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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help with stroke rehab?

Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help with stroke rehab?

Not sure: Have never treated patients with HBOT who have had a stoke. ...Read more

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I am experiencing intermittent hand tremors. Not sure around the cause, but is this normal or does it warrant further investigation and treatment?

I am experiencing intermittent hand tremors. Not sure around the cause, but is this normal or does it warrant further investigation and treatment?

Details needed: Hand shakes can be due to various things: familial (anyone in family have same thing); hypoglycemia: what is your diet like? Stress; mini seizures. Do you get headaches or pain? Please consult with us. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

Hand tremors: This depends on identifying the cause & correcting that, such as thyroid disease, parkinson disease, alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for hand tremors?

Medications: Depending on the cause of tremors appropriate medication could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

No. The FDA lists 14: Conditions for which the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment outweigh its risks of painful & sometimes serious consequences. It is no help whatsoever for brain damage from any cause, ADHD, Autism. The FDA requests that you report any provider who claims that it is. See www. Fda. Gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism effective?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism effective?

No: The complex issues involved in autistic children are not altered by this therapy. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen help brain injury or stroke?

Does hyperbaric oxygen help brain injury or stroke?

Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If I ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places I want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read more

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Iv been experiencing hand tremors for past 5 years and iv been treated for all posible Cns problems but to no avail. Tremors are only in hands. Why?

Iv been experiencing hand tremors for past 5 years and iv been treated for all posible Cns problems but to no avail. Tremors are only in hands. Why?

Essential tremor?: Is your tremor the same in both hands? Is it present when you hold your hands up, and absent when they are lying in your lap? That sounds like essential tremor. Most people have a small tremor. Some people respond well to medical treatments such as propranolol or primidone. Some people have a more severe tremor which responds to a device called a deep brain stimulator. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure really bad hand tremors?

Control: If your tremors are due to a medication or hyperthyroidism, this can be reversed fully. If instead you have essential familial tremor, or parkinson's, or a cerebellar tremor, these need specific meds, which will be of definitive value. Most neurologists should be helpful. ...Read more

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Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

No.: Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Hyperbaric: There is no evidence that diabetic neuropathy is helped by hyperbaric oxygen treatments. It is not covered by CMS or other insurance companies. ...Read more

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Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy get rid of gas trapped outside of the intestinal tract?

This is not an: Indication for the use of hyperbaric oxygen. Hbot can be a powerful tool for treatment of indicated conditions but it's use should not be frivolous. There are very real risks with use of hbot. ...Read more

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Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. ...Read more

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For what length of time did it take you to notice effects from hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Variable: The answer is somewhat variable. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen can be immediate (in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning), but can be long - very long (for example, in the case of radiation cystitis). We usually wait about 1 month before seeing effects in diabetic wounds, but again this varies depending on the size of the wound, and its "complexity" (i.e., underlying medical conditions). ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy has side effects?

A few reversible: Hyperbaric oxygen (hbo) therapy is administration of 100% oxygen under pressure. The oxygen acts like a drug in this envirionment. Some diabetics will have a significant drop in their blood sugar but it goes back to safe range when they eat or drink. Patients getting a lot of hbo (over 40) can have worsening of distance vision) that will revert to pre-hbo level once treatments are stopped. ...Read more

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What are the 13 indications approved by medicare for hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What are the 13 indications approved by medicare for hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

All 13?: There may not be enough space to answer your question, but i'll try:
1. Diabetic foot ulcers, after 30+ days of std wound care.
2. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
3. Radiation skin or soft tissue injuries
4. Actinomycosis
5. Crush injuries and acute traumatic ischemic limbs
6. Necrotizing skin / soft tissue infections
7. Air embolism
8. Decompression sickness.
Oops, I'm out of space, sry. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

Sorry, no.: The only evidence-based treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy geared at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy dangerous to those with copd?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy dangerous to those with copd?

Possibly: If you are a co2 retainer and have COPD you could have an fatal event in a hyperbaric dive situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear cotton clothing while in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Is it safe to wear cotton clothing while in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

All-cotton (100%)!: Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode. We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more