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How can I be stronger after a stroke using constraint induced therapy?

How can I be stronger after a stroke using constraint induced therapy?

Simple: The unaffected limb is constrained, so the weaker limb is forced to work more, like patching the strong eye to strengthen the 'lazy' eye. ...Read more

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Had med help for minor dysphagia - vita/stim therapy where electro 'shock' helps encourage stronger swallow. Will prob ever go away? still gets stuck

Had med help for minor dysphagia - vita/stim therapy where electro 'shock' helps encourage stronger swallow. Will prob ever go away? still gets stuck

Etiology?: I'd have to know the reason you have dysphagia to know your prognosis, and also the type of therapy you are getting to see if it's even a proven therapy. Hard to say what the natural course of this problem is, until you find out what it is ! ...Read more

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I have severe hypochondriasis, go to ER weekly, on Valium 5mg. Is there anything stronger you recommend ? I tried intensiv therapy doesn't work, I 16

I have severe hypochondriasis, go to ER weekly, on Valium 5mg. Is there anything stronger you recommend ? I tried intensiv therapy doesn't work, I 16

Psych issue: You need a good psychiatrist working closely with your primary care physician. I'm thinking good cognitive behavioral therapy and/or psychotherapy, in concert with a good primary care doc taking care of your actual problem of asthma and keeping it under control would be best. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left

I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left

Possibly: It all depends on what kind of knee surgery you had back then. Was the cartilage injured, was there a meniscal tear, etc. If it is just a strength issue then yes you can rehab. ...Read more

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I'am considering testosterone therapy. I have little body/facial hair. And feel behind on development and want to be taller and stronger. Advice?

I'am considering  testosterone therapy. I have little body/facial hair. And feel behind on development and want to be taller and stronger. Advice?

Go see your doctor: You "feel" behind in development but it's not clear that you've been "diagnosed" as behind in development. Sure, most people want to be taller & stronger. Might as well throw in rich & beautiful, too. Anyway, testosterone therapy is not a do-it-yourself project. Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment options. Check out http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/295067-what-makes-people-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help " some thinning of the central tfcc" as described by an mri? Would the wrist not be as strong as it's weakest link.

How does physical therapy help " some thinning of the central tfcc" as described by an mri? Would the wrist not be as strong as it's weakest link.

Stabilize : Based on the limited info available, pt can strengthen the hand, wrist and forearm muscles, thus "unloading" some of the stress on the cartilaginous and ligamentous structures around the wrist. The tfcc is a cartilage structure at the end of the ulna. Those MRI findings may not necessarily explain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

No: it realy depends on your plan to have children.if you no longer wishes to have children you should not take any risk with hormonal treatment,and choose surgical option.if you are planning to have more children,then you conservative,medical,hormonal treatment is the only option,in spite of your family history.discuss your options with your GYN. ...Read more

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