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Doctor insights on: One Sided Facial Atrophy

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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One Sided Facial Atrophy (Overview)

One-sided facial atrophy is a clinical finding that suggests wasting away of the muscles on one side of the face, that can be due to neurological or muscular conditions.


Dr. Bernard Seif
2 doctors shared insights

One Sided Facial Atrophy (Overview)

One-sided facial atrophy is a clinical finding that suggests wasting away of the muscles on one side of the face, that can be due to neurological or muscular conditions.


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What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

Eval: Depends on whether the atrophy looks prenatal, normal brain otherwise. Work up for neuro developmental diseases...Deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
once
Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
monthly
Add railings for support
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What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal atrophy?

What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal Atrophy.: A cream of Estrogens for a short period like two weeks may help. The appearance of vaginal atrophy is more common in non-sexually active females ("use it or lose it") pelvic exercises and kegel exercises starting early in menopause may contribute to prevent it. ...Read more

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What can prevent degenerative myopia with associated atrophy?

What can prevent degenerative myopia with associated atrophy?

Nothing!: Nothing that we know of! two treatments being researched. One is scleral buckling, the other is early systemic treatment with 7-methylxanthine. (do internet search). Since the condition is similar to macular degeneration, the supplements researched in the areds i and ii studies may slow progression as well, this has not been researched as far as i know. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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A neighbor child has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Is this a genetic disease?

A neighbor child has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Is this a genetic disease?

Yes: It's an autosomal recessive disease. That means that it takes a copy of the defective gene from each parent. Most of the time the parents of a child with sma are carriers, meaning they only have one copy of the defective gene. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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I have one-sided weakness/atrophy. What can I do?

I have one-sided weakness/atrophy. What can I do?

One-sided weakness: Were you evaluated for a stroke? If not, it is imperative that you are immediately evaluated. Otherwise, I recommend you visit a physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A physiatrist can assist you with the proper orthotics and occupational/physical therapy that you need to optimize your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if one sided muscle atrophy please help!!?

What to do if one sided muscle atrophy please help!!?

Examination : there could be several explanations for muscle atrophy. One of which may be nerve compression . You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more