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How Do I Know The Therapy Is Working
Biofeedback is: Simply feedback of your own biological information. By feeding back information to you about your own internal biological activity, such as muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, or brain waves, you can learn to regulate them with practice. Find qualified therapists at www.Bcia.Org and at www.Aapb.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check viral levels: Your treating provider should periodically check viral loads (level) to determine the efficacy of your treatment. When viral loads become zero and continue to stay like that even after the treatment concluded then you will know if you are cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid Rx working?: 1) your symptoms should improve. 2) your labs should improve and hopefully, be boosted to optimal levels as a function of the thyroid medication regimen you are on. ...Read more
I was given Lamictal to "control my impulses" what does this mean? How do I need to feel to know that the med is working?
See a psychiatrist: Presumably your psychiatrist prescribed lamotrigine (Lamictal) for impulsivity (acting on whims without thinking of the long-term consequences). Impulsivity can be found in patients with bipolar disorder, drug abuse, ADHD, and personality disorders. See your psychiatrist to discuss whether your symptoms improve with Lamictal. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695007.html ...Read more
What is cognitive behavioral therapy, how do I find it, and what should I expect during treatment?
Coping skills: Cognitive therapy seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. It helps to change perception - you can contact your local social srvs dept or dys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways, yes &...: A common factor in poor health is stress & meditation is an incredible tool to reduce stress.It improves brain function & even changes brain structure beneficially, reduces anxiety, lifts mood, improves cognitive function, balances the autonomic nervous system, boosts immunity, prevents & reverses heart disease etc. See http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/articles/200105/the-science-meditation & comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone levels, to include estrogen, to make sure your hormones are going the right direction. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?
Can be very helpful: At 37, a knee replacement may not be the best answer for you unless there are very unusual circumstances typically a total knee refers to resurfacing the end of the femur bone at the top of the knee, resurfacing the tiba bone at the lower leg, and resurfacing the undersurface of the kneecap. ...Read more
Hard to Answer: This is really a difficult question that unfortunately has no single answer that will fit every medication and every medical condition. For medications to work, they need to get to the site in the body where the problem is. Because each medication has it's own unique properties, there is no single time period for every drug. In addition the condition being treated will affect the time frame. ...Read more
A rubber barrier: A dental dam is a square piece of thin rubber that stretches over the teeth you are having treated. This creates a barrier between your teeth and your mouth. This is critical with bonded dentistry, such as tooth colored fillings, so all moisture can be controlled also when removing old silver fillings you eliminate the risk of the patient accidentally swallowing anything. Absolute must! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: Joint replacement is not to be taken lightly. No man made joint will work as well as what you were born with. When pain and dysfunction start to affect quality of life, joint replacement surgery becomes a reasonable option. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder replacement surgery. Overall, the function and pain relief are quite good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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