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Is There An Effective Cure For Unsteadiness And Weakness With Age
Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo). ...Read more
Depends: The symptoms could be due to a variety of causes, including thyroid issues, anemia, hidden cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, problems with brain, spinal cord, chronic fatigue, muscle disease, etc. One needs a diagnosis first in order to arrive at an effective therapy. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?
IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more
Is moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss and tinitis usually treated with the steroid prednisone? If there is no improvement then what else?
Is there an effective treatment for a patient having getting diagnosed with cancer at the age of 97?
What type of cancer?: Regardless of age, cancer treatment varies quite a bit depending on the type & stage of the cancer. Obviously, the treatment needs to be individualized based on risks vs. Benefits & one's ability to tolerate the stress of rx. Therefore, only the most minor interventions would be appropriate for most 97 yr olds. ...Read more
Is there a cure for spinocerebellum ataxia with traits of parkinsons? My mother is 44 years old and is undergoing physiotherapy and yoga.
No: For adults use of canes and walkers to prevent falls, home modifications (e.g., grab bars, raised toilet seats, and ramps) for mobility, weighted eating utensils and dressing hooks for independence, speech therapy and communication devices for those with dysarthria, and feeding assessment for those with dysphagia; low-vision aids and mobility training for those with visual impairment. ...Read more
My daughter displays all the symptoms associated with west syndrome is there any cure or treatment for this?
Pediatric neurologis: If you're referring to seizures (infantile spasms), then check out http://rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov/gard/condition/7887/west_syndrome.Aspx. Then find a pediatric neurologist, better yet an epileptologist, to provide you with a diagnosis and then a plan of care. Good luck! ...Read more
Have your doctor: Check you for a variety of emotional and physical conditions that can cause this symptom. There is no way to "cure" it over the internet since we can evaluate you for the cause to treat. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Avoid scams. ...Read more
It depends: Depending on the cause, there may be a treatment. For most kids w delays there is no treatable cause. Therapy such as speech or physical can help them catch up and is really important. ...Read more
Is there a reason for why IgG levels improved with treatment of diarrhea with rotating antibiotics, history of uc, epi, j-pouch?
Protein lost: Chronic diarrhea, especially when it associates with inflammatory bowel disease can cause protein lost from your gut. It is called protein losing enteropathy. Losing protein may include losing igg. When diarrhea or your uc is treated properly, there is less protein lost from your gut, thus improving igg level. ...Read more
Diagnosed with meniere's disease for 3 years. I periodically have the standard symptoms. Is there any treatment to relieve aural fulness?
Standard Therapy: Standard therapy for meniere''s is your best bet. Low or nonfluctuating sodium diet, daily diuretic, allergy evaluation and treatment if present. There is no one medication that will treat the aural fullness of meniere's disease, it is best controlled by controlling the disease in general. If you've had an increase in attacks, consider transtympanic steroid treatment. ...Read more
Once someone is diagnosed with perceptive deception are they stuck with it for the rest of their life? Or is there a cure or some way besides therapy.
All sentient beings: filter perceptions thru what they think, know, understand or believe. For example, when we look at an object, our eyes "see" a tiny image of that object on our retina. The brain then interprets the image as real and distinct from us. A similar process occurs when we watch a 3D movie. The screen is flat but, when wearing 3D glasses, our brains interprets the images as 3D. Fascinating! ...Read more
Several treatments: Blepharitis is a chronic problem. It is really not curable, but there are several treatments that are effective. Most treatments are done at home, but under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. Depending on circumstances, they include warm compresses, local massage, topical antibiotics, topical steroids and topical cyclosporine. You need to consult your eye doctor for management. ...Read more
What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?
What kind of therapy is there to treat the after effects remained by meningitis like cognition problem and others? Isn't there any medicines ?
Maybe,maybe not: Treating the after effects of brain injury is somewhat difficult. Once the inflammation associated with the infection is gone, the baseline pattern of damage is revealed.Neuropsychologists can test and reveal the impaired functions.Impaired alertness can sometimes benefit from medication, but there are no specific treatments that can repair nerves destroyed during the illness. ...Read more
Is there any treatment or surgery for cerebral ataxia which can give cure or give some what benefit?
Depends on the cause: Treatment of cerebral ataxia depends on the cause, like direct injury to cerebellum, alcohol use and genetic disease it is thought by many that it is untreatable but there have been some success withfrenkel exercises, trans cranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation you need to consult a neurologist for the treatment advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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