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Over The Counter Treatment For Encephalopathy
If i suspect onset of wernicke encephalopathy can over-the-counter b1(thiamine) cure me? My right eye cannot turn in when i look far away
Varies: Encephalopathy merely means abnormal brain function, and causes are numerous. Epilepsy may respond to medications or vns units. Cognitive issues may benefit from memory enhancing drugs, infections from antibiotics. Medications and toxic exposures can cause encephalopathy, and some cancers cause as a para-neoplastic phenomenon. Treatment varies. ...Read more
Thiamine STAT!: The treatment of wernicke's encephalopathy, which is caused by thiamine deficiency, is replenishing the person with thiamine. Usually 500 mg is given 2-3 times parenterally -- also with magnesium because these patients are often deficient in that also. You don't want to give glucose in an IV without also supplying thiamine, because that could cause more brain cell death. ...Read more
Underlying cause: The treatment of hepatic encephalopathy is three fold: 1) treat underlying cause of liver injury if possible ( so stop liver toxic drugs, steroids for autoimmune liver disease) 2) in patients with chronic liver disease, treat problems that can worsen the situation and cause encephalopathy such as infections, etc. 3) drugs to lower the ammonia levels, ammonia being too high in this condition. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (coma, in intensive care unit)?
Prion diseases. : Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (tses) are disease that affect the brain and nervous system. They are caused by unique pathogens called prions, which are abnormally folded proteins. Scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease"), and kuru are examples. There is no approved treatments, but vaccines, gene therapies, and custom peptides are being investigated. ...Read more
None: Unfortunately, there are no known effective treatments for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. ...Read more
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