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Is There Any Otc Medicines To Treat Alopecia
Limerence: Is an obsessive, overwhelming need to have one's romantic feelings reciprocated. Some have likened this to ocd; it may also be like an addiction. However, sex is not usually the main motivator -- it's more about the personal qualities seen in (or projected upon) the desired object. Working in psychotherapy may help a great deal, and would be very natural. Supplements aren't likely to cure it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more
Yes there is...: Since a similar physiological link has been found between pcos and diabetes therefore lifestyle modification it is also encouraged as first line of treatment. In other words, a healthy diet and regular exercise with the goal a losing weight and staying active, have been found to help with this condition. ...Read more
Maybe.: The effectiveness of pharmacological agents, such as benzodiazepines, anti-convulsants, anti-depressants, antipsychotic and antihypertensive medications, and Dopamine antagonists in the treatment of stuttering has been evaluated in studies involving both adults and children. A new drug named pagoclone, was found to be well-tolerated with only minor side-effects of headache and fatigue reported. ...Read more
Yes: Tough question. A good medicine would be one that stopped the seizures, was easy to take, did not make you feel sick, and didn't alter any other body function, either acutely, or in the future. Some of the newer meds from the past 10 years may meet these criteria. However this is very individualistic. A detailed discussion with your doctor should lead you to the right medication. ...Read more
Natural cure for arrhythmia? Is there any way to treat arrhythmia without prescription medication?
No and Yes: There is no natural cure for an arrhythmia. There are some circumstances where an arrhythmia may resolve without treatment, but these are uncommon. There is a procedure, known as catheter ablation, that can be performed to eliminate an arrhythmia and avoid the need for prescription medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly yes!: Tinnitus is more a symptom of an underlying etiology. First we have to find out what's causing it and for how long. It may be high blood pressure, may be an ear infection, may be something else. See your doctor or an ENT specialist to investigate and find the cause, so it may be treated. ...Read more
Helped, not cured: Dermographia or dermatographia is usually associated with hives and can be very itchy. This is due to mast cells in the skin releasing a chemical called histamine. Triggers can be things like pressure, scratching, heat, or cold. It can be associated with allergic hives or chronic non-allergic hives. Since histamine is involved, taking antihistamines can help. May take daily for chronic hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tachycardia means: fast heart beat. There are many many different forms of fast heartbeat. Some are treatable with medications, some with diet changes and some with psychological counseling. First you need to know what type of tachycardia you have. See a health care professional for evaluation. ...Read more
Fibro/Depression/Rx: According to a well-designed research study, 34% of people with fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] are also depressed. That implies that 66% of fms are not depressed. Some authors have predicted that the depression in fms is caused by the pain but other evidence indicates that they are independent. Cymbalta [duloxetine] is the only drug which is separately fda-approved for both fms and for depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None proven: There are no OTC meds or supplements available in the US that have any proven effect on female or male fertility. There are prescription meds that may help in some cases. Buyer beware: there are many products available online with pretty websites and glowing claims, none of them have any proof behind them and are really big money wastes. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the severity of the depression. If your depression is severely affecting your ability to function at home/work, a combination of therapy and medication work the best. For more mild symptoms, alternative treatments can be tried such as exercise, vitamins(d, b complex, omega 3), herbal supplements (5htp, st john's wort, or same), support groups, therapy and journaling. ...Read more
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