterone will reduce muscle mass over time. They can also impact bone health; talk to doc about calcium and vit d supplements as well as a med called Prolia to prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

Not recommended: Stem cell treatment is far from being used clinically to treat dysarthria. Speech therapy is still the best way to improve this problem. For severe cases assist ice devices have been helpful for allowing communication. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.

What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.

Time: Costochondritis and tietze syndrome often improve w/ nsaids and avoidance of activities which aggravate the chest pain.If Mobic (meloxicam) is not helping your physician may want to try a different antiinflammatory.Orthopedists are sometimes asked to see pts. W/ rib pain.My experience is that this inflammatory pain almost always improves w/ time... Best of luck! ...Read more

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Will my speech be affected if I receive botox treatment on my masseter muscles?

Will my speech be affected if I receive botox treatment on my masseter muscles?

Usually Not: Massetter muscle Botox injections are also used to decrease the forces of clenching and grinding. It is indicated in patients with bruxism, TMJ dysfunction and to protect teeth from fracture (especially with new restorations in patient with severely worn-down teeth or a history of multiple fractured teeth or restorations.) with proper technique and dosage, speech is usually not affected. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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