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Home Remedies For Apathy
Fiber,herbs&exercise: Even here in america i've found no better remedy than the classic ayurvedic tonic triphala. A diet rich in fiber from fruits & vegetables is important. Fiber supplements like psyllium can help. Exercise helps. Constipation can be caused by low thyroid. Imbalances of GI flora & magnesium deficiency. Acupressure can provide acute relief- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there are. You could try St. John's wort, 5-HTP or omega 3 fatty acids. Or you might want to start with talking things over with your friends and family. Or you might want to try aerobic exercises, such as swimming, walking, jogging, dancing, playing tennis, playing basketball or doing yoga or tai chi. But it can never hurt to talk to your doctor about your depression issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melatonin : 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk/benefit: It is important to start w/ medical evaluation. Otc, herbal, and nonprescription remedies are not entirely benign and most have warnings abotu drug interactions, and more than short term use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation traingin and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunscreen, Retinols: In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols may help to even pigmentation. There are a number of prescription medicines that help reduce excess pigment. A newer product called elure contains lignin peroxidase a natural chemical found in trees that bleaches the color of tree bark. ...Read more
Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more
MAGNESIUM APSARTATE: Muscle cramps can usually be helped by magnesium and potassium complexed with aspartate, the Amino Acid that carries minerals into the cells. There is also a homeopathic remedy, magnesium phosphorus, than can be take in low dose (3x to 30x) every 5-15 minutes sublingual until improved. For menstrual cramps, using a natural source of Progesterone to counter estrogen's stimulating effect. ...Read more
Morning sickness: Go for a liquid diet. You may find it easier on your stomach to emphasize liquids over solids when morning sickness is at its worst. Get your nutrients from bouillon, juices, and other liquids. (confirm that this approach is okay with your obstetrician first.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep restriction: Sleep restriction therapy - you figure out how many hours you're actually sleeping, then limit your window of sleep time to that amount. Gradually, as you sleep for that whole time you lengthen it. It is hard because you will be tired for days/week as you implement it. It is hard to explain in detail in such a short field but many therapists and books can help with this. It works well though! ...Read more
Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apathy: there are different degrees of apathy and the duration counts too. If is occasional and mild then a daily practice of gratitude, meditation to calm the mind and to have clearer awareness, adequate sleep and some aerobic exercise can all help. Otherwise speaking with a professional - counselor, physician, social worker, psychologist, life coach - can be very helpful. ...Read more
Symptom, not disease: "Dysautonomia"=abnormal function of autonomic nervous system affecting automatic functions, eg.heart rate,blood pressure.Can happen when an illness (some mild,some severe)affects the nervous system.Treatment of underlying illness can help.Sometimes we give meds to control the blood pressure or heart rate.Apathy can occur as part of underlying illness, eg.Parkinson's, or can be unrelated depression ...Read more
Is there any treatment for complete apathy or blunted effect as you'd say it , possibly caused due to depression and anxiety?
Anxiety & Depression: If anxiety or depression interferes w/function in life or comfort level it needs to be treated by a mental health professional. Cognitive therapy is good for mood disorders. One helpful book is "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS.He complains of indigestion,stool with mucus,and lethargy.Whats the best remedy to make him healthier?
I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?
Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...Read more
Joint pain, lethargy, light-headedness, nausea for nearly 1mth. Twice normal blood test, not pregnant, 29yo. On symptomatic treatment only. Opinion?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a doctor or facility in us that is fully dedicated to treatment and management of osteomyelitis? Not interested in general ortho surgeons.
Shampoos: Your best methods at home are: -wash your hair daily. Most people who wash their hair everyday have a lot less dandruff than people who wash less often -use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Pick up two different types, put both in the shower, and from day to day switch between them. ...Read more
See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more
My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?
I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?
Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?
Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more
Treatment for burn: I understand your concern. Please see your Physician for examination of your burn for possible infection and discuss treatment at the burn site and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more
I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?
Rest Coccyx: 1.Make sure you are sitting on a doughnut pillow to relieve pressure 2. Nsaids for 8 weeks 3. Sitz baths Could try acupuncture and or manipulation under trained practiioner Above for acute Coccygodynia (up to 2 months) If pain lasts greater than 2 months needs additional workup ...Read more
I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?
More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer