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Doctor insights on: Nervous System Diseases

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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease?
I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?

Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?

Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, i try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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My husband has Lyme disease he had a reoccurrence with nervousness and stiffness on doxycycline 100mg 7 days. Is that enough treatment?

My husband has Lyme disease he had a reoccurrence with nervousness and stiffness on doxycycline 100mg 7 days. Is that enough treatment?

Probably not but...: Acute lyme disease responds well to Doxycycline though lyme specialists advise 200 mg 2x/day for 30 days. If his recurrence is due to a new bite i advise that dose. If it's recurrence of previous infection, as dr. Raff mentions, this is a controversial subject. There is strong evidence lyme can persist (http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl) but i feel antibiotics are seldom effective for chronic lyme.See comment:. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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How to get rid of nervousness around other people, especially at parties?

How to get rid of nervousness around other people, especially at parties?

Go with a friend: Many people are nervous in large social situations especially whe there a lot of strangers. It's not necessary to talk to everyone. You can smile and use some prepared small talk. Have a good time and don't drink too much. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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Is diabetes a nervous system disease?

Is diabetes a nervous system disease?

Not quite: Diabetes can affect the nervous system but the cause of diabetes is not the nervous system. For example, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to neuropathy or damage of the nerves. It can affect the feeling of your hands and feet and less often after very prolonged diabetes can affect your autonomic nervous system and lead to stomach problems or syncopal issues. ...Read more

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How can you avoid nervous system diseases?

How can you avoid nervous system diseases?

Hmmmm...: How to avoid nervous system diseases? Choose your parents carefully, lead a nice clean life, consume no alcohol ever, avoid getting any infections ever, and die young. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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What is the primary cause of nervous system diseases?

What is the primary cause of nervous system diseases?

Very variable: In younger patients, may encounter trauma, and multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy affects 32 million, migraine at least that many, but in older age groups, may see Alzheimer's which affects about 5.5 million. So, varies by age, genetic vulnerabilty, and events. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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How do nervous system diseases physically affects you?

Varies: Since "nervous system diseases" may affect cognition, emotions, ability to see and hear, sensation, balance and gait, strength, level of awareness, a multitude of symptoms can emerge resulting in a variety of ultimate disabling outcomes. Depending on the disorder, a variety of treatment responses are available. ...Read more

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What kinds of medications are given to people with nervous system diseases?

NS diseases: The list is too extensive to enumerate on. Basically, it depends on the type of nervous system disease we are treating, for example Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) for Parkinson's disease. ...Read more