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Hyperactivity (Overview)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children with attention deficit disorder.


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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Overview)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children with attention deficit disorder.


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My brother was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What does this mean?

ADHD: ADHD is common. About 7.8% of kids in the USA have ADHD. If untreated, ADHD may affects lives of children/adolescents significantly. It includes their academic, social and family functioning. The main treatment for ADHD are medications, including psychostimulants and non-stimulant medications. ...Read more

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Are their any natural treatments to treat hyperactivity in kids?

Some, maybe: If hyperactivity is due to adhd, there are very few "natural" treatments of use. Most available natural treatments are combinations of ephedra, caffeine or ginseng. None of these are safer than prescription medications available, & some are actually dangerous for kids. Healthy diet, exercise, & sleep help everyone, including add patients. Caffeine, chocolate & red dye may cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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I do not want to give my child 8 years old Adderral medication for her hyperactivity. Any remedies to treat that ?

I do not want to give my child 8 years old Adderral medication for her hyperactivity. Any remedies to treat that ?

The best way to : "treat" what we call " medphobia" is to see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist who can validate your child's diagnosis by DSM-V criteri, explain the neurobiological basis of ADHD & discuss the benefits vs. risks of multimodal management, including stimulant & non-stimulant medications, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations at home & school. See CHADD.org. ...Read more

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I have a hyperactive thyroid and I am being treated for it. My period is way passed late and my breast are soar and my stomache is constantly bloated?

I have a hyperactive thyroid and I am being treated for it. My period is way passed late and my breast are soar and my stomache is constantly bloated?

May or may not: Be related to your thyroid. Metoprolol is not a treatment for hyperthyroidism, it just reduces some of the effects of the excess thyroid hormone. The only real treatments are radioiodine and anti-thyroid medication. High thyroid level can delay periods; the other symptoms are possible but less likely. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Undetermined: The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read more

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What treatment is right for a hyperactive child?

What treatment is right for a hyperactive child?

See pediatrician: If you have concerns about your child's behavior, then talk to your pediatrician. Children are different and their recommended treatment will vary as well. It depends on whether your child is having difficulty in school or is also inattentive with trouble focusing (which may indicate possible adhd) or this is just normal behavior. Your pediatrician will be able to work through that with you. ...Read more

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How do you cure hyperactive lungs that have developed 5 months after pneumonia? I can't get my lungs back to 100% and nothing is working.

How do you cure hyperactive lungs that have developed 5 months after pneumonia? I can't get my lungs back to 100% and nothing is working.

It can take a while: Even healthy young people can take a while to bounce back after pneumonia. I am guessing you are referring to hyper-reactive airways that are causing you to cough, wheeze, or feel short of breath. There are many medications for this. If you haven't had follow-up care since your illness, go back to see your doctor. And if what you're doing isn't working, tell him/her so you can re-strategize. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

No: No,you can try and control your gag reflex by consciously not thinking about it,once you start gagging it is difficult to control it ...Read more

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