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How to cure epilepsy?

How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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Dystonia (Definition)

A neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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How to cure vertigo?

How to cure vertigo?

Depends on cause: Since there are many disorders which are associated with vertigo, cannot give one answer, but many OTC meds such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or meclizine may be useful for symptoms. Persistent vertigo needs full evaluation, and would start with otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How to cure trembling?

How to cure trembling?

Depends on cause: Assuming this is due to anxiety or fear, could try "stage fright" drug, propranalol, or maybe xanax (alprazolam) instead. If sensitivity to cold temps, maybe check thyroid. If it's really a tremor, see neurologist and get diagnosed. ...Read more

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How to cure scoliosis?

How to cure scoliosis?

Depends: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane. The majority of cases of scoliosis are mild and do not cause symptoms and do not need treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees usually relentlessly progress, and surgery is really the only cure for large curves. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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How to cure diplopia?

How to cure diplopia?

Find the cause: See a neuroophthamologist or neurologist and find the cause. You may need special glasses or sometimes, and operation. ...Read more

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How to cure penilepapuals?

How to cure penilepapuals?

Pearly papules: Be sure this is what you want. The picturesque bumps along the corona of the glans are benign and harmless and only one guy in about a hundred has really big ones. The choice is yours and your lifetime partner's should you have one. They can be removed using lasers. I have a physician friend who likes his & i hope you won't let weird internet ads control your thinking / decisions. ...Read more

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How to cure sarcodocises?

How to cure sarcodocises?

Multisystemic: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder, can affect all organs. Treatment depends on the organ involvement and the severityof the disease.Steroids are usually the first line treatment . Please consult md who would refer to the specialist depending on the organ involvement. ...Read more

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How to cure headache?

How to cure headache?

Too broad: a question for this format, Florence, I am sorry. I would suggest that you schedule a consult with me or another provider to try to determine the type and cause of your headaches and help you to learn to deal with them. Good news is, most are manageable! ...Read more

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How to cure headche?

How to cure headche?

Headache treatment: Headache can be treated with multimodality approach medications , injections(blocks), botox, radiofrequency, ultimately peripheral nerve stimulations ...Please go to pain survivors on face book and watch my most difficult case video for treating headache . Also find the answer for your self on my web site controlchicagopain.Com. ...Read more

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How to cure mania?

How to cure mania?

Can't be cured: Once someone has had a manic episode they remain at lifelong risk for further episodes of varying severity, as well as for depressive episodes. At one time this would have been a grim prognosis. Today, there are many medications that do an excellent job of stabilizing mood. Early intervention and treatment is crucial: medication plus psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How to cure stargardt?

How to cure stargardt?

No cure or treatment: There is no treatment or cure for this disease which is inherited by receiving a recessive gene from each of your parents. Some speculate that bright lights may trigger the macular degeneration, so it is suggested o wear sunglasses to reduce this trigger. ...Read more

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How to cure paraoid?

How to cure paraoid?

Do you mean paranoia: Don't know "paraoid"- guessing you mean paranoia, unless you mean parotid! like all things, this depends on the cause, which could be schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or heavy metal toxicity or infections of the brain or side effects of legal or illicit drugs or even alcohol. Treatments include pharmaceuticals, counseling, vitamins, herbs, homeopathy etc. Depending on cause. See doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: there is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid stimulants prior to bed. Learn relaxation exercises, as little as five minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Sleep hygiene : Insomnia is a difficult one to "cure" as it must come from within you. Typically it is due to overstimulation of the brain, anxiety and sometimes dietary habits. For starters make sure your sleep environment is very low stimulation (no tv) and that you have a routine every night. Seek counseling for the best advice. For a temporary quick fix- it's melatonin may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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How to cure spondylitis?

How to cure spondylitis?

Manageable: Spondylitis the condition related to your spine. It is an anatomical change which does not cause problems in all in all individuals. You need to discuss this with your physician and determine if it is effecting any nerves or cause of the pain that you may be having. In most individuals therapy and exercise will help manage the problem. Surgery may be needed in some circumstances. ...Read more

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How to treat vegetative-vascular dystonia?

How to treat vegetative-vascular dystonia?

Hot/cold showers: This diagnosis is popular in the eastern europe; in the us it is called vaso-vagal dysfunction (or syncope). Regular aerobic exercise, good hydration, regular meals, and enough sleep can help. A treatment popular in the eastern europe involves taking a hot shower and at the end making the water cold for 2 minutes. This does condition your blood vessels, although there are no controlled studies. ...Read more

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How to cure bv?

How to cure bv?

Decrease acidity.: Semen is loaded with carbs, and the common BV bugs may consume it but lets go for a cure.Decrease the ph in your vagina by using a very dilute vaginal wash of 1 tablespoon of clear vinegar in a quart of water.I do recommend condom use to prevent disease and pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: there is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure dystonia?

