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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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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...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 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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Are medications used to treat dystonia? 

Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally have the most expertise for helping with dystonias. ...Read more

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I have severe dystonia to the point every muscle in my body is affected and I cannot move. Im from Connecticut what should I do? No-one will treat me they all say it's psychological but it's not :-(

Dystonia see neurolo: If this is dytonia see neurology. It does not sound exactly like dystonia. We see this type of widespread pain with fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and see a rheumatologist for confirmation ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I visit to treat me vegetative-vascular dystonia ? Thank you.

Good question: Dystonia just means a defect in tone. If there is some form of vascular tone problem, you may have risk for heart attack or stroke. Start with a good internist. He can then determine if another specialist is necessary. ...Read more

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A few days ago I had Botox injection to treat dystonia. I started having difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect?

A few days ago I had Botox injection to treat dystonia. I started having difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect?

Depending on where: You must've gotten injected in the neck somewhere....probably in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. The medication will leak out of the muscles and affects the muscles of swallowing and this will cause some choking. You need to let your doctor know so he can either reduce the dosing of the BOTOX or change the injection sites. ...Read more

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On October 22, 2014 I had botox in my neck to treat cervical dystonia. A few weeks later I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and a thyroid cyst. ?

On October 22, 2014 I had botox in my neck to treat cervical dystonia. A few weeks later I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and a thyroid cyst. ?

Unrelated: Hi. The two (Botox treatment and hyperthyroidism) are coincidental in your case, but not related in a cause and effect manner. Have your hyperthyroidism evaluated, and treated, if indicated. If the cystic nodule is not causing the hyperthyroidism, it may need a separate evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more