See below: In dystonia, your muscles contract involuntarily — causing uncontrollable repetitive or twisting movements of the affected body part. There are several options to treat this condition. Physical therapy is often used to help address the muscle spasms and restore normal range of motion. Botox injections can also be placed into the muscle the help it relax. ...Read more

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Im suffering from dystonia, whether it be cured ?

Dystonia treatments: Your question did not mention where the dystonic muscles were located. There may be a reason for the dystonia that is treatable, but medications like Botox and anti-spasticity agents may be very helpful treatments that allow restoration of muscle length, especially when accompanied by physical therapy. Diagnosis for cause, and location are essential to answer your questions fully. ...Read more

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Is there are cure for dystonia? 

Sometimes: Dystonias come in many forms. Some are chronic, some progress over time, and some are transient. Some dystonias are reactions to other medications. "swimmer's cramp" is a type of dystonia. A variety of treatments are possible, and even with no treatment, they may get better spontaneously. ...Read more

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Is there no permanent cure for masseter dystonia?

I don't know: But there are other methods of approaching treatment. The body has amazing recuperative abilities. Have you seen a homeopathic practitioner? Homeopathy may offer some help as can acupuncture and chinese medicine. I would also look for a neuromuscular massage therapist. There is one in my area (florida) who is pretty amazing with many different problems. Diet changes can help too. ...Read more

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Tardive generalized dystonia and tourette's. Any cures?

Dystonia management: The primary management for dystonia is pharmacologic, using systemic medications. Drug classes most often used include dopamine depletors, anticholinergic drugs, serotonergics and calcium channel blockers. The local injections of Botox have been used to reduce muscle activity. ...Read more

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Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. but I'm from Russia.

Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. but I'm from Russia.

Sorry, but...: Vegetative-vascular dystonia is not recognized as a disease or syndrome in the West. It simply doesn't exist here as a concept. Most doctors over here have never heard of it, and to those few who have, it's one of those odd things the Russians have thought up that no one else takes seriously. ????? ??? ????? ? ?????? ??????? ????? ???????! Good luck finding an answer to your problem. ...Read more

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Whether mild hemiparesis and mild dystonia due to TB meningitis can be cured? How long it's gonna take, it's been already 9 months for my 22 yr old fiancee and she still can't walk, will she be fine?

Whether mild hemiparesis and mild dystonia due to TB meningitis can be cured? How long it's gonna take, it's been already 9 months for my 22 yr old fiancee and she still can't walk, will she be fine?

Hard to say...: I'm very sorry to hear your fiancee is so ill. It is really difficult to say without knowing the details of her case, records, labs, imaging, etc. But the damage from any meningitis, including TB, can sometimes be permanent, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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What is dystonia?

Muscle contractions: Dystonia is a disorder where involuntary muscle contractions result in slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It can effect individual muscles, groups of muscles or the muscles throughout the body. ...Read more

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Who gets dystonia? 

Who gets dystonia? 

Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain (esp. The basal ganglia areas) from stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, certain diseases, and other causes, but for many (esp. Most adults who develop dystonia) there is no clear cause. ...Read more

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Is dystonia painful?

It can be.: Dystonias can be both painful and scary, especially when they first start and are unexpected. They essentially are like a severe muscle cramp that goes on and on. ...Read more

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What is ego-dystonia?

Inconsistent behavio: A condition in which a persons actions, thoughts and behavior are not consistent with patients personality. In short, a lie. Politicians live by this. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dystonia?

Involuntary movement: Dystonia symptoms will vary with type you have. Most frequently there is cramping, or tightening of muscles after heavy use or during stress. Handwriting may worsen after a line or so of writing, a foot may turn inward, head may turn as the neck muscles tighten. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia? 

Many things: Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contractions causing twisting movements, abnormal posture and functional disability. There are many different types and causes with different prognoses. Some remit, some stay the same and others get worse. ...Read more

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How is dystonia treated? 

How is dystonia treated? 

Just modification: There are many forms of dystonia. Some cases are transient and resolve on their own. Some cases are progressive and get much worse over time. Some are modified with treatment. Some seem to disappear following procedures such as deep brain stimulation, but can recur. Muscle relaxant medications can help and food therapy techniques have been useful. Avoiding triggers is important. ...Read more

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What is "axial dystonia"?

Affects mid line mus: When dystnia affects midline muscles near spine then it is called axial dystonia. ...Read more

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Can you die from dystonia? 

Very unusual to: It would be very unusual for dystonia to be a proximate cause of death, though it can be disabling and lead to complications like clots going to the lungs, infections, or other complications from immobility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dystonia?

Unclear.: We do not understand the causes of dystonias at a mechanistic level. We do divide dystonias into two types: primary and secondary. In primary dystonia there is likely a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger. Secondary dystonias are caused by trauma, brain disease or certain medications such as neuroleptics (major tranquilizers). ...Read more

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Which drugs make dystonia worse?

Depends: Depending on the type of dystonia it can be made worse either by drugs that block Dopamine (e.g., neuroleptic medications such as haloperidol, risperidone, etc.) and certain antinausea medications (e.g., metoclopramide, etc) or drugs that enhance the effect of Dopamine such as levodopa. ...Read